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 III:
Integrating the Onboarding Experience for Student Success

The Florida Student Success Center hosted the third convening of the institute series. Florida Pathways Institute III: Integrating the Onboarding Experience for Student Success took place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to Wednesday, 20, 2021. This face-to-face convening gathered core pathways teams and pathways navigators to explore student support services and covered topics such as impactful practices, creating a data literate institution, guided pathways to personalize student support, and more. 

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Florida Pathways III Presentations 

Day 1: October 19, 2021

Opening Keynote: Reimagining Program Onboarding to Achieve More Equitable Student Outcomes (and Build Back Enrollment) - Click here for video 

  • Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center

Afternoon Plenary Session:  Show Me the Way: The Power of Advising in Community Colleges - Click here for video

  • Linda García, Community College Survey of Student Engagement


Concurrent Sessions:

Using College-wide Caseload Management with FTIC Pre-registration to Onboard New Applicants

  • Bryan Anderson & Kimberly Goulbourne, Broward College

Creating Data-Driven Interventions for Transfer Partnerships

  • Brandon McKelvey, Valencia College

Digital Transformation: Equipping Advisors for the Journey and Students for Success (Virtual)

  • Kathe Pelletier, EDUCAUSE & Chris Hutt, NACADA

Transitioning from Secondary to Postsecondary and the Impacts of Poverty on College-Going Behavior

  • Megan Green, St. Lucie Public Schools

Talent Strong Florida: How Our State Can Support Students on Their Postsecondary Journeys

  • Kimberly Lent, Florida College Access Network

Reimagining Education and Career Help (House Bill 1507) and Onboarding in Workforce Education Programs

  • Carrie Henderson, Division of Florida Colleges 

Day 2: October 20,2021

Morning Plenary Panel: Equity as the Why  - Click here for video

  • Maria Harper-Marinick, Retired Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District and Senior Fellow, College Excellence Program, Aspen Institute (moderator)

  • Gregory Haile, President, Broward College

  • Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College

  • Robert Vela, President, San Antonio College

Afternoon Plenary: Listening to the Student Voice: Student Panel - Click here for video

  • Tina Hart, Former Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, Indian River State College (Moderator)

  • KeAndre Chisom, St. Petersburg College

  • Khanh Mai, Hillsborough Community College

  • Nick Onishchuck, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

  • Mayra Peres Spears, Pasco-Hernando State College

  • Therese Simoneau, St. Petersburg College

Concurrent Sessions:

Maximizing Momentum in the Pandemic (Virtual)

  • Kimberly McKay & Jonathan Fuentes, Odessa College


MDC’s Shark Path: A Holistic Guided Pathway Experience

  • Adam Porro, Miami Dade College

Aligning Career Pathways for Dual Enrollment Students: Using Data Partnerships to Lead the Way

  • Amanda Sterk, Florida SouthWestern State College 

How Community Colleges are Using Guided Pathways to Personalize Student Support (Virtual)

  • Hana Lahr, Community College Research Center

Pathways to Equity in the Florida College System

  • Shanna Autry & Tashi D. Williams, Division of Florida  Colleges

  • Michele Yovanovich, Florida SouthWestern State College 

Impact of Senate Bill 366: Increasing Opportunities for Students through Alternative Placement Methods

  • Carrie Henderson, Division of Florida Colleges 

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

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