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Resolution 26 - 2020

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 6/20/19 E.Hughes

Date: June 25, 2020 To: Board of Trustees From: Dr. Michael A. Baston Subject:Endorsement of Institutional Redesign of Rockland Community College Under the Guided Pathways Model


A motion by Trustee Eckert, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College's four strategic areas of focus - build pathways, enhance the learning environment, partner with the community, and foster campus based culture of collaboration are the foundations that have informed the current direction and strategic planning of the College; and

WHEREAS, Programs, support services, and instructional approaches are strategically designed and aligned to help students clarify their goals, choose and enter their pathways, stay on those pathways through completion, and master the knowledge and skills that will enable their successful entry into the labor market and/or pursue further education; and

WHEREAS, colleges that have moved to a Guided Pathways model have seen significant increases in their student success metrics including graduation rates and retention rates; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College, with the leadership of more than sixty faculty, staff, and students across the campus working in five teams, has spent more than two years preparing for the transition to a Guided Pathways model; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College is now prepared to launch five Academic Schools in the Fall of 2020 as part of the Guided Pathways transition: The School of Nursing, Health and Wellness; The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; The School of Education and Social Sciences; The School of Business and Professional Studies; and the School of Arts and Humanities; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees endorses the institutional redesign of Rockland Community College under the Guided Pathways model and affirms its belief that a transition to Guided Pathways will result in a College that is better able to provide purpose-driven educational opportunities and career preparation to its students.


Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard
Nays: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
June 25, 2020