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, and details on upcoming events from the Dana Center’s Higher Education Services team.
Three factors critical to building mathematics pathways that last
When implementing multiple math pathways in an institution or system, the work is never complete.
True student persistence and success require attention to multifaceted issues well outside any single classroom or department. To ensure new gateway course sequences become standard institutional offerings that can endure and improve while helping students advance, it’s helpful to understand and address some common challenges.
Our newest Call to Action brief explores the obstacles in three areas critical to scaling and sustaining math pathways. The brief suggests strategies for meeting those challenges. A “notes and references” supplement is available for anyone interested in digging more deeply into the background and research supporting this important call to action.
Some of the more challenging things to navigate when you’re implementing math pathways include critical partnerships, communications strategies, state policy environments, and questions of transfer and alignment. Fortunately, innovative work underway in numerous states provides helpful examples of effective strategies to meet those challenges.
Our new brief, Creating Structural Change for Student Success, brings together findings from DCMP implementations in 13 states. The brief focuses on systemic-level practices and processes necessary to help modernize entry-level college mathematics programs.
An important advising and planning tool – updated for 2018-2019
Updated Texas Transfer Inventory
The Texas Transfer Inventory is one of the most popular downloads from the DCMP website.
Updated with 2018–2019 catalog data, our transfer inventory contains detailed mathematics course requirements for every degree offered by all public higher education institutions in Texas. College advisors and administrators frequently use this resource to guide students towards enrollment in mathematics pathways that will transfer and apply to university degree programs. The Transfer Inventory also provides a useful model for those wishing to create similar resources in other states.
Texas Transfer Inventory – Program Comparison Dataset
This updated companion to the Texas Transfer Inventory is a dynamic research tool using the same AY 2018–2019 data featured in the transfer inventory. In the Program Comparison Dataset, mathematics degree requirements are sortable. Users can easily look up data by degree across institutions, by alphabetical sorting, or any number of methods for “slicing and dicing” this crucial information.