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Learning Agenda

The purpose of this calendar is to provide a comprehensive listing of intentional and collaborative peer and professional learning opportunities.  These events, a variety of workshops, institutes, communities of practice, and lunch and learn webinars, are intended to support system understanding of the guided pathways framework, application of essential practices to local contexts, experimentation with connections among practices, evaluation of the impact on equitable student success, and adaptation and iteration of practices.

Please check back often for updates and new opportunities for engagement.

Find materials, event details, and other information below for upcoming and previous events.

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2023 Winter Guided Pathways Cohort 1 and 2 Retreat

Retreat Dates: January 26-27, 2023

Location: Davenport Grand Hotel and Zoom (Virtual)

Condensed Agenda

Agenda at-a-glace

Food Menu                          Places to eat in Spokane 

Registration Closes on Wednesday, December 15, 2022

Hotel Reservation: The Cohort Retreat will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, WA.  We have negotiated a group rate of $114.00 per night (not including taxes and fees) that represents state rates for Spokane, WA. Please register by Wednesday, December 15, 2022, to obtain the group rate as a retreat member. Register at

Support to the College:

Each college listed below as a Cohort 1 and 2 College will receive an SBCTC support amount of $5,000 flat. These funds are intended to relieve some of the expenses related to travel for the retreat. 

Cohorts 1 and 2: 

Clark College; Clover Park Technical College; Everett Community College; Lower Columbia College; Peninsula College; Pierce College District; Renton Technical College; Skagit Valley College; South Puget Sound Community College; South Seattle College; Spokane Falls Community College; Tacoma Community College  

College Contact: Vice President of Student Services coordinates selection and registration of college team at the respective institution.  

SBCTC Lead: Claudine Richardson (  

Speakers: Dr. Edward Bush, Heather Gingerich, Summer Kenesson, Dr. Jeremiah
Sims, Kayla Pezolano, Nekaycha Cavil, Jade Kanui Roque, Dr. Oyame KenZoe
Brian Selassie, Dr. Debra Bragg, Betsy Stam, Isadora Hidalgo, Katie Gulliford,
Tamika LaMere, Sophia Agtarap, Monica Wilson, you, and more

Suggested Team Composition:

Instruction & Student Services Leadership, Institutional Research Representative, Career & Academic Advisors, and faculty. Equity, diversity, and inclusion officer and/or lead. Teams of 10-12 per college.    


Welcome to the Guided Pathways Cohort 1 and 2 retreat. The learning agenda for our collective journey focuses on celebrating lessons learned and imagining what our future work looks like as we continue to operationalize Guided Pathways. So much has been done and changed for you as Cohort 1 and 2 members. We believe every moment is centered on growth and innovation and at this retreat, we account for that reality and self-reflection as we continue to strive for lading with racial equity and the WASBCTC historic vision statement.  

Learning Objectives:

Celebrate and Reflect on accomplishments made throughout our journey as cohort 1 and 2 colleges leading Guided Pathways work.

 Account and Tackle the next steps for colleges’ priorities with the support of the Student Success Center (SSC) for operationalizing Guided Pathways Equity Strategy across the colleges

Share, Compare, and Contrast experiences and approaches with and without data.


Davenport Grand and Zoom. A  link will be sent before the event and through the Canvas shell for participants and as a hold on your calendar. Also, for high-flex college team times and breakout for the Plenary session, your college will be creating a link representative of your college.  

 Closed Captioning:  

SBCTC is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities to its programs and events in accordance with the ADA and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

We will have ASL Interpreters present for all sessions. Please let us know if you require an ASL Interpreter during the breakout room activity.

Please email around December 15, 2022, so we might provide the best possible opportunity to support collective and individual learning.

Pre-attendance Request:
Colleges will need to create a Zoom link for College Team Time to
collaborate with their respective members attending virtually.
Persons attending virtually, please modify Zoom name to show [College |
Name | Pronouns]. How to rename yourself in Zoom instructions:
How to rename yourself in zoom

Schedule: Thursday, January 26th

The Davenport Grand Ballroom A room is the main meeting space.

Main Zoom Room Link and Meeting ID

Meeting ID: 863 0997 4008

Passcode: Winter

Main Room Closed Captioning Link

Time                                  Agenda Topic 

8:00-8:15 AM                   Care and Check-in 

8:15-9:00 AM                   Breakfast with Guided Table Topic Exercise Guided Table: Monica Wilson, Director of the Student Success Center and Strategic Initiatives, SBCTC

8:15-8:40 AM                   Welcome, Centering & Introductions: Tamika La Mere, Sophia Agtarap, and Monica Wilson

8:40-9:00 AM                   Guided Pathway Principles and Mission

9:00-10:45 AM                 Plenary: The Principles of Urgent and Radical Equity Driven Organizational Transformation: Dr. Edward C. Bush, President, Cosumnes River College

10:45-11:00 AM               Break 

11:00-12:00 PM               COLLEGE TEAM TIME 1

Breakout by college. Colleges will use their respective college zoom link for college team breakouts

12:00-1:00 PM                 Lunch served with a Learn Series and Guided Table Topic Exercise and Guided Table Topic Exercise:  Monica Wilson, Director of the Student Success Center and Strategic Initiatives, SBCTC

1:00-2:00 PM                   Student Voices from the WA Guided Pathways IDEAL Fellows: Dr. Jeremiah Sims, Nekaychya Cavil, Jade Kanui Roque, and Kayla Pezolano

2:00-3:20 PM                   Concurrent Session 1A:Equity in Guided Pathways

Dr. Edward c. Bush, President, Cosumnes River College (Location: Meeting Room 1 - first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 834 2879 0422

Passcode: 1aEquity

Closed Captioning Link:

Description: This session will highlight critical questions and strategies for implementing a race conscious approach to implementing guided pathways with the idea of creating a college structure that accounts for the academic and support needs of historically marginalized communities.

2:00-3:20 PM                   Concurrent Session 1B: IMPACT Paradigm with Dr. Jeremiah Sims, Rooted in Love (Location: Meeting Room 2 - first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting:

 Meeting ID: 869 7544 5301

Passcode: 1bimpact

Closed Captioning Link:

Description: We will examine the ways in which the Washington State Initiative in Diversifying, Equity, Antiracism, and Leadership (IDEAL) operationalized and instantiated radical love as praxis. The IDEAL program aims to encourage, empower, and equip Washington State community college students with both the theoretical understanding and practical ability to identify, interrogate, and ultimately interrupt (institutionalized) policies and practices that harm hypermarginalized students. 

Please join us to learn more about this program from its co-creator and lead teacher, Dr. Jeremiah J. Sims, as he speaks to the efficacy of this program alongside a powerful group of IDEAL alum.

2:00-3:20 PM                   Concurrent Session 1C: Maximizing Guided Pathways through Strategic Implementation, Data, and Communications

Dr. Debra Bragg, Bragg and Associates (Location: Meeting Room 3 - first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 831 9265 4282

Passcode: 1Comm

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Description: This session will engage participants in reflective practice and active collaborative learning to plan their college's next steps with guided pathways implementation. Participants will consider ways their colleges use data (or not) to define problems, make decisions, build institutional infrastructure, and create partnerships to facilitate transformative change. Participants will also discuss communication breakdowns and improved methods to communicate progress, challenges, and lessons learned. Participants will identify the next steps to continue refining college-guided pathways implementation processes when back on campus.

2:00-3:20 PM                   Concurrent Session 1D: President,Vice Presidents, and Provost Chats 

(No Zoom Available)

Location: Meeting Room 10 (second floor)

Description: This is a requested space for the Vice Presidents to engage in conversation and check-in with each other. This space is not choreographed for facilitation with an agenda.

2:00-3:20 PM                   Concurrent Session: 1E: Vice Presidents and Provost

2:20-2:30 PM                   Break 

2:30-3:30 PM                   COLLEGE TEAM TIME 2

Breakout by college. Colleges will use their respective college zoom link for college team breakouts

3:30-3:45 PM                   Wrap-Up, Reminder for Day 2

6:00 - 7:30 PM                 Evening Networking and Social:

Sponsored by College Spark WA with Heather Gingerich, Director of Strategic Initiative Partnerships

Location: Cedar Ballroom (No Zoom Available)

Schedule: Friday, January 27th

The Davenport Grand Ballroom A is the main meeting space.

Main Zoom Room Link and Meeting ID

Meeting ID: 863 0997 4008

Passcode: Winter

Main Room Closed Captioning Link

Time                                  Agenda Topic 

8:15-8:30 AM                   Care and Check-in 

8:30-9:20 AM                   Breakfast will be served, and Guided Table Topic Exercise: Monica Wilson, Director of the Student Success Center and Strategic Initiatives, SBCTC 

9:00-9:30 AM                   Welcoming: The Constellations Framework Rezo 

9:30-10:45 AM                 Plenary 2: Data Applications: Summer Kenneson, Director of Policy Research, SBCTC

10:45-11:00 AM              Break 

11:00-12:00 AM              Concurrent Session 2A: The Benefits of Demystifying the Guided Pathway and Educational Journey for Students.

Dr. Oyame KenZoe Brian Selassie, Founder of KB Consulting, Executive Director of the Equity Institute at Skyline College

Location: Meeting Room 1 (first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting:

 Meeting ID: 810 0547 6177

Passcode: 2Astudent

Closed Captioning Link:

Description: Equitizing students' educational experience has become a central aspect of fostering healthy and meaningful opportunity for enhancing their agency and/or transforming their lives. While this is most popularly achieved by embedding equity into the development of syllabi, greater systemic considerations have led to concepts such as Guided Pathways. This session will provide insights and techniques for supporting faculty, classified professionals, and administrators seeking ways to effectively engage the Guided Pathway process as a component contributing to a more equitable educational experience for supporting students' pursuit of their educational goals.

11:00-12:00 AM              Concurrent Session 2B: Guided Pathways Project Manager and Support Team Member Panel

Betsy Stam, Director of Student Success Technology at Everett Community College; Isadora Hidalgo, Guided Pathways Program Manager at Renton Technical College;  and Katie Gulliford, Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives & Guided Pathways at Tacoma Community College

Location: Meeting Room 10 (second floor)

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 828 4630 9982

Passcode: 2bmanage

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Description: Three Guided Pathways (GP) managers and/or support team leads will provide and share valuable lived experiences on how they came to their role; what they have learned, what do they see as the next phase of work for promoting student and team member success in GP work; among many other insights. Join us if you are inspired or thinking about ways to build and elevate GP work across your college.

11:00-12:00 AM              Concurrent Session 2C: GP Essential Practices in the Classroom: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading with Racial Equity

Amanda Hope Chin, Tenured Faculty at Green River Community College

Location: Meeting Room 2 (first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting:

 Meeting ID: 814 9236 8485

Passcode: 2Cteach

Closed Captioning Link:

Description: This session will cover some key aspects of culturally responsive teaching, with a focus on how they align with the Guided Pathways Essential Practices and SBCTC's vision of leading with racial equity. Through mapping these practices and principles together, we will locate ourselves and our work in the classroom to the broader Guided Pathways picture. Knowing where we are, we will workshop where we are going, particularly as we design our instruction and learning environments.

11:00-12:00 AM              Concurrent Session 2D: The Future of College Spark WA Partnerships with the CTC’s

Heather Gingerich, Director of Strategic Initiative Partnerships, College Spark Washington

Location: Meeting Room 3 (first floor)

Join Zoom Meeting:

 Meeting ID: 880 8364 4882

Passcode: 2dspark

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Description: Wrapping up nine years of grant support for Guided Pathways, College Spark has begun the process of considering the foundation’s next community college focus area. With a new mission focused on dismantling racism in education systems, a priority of learning from the past to inform the future, and ideas gathered through interviews and focus groups, several possible approaches are immerging. College Spark will welcome participants’ insights and feedback on potential focus areas during this session.

12:00-1:00 PM                 Lunch Served & Learn Series: Dr. Claudine Richardson and Monica Wilson

12:15-12:45 PM               Video Highlights from Cohort 1 and 2 Colleges Success 

1:00-1:45 PM                 COLLEGE TEAM TIME 3

Breakout by college. Colleges will use their respective college zoom link for college team breakouts

1:45-2:15 PM                   Closeout, Reminders, & Questions

When: Monday, December 5 - December 9, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM 

Where: Zoom 

Registration Link

Meeting Focus: Career Services Component

Welcome to the first Community of Practice for Guided Pathways.

A community of practice is a cohesive informal community that embodies a “culture of learning in which everyone is involved in a collective effort of understanding” (Rogers, 2000). In this space, shared responsibility for moving through the process of learning is communal among all members: the group is convened through shared participation, and each member uses their knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute with and among each other.

The Community of Practice for Guided Pathways is intended to provide support, by college clusters, to Guided Pathways team members using the Constellations as an equity framework. For the given week, we will convene for 1 to 1.5 hours each day by college cluster (Example: Monday - District, Tuesday - Mid-Sized, Wednesday - Rural, Thursday - Technical,  Friday - Urban/Suburban). 

The purpose is to create a space (requested by colleges) to share how they are developing an essential practice of priority area for Guided Pathways that is directly related to loosely similar college characteristics. Content from each meeting will be collected for the specific essential practice and shared with the collective participants for review before sharing to the Guided Pathways listserv.

Do not know what college cluster you are in? 

Schedule: Daily Schedule for CoP for Career Services Component

The schedule below reflects the daily conversation for the Community of Practice for Guided Pathways. We have intentionally created different days to meet (represented by each college cluster to support your college needs. We recognize that you may not be able to attend the day represented by your college cluster. Thus, feel free to register for a day that better supports your schedule, knowing that we will support that specific college cluster questions and needs for that day. 

College CoP meeting dates based on college clusters:  

  • Monday: District Colleges Members
  • Tuesday: Midsized Colleges Members
  • Wednesday: Rural Colleges Members
  • Thursday: Technical Colleges Members
  • Friday: Urban/Suburban Colleges Members
Time  Agenda Topic
1:00-1:05 PM

Welcome and Opening 

1:05-1:25 PM Facilitation
1:25-1:35 PM  Group Questions and Answers
1:35-1:50 PM  Small Group Discussions
1:50-2:00 PM

 Share Out from Small Group Discussions

2:00-2:15 PM

 Closing and Check-in Opportunity

Contact Dr. Claudine Richardson for more information. 

  • Student Engagement (Part 1): Building a sense of belonging and connection - December 5 (Register here
  • Student Engagement (Part 2): Designing student exploratory experiences - December 14 

More information to follow.

Completed 2022 Events

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Guided Pathways Student Success Institute

Retreat Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Location: Zoom (Virtual)

Speakers: Dr. Edward Bush, Dr. Michelle Andreas, Bryan Powell, Dr. Sarah Cabbage, Dr. Sarah Martin, Dr. Debra Bragg, Alison Fernandez, Dr. Michele Moore, Heather Bellerud, Dr. Linda Beane-Boose, Dr. Steven Thomas, Helen Lovejoy, Ruth Adams, Holly Quinones-Williams, Maitland Peet, Krista Francis, Arlen Harris, and more.

Welcome to the 2022 Fall Guided Pathways Student Success Institute. After
continued learning from the 2022 Guided Pathways Work Plans, we noted a
strong interest across all 34 colleges to learn and engage more with each other
to help continue Guided Pathways work on their respective campuses. In said
spirit, there were key priority areas outlined by you, our Community and Technical
College Family. As such the 2022 Fall Guided Pathways professional
development will be led by your peers from Cohorts 1 and 2 for the following
Guided Pathways priority areas: pathway design meta-major, intake, structured
exploratory experiences, progress monitoring, and scheduling.
● Each one of these priority areas will have the WA SBCTC Strategic Initiatives
and Student Success Center focus on communication, data, ctcLink, monitoring,
and/or intervention with an equity synergy.

Learning Outcomes:
● Engage Cohorts 1, 2, and 3 with conversations and facilitations on Guided
Pathway top priority areas (pathway design meta-major, intake, structured
exploratory experiences, progress monitoring, and scheduling) identified in
work plan to be able to employ 1 or 2 ideas on their campus.
Location/Room: A zoom link will be sent before the event and through the Canvas
shell for participants.

Please email if you would like a link of the Plenary session. 

Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 

Watch the webinar here

Slide deck

2022 Student Success Colloquium Sept 12-16

What is the Student Success Colloquium: 
The Student Success Colloquium is a reimagining of the Fall Faculty Institute, in hopes of being inclusive of all of the individuals that support student success on a campus. The Student Success Colloquium is a space to connect with your colleagues and showcase the incredible innovation and creativity occurring across the Washington Community and Technical Colleges.

What are the Learning Tracks for the Colloquium: 

 Equity & Inclusion
 Accountability and Belonging
 Innovation and/or Technology 
 Leadership Development
 Student Services 

Retreat Dates: August 10, 11, 2022

Summer GP Retreat Agenda

SBCTC Lead: Claudine Richardson (

Speakers: Dr. Cynthia Pascal, Par Jason Engle, Timothy Rager, Sindie Howland, Betsy Stam, Angela Rasmussen, Dr. Lynn Palmanteer-Holder, Dr. Xyan Neider, Monica Wilson, you, and more.


  • Welcome to the Summer Guided Pathways Cohort 1 and 2 retreat. We embarked on this journey as a brave group of colleges seeking to lead Washington in reforming the way we support students. In that process, we recognize greater cross-collaboration across offices, departments, and divisions were needed for each other to attain student access and success with equity at the heart. Each of you (with the generous funding of College Spark WA) helped reshape the initial essential practices around mapping, intake/onboarding, math pathways, college-level English and Math readiness, exploratory sequence experience, etc. We heard you share a deep need for more equity knowledge building and further support for understanding data – and, more recently – using ctcLink technology to help understand and inform the next steps. As informed by your Guided Pathways work plans, voices, and supporters, we invite you to a retreat guided by this Communication as it intersects with monitoring and intervention for equity, technology, data, and ctcLink.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate how to use equity and communication to scale the mission and vision for your college goals.
  • Develop the ability to illustrate ways Intervention and Redirection serve as components of communication, data, technology, and ctcLink.

Date: Wednesday, May 18 2022

Location: Zoom (Virtual)

The interactive webinar featured an overview of the alumni employment outcomes that Emsi Burning Glass , a labor market data company that has relationships with many of our colleges, has delivered to each community and technical college in Washington. This webinar served to:

  • demonstrate how this data can be leveraged in the context of Guided Pathways
  • provide an overview of the data deliverables
  • answer questions and share ongoing support resources

Exploring Alumni Employment Outcomes Webinar Recording 

For more information and resources regarding Emsi Burning-Glass Alumni Data 

Spring Student Success Institute Agenda

Retreat Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Location: Zoom (Virtual)

SBCTC Lead: Claudine Richardson (

Speakers: Dr. Tia McNair Brown, Dr. Katie Clemons, Dr. Valerie Hunt, Dr. Chelsia Berry, Olajiwon K McCadney, Dr. Vik Bahl, and more to come.

Introduction:Welcome to the 2022 Spring Guided Pathways Student Success Institute. We really had the opportunity to listen to your feedback from the 2021 Fall Guided Pathways Retreat and the 2022 Winter Guided Pathways Cohort Retreat. In these past retreats, we and the research recognize there is a correlation between student, faculty, and staff success. Also, the deep connection SB 5227 and 5194 for the Guided Pathways Essential Practices. Thus, we are focusing on ways we can support continued and new faculty and staff in their access, access + success, and their success. *This is an advanced facilitation to the SBCTC EDI office conversations that takes place in March 2022. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage leaders from Washington’s community and technical colleges in conversations to consider the question: What does racial equity in student success look like as a mirror to faculty and staff success in the areas of outreach, recruitment, campus learning communities, onboarding, retention, and promotion?
  • Consider the depth of equitable onboarding in the faculty and staff experience through an action planning experience.

Winter Cohort Retreat Agenda

Retreat Dates: January 27-28, 2022
Location: Zoom (Virtual Retreat)

Cohorts 1 and 2: Clark College; Clover Park Technical College; Everett Community College; Lower Columbia College; Peninsula College; Pierce College District; Renton Technical College; Skagit Valley College; South Puget Sound Community College; South Seattle College; Spokane Falls Community College; Tacoma Community College
College Contact: Vice President of Student Services coordinates selection and registration of college team at the respective institution.

SBCTC Leads: Claudine Richardson (

Speakers: Dr. Al Solano, President Dr. Julianna Barnes, Priyadarshini Chaplot, Your Students

Welcome to the Guided Pathways Cohort 1 and 2 retreat. The learning agenda for our collective journey this year has been built on the tremendous lift you have made with the work plans. As such, the focus will be placed on the colleges’ shared priorities to move into transformative change for catalyzing your action plans. Many of you shared a strong interest in Mapping, Intake, and Onboarding. Thus, as Cohort 1 and 2, we will work together to dive deeper. Like the fall 2021 GP Retreat, we will continue to dismantle inequitable policies and practices while engaging in the social justice work of reconstructing our system. To do this work we need to understand the ways in which Guided Pathways may not be working and the need for student voices. Thus, we have asked you to bring 10 students with you to this retreat.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of ways to be iterative in supporting transformative change in the intake and onboarding process for your team to generate inquiry of what is and is not working.
  • Build intentional formulation of your intake and onboarding communication plan with students with enrollment goals in mind.

Laura Schueller from the Student Success Center offered this short webinar to provide an overview of the 2022-23 work plan including its intended purpose, structure, and technical details about submission.

Recording of the Zoom meeting.

Slide deck shared during the meeting.

FAQ document.

For the past few years a number of colleges within our system have been experimenting with, implementing, and even scaling corequisite mathematics courses.  Twelve of those colleges have been involved in a College Spark Washington Learning Community for the last 18 months where they have learned from and with each other in their corequisite work.

We have learned a great deal and are hoping to share that learning with other colleges who are interested in launching, restarting, or growing their own corequisite work.

On January 19, there was a series of meetings to share out some of our learnings:

Making the Case for Mathematics Corequisites – A chance to set some common language and look at data. 

A copy of the slide deck: “Making the Case for Mathematics Corequisites”

A recording of the Zoom Meeting: “Making a Case for Mathematics Corequisites”

Mitigating the Obstacles to Implementing Mathematics Corequisites – A look at some of the common obstacles (other departments using precollege courses as prerequisites, scheduling, deciding on the “right” number of credits, grading policies) and looking at what other colleges in our system have done to mitigate these problems.

A copy of the slide deck: "Mitigating the Obstacles to Implementing Mathematics Corequisites”

A recording of the Zoom Meeting: “Mitigating the Obstacles to Implementing Mathematics Corequisites”

Let’s Talk Curriculum – A session especially for mathematics faculty to think about what it means to design corequisite courses as just in time college level support and how to find course materials.

A copy of the slide deck: “Let’s Talk Curriculum

A recording of the Zoom Meeting: “Let’s Talk Curriculum”

2021 Events

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Retreat Dates: November 8-9, 2021

Location: Zoom 

SBCTC Leads: Claudine Richardson ( 

Speakers: Dr. Michael Baston, Dr. Jeremiah and Rachel Sims, IDEAL Scholars and You  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover equity centered transformative leadership tenets designed to examine ways to transition from crisis to opportunity.
  • Examine ways to prioritize transformative change within the intake process in alignment with essential practice areas (Intake, Sense of belonging, Structured Exploratory Experiences). 
  • Build knowledge of equity-centered data analysis practices to identify and assess alignment of college Guided Pathways priorities with enrollment goals.  


Welcome, Centering and Introductions

Where Do We Go From Here? Panel Discussion

Where We Go From Here

Bearing Witness as an Act of Love, Resistance and Healing

Wrap Up


Welcoming & Constellations Framework Chant Trust and "Love in All Spaces"

Hot & Cold: Understanding Data for Deep Equitable Change (starting at 35 minutes)

Love as Praxis: Guided Pathways IDEAL Program and Fellows

Designing Placement as A Student-Centered Learning Experience

Mapping is Better with BEdA & Equity

Plotting Student Sense of Belonging in the Onboarding and Intake Process

Developing Effective Mapping with Concurrent Enrollment in Mind

Ethnographies of Work – for Colleges Thinking of Implementation

Washington CTC staff and faculty met for a three part webinar series focused on Placement. These webinars asked colleges to reflect on what they have learned from the changes that they have already made, what it would mean to default to college level placements and what to consider when implementing multiple measures.

Meeting Materials:

  1. Slides – September 13 – Defaulting to College Level
  2. Meeting Recording – September 13 – Defaulting to College Level
  3. Slides – September 14 – How Covid-19 Changed Placement in Washington
  4. Slides – September 15 – "Using Multiple Measures” May Not be Enough
  5. Meeting Recording – September 15 – “Using Multiple Measures” May Not be Enough

The 2021 Fall Faculty Institute is a two-day immersion into the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for faculty who wish to lead with racial equity in the spirit of the SBCTC vision statement.

When and where?

Sept. 8-9, 2021. This event will be held entirely online. 

Who should attend?

Sessions will be useful for faculty in all 3 mission areas:

  • Basic Education for Adults (BEdA)
  • Academic-Transfer
  • Workforce (Prof-Tech)

Full-time faculty, faculty beginning or in the tenure process, and part-time faculty are all welcome.

How do I access the FFI Canvas Shell?

If your campus purchased an institutional license for the 2021 Fall Faculty Institute and you haven’t already been invited to join the course shell, please fill out the self-enrollment fields below to be added to Canvas.

Not sure if your campus purchased a license? Simply check the “College” menu to find out. 

To enroll, select your college from the list, enter your campus email address, and click on the Verify My Account button. After your account is verified, check the box for the 2021 Fall Faculty Institute and click on the Sign Me Up! button.

Select your college

Please enter the email address you use to access Canvas at your institution.

If you have questions or need assistance with the self-enrollment process, please contact Brook Bane at

What is the cost of this event?

For individuals, there is a per participant “A La Carte” cost:

  • Senior Administrator (VP or Higher): $250
  • Dean or Administrator: $180
  • Faculty (non adjunct): $150
  • Faculty (adjunct): $50
  • Classified/Non Administrative Staff: $75

Institutional pricing is available for the 34 Washington State CTCs. Please contact Jen Whetham for details if you are interested in purchasing a campus license based on FTE.


2021 Fall Faculty Agenda

Resource Links

Calendar of Events

Technical Support

If you are having any technical issues please reach out to: Alissa Sells or Brook Bane

On April 21, the Guided Pathways Cohort colleges met for the third workshop in a three part series with CCRC to rethink placement.  In this third session we turned our focus to college level courses.

Meeting Materials

  1. Meeting Slides
  2. Slides from Susan Bickerstaff Presentation
  3. Google Slides from First Breakout Session
  4. Annotated Chat
  5. Meeting Recording

Aligning FYE Courses with Strategic Plans

Presenter: Christine Harrington

Designing an Equity-Infused FYE Course Part I and II

Designing an Equity-Infused FYE Course Part III and IV

Lyman FYE

SBCTC Presentation CCS Jan 2021 Kim Chapman

The Connecticut Story

This workshop was designed for math faculty who are currently teaching, or will be teaching, college-level math courses that prepare students for Calculus.

Faculty from Washington CTC’s and BI’s participated in this workshop designed by our partners at the Dana Center. All meeting materials including a meeting recording are available in a Dana Center Dropbox

2020 Events 

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November 10, 2020 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Leading with Equity: Dr. Bryan Brayboy of Arizona State University and Dr. John Mosby and Dr. Tanya Powers with Highline College.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage leaders from Washington’s community and technical colleges in 90 minutes of conversations/activities to address the fundamental question: What does leading with racial equity look like?
  • Consider larger questions of intersectionality around class and gender justice.
  • Engage the question of: What is justice?
  • Consider how Tribal, Native & Indigenous students experiences and values are underrepresented in history, policy, and practice
  • Play out ideas of equality and equity so that we “set the terms of debate”


Dr. Bryan Brayboy, Arizona State University

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. At ASU, he is senior advisor to the president, director of the Center for Indian Education, and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education. From 2007 to 2012, he was visiting President’s Professor of Indigenous education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

He is the author of more than 95 scholarly documents, including being the author/editor of eight volumes, dozens of articles and book chapters, multiple policy briefs for the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the role of race and diversity in higher education, and the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education. He has been a visiting and noted scholar in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. His work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Ford, Mellon, Kellogg, and Spencer Foundations, and several other private and public foundations and organizations. He and his team have, over the past 17 years, prepared more than 165 Native teachers to work in American Indian communities and more than 21 American Indian PhDs.

He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Dr. John Mosby, Highline College

Dr. John R. Mosby is beginning his 3rd year as President of Highline College. Originally from California, he is celebrating his 26th year in higher education. In addition to serving as President, Dr. Mosby is an Adjunct faculty member in San Francisco State University’s Doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Higher Education. Locally, Dr. Mosby serves on the Port Jobs Board of Directors, Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair for the WACTC President’s Equity Committee.

Dr. Tanya Powers, Highline College

Dr. Tanya Powers (St. Lawrence Island Yupik/Alaska Native) is the Associate Dean for BAS and Workforce Pathways at Highline College. Tanya works on creating accessible pathways and serving students in our communities. After spending eighteen years working in the community college system, Tanya has a solid understanding of instruction, baccalaureate and workforce education, addressing barriers to education, community engagement and working with traditionally under-served students. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, playing roller derby and reading.

Meeting Materials:

October 21, 2020

Facilitators: Nikki Edgecombe, Senior Research Scholar, Community College Research Center (CCRC) and PI for the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), Laura Schueller, SSC Policy Associate, Kristi Wellington-Baker, Director, Student Success Center (SSC)

Recommended Team Composition: Team of 5-7
Decision-making authority for placement; Math & English faculty, Basic Education faculty, Placement operations staff

Learning Outcomes:

  • Clarify current college placement process and underlying assumptions and potential impacts
  • Draft college placement design principles
  • Finalize college placement design principles
  • Identify preliminary strategies for equitable placement practices

Meeting Materials:

This webinar, presented by Maggie Fay, Hana Lahr, and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center (CCRC), provided an  overview CCRC’s recent report detailing Washington community and technical colleges’ progress implementing guided pathways reforms based on findings from the Scale of Adoption Assessment and follow-up calls completed in the fall of 2019.

The webinar started with a presentation of the major findings of the report, and recommendations for colleges as they move forward with guided pathways work. In the second half of the webinar, participants had the opportunity to join one of four break-out sessions featuring panels of Washington CTC faculty and/or administrators discussing pathways work at their campuses. Break-out session topics included:

  1. Collaborating with local employers to create and market program maps
  2. Using “meta-majors” and onboarding activities as sites of community building for students
  3. Ensuring that students take program-relevant, engaging courses in early terms of study
  4. Increasing diversity and equity in high opportunity programs 

Meeting Materials:

January 16-17, 2020 at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton, WA.

Keynote: Pamela Burdman, Executive Director with Just Equations

Plenary Sessions on Emerging Trends in Mathematics Redesign

Team Composition (up to 15 people per college team): Interdisciplinary college teams including Executive leadership, Instructional and student services leadership, faculty (math and basic skills priority), registrars, advising & career services

*Session Topics: Math pathway redesign, program map design iteration, policy & practices- what do they look like from the student experience, integrating student voice into the process and more!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage in dialogue and planning across interdisciplinary college teams for the next phase of the work
  • Engage in dialogue regarding operationalizing program maps through scheduling strategies
    Consideration of math pathways integration with Guided Pathways implementation & educational eco-system partnerships (k-12 & 4-years)
  • Identify and consider strategic finance opportunities to leverage in support of the work

*Executive Leadership Session offered the morning of the 16th by a team from the Aspen Institute

Meeting Materials:

January 15, 2020 at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton, WA. 

Open to all community and technical colleges! Each college is invited to send up to 7 people in their team.

Keynote: Zoran Popovich, Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Recommended Team Composition: Interdisciplinary college teams including Executive leadership, Instruction & Student Services leadership, Advising, Faculty influences including BEdA, Career Services

Learning Outcomes:

  • Clarify why strategic reform is needed in the community and technical colleges
  • Deepen understanding of state and institutions’ policy & practice context for GP design
  • Identify & share early adopter college lessons in launching and leading Guided Pathways work
  • Develop foundations for college wide engagement in Guided Pathways work

Meeting Materials:


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Brook Bane 
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Claudine Richardson
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Monica Wilson
Director,  Student Success Center and Strategic Initiatives

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