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Academic Senate : Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways


The Guided Pathways Steering Committee (GPSC) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate. The GPSC will be responsible for developing the framework needed to support all elements of Guided Pathways, including the development, submission, and implementation of the yearly required state document, earlier referred to as the Work Plan.

The Guided Pathways framework will include matters related to the document referenced above, as well as:

1) the organization of areas of career and academic pathways and course mapping that reflect curriculum, including degree and certificate requirements as well as continuing education;
2) activities regarding student preparation and success, including student learning outcomes and AB 705 compliance;
3) professional development activities;
4) institutional planning and budget development;
5) other academic and professional matters.
Voting Members (17 Total)  
Senate President, Co‐Chair Carole Akl
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Co‐Chair Nicole Albo-Lopez
ASO Representative VACANT*
Classified Staff Member Leslie Fernandez
Counseling Chair Christine Kourinian*
Curriculum Committee Chair Rita Grigoryan
Career Counselor Claudia Ramirez-Yaglian
Dean of Workforce Development Marla Uliana
Dean of Student Services (DSPS) VACANT
Department Chair Representative VACANT*
Facilitator Deborah Paulsen
Facilitator Steve Ruys*
Life Long Learner Representative Marie Zaiens
Non‐Credit/Continuing Education Representative Maryanne Galindo
Professional Development Representative Bamdad Samii*
Student Success Coordinator Diana Bonilla
Vice President of Student Services Larry Resendez
Resource Members  
Articulation Officer Elizabeth Atondo
Library Representative Esmeralda Montes
Transfer Counselor Tashini Walker
SLO Coordinator Sheila MacDowell*
LRC Director Albert Ybarra
Guided Pathways Peer Coaches Jose Maldonado
Life Long Learner Representative VACANT*
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Sarah Master
Dean of Student Success Carlos Gonzalez
Curriculum Dean Nicole Albo-Lopez
Dual Enrollment Dean Madelline Hernandez
IT Regional Manager  Mark Henderson*
SIS Supervisor from A&R Martha Rios
Financial Aid Director Dennis Schroeder

              Terms are for two years, except as defined by campus role.

Recording of the SLO / GP Summit 5/15/2020
Final Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) submitted to State on 2/27/2020
Draft Guided Pathways Essential Practices: Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment
Draft Career and Academic Pathways (Replaces Meta Major Matrix Draft)
Program Mapping Policy
Resolution for CAPs and STEM
Resolution for the Adoption of CCCMyPath
Guided Pathways for California Community Colleges
Meta Major Matrix Draft
Senate Guided Pathways Steering Committee
Guided Pathways Self-Assessment Tool 
Year One - Work Plan 

Spring into Spring 2018 - Guided Pathways Guest Speaker Presentation
by Jennifer Johnson, Bakersfield College

DAS Summit Fall 2018
Guided Pathways – An Introduction, Benefits, and Challenges
Bakersfield's Justification for Specifying General Education Electives