Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways

Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways is a student-centered framework for Equity 2030 that outlines effective practices in academic and student support program design and delivery to effectively engage and support each student from their initial connection with our faculty and staff through their educational journey to attainment.

Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways is a key principle in the Academic and Student Affairs division.

Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways is based on the premise that students are more likely to complete a degree or credential if they:

  • choose a program early on;
  • have an academic plan that provides a roadmap of courses needed to complete their degree; and
  • receive the support and guidance they need to persist.

Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Priorities:


Curricular and Program
Design and Delivery

  • Well-articulated, coherent pathways aligned with careers
  • Inclusive perspectives and approaches in content, pedagogy, and service delivery
  • Maintaining academic momentum and credit intensity


Comprehensive Orientation and
First-Year Experience

  • Comprehensive orientation and connection with campus
  • Robust career assessment and exploration

  • 3M Grant development of comprehensive orientation

Holistic Advising and Comprehensive
Student Support

  • Proactive advising that is sustained and focused on program completion and remaining on track
  • Bridging to basic needs resources

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