Engage and mobilize stakeholders to action.
We engage highly regarded math educators from across the country to develop and vet our materials and, in so doing, mobilize educators in attaining consensus and proof points for multiple math pathways. In addition, through numerous presentations, workshops, speeches, and consulting activities, we engage with stakeholders to listen and respond to the needs of the field; we build awareness and enlist stakeholders in joining the movement.
Work with and through organizations with broader reach to help build the capacity of the field.
We work with organizations—including those representing developmental educators, mathematicians, policymakers, postsecondary administrators, and systems—as allies with a common mission of serving all students. We work with our collaborators to build the capacity of the field and increase momentum for sustainable change. The Dana Center maintains rich connections to Transforming Post-Secondary Education Math (TPSE Math), the leading professional associations of mathematicians, and major higher education professional associations—all of which have projects underway or in planning phases that build directly on DCMP policy and practice resources and improvement strategies.
Build coalitions among stakeholders with diverse resources and relationships.
Building coherence in the field by bringing diverse stakeholders together which strengthens the multiple mathematics pathways movement. Some of our coalition-building initiatives are described below.
Put research into action.
Research findings are only useful insomuch as they can be translated into action. The Dana Center is a link between research communities and on-the-ground educators. We help identify realistic solutions based on evidence and develop resources to support implementation. Equally important, we help communicate findings and strategies across a broad spectrum of stakeholders to build awareness, reach consensus, advocate for policy change, and continuously improve our own work.