The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) established the Math Pathways Task Force, comprising mathematics faculty from each of the 27 public universities and community colleges, and charged this group to:
- Develop recommendations for creation and implementation of statewide math pathways to achieve task force goals.
- Coordinate with national and other state efforts to improve mathematics success for all students.
In February 2017, the Task Force published its report -- Math Pathways Task Force Recommendationsview full resourceDownloadFile -- which identified five key recommendations, alongside next steps, committed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of remedial and gateway mathematics courses. These five recommendations include:
- Establish statewide college meta-majors and corresponding math pathways, ensuring transferability across institutions.
- Increase student engagement and teaching of applications in gateway math classes.
- Increase support for academic success in gateway math classes.
- Provide professional development and resources for faculty and advisors.
- Improve student preparation, including efforts in K-12 education and remediation reform.
In Fall 2017, 12 two-year institutions and 15 four-year institutions committed to implement mathematics pathways in Fall 2018. See Summary of Institutional Commitments for Oklahomaview full resourceDownloadFile for more information about who committed and institutional expectations to implement mathematics pathways.