The Right Math at the Right Time for Michigan: "Coalition of the Willing" Strengthens Math Pathways in a Decentralized Higher Education System

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From 2015-2018, Michigan was one of six states engaged in the Dana Center's Mathematics Pathways to Completion project. As a decentralized higher education system, this brief describes the ways diverse stakeholders across Michigan have come together as a “coalition of the willing” to implement and strengthen mathematics pathways. Additionally, lessons are presented from Michigan's efforts to implement and scale math pathways that should be helpful to higher education institutions, associations, and systems in other states that want to make mathematics a tool for—rather than an obstacle to—student success.