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April 11, 2019
Higher Ed Update is a companion publication to the Charles A. Dana Center’s Higher Ed In Brief newsletter. The Update provides thought leadership, information on new resources and publications, details on upcoming events, and more from the Dana Center’s Higher Education Services team.
An exploration of a national movement
Cover image from the Emerging Issues in Mathematics Pathways monograph

In our new edited volume Emerging Issues in Mathematics Pathways: Case Studies, Scans of the Field, and Recommendations, the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) presents 15 chapters exploring a range of relevant and emergent issues.

The monograph covers topics in:

  • Faculty leadership, curriculum development
  • System, state, administrator engagement
  • State and institutional policy
  • Equity and culturally reinforced practices

True to the Dana Center’s strategy of engaging stakeholders across the system, this monograph includes perspectives from college and university mathematics faculty, advisors, administrators, and system leaders along with thought leadership from Dana Center policy analysts, curriculum developers, and implementation specialists.

Explore the Monograph
Our most popular publication – NOW UPDATED

Originally released in 2016, The Case for Mathematics Pathways is the DCMP’s most popular publication. The brief makes the case that high-quality mathematics pathways can significantly increase student success by addressing structural barriers along multiple, targeted axes.

Now updated with new research and recommendations anchored in years of experience from on-the-ground pathways implementations, the brief remains a touchstone work in the mathematics pathways movement.

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How can colleges motivate one another?

The implementation of mathematics pathways is most effective when efforts are coordinated across institutions while still allowing for local decision making. How can we engender such coordination? Information sharing between systems and institutions is a great start, but through what mechanisms?

Beginning in 2015, the Dana Center collaborated with the Texas Success Center to develop a way to collect and assess implementation practices from the 50 community college districts across the state. The data collected not only provided information on institutions’ progress and practices, but they also helped to identify colleges doing exemplary math pathways work. These institutions received high-profile recognition for their efforts and positive impact on student success.

The eighth installment of Notes from the Field tells the story.

Read “Motivating Change Across Institutions”
Let us help you navigate
Cover image from the Emerging Issues in Mathematics Pathways monograph

Attend our two-day “Implementing, Improving, and Scaling Co-Requisite Mathematics Courses” workshop, and you and your team will return to your campus with a plan for co-requisite implementation. Collaborative workshop sessions focus on structures, content, pedagogy, and psychosocial factors.

This workshop is not tied to any specific curriculum, but focuses on actionable guidance for building successful, sustainable approaches to co-requisite course design.

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Become an innovator. Join the DCMP team.

The Dana Center is hiring a Professional Learning Coordinator – Course Program Specialist to join the DCMP team. This critical role focuses on the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of innovative professional learning offerings.

Do you (or someone you know) have the motivation and expertise to join us?

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