Week 5 Overview

Week 5: Keeping Students on a Path—Guided Pathways Advising & Integrated Supports; Understanding Disability and Mental Wellness

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of guided pathways advising and integrated supports, including contextual considerations and limitations.
  • Develop an understanding of how disability and mental wellness impacts the community college student experience from an asset-mindset.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate diverse perspectives and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with multiple perspectives, including the ability to reassess one’s own personal perspective when appropriate.

Learning Activities

Students will:

  • Review course assignments and expectations
  • Read/review and incorporate assigned materials
  • Explore the strengths and limitations of guided pathways advising and integrated supports on increasing student persistence and completion
  • Explore how disability status and mental health influence student performance metrics
  • Reflect on personal perceptions of case management advising models, integrated supports, and the strengths of students with disabilities or with mental health challenges
  • Participate in Zoom Session on Thursday, September 22nd.

Required Reading and Viewing

General Readings

Bailey, T.R., Jaggars, S.S. * Jenkins, D. (2015).  Redesigning America’s community colleges:  A clearer path to student success. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press. Chapter 5.

Cuyjet, M.J., Howard-Hamilton, M.F. & Cooper, D.L. (2011). Multiculturalism on campus: Theory, models, and practices for understanding diversity and creating inclusion. Sterling, VA: Stylus. Chapter 15.

Guided Pathways Advising and Integrated Supports

Achieving the Dream. (2018). Holistic student supports redesign: A toolkit. Retrieved from https://www.achievingthedream.org/resource/17502/holistic-student-supports-redesign-a-toolkit (Links to an external site.)

Center for Community College Student Engagement. (2018). Show me the way: The power of advising in community colleges, 2018 national report. Retrieved from http://www.ccsse.org/nr2018/show_me_the_way.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Dadgar, M.; Modine, T.; Reeves Bracco, K.; and Venezia, A. (2013). Integrating student supports and academics. Retrieved from https://www.wested.org/online_pubs/resource1296.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Dembicki, M. (2019). The changing role of the college advisor. Retrieved from http://www.ccdaily.com/2019/04/changing-role-college-advisor/ (Links to an external site.)

Stout, K., and Ireland, M. (2016). Aligning guided pathways with integrated advising and student supports. Retrieved from https://www.aacc.nche.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PathwaysInstitute3IntegratedAdvisingPreInstitute.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Student Disability & Mental Wellness

Chen, G. (2018). Which community college is best for students with autism spectrum disorder? Retrieved from https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/which-community-college-is-best-for-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder (Links to an external site.)

Chen, G. (2019). Mental health support for community college students. Retrieved from https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/mental-health-support-for-community-college-students (Links to an external site.)

Clark, K. (2010). 8 steps for learning disabled students who want to go to college. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2010/12/02/8-steps-for-learning-disabled-students-who-want-to-go-to-college (Links to an external site.)

Duggan, M.W. (2010). Improving services for students with disabilities at community colleges. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.nl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=diss (Links to an external site.)

Eisenberg, D.; Goldrick-Rab, S.; Ketchen Lipson, S.; and Broton, K. (2016). Too distressed to learn? Mental health among community college students. Retrieved from https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Wisconsin_HOPE_Lab-Too_Distressed_To_Learn.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Goldrick-Rab, S.; Richardson, J.; and Kinsley, P. (2018). Guide to assessing basic needs insecurity in higher education. Retrieved from https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Basic-Needs-Insecurity-College-StudentsDec18repost.pdf (Links to an external site.)

McKenzie, L. (2019). ADA lawsuit prompts institutional change, draws more students. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/05/22/accessibility-turnaround-atlantic-cape-community-college (Links to an external site.)

Primm, A.B. (2019). The community college imperative: Designing solutions to promote the mental health of students. Retrieved from https://www.stevefund.org/blog-community-college-mental-health-solutions/ (Links to an external site.)


Marks, J., and Mathews, S. (2016, November). Mental illness and empathy in college. Retrieved fromMental Illness and Empathy in College | Johanna Marks and Susanna Mathews | TEDxConnecticutCollege