Participants will be able to:
- Articulate the issues, trends, and evidence-based practices in student affairs at community colleges including student learning and development; workforce development and community engagement; globalism; social justice; organizational and human resources; technology; and compliance and policy development;
- Identify unique and innovative ways to advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals;
- Construct decision-making and planning processes based on data and evidence-based research;
- Become familiar with the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators and how these competencies apply to their daily work on community college campuses; and
- Become familiar with institution-wide models that integrate guided academic and career pathways.
- Understand the four essential practices of guided pathways models to include: clarifying paths to student end goals, helping students choose to enter a pathway, helping students to stay on a pathway, and ensuring students are learning.