Charting Better Maps to Degrees

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Learn how Program Pathways Mapper can revolutionize positive outcomes across enrollment, completions, and equity for students.

In July 2020, Bakersfield College, Merced College, and UC Merced received a $500,000 grant from the California Educational Learning Lab to develop 2+2 transfer maps that streamline and guide the transfer of community college students to the University of California system. Over the past year, two convenings were hosted with teams from Bakersfield College, Merced College, and UC Merced to develop the specifications for these transfer maps. The results of this work is the “Charting Better Maps to Degrees” convening.

During the convening, the grant team will unveil the UC prototype of the Program Pathways Mapper, making online, interactive transfer maps freely available for current and prospective students. The event will also mark the official kick-off of the UC Merced Transfer Pathways initiative, and will include details from the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium on its support for the regional roll-out of the Program Pathways Mapper for colleges and universities in the Central Valley.

Members and prospective members of the Program Pathways Mapper community are welcome to participate either in person or virtually. The event will reach its maximum capacity so please RSVP soon!

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  • No cost to register
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • In-person for those who are fully vaccinated
  • Convening will be digitally mediated allowing both virtual and in-person attendees to interact and participate together

Hotel Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are available for RSVP’d guests. If you need hotel accommodations, please check “yes” when RSVPing and a team member will reach out to you.

Funding to cover room and board costs is available via CVEHC for anyone traveling to the event. If you would like your accommodations covered, please include a note in your RSVP and the event hosts will book your room for you.

Date and Schedule

November 4, 2021

- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 9 a.m. Start of Event
- 12 p.m. Lunch
- 3 p.m. Close of Event


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UC Merced Conference Center
University of California Merced
5200 Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Breakout Rooms

After lunch, we will break into three sessions to cover the following topics:

  • (Room 105) Breakout One – Behind the Program Pathways Mapper: The Tech, Student Impact, and Curricular Data
  • (Room 110) Breakout Two – Effective Intersegmental Faculty Teams and Clearing the Path for Transfer Students
  • (Room 205) Breakout Three – Program Mapping 101: Getting Started and General Q&A


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Juan Munoz

UC Merced Chancellor

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Sonya Christian

Kern Community College District Chancellor

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Chris Vitelli

Merced College President

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Gregg Camfield

UC Merced Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost


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Karissa Morehouse

Merced College Vice President of Instruction

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Ben Duran

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Executive Director

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Wayne Skipper

President of Concentric Sky

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Craig Hayward

Bakersfield College Dean of Institutional Effectiveness

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Jennifer Johnson

Bakersfield College Professor of Nursing & Co-Lead of CSU Transfer Mapping Project

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Shirley Asher

Foundation of California Community Colleges Director of Facilities, Systems, and Services

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