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Bakersfield College

The Intersegmental Pathways Task Force

Educational Systems and Intersegmental Pathways Task Force (ESIP)

About the Task Force

The Guided Pathways work calls for all colleges to develop and publish program maps that specify term-by-term pathways from program entry through completion. These maps are powerful tools both for students and for faculty members and staff who must grapple with the task of clarifying complex catalog and transfer information. The work of developing these pathways requires attention to a number of factors including transfer destination, unit load, and developmental requirements. Enabling students to clearly visualize what is involved in a typical or possible program pathway as well as the types of occupations and associated labor market information has been demonstrated to increase program engagement and retention.

The Chancellor's Office and Bakersfield College are partnering with more than 20 other community colleges to expand the Program Pathways Mapper. An example of how the mapper presents a program description and map can be found directly at the Bakersfield College Program Mapper or through the Bakersfield College web site. Another area of focus for the ESIP task force has been on clarifying intersegmental pathways, helping students navigate the transition from K-12 to community college and from community college to the CSU or UC. The Program Finder is now a functioning reality that clarifies the path for high school career technical education students who wish to continue along that program pathway at the community college level.

The Program Pathways Mapper has continued to grow and evolve, as well, it is currently poised to begin a third wave of community college onboarding while, thanks to support from the College Futures Foundation, a prototype for the CSU system that includes intersegmental pathways mapping for transfer degrees will soon be ready to launch. Building on the CSU prototype work, a group of five CSUs will soon be launching an intersegmental program mapping project in concert with their closest community college partner. Finally, Bakersfield College, Merced College, and UC Merced are eager to develop a prototype of the Program Pathways Mapper for the UC system.

Partnership Directory

Office of the Chancellor of California Community Colleges

photo of Marty Alvarado

Marty Alvarado - Executive Vice Chancellor for Education Services

photo of Barney Gomez

Barney Gomez – Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure

photo of Laura Metune

Laura Metune - Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

photo of Krystinne Mica

Krystinne Mica - Executive Director

photo of Dolores Davison

Dolores Davison - Vice President, Foothill College

photo of Carrie Roberson

Carrie Roberson - North Representative, Butte College

Bakersfield College

photo of Sonya Christian

Sonya Christian - President

photo of Craig Hayward

Craig Hayward - Dean of Institutional Effectiveness

photo of Bill Moseley

Bill Moseley - Dean of Instruction, Instructional Technology

photo of Lesley Bonds

Lesley Bonds - Co-Chair, Guided Pathways Implementation Team

photo of Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson - Faculty Co-Lead, Guided Pathways Implementation Team, Nursing

photo of Erica Menchaca

Erica Menchaca - Faculty, Education

photo of Nick Strobel

Nick Strobel - Faculty, Physical Science

California State University, Bakersfield

photo of Vikash Lakhani

Vikash Lakhani - Assistant Vice President for Student Success

photo of Ben Perlado

Ben Perlado - Director of Admissions and Records

photo of Dwayne Cantrell

Dwayne Cantrell - Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

photo of Faust Gorham

Faust Gorham - Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Concentric Sky

photo of Wayne Skipper

Wayne Skipper - Founder/CEO

California State University Office of the Chancellor

photo of Rob Shorette

Rob Shorette - Director of Special Initiatives

photo of Carolina Cardenas

Carolina Cardenas - Director of Outreach

photo of Chenoa Woods

Chenoa Woods - Assistant Director, Research and Programs

photo of Michael Berman

Michael Berman - Chief Information Officer

Community College Research Center

photo of Hana Lahr

Hana Lahr - Senior Research Associate

photo of Sarah Griffin

Sarah Griffin - Research Associate

Career Ladders Project

photo of Linda Collins

Linda Collins - Executive Director

RP Group

photo of Darla Cooper

Darla Cooper - Executive Director

photo of Alyssa Nguyen

Alyssa Nguyen - Director of Research and Evaluation

California College Guidance Initiative

photo of Tessa Carmen de Roy

Tessa Carmen de Roy - Executive Team President

Cal-PASS Plus Project/Educational Results Partnership

photo of Anthony Dalton

Anthony Dalton - Chief Operating Officer

Education Results Partnership

photo of John Hetts

John Hetts - Senior Director of Data Science

Cypress Community College

photo of JoAnna Schilling

JoAnna Schilling - President

photo of Kathleen Reiland

Kathleen Reiland - Dean of Career and Technical Education

photo of Steven Glyer

Steven Glyer - Consultant for Workforce Development

photo of Steven Glyer

Amy Kaufman - K14 Career Pathways Specialist

Cabrillo Community College

photo of Matt Wetstein

Matt Wetstein - Superintendent/President

photo of Terrence Willettt

Terrence Willett - Dean of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Campaign for College Opportunity

photo of Michele Siqueiros

Michele Siqueiros - President

photo of Audrey Dow

Audrey Dow - Senior Vice President

photo of Jessie Ryan

Jessie Ryan - Executive Vice President

College Futures Foundation

photo of Shawn Whalen

Shawn Whalen - Senior Program Officer

Participating Organizations

Academic Senate of California Community Colleges
Bakersfield College
Cabrillo College
California Community College Chancellor's Office


California Guided Pathways
Career Ladders Project
Community College Guidance Initiative
Community College Research Center


Concentric Sky
Cal State University Bakersfield
The California State University
Cypress College


Educational Results Partnership
Kern High School District
RP Group
College Futures Foundation


Campaign for College Opportunity
Cal-PASS Plus
Education Insights Center
Education Insights Center


Public Policy Institute of California

Media and Resources

Task Force Meeting Information

Date/Time Location Focus and Materials
November 29, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Airport Marriot
January 31, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m.
March 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CSU Chancellor's Office
401 Golden Shore - Long Beach, CA 90802
June 4, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m.
September 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
California Community College Chancellor's Office
1102 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95811
November 15, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
February 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
California Community College Chancellor's Office
1102 Q St., Sacramento, CA 95811
May/June 2020
2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Board of Directors of College Futures Foundation approved a grant of $396,000 to the Kern Community College District to support Bakersfield College in partnership with CSU Bakersfield and Concentric Sky develop a program mapper model. This intersegmental digital transfer planning tool will help students navigate a program of study from Bakersfield College to CSU Bakersfield and serve as a prototype for the CSU system.

Program Pathways Mapper

For any questions regarding the program mapper project, please contact Craig Hayward, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Bakersfield College.

Important Dates

Date Project
September 9, 2018 Solicitation of Interest released
September 20, 2018 Solicitation of Interest webinar
October 8, 2018 Application and letter of interest due; pilot participants selected
October 19, 2018 Orientation webinar for colleges selected to participate
October 26-November 2, 2018 Focused trainings for participants
November 2-December 15, 2018 Data and program map loading
February 8, 2019 Pathways Mapper workshop
February 28, 2019 Program all colleges, districts and consortia live
March 2019 Second Wave Solicitation of Interest released
May 2019 Second wave begins
August 2019 Intersegmental digital transfer planning tool in development with BC and CSUB
Spring 2020 Data Clean-up Tool

Early Implementers

Bakersfield College
Cabrillo College
Cypress College

First Wave Participants

Coastline College
Compton College
Cuesta College
East Los Angeles College


Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Los Angeles Valley College
Los Medanos College


West Los Angeles College

Second Wave Participants

Canada College
Chaffey College
College of the Canyons
El Camino College


Glendale Community College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College


LA Southwest
Merced College
Modesto Junior College
Palomar College


Pasadena College
Pierce College
Santa Barbara City College

Third Wave Participants

Gavilan College
Hartnell College
Laney College
Long Beach City College


San Joaquin Valley College
Kern Community College District