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Many institutions implementing and scaling mathematics pathways are faced with the challenge of enrolling students in relevant gateway math courses that are aligned to their programs of study. When faculty and policy agencies in Arkansas understood the impact of transfer and applicability of mathematics courses on students, they committed to state-level action and coordination to address the problem. In an effort to increase student success in mathematics and increase overall degree completion at a large scale, various Arkansas stakeholders set into motion strategic policy action to provide statewide guidance and alignment of non-STEM mathematics courses to programs of study.
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State
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Implementing
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Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department, Advisors and Coordinators
This Dana Center resource provides an overview of efforts to implement multiple math pathways at scale in American higher education. It focuses special attention on the structural and policy dimensions of ensuring that new gateway mathematics course sequences become standard institutional course offerings. These include:

• Transfer and applicability across institutions;
• Alignment of mathematics pathways within institutions;
• Appropriate placement into gateway course and support structures.

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State, Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
This resource is a sample of the Quantitative Reasoning course.
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Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Math Department
This resource is a sample of the Statistical Reasoning course.
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Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
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Math Department
This resource provides a selected list with explanatory notes on key mathematics pathways references and publications. Topics covered in this supplementary resource include:

• Mathematics Professional Associations on Mathematics Pathways
• Consistent and Predictable Transfer and Applicability
• Placement and Acceleration Options
• Co–requisite and Accelerated Structures
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State, Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
Across the nation, institutions are implementing one–semester co–requisite models, which refer to the practice of placing students directly into college–level courses regardless of preparation, and providing them with supports for just-in-time instruction. A two–year institution in Oklahoma — Tulsa Community College — combined its institutional initiatives in order to quickly and effectively implement and scale co–requisite supports across its campuses to support underprepared students in completing their first college–level coursework.
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Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Math Department
In an effort to better align degree programs and strengthen the Non-STEM mathematics pathways across the state, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Course Transfer System Mathematics Review Committee have issued recommendations to guide institutions as they determine which degrees/programs should accept Quantitative Literacy/Mathematical Reasoning (ACTS Course MATH1113) as the general education mathematics requirement.
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State
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
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Policy, Math Department, Partner Disciplines
Example of a student-friendly resource for the Non–STEM math pathway at Northwest Vista College, Texas.
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Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing
Role:
Advisors and Coordinators
Example of a student-friendly resource for the STEM math pathway at Northwest Vista College, Texas.
Level:
Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing
Role:
Advisors and Coordinators
Currently, most state- and system-level policy supports the transferability of credits but does not account for the applicability of those credits to a student’s program of study. Several states have taken steps to address this issue directly. While each state’s approach to the problem is distinct, all of them can be instructive in better understanding the nuanced policy and planning considerations needed to better serve students in this area.
Level:
State
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy