Climbing the Summit: Progress & Challenges in Scaling Strong Start to Finish Arkansas

Process Stage
Continuously Improving
Institutional Leadership
Math Department
Partner Disciplines
Advisors and Coordinators

Since 2018, public community colleges and universities in Arkansas have collaborated to implement and scale mathematics pathways and English and mathematics corequisite supports to normative practice. This statewide initiative, called Strong Start to Finish Arkansas (SStF Arkansas), is supported by a community of practice and technical assistance from the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. This report outlines the progress toward SStF Arkansas Initiative goals. It also presents the persistent scaling challenges that Arkansas higher education stakeholders face, as they work to increase equitable access and outcomes in undergraduate English and mathematics.