For Immediate Release
January 12, 2018
Lower Columbia College is pleased to announce it has received a million dollars in grant funding to support the implementation of Guided Pathways, a national student success initiative.
College Spark Washington recently selected LCC and four other colleges in the state to receive $500,000 each for the initiative. Through a legislative appropriation, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is providing matching funding, bringing the total to $1 million.
In general, the Guided Pathways approach aims to better structure student connection, entry, progress, and completion of certificates and degrees with market value or that allow students to transfer to four-year institutions with junior standing in a major.
Specific objectives of this initiative include development of Meta Majors (broad fields of interest), program/degree maps, default and predictable schedules, enhanced intake and advising practices, accelerated remediation for students who are not college ready, and multiple math pathways to better suit different types of intended careers.