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Results of a survey aligning mathematical content to programs of study in Arkansas.
Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines
This tool is a collection of templates that faculty and administrators can use to prepare for and implement multidisciplinary discussions focused on identifying a default mathematics course requirement that is most relevant for each program of study.
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Planning
Role:
Math Department, Partner Disciplines
This resource is a sample Dana Center communication -or Playbook- including tips from research and the field for the president and senior leadership team to support mathematics pathways implementation at scale.
Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Institutional Leadership
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If an institution has multiple mathematics pathways in place and the ultimate goal of reform is to better meet the needs
 of students, then an essential element in the implementation process is guiding students into the path that is best suited
 to their educational goals. But what is the best way to communicate to freshmen—many of whom might already be feeling overwhelmed—what their course choices are and what the consequences of those choices might be? One college found success in an elegant, innovative solution. 


This summary is part of the Charles A. Dana Center’s “Notes from the Field” series, which highlights examples of innovative practices from colleges, universities, and systems.

Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Math Department, Advisors and Coordinators
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All systemic change depends upon the hard work and commitment of the people who are on the front lines. Engaging these stakeholders in a positive and effective process is a key leadership challenge. In the case
 of implementing mathematics pathways, many leaders are concerned about how to support mathematics faculty in the change effort. Metropolitan Community College–Kansas City took a strategic approach to supporting and engaging faculty in mathematics pathways. 
This summary is part of the Charles A. Dana Center’s “Notes from the Field” series, which highlights examples of innovative practices from colleges, universities, and systems.
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines
This template supports the institutional leadership team to define key actions and deliverables in year-one of implementation of mathematics pathways.
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Planning
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department
This resource highlights key institutional actions and deliverables in year-one of implementing mathematics pathways.
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Planning
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department
The Program Comparison Dataset is a research tool that allows users to view and compare math course requirements for programs of study across all public four-year institutions in Texas. This easily navigable tool uses data from the DCMP Texas Transfer Inventory. Using drop-down menus, users now sort programs alphabetically or by math requirement.
Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines, Advisors and Coordinators, Researchers
In this video students share their stories of overcoming past challenges, persevering to find success in mathematics pathways, and the joy of experiencing math as a “language” they can understand. (5:07)
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Advisors and Coordinators
In this video faculty members discuss the importance of active learning pedagogy training and note how Dana Center professional learning workshops support faculty as they explore “all the moving parts and how they fit together.” (2:16)
Level:
Classroom
Process Stage:
Continuously Improving
Role:
Math Department, Partner Disciplines