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National Higher Education Leader Kay McClenney to Present Guided Pathways Open Forums

October 30, 2018

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is a member of the Guided Pathways 2.0 national effort from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to improve the learning experience for all students. The Guided Pathways model involves redesigning each part of the student experience, from enrollment to remediation, course completion, graduation and further education or starting a career.

Kay McClenney, American Association of Community Colleges

On November 7 and 8, Kay McClenney, AACC Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, will be presenting two open forums to discuss Guided Pathways. Each of the open forums is open to all members of the BMCC community: faculty, staff and students.

The open forums are scheduled on Wednesday, November 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The forums will be held in Fiterman Hall, Room F-1304.

McClenney has served as a faculty member, program director, system administrator, author and interim CEO during her career. She currently is a senior adviser to both the president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) as well as an independent consultant and partner in Mc2 Consultants. Throughout her career, McClenney has been recognized as a force in promoting diversity and equity in higher education, often bringing needed emphasis to issues of structural racism and disproportionate outcomes. She has served as a consultant to education institutions, state higher education systems, state government, and professional associations in 47 states and internationally.

Research conducted by the AACC has shown that through Guided Pathways, students are more likely to complete a degree in a timely fashion. In the Guided Pathways model, the students choose a program and develop an academic plan early on. They have a clear road map of the courses they need to take to complete a credential, and receive guidance and support to help them stay on plan. 

 For more information about the open forums, call the Office of Academic Affairs, (212) 220-8320.

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • BMCC is member of Guided Pathways 2.0 initiative from American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Kay McClenney, Senior Advisor to both the President and CEO of AACC, will present open forums on the Guided Pathways initiative, November 7 and 8
  • Forums are open to students, faculty and staff

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