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The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office describes guided pathways as a "framework [that] creates a highly structured approach to student success that:

  • provides all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success.
  • integrates student support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience."


As our nation confronts the challenges of systemic racism and the status quo of social injustice, LAVC recognizes that by virtue of our position as an institution of higher education and our role in the community, we have the opportunity and the obligation to be an agent of change in addressing these issues.

As such, and in response to the uprising and racial reckoning of summer 2020, LAVC commits to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change.


LAVC Professional Development partners with our grant-based programs to offer the Teaching Innovations Academy, an intensive training for faculty to better engage students with effective research-based practices. This academy began in 2015 with Title V Cooperative: Engaging for Student Success and continues as a Summer/Fall program with support from the Proyecto Adelante - Connect, Continue, Complete (PAC3) and Caminos Al Triunfo: Dual Enrollment to Career (Triunfo) programs and is institutionalized as an “Express" self-paced online training.


LAVC Professional Development partners with several committees and programs across campus to plan and execute professional development opportunities that support the LAVC equity plan.


Professional Development Center (PDC)
Faculty/Staff Resource Center
LARC 200
(818) 947-2712


Drop in hours are currently unavailable due to Covid-19. Please contact the Prof Dev office if you have any questions or require any assistance.