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Guided Pathways: Redesigning First- Year Seminar Curriculum To Intentionally Address Career & Educational Planning

Christine Harrington Ph.D. Professor and Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, Middlesex County College NJ drchristineharrington@verizon.net www.scholarlyteaching.org

Prediction: College Completion Rates What percentage of first time community college students earn a credential from a two- or four-year institution within six years?

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe how the first-year seminar can play a critical, foundational role in Guided Pathways.

2. Identify strategies that can be used to re-design the first-year seminar to align to Guided Pathways.

38%

3. Summarize the research evidence for first-year seminars.

Sources: Complete College America; National Center for Education Statistics; Community College Research Center.

Prediction: College Completion Rates What percentage of first time community college students earn a credential from a two- or four-year institution within six years?

Prediction: Credits Earned What is the average number of credits an associate degree-seeking student accumulates by the time he/she completes? (60 is typically required)

38%

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Sources: Complete College America; National Center for Education Statistics; Community College Research Center.

Sources: Complete College America; National Center for Education Statistics; Community College Research Center.

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