Academic News

Pathways Third-Year Review

September 15, 2017

The following message from CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs was sent to Chief Academic Officers on September 15, 2017:

The June 2011 Board of Trustees resolution on Pathways stipulated that Pathways policies and processes be reviewed and evaluated each year for three years beginning in 2013, and every three years thereafter, to modify them as necessary to improve them or to meet changing needs. In September 2016 the Central Office of Academic Affairs released the Pathways Year-Two review that summarized findings of an evaluation of available data after completion of the second full year of Pathways implementation.

At that time, and at subsequent meetings, the year-two faculty review committee presented the Central Office of CUNY with a number of questions and requested data on various aspects of Pathways. The data provided in response to these queries formed the content of the second-year review and was used as a guide to the structure and content of the year-three review.

Attached is the Pathways Third-Year Review. The Central Office of Academic Affairs compiled this report after the completion of the third year of implementation with contributions from the year-two faculty review team, the chairs and faculty members of the Common Core Course Review Committee, the college Pathways appeals officers, and the student focus group participants. We will make the Pathways Year-Three Review accessible to the CUNY community via the OAA Pathways web site.

The Central Office of Academic Affairs will continue to monitor, track, and make public Pathways data on an annual basis. While the next mandated review is scheduled for 2019-2020, efforts are underway to explore options for a comprehensive external review and analysis of Pathways implementation and effectiveness.

The Central Office of Academic Affairs will continue to monitor, track, and make public Pathways data on an annual basis. While the next mandated review is scheduled for 2019-2020, efforts are underway to explore options for a comprehensive external review and analysis of Pathways implementation and effectiveness.