Maine Community College System (MCCS) began work with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin to accelerate mathematics pathways and to improve student access and attainment by implementing initiatives oriented toward student success. Strategic efforts to achieve this goal will focus on:
- Building awareness and understanding of mathematics pathways with key stakeholders;
- Supporting institutional teams in developing implementation plans for mathematics pathways, including co–requisite models; and,
- Convening a team of faculty leaders to build consensus for high–quality learning outcomes.
Initial supports for the work in Maine include: (1) a Fall 2018 system–wide kickoff with key stakeholders including faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, and presidents to build awareness of mathematics pathways and to develop strategies for regional alignment with programs of study, (2) a Fall 2018 workshop to support institutional teams that are developing implementation plans for math pathways, including co–requisite courses, (3) a Spring 2019 workshop on co–requisite curriculum design, and (4) the convening of a working group with representative faculty members from MCCS campuses to develop common student learning outcomes for entry–level mathematics courses, including Statistics, Quantitative Reasoning, College Algebra, Technical Mathematics, and Math for Elementary School Teachers.
To learn more about our emerging work in Maine, see the highlights section below.