Getting started

Laying the foundation for successful implementation

Implementing mathematics pathways is a transformative process that requires work across the institution. In short, it is faculty-driven, administrator-supported, and policy-enabled. The first stage of implementation, Getting Started, focuses on how leaders can identify the needs of their institution, commit to action, and prepare to engage stakeholders.

The level of involvement from diverse stakeholder groups across the institution is outlined in the chart. Use this information to support implementation activity in Stage 1.

Level of involvement from stakeholder groups

Stakeholder Group
LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT
High
Medium
low
High-Level Administrators (e.g., presidents, provosts, vice presidents)
Departmental Leadership (e.g., deans, departments heads)
Faculty (e.g., mathematics faculty, developmental education faculty, partner-discipline faculty)
Staff (e.g., advisors, institutional researchers)
medium
high
high
medium

Resources to support Stage 1, its essential actions, and steps are provided throughout the guide.