[Wsssc] FW: Help Us Identify Guided Pathways Coach Candidates

Joe Holliday jholliday at sbctc.edu
Thu Jan 13 17:02:14 PST 2022

Colleagues: see below, an opportunity to be a Guided Pathways college coach. Joe

From: Laura Schueller <lschueller at sbctc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:51 PM
To: Joe Holliday <jholliday at sbctc.edu>
Subject: Help Us Identify Guided Pathways Coach Candidates


Could you please share the following request with WSSSC.  We are asking for their help in identifying possible Guided Pathways coaches for the 2022-23 academic year.


Good Afternoon Colleagues,
Thank you for your continued commitment to Guided Pathways in Washington.  One best practice in the successful adoption of reforms such as guided pathways is the assistance of on-the-ground coaching for individual colleges.  To this end, each community and technical college has been assigned a team of coaches who provide customized support tailored to meet their needs.
In order to provide coaching that matches college needs and supports the goals of student success with equity across the state, we will need to continue to build additional capacity for the future. To support this goal, we are seeking additional coach candidates to complete the application and consider joining the coaching team this spring for possible assignment in the 2022-23 year. We now need your help in identifying candidates to help expand our capacity.
The areas listed below are a combination of assets and experiences expressed by the colleges and Coach Leadership Team as priorities for new coach candidates.  These areas would help us broaden coach capacity:

  1.  Direct and successful experience in the development and implementation of guided pathways and achieving measurable results in their own institution. All colleges expressed an interest in coaches who had a deep and practical understanding of how pathways can be implemented in a CTC institution
  2.  Experience effectively integrating equity into the design, implementation and evaluation of guided pathways
  3.  Diversity in terms of race, gender, and cultural background
  4.  Expertise in Student Services Redesign through a equity-grounded pathways lens
  5.  Taking effective practice to scale in community colleges
  6.  Experience with college-wide collaboration in designing pathways meta-majors and program maps
  7.  Faculty experience in pathways leadership who can assist with meaningful faculty conversations about guided pathways particularly in cases of resistance
  8.  Experience in areas that challenge colleges such as the integration of accreditation, effective adoption of technology, and ctcLink.
  9.  Training and/or experience as a community or technical college coach focused on pathways or equity-focused student success
  10. An approach to coaching that reflects the coach as "motivator not fixer" and respects the institutional role of driving the work
  11. Experience and strategic understanding in the design and development of pathways and program maps specific to the technical college

        We have found that one of the most effective ways of recruiting new coaches is through word of mouth and referrals from colleagues.  If you or someone you know is interested in the possibility of joining our coaching team, the next step is to submit the application (HERE<https://forms.gle/NS7AxXrDFUULB1qE8>) no later than April 1, 2022.  Notification to selected applicants will happen by May 1.

Please help us identify candidates and continue to grow the capacity for institutional support for our institutions.

LINK to the Coaching Team Application: https://forms.gle/NS7AxXrDFUULB1qE8

Thank You!



Laura M Schueller | Student Success Center
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince St SE | PO Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495
lschueller at sbctc.edu<mailto:lschueller at sbctc.edu>
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