Futures Institute

Mapping a New Direction

In August 2015, 24 ACC faculty, staff, and students were selected to explore how the college might structure its programs and services into “guided pathways” to help more students finish college on time, prepared for employment, career advancement, or university transfer.

In addition to researching the guided pathways model, these Futures Institute members visited other leading institutions and gathered input from the college community, Campus Advisory Committees, and other ACC partners.

Read the full Futures Institute Final Report or the individual sections listed below.

Futures Institute Members

Name Department / Office
Rafael Eduardo Ochoa Advising
Teresa Ashley  Library Services
Estrella Barrera Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Josh M. Beach English
Nereida Celis Early College High School
Angie Diaz-Miranda De La Rosa Advising
Nicole Eversmann Student
Allison Judice Student
Deanna Johnson Developmental Writing
Dr. Rennison Lalgee Sociology
Nancy Laudenslager Workforce Development
Laura Lucas Instructional Resources & Technology
Vanessa Malo Student Life
Catherine Mas Supplemental Instruction/Advising
Stephanie P. Marquez Financial Aid
Don Morris Hospitality Management, Travel, & Tourism
Dr. Matthew Pappas Psychology
Dr. Giao Phan Education Instruction
Dr. Grant Hugh Potts Philosophy & Religion
Christian Raymond Radio-Television-Film
Adam Rethlake Computer Support
Ruth Rodriguez Reinhart Student Services/Student Development
Kelly A. Stockstad Speech
Eva Thomsen Student Services

ACC Futures Institute Recommendations

Report, by Section

  1. Connection | Presentation
  2. Entry | Presentation
  3. Progress 
  4. Completion
  5. Summary of Recommendations
  6. References/Citations
  7. Additional Readings


  1. ACC Areas of Study & Next Steps
  2. Completion by Design Principles
  3. Campus Advisory Committees –
  4. Public Survey/Feedback Form Summary
  5. Site visits
  6. Focus Groups Report
  7. Compression Planning Report

Download the full report – PDF

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