Mathematics Pathways to Completion: Setting the Conditions for Statewide Reform in Higher Education

Mathematics pathways are a promising approach for improving student outcomes, but if implementation happens one college at a time and without statewide policy support, the potential for scaling is diminished. This report describes the structure of the Mathematics Pathways to Completion (MPC) project and the supports that the Dana Center is offering to participating states. In addition, drawing on 33 semi-structured interviews with mathematics faculty, state-level leaders, and technical assistance providers across the six states, this report identified five critical dimensions of scaling mathematics pathways statewide, including: attention to transferability and applicability; leadership from across two- and four-year sectors; strong mechanisms for gaining consensus on student learning outcomes; engagement of non-mathematics stakeholders; and coordination with related initiatives.
Level
State
Process Stage
Getting Started
Planning
Implementing
Continuously Improving
Role
Policy
Institutional Leadership
Math Department