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Meta Majors and Guided Pathways

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 empower students to reach their educational goal 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.

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Design Team

The mission of the design team is to collaboratively guide Skyline College's comprehensive redesign and keep close integration with other Skyline College Promise initiatives. The Design Team is a collaborative body, led by the design team co-leads, and comprised of faculty, staff, students and administrators. The design team includes the co-leads as well as representatives from: the inquiry and work teams, the shared governance bodies at Skyline College, various campus programs, and from the logistics and communications squads.

About Meta-majors & Guided Pathways

Meta Majors & Guided Pathways

Meta Majors

A meta-major is a grouping of related fields of study designed to simplify the process of selecting a major.

Guided Pathways

A guided pathway integrates student services, the learning commons and instruction to create a cohesive student experience.

Specifically, guided pathways include:

  • On ramp processes that help students into their college experience
  • Intake processes that help students clarify goals for college and careers
  • Intentional course sequences with clearly defined career and academic milestones
  • Embedded counseling, academic support and feedback on student progress throughout their educational journey

Benefits to Students

  • Planned and intentional exploration of careers and opportunities within a general field of study
  • Less uncertainty about requirements for completion
  • Students are aware of career and academic milestones
  • Students move through their coursework with fewer obstacles and a clear understanding of the path
  • Fewer excess units taken
  • Students can make informed choices about their majors and coursework
  • Higher rates of course completion and graduation