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Advising and Career Services Workshop 2017


October 20, 2017

Bill J. Priest Institute; Hoblitzelle Auditorium

8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

DCCCD Guided Pathways for Student Success

During this opening session, you will learn best practices as they relate to the DCCCD Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) initiative.

  • Why Guided Pathways Initiative for DCCCD?
  • What is the Guided Pathways Initiative for DCCCD?


Anna Mays, DCCCD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Policy & Student Success


Dr. Chemene Crawford, El Centro College, Vice President, Student Services & Enrollment Management

Dr. Sharon Manna, North Lake College, Government Faculty

9:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. 

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Charlie L. NuttNational Academic Advising Association -- NACADA, Executive Director

Event participants will be given a panoramic view of overarching goals of the guided pathways movement and how they affect the student experience. 

Dr. Nutt will address best practices for maximum efficacy. Participants will gain a greater understanding of :

  • National standards for advising and career planning competencies as defined by NACADA and best practice,
  • How advising and career exploration intersect,
  • The role of faculty in a Guided Pathways environment,
  • The importance of transfer pathways,
  • Protocols to consider when redesigning the student experience to improve customer service and accommodate a more structured student academic experience, and
  • Overarching workforce/labor market issues as they relate to advising, career exploration and student success.
11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
12:45 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
The "Network" Table
1:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

Guided Pathways to Success Focused Discussions

  • 1:00-1:45  Theory: Why? (I know my job)
  • 1:45-2:30  Application: How? (Activity)
  • 2:30-3:15  Deliverable (Report Back to the group)
3:15 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Dr. Charlie Nutt (Observations and Feedback)
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Next Steps and Applying What You Have Learned