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Meta Majors and Guided Pathways

Help us name the 4 Meta-majors!

Check out the 4 preliminary groups (delineated by color) in the documents below. Then click on the survey link to provide you ideas on what we should title each group!

Comprehensive Redesign

Skyline College is committed to empowering students to find success at every point in their educational journey. The Skyline College Promise is the College’s commitment to help students “Get in, Get through, and Graduate on time”. To fulfill this commitment, Skyline College has embarked on a comprehensive college redesign. This effort encompasses the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program; developing meta-majors and guided pathways; making impactful changes to teaching and learning, and integrating efforts across the college.

Design Team

The mission of the design team is to collaboratively guide Skyline College's comprehensive redesign and keep close integration with other priority initiatives related to the Skyline College Promise. The Design Team is comprised of faculty, staff, students and administrators. The design team is led by the design team co-leads and includes representation from the following groups and programs: the inquiry and work teams, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Associated Students, Equity Office, Professional Development, Institutional Effectiveness, Career Development, and Director of Learning Center, and logistics and communication squads.

About Meta-majors & Guided Pathways

Meta Majors

A Meta-major is…
  • A student facing piece
  • Designed with the end in mind and a student’s interests as a starting point
  • A collection of academic majors that have related coursework
  • An integration of Student Services and Instruction into a coherent, intentional and informed student experience.

Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways are clear roadmaps of coursework that students will need to complete to earn a degree or certificate. This includes both General Education as well as courses within the major. 

Potential Benefits of Guided Pathways:

  • Fewer wasted units
  • Intentional course sequence can lead to better rates of course completion
  • Students move through coursework with fewer obstacles and a clear understanding of the path