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Degree Pathways are the New Pre-Majors

A Message from Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Degree Pathways Design Team Co-chair For the last 10 months, a 17-person Degree Pathways Design Team, comprised of faculty, deans, advisors, and both academic and student affairs leaders, has been making steady progress on work commissioned by Learning Council after last year’s pre-majors challenges. Specifically, the […]

Title III Pathways Grant Successfully Enhances Student Ex...

Five years ago, Valencia was one of 14 colleges and universities nationwide awarded the five-year, $1,884,810 Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant, which was designed to help educational institutions like Valencia build innovative solutions to better serve students along the pathway from enrollment to graduation and beyond. Five years later, the grant has […]

West Campus PATHWAYS Grant Stipend Opportunity

A message from Falecia Williams, President, West Campus Assessing the Impact of C.A.R.E. on Student Persistence In the fourth year of PATHWAYS, funded by the West Campus $1.88 million Title III grant, we will continue our efforts to positively impact student learning, navigation of college and personal connection by joining forces with the extraordinary efforts […]

PATHWAYS Update, May 2015: New Orientation Will Engage...

Left to right: Gabrielle Younker, Eve Walden, Eliana Miscannon, Mary McGowan, Melanie Price, Shirley Boyette and Lorie Bellot By Eve Walden, Director, New Student Orientation Curriculum Currently, 43 percent of students who attend Valencia’s New Student Orientation do not enroll in classes the following semester. Although many of those students enroll at a later time, we want to make […]

Pathways to Certification Planning Made Easier

Are you ready to take your teaching practice to the next level, enhance your pedagogy and develop new and innovative strategies to improve student learning? If the answer is “yes,” then certification is for you. And thanks to the faculty development team, planning how to achieve that certification just got easier! There’s a new tool […]

PATHWAYS Update, June 2014: PATHWAYS Projects Benefit...

By Catharine Penfold Navarro, Project Director, PATHWAYS (Title III) In the second year of PATHWAYS, more than 150 faculty and staff members have participated in projects funded by West Campus’ $1.89 million Title III grant. PATHWAYS projects have been successful because of the ongoing involvement of our administrative assistants, including MaryBeth Moore (PATHWAYS/Title III), Kiesha […]

Renown Social Architect and MacArthur “Genius Award”...

The Office of Student Affairs held its third annual Student Affairs Professional Development Conference, Thursday, February 27, 2014, on the West Campus. Keynoting the conference was “social architect” Bill Strickland (William E. Strickland, Jr.), president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and author of “Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others […]

PATHWAYS Update, February 2014: New “My Education Plan”...

By Catherine Penfold Navarro, Director, Title III Project A new, more powerful version of My Education Plan (MEP) is currently being piloted collegewide, allowing students to have a clear picture of the courses required for their degree. More than 500 students in 21 pilot sections of the New Student Experience course will be using MEP, […]

PATHWAYS: Year 1 Accomplishments

By Catharine Penfold Navarro Gaining momentum: After a successful first year, the $1.88 million PATHWAYS grant dives into Year 2 projects on West Campus When West Campus was awarded the Title III grant in October 2012, the campus was poised to expand and deepen the New Student Experience. According to Catharine Penfold Navarro, director, Title […]

PATHWAYS Update | Discipline-Specific New Student...

A message from Falecia Williams, West Campus President Pre-business and pre-nursing students on West Campus will soon be able to take a New Student Experience (NSE) course designed just for them. “Connecting students early with their academic home leads to more effective educational planning, and also helps students connect with Valencia at a much deeper […]