Chabot’s Guided Pathways Process

The CCCCO Funding supports a 5-Year Phased Process that is ongoing, iterative, flexible. It involves an ongoing cycle of Inquiry, Design, and Implementation.

Why 5 Years & What to Expect

From the California Community College Chancellor’s Office FAQ:

“National research on colleges who have implemented Guided Pathways shows that it generally takes four to five years for an institution to implement the model because it requires a comprehensive and transformative institutional commitment. Typically, the first year involves high-level planning and communicating vision and goals for change. The second year involves setting the foundation for implementation and change. The third year involves large-scale implementation including policy and procedural reform. In the fourth year, implementation is refined and expanded upon, and in the fifth year, processes for evaluation and improvement are determined to inform future efforts and refinement.”

Read all the FAQ at the CCCCO FAQ webpage.


What Does Guided Pathways “Chabot Style” Look Like?

  • Organic
  • Transparent
  • Inclusive
  • Student voice and engagement – all students
  • Open to possibility
  • Multiple entry points to engage
  • Honoring people’s time
  • Building trust and positive intent
  • Honoring our Shared Governance structure and process
  • Balancing 5-year process with making ongoing progress


Where are we now?

Phase Number Academic Year Notes
PHASE I 2018-2019

Year 1 Priorities:

  • Onboarding – focus on developing in-person orientation for all students
  • Exploring Meta-Majors (view examples of Meta-Majors from other colleges)
  • Gathering Student Voice & Engagement
  • Examining Data
  • Professional Development to learn about Guided Pathways
  • Building opportunities for campus awareness and involvement

Planning Documents:

  • Chabot College’s Self-Assessment Tool [link to PDF]
  • Chabot College’s Year 1 Work Plan [link to PDF]
PHASE II 2019-2020

 Year 2 Commitments:

  • Increase engagement for all employee groups and students.
  • Establish a process for developing experiential program maps grounded in mission, vision, value and equity mission (Strategic Plan).
  • Leverage data analysis to facilitate, celebrate and communicate quick wins to encourage culture and mindset change.
  • Develop a college technology plan to support Guided Pathways vision in collaboration with the District and LPC.
  • Continue to intentially build relationships to establish trust and promote healing.

Planning Documents:

PHASE III 2020-2021  
PHASE IV 2021-2022  
PHASE V 2022-2023  


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