Florida Pathways is a statewide guided pathways implementation effort designed to scale pathways to dramatically boost completion and improve the social and economic mobility of graduates. The Florida Student Success Center (center) leads Florida Pathways, which is modeled on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Pathways Project. The center is excited to announce the members of the Florida Pathways Institute Cohort I who will be working over the next two years to implement pathways at their institutions:

  • Broward College

  • College of the Florida Keys

  • Eastern Florida State College

  • Florida SouthWestern State College

  • Florida State College at Jacksonville

  • Gulf Coast State College

  • Lake-Sumter State College

  • Palm Beach State College

  • Pasco-Hernando State College

  • Seminole State College of Florida

  • South Florida State College

  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 

Please click here to view materials and resources from  previous Florida Pathways Institute convenings. 

Florida Pathways Institute II: Mapping Pathways to Student Success

Virtual | February 9 - 10, 2021

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Illustrated by Jonathan Massie at the St. Petersburg College Collaborative Lab

Speaker Presentations

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Day 1 - Mapping the A.A. Degree for Transfer

Opening Keynote: Mapping with the End in Mind [video]
Michael Baston, President, Rockland Community College 

Concurrent Session 1:  Elevating Transfer: The Florida Consortium Transfer Success Network [video]

Michael Preston, Metropolitan Research University Consortium

Jennifer Bravo, Florida International University

Fai Howard, University of South Florida

Angelia Smith, University of Central Florida

Concurrent Session 2: Resources to Support 2+2 Transfer via Florida Virtual Campus Services [pdf] [video]

Nashla Dawahre, Florida Virtual Campus


Concurrent Session 3: Tracking and Supporting Students in A.A. programs [video]

Rob Johnstone, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement


Concurrent Session 4: Cultivating Faculty Leadership for Student Success [video]

Laurie Fladd & Jonathan Iuzzini, Achieving the Dream

Afternoon Keynote: Building Equitable Pathways
Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, American Association of Colleges & Universities 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Day 2 – Mapping Career Pathways

Opening Panel: The Role of Postsecondary Education and Training in Restarting Florida’s Economy [pdf] [video]
Jerry D. Parrish, Chief Economist & Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation
Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida
Adrienne Johnston, Director, Division of Workforce Services, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Moderator: Carrie Henderson, Executive Vice Chancellor, Florida College System 

Keynote: Mapping Postsecondary Pathways to More Equitable Student Success in a Robot Economy [pdf] [video]
Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar, Community College Research Center
Ed Massey, President Emeritus, Indian River State College 

Concurrent Session 1: Equitable Access and Success in Community College Programs [video]

Gretchen Schmidt, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement


Concurrent Session 2: Talent Strong Florida: Ensuring Our State is Ready for the Future of Workforce [pdf] [video]

Charleita Richardson, Florida College Access Network

Concurrent Session 3: Accessing Workforce Data [pdf] [video]

Jimmy Heckman, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


Concurrent Session 4: Developing Responsive Employer Partnerships: Lessons from the Aspen Workforce Playbook [pdf] [video]

Tess Henthorne & Daniel Trujillo, The Aspen Institute

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