CCSF Guided Pathways

Re-imagine the Student Experience

Join us to re-imagine the student experience at CCSF!

This Fall, CCSF launched a yearlong study into the Guided Pathways framework.  The inquiry focuses on researching students experience of every aspect of their CCSF experience from their first interaction with the college to their point of departure from the college. The goal of the inquiry is to identify where the college community can join together to re-imagine aspects of the college that students experience as an obstacle. The year of inquiry will culminate in recommendations for action. 

We need the voices of students, faculty, staff, and administrators in our inquiry workgroups! Please see inquiry group descriptions below. You can join by contacting the coordinator for the group you are interested and attending the next meeting.

To learn more about the inquiry workgroups, please contact the RiSE Team Lead Coordinator, Michelle Simotas,, 415.408.8280

With your help, we can ensure that every student is engaged and empowered with the support of City College.


Inquiry Workgroups

Communications Work Group

Develops communications materials for the college community about the work of the RiSE Teams

  • Communications Coordinator: Rob Yung,
  • Fall 2018 Meetings: Every Tuesday from 10-11am in Batmale 554


Evidence-Based Assessment Inquiry Group

Collaborates with the Office of Research to identify key metrics for assessing student success with an equity lens in the context of the 14 elements of the guided pathways framework.

  • Evidence-based Assessment Coordinator:   Anna Geyer,
  • Fall 2018 Meetings: (on alternating Wednesdays from 2-4:00 p.m.) Nov. 7th Downtown  R818, Nov. 14th Ocean MUB 340, Dec 5th Evans 227A, Dec 13th JAD 139 


Student Experience Inquiry Group

Conducts qualitative inquiry regarding the student experience at CCSF with an equity-minded and student-centered perspective.

  • Student Experience Coordinator:   Michelle Simotas,
  • Fall 2018 Meetings: (on alternating Wednesdays from 2-4:00 p.m.) Nov. 7th Downtown  R818, Nov. 14th Ocean MUB 340, Dec 5th Evans 227A, Dec 13th JAD 139 


Professional Development Inquiry Group

In collaboration with the college and faculty professional development committees, identifies opportunities for professional development that supports the work of the RiSE Team, prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Professional Development Team Coordinator: Lisa Velarde,
  • Fall 2018 Meetings: Tuesday, Nov. 6th, Nov. 20th, Dec. 4th and Dec. 18 from 11am-1pm in MUB 349


Mapping Inquiry Group

Supports the college in developing clear program maps for degree, certificate, and transfer-seeking students that are inclusive of general education requirements, academic and non-academic milestones, and recommendations for student support resources. The mapping team will also work with Academic Affairs and the Starfish Coordinator to support student-first scheduling and early alert system development that is committed to diversity and equity in response to the needs of students at CCSF.

  • Mapping Team Coordinator:  Sadhana Seelam,
  • Fall 2018 Meetings: Thursday, Nov 1st  12-2pm and Friday, Nov. 9th 9:30-11:00 both in R518.  Nov. 16th and Dec. 14th from 9:30-12:30 both in MUB 357


Key Documents