Working Groups

Working Groups are composed of campus, faculty, staff, students, and administrators from across the CSCU system, collaborating to design, implement, and evaluate Guided Pathways initiatives.

Choice Architecture

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways practices and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to design and recommend policies and practices that facilitate student retention and completion through encouraging early choice and removing student success barriers. The Choice Architecture team will help implement systemic change related to all four Guided Pathways principles: Developing coherent academic paths, creating meaningful learning experiences, helping students select an academic/career path, and helping students stay on their path. This work requires collaboration with the Support and Recruitment Architecture subgroups as well as the creation of specialized work groups. Specific tasks include but are not limited to: Organize existing academic programs into meta-majors, design a common first year experience for students, develop a protocol for academic program and discipline groups to use in mapping programs to end goals, and use evidence to foster culture change surrounding behaviors predictive of academic success (e.g., 15-to-finish, completion of college level math and English in the first year).

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Francine Rosselli-Navarra (MCC) and Heidi Zenie (TRCC). The Choice Architecture subgroup reports and makes recommendations to the Guided Pathways Task Force.

Group Membership

Group Membership: Members should include faculty (including program coordinators and discipline faculty), professional staff (including advisors and registrars), and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, as well as CSCU System Office staff and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads in conjunction with the CSCU Student Success Center.

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Career and Transfer Readiness (CATR)

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways practices, existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges, and relationships with employers to design policies and practices that will ensure students meet the necessary academic and career competencies to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college.

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Mike Buccilli (GCC), Vicki Bozzuto (GCC), Tamika Davis (TXCC), and Heidi Zenie (TRCC); CSCU Academic and Student Affairs Consolidation Committee co-chair, Mike Stefanowicz. The CATR group reports to the Recruitment Architecture subgroup of the CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force as well as to the CSCU Academic and Student Affairs Consolidation Committee.

Group Membership

Members should include Career Counselors, Advisors, Registrars, Non-credit Workforce Development, Program Coordinators of Career & Transfer, Advisory Board Members, Members of WIBS, DOL Representatives, Representatives from Transfer Institutions, TAP Co-Managers, and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads.

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First Year Experience (FYE)

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways practices and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to design and recommend policies and practices that facilitate student retention and completion through the development of a First Year Experience course that provides opportunity for career exploration and leads to the creation of an academic/career plan.

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Heidi Zenie (TRCC), Gayle Barrett (MXCC), Mike Buccilli (GCC), and Francine Rosselli-Navarra (MCC). The FYE working group reports to the Choice and Support Architecture subgroups of the CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force.

Group Membership

Members should include faculty (including FYE/FYS coordinators and faculty), professional staff members (including advisors, counselors, Registrars, and financial aid personnel, etc.), and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, as well as CSCU System Office staff and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads.

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Guided Pathways Task Force (GPTF)

Group Charge

To support the CSCU Student Success Center with the advancement, adoption, and implementation of Guided Pathways across the CSCU community colleges. The GPTF oversees all Guided Pathways working groups and teams and makes decisions on Guided Pathways proposals developed by those groups, by the GPTF, and by the CSCU Student Success Center.

Group Leads

Greg DeSantis, Executive Director of the Student Success Center and Academic Initiatives, CSCU; Amanda MacTaggart, Associate Director of the Student Success Center, CSCU; Judy Wallace, Coordinator of Radiological Science, MxCC. The GPTF group reports and makes recommendations to the College Consolidation Implementation Committee.

Group Membership

Members should include faculty, staff, and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, CSCU System Office staff, and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads in conjunction with the CSCU Provost.

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Recruitment Architecture

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways principles and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to design policies and practices that streamline enrollment as well as strengthen connections to PreK-12, transfer institutions, and employers. The Recruitment Architecture team will help implement systemic change related to all four Guided Pathways principles: Developing coherent academic paths, creating meaningful learning experiences, helping students select an academic/career path, and helping students stay on their path. This work requires collaboration with the Choice and Support Architecture subgroups as well as the creation of specialized work groups.

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Vicki Bozzuto (GCC), Tamika Davis (TXCC), and Steve McDowell (SO). The Recruitment Architecture subgroup reports to and makes recommendations to the CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force.

Group Membership

Members should include faculty, staff, and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, CSCU System Office staff, and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads in conjunction with the CSCU Student Success Center.

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Program Maps and Academic/Career Plans

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways practices and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to design policies and practices that facilitate student retention and completion through the development of templates and guidelines for academic program maps and individualized academic/career plans.

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Mike Buccilli (GCC), Francine Rosselli-Navarra (MCC), Heidi Zenie (TRCC), and Gayle Barrett (MXCC). The Maps & Plans working group reports to the Choice and Support Architecture subgroups of the CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force.

Group Membership

Members should include faculty (including program coordinators and discipline faculty), professional staff members (including advisors, counselors, Registrars, and financial aid personnel, etc.), and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, as well as CSCU System Office staff and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads.

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Holistic Student Support Redesign (HSSR)

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways practices and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to design and recommend policies and student support services that facilitate student retention and degree completion. The Support Architecture team will help implement systemic change related to all four Guided Pathways principles: Developing coherent academic plans, creating meaningful learning experiences, helping students select an academic/career path, and helping students stay on their path. This work requires collaboration with the Choice and Recruitment subgroups as well as the creation of specialized work groups. Specific tasks include but are not limited to: Exploring and making recommendations on best practices for implementing academic advising models, monitoring student progress, designing a common first-year experience for students, and developing wraparound services to address external factors that impede a student’s ability to meet their educational goals.

Group Leads

Guided Pathways Managers, CSCU: Gayle Barrett (MXCC) and Michael Buccilli (GCC). The Support Architecture Subgroup reports to and makes recommendations to the Guided Pathways Task Force.

Group Membership

Members should include professional staff (including Registrars, advisors, counselors, retention specialists, etc., faculty, and administrators from the CSCU community colleges, CSCU System Office staff, and other related stakeholders as determined by the group leads in conjunction with the CSCU Student Success Center.

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Banner and Technology Transition Team (BATTT)

Group Charge

Make recommendations for academic and student affairs policy, business process, and work flow procedures that are required for the design, implementation, maintenance, and coordination of a consolidated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Student Information System for the one College. This includes, but is not limited to the Banner Student, Finance, Human Resource and Financial Aid Systems, Blackboard, the myCommNet portal, Degree Works, and software applications for the Guided Pathways initiative.

Determine resource, capacity needs and timelines for planning and implementing the Banner ERP system and associated technology in the one college, including but not limited to the constellation of software previously mentioned.

Determine resource and capacity needs for ongoing and routine maintenance support for all products.

Work closely with Students First Academic and Student Affairs Consolidation Committee, Guided Pathways Task Force and Transfer and Articulation Policy leads and with CSCU Business Information Systems, Student I Academic Information Services, Financial Aid Services, Finance Services, Human Resources Services, and related councils, partners and stakeholders.

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Alignment and Completion of Math and English (ACME)

Group Charge

To use Guided Pathways design principles and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to develop and recommend policies and practices that facilitate student completion of college level math and English within the first year. The group will facilitate the alignment of the appropriate math and English requirements with programmatic, transfer, and workforce needs.

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Group Leads

Heidi Zenie (TRCC and Guided Pathways Manager, CSCU), Francine Rosselli-Navarra (MCC and Guided Pathways Manager, CSCU), Michael Stefanowicz (Interim Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, CSCU). The Math & English Completion & Alignment working group reports to the Choice Architecture subgroup of the CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force and will provide updates as needed to the Students First Academic and Student Affairs Consolidation Committee.

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Website & Streamlined Application (WASA)

Group Charge

To use guided pathways design principles and existing expertise in the CSCU community colleges to develop and recommend policies and practices that facilitate seamless inquiry and enrollment experiences for students. The work will include the evaluation of technology, marketing, and recruitment tools and strategies that will integrate key elements of student on boarding and enrollment processes in the design of the single website, an inquiry process and a streamlined application.

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Group Leads

Tamika Davis (TXCC), Guided Pathway Manager, CSCU; Vicki Bozzuto (GCC) Guided Pathway Manager, CSCU; Andrew Morris (SO), Web Communication & Design Coordinator. The WASA group reports and makes recommendations to the Recruitment Architecture Group.

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