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Get With the Program ... and Finish It: Building Guided Pathways to Accelerate Student Completion - New postsecondary students often enroll with no idea about what to study or why. Those who embark on a defined program the first year are much more likely to complete a degree or move on to a four-year institution than who don't enter a program until the second year or later. This paper describes how a growing number of colleges and universities have redesigned academic programs and support services to create guided pathways to increase the rate at which students enter and complete. (David Jenkins and Sung-Woo Cho, Community College Research Center, January 2014)...


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