296 Results Page 4 of 30

Mathematics pathways are a promising approach for improving student outcomes, but if implementation happens one college at a time and without statewide policy support, the potential for scaling is diminished.

Level:
State
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department

Six states gathered together in Fall 2018 to discuss progress and continuous improvement for mathematics pathways as a part of the Mathematics Pathways to Completion (MPC) project.

Level:
State, Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department

Six states gathered together in Fall 2018 to discuss progress and continuous improvement for mathematics pathways as a part of the Mathematics Pathways to Completion (MPC) project.

Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department

The 2018 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) standards guide lays out recommendations for impacting mathematical prowess, and improving mathematics education in the first two years of college.

Level:
Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Researchers

A fully scaled corequisite support model that uses common course textbooks and exams helps underprepared students complete their gateway mathematics courses in their first year, removing a persistent barrier to degree completion.

Level:
Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines

Combining several initiatives led to a rapid scaling up of co-requisite supports for underprepared students. The multipronged approach required faculty collaboration to align gateway mathematics courses and intense training of support staff and advisors.

Level:
Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Math Department
DOWNLOADABLE FILE(S)

A common concern among those considering mathematics pathways is the degree to which students who begin their college-level work in non-STEM pathways might be hindered if they switch to a STEM major.

Level:
Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Continuously Improving
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines, Advisors and Coordinators
DOWNLOADABLE FILE(S)

Developing multiple ways to explain mathematics pathways to students and advisors, including nontraditional approaches such as a “Math Paths” game, led to a deeper understanding of how pathways fit with the overall college experience.

Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Math Department, Advisors and Coordinators
DOWNLOADABLE FILE(S)

In the early stages of implementing mathematics pathways reforms across multiple campuses, leaders strategically and authentically engaged faculty, directly addressing their concerns and empowering the people on the front lines to work towards the institution’s vision.

Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines

The resource is a 2016-2017 fiscal year progress report of the Ohio Mathematics Initiative (OMI).

Level:
State
Process Stage:
Implementing
Role:
Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Partner Disciplines

Spotlight: Updated and New Resources

This toolkit contains resources and guidance on the design of course content, pedagogy, and technology, and on working with programs to identify statistics as an appropriate pathway.

This bibliography summarizes selected research that informed each of the DCMP’s six curriculum design standards.