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  • Questions About Guided Pathways II – The Two Towers

    Part Two in a Series About Guided Pathways by Rob Johnstone

    In a sobering reflection to at SFO waiting to fly to Raleigh for the great work Ed Bowling, Susan Barbitta and SSLI are doing with their regional institutes, I realized it’s been 18 cities visited since I last blogged about the first two Guided Pathways questions in early January.  Now I know many of you might be pointing out that while I’m currently in SFO (and in full disclosure one of the 18 cities was Honolulu), many of...

  • Who Belongs in College and Who Can Complete?

    Imagine a world in which Martin Luther King, Jr. was denied a college education.  I recently learned that Martin Luther King, Jr. was reading on the eighth grade level when he was a freshman at Morehouse University.  This fact challenges many of the arguments being made at the national level about who is “college material” and the place of “high school catch-up” in the college experience.  For years, colleges blamed high schools who blamed middle and elementary schools.  Now, there is data...

  • Questions About Guided Pathways I – A New Beginning

    Whew – where the heck did that Winter Break go?  I don’t know about you, but mine seems like a distant memory after about 8 hours of fully plugging back in here.  I’m hoping this means I actually did a good job of unplugging over the break – and I hope you did too!

    So I mentioned in the “cliffhanger” in last month’s blog post that I was going to start moving through an exploration of a “Top 10 Questions About Guided Pathways” list that I’ve put together in the past couple of months. ...

  • Through the Looking Glass – Reflecting & Moving Forward…

    Greetings, friends –

    As always I hope this blog post finds you well!  I hope that you – as I am – are starting to ramp down for the holidays, getting what I’m sure is a much needed break.  I know I’m looking forward to recharging the batteries to head in to what promises to be a very interesting and impactful 2015.

    I’m on the way home from Miami Dade College, where today we completed the ninth of nine reflection meetings in the last two weeks at the nine CBD colleges.  Along...

  • Wake Tech’s Applied Benchmarking Takes Innovation to the Next Level

    Greetings, travelers – hope that this blog post finds you well, more prepared for the holidays than I am!  Surprisingly, I’m at 38,000 feet again, this time on the way to Ohio for the second week of the Fall 2014 CBD Biannual Reflection Meetings at Sinclair, Lorain & Stark State, followed by a quick jaunt to Miami Dade to wrap up this round of reflections.  I’ll share some quick thoughts on these reflections in a year-end post in a couple of weeks, but today I want to share with you some...

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