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The Guided Pathways Task Force (ad hoc Steering Committee) will provide strategic guidance on the Ohlone College Guided Pathways Work Plan through broad, and inclusive discussions between faculty, staff, administration, and students. This will include advice on the annual work plan budget allocation as well as feedback on the selection, implementation, and assessment of plan activities.  The taskforce may also recommend the creation of workgroups (including membership and charge) to facilitate broad institutional dialogue on the Ohlone Guided Pathways model.


Voting membership will include the following:

  • 1 faculty member per academic division, plus 1 at-large faculty member from a department not already represented, plus 1 counselor
  • 2 Deans, 1 from Academic Affairs and 1 from Student Services
  • 2 Classified Staff
  • 2 Students
  • 1 Executive Dean of Academic Affairs and the Newark Center

The faculty member selected as the Guided Pathways Coordinator with reassign time will serve as co-chair with the Executive Dean, Academic Affairs and Newark Center. Ex-officio members:

  • Faculty Senate President
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • College Council Faculty Co-Chair
  • Noncredit expert
  • Director, Career Center


Guiding Principles

The purpose of the Guiding Principles is to provide direction as to how decisions within the Guided Pathways framework will be made. The Guiding Principles will be reviewed annually by the Guided Pathways taskforce committee.

Ohlone College’s goal is to put students first by:

  • Facilitating a supportive and inclusive campus culture that recognizes diversity, encourages student expression and participation, and fosters a sense of belonging.
  • Inviting student exploration across the curriculum to ensure effective citizenship.
  • Offering clear, inclusive pathways designed to support students' interests, academic pursuits, and/or career goals, regardless of educational readiness or part-time/full-time status.
  • Promoting the use of technology that is accessible, user-friendly, adaptable, and convenient.
  • Supporting equity through robust, disaggregated, thoughtful, and contextualized data analysis to ensure student success.


The Guided Pathways Steering Committee will meet on Fridays one to two times a month as needed.


The Guided Pathways Task Force (ad hoc Steering Committee) is a subcommittee of the Ohlone College Faculty Senate. The Guided Pathways Task Force will report its findings and recommendations to the Faculty Senate, who must approve 10 + 1 items, as per Title V, 53200.