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Explore the ideas, tools, and resources provided by the Dana Center and our fellow joyful conspirators to help make the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) vision a reality.

  • Explore The DCMP background, the DCMP model and how the Dana Center approaches this work. 
  • Learn About math pathways, read about the evidence supporting pathways and review Essential Ideas for people in different professional roles. 
  • Take Action with recommendations and resources specific to different levels of the system.
  • Delve into Where We Work, including initiatives led by the Dana Center nationally and in more than a dozen states.
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Learn More about the DCMP Across Multiple Levels of the System
Leaders set a common national vision for math pathways.

What does it look like?

  • The professional associations of mathematics have reached consensus on the need for modernized mathematics pathways.
  • Diverse organizations are advocating for coordinated action around a set of Core Principles
  • Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE Math) is convening faculty leaders to develop an action plan for improving undergraduate math education.

What is the Dana Center's role?

  • To provide thought leadership to mobilize stakeholders for scaled adoption of math pathways.
  • To build coalitions among stakeholders with diverse resources and relationships.
  • To engage and mobilize stakeholders to action.
  • Learn more about the Dana Center's national work.

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Mathematics faculty and other leaders mobilize to set a vision for math pathways in their state.

What does it look like?

  • A task force of faculty leaders across 2- and 4-year sectors and representatives of policy agencies collaborate to establish recommendations for statewide implementation.
  • Leaders across stakeholder groups create conditions to enable institutions to implement.
  • Learn how to Take Action at the state level.

What is the Dana Center's role?

  • To provide tools and service to support the process in establishing a vision for pathways and addressing challenges such as transfer and applicability.
  • To support a network of leaders across states in building and sustaining momentum and in moving state-level work to action at the local level.
  • See where the Dana Center works.

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Institutions commit to implementing math pathways at scale through a faculty-led, administrator-supported, and policy-enabled process.

What does it look like?

  • Institutional leaders charge a cross-functional leadership team with implementing math pathways.  The team identifies three to six math pathways based on local needs and plans for how the pathways will be structured.
  • Systemic change is achieved through collaboration and action across stakeholder groups to establish math pathways as normative practice for all students.
  • Strategic communications and engagement build understanding of and support for the math pathways across the institution.
  • Learn how to Take Action at the institutional level.

What is the Dana Center's role?

  • To provide institutional planning tools, resources for communications, and exemplars for use as models.
  • To help create cross-institutional learning opportunities and to disseminate information linking the local action with state and national efforts.

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Institutions commit to implementing math pathways at scale through a faculty-led, administrator-supported, and policy-enabled process.

What does it look like?

  • Content of the courses within pathways is aligned to the needs of programs of study and of citizens and consumers in modern society.
  • Faculty intentionally design pathways courses to draw upon evidence-based practice to support students as learners.
  • Pathways are structured to support most students to be successful in a college-level math course in their first semester.
  • Faculty receive training and support to teach new courses and improve instruction.
  • Learn how to Take Action at the state level.

What is the Dana Center's role?

  • To provide institutional planning tools, resources for communications, and exemplars for use as models.
  • To help create cross-institutional learning opportunities and to disseminate information linking the local action with state and national efforts.

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