Strong Start To Finish

Louisiana Board of Regents

Through a competitive application process completed in Spring 2020, the Louisiana Board of Regents (LABR) is one of seven new grantees selected to seed readiness at systems preparing to implement developmental education reforms at scale.

Spearheaded by the Louisiana Commissioner for Higher Education and Assistant and Deputy Commissioners for Academic Affairs, LA-SSTF engages all 28 institutions and, with support from Strong Start to Finish, aims to successfully implement evidence-based corequisite math plans at scale by fall 2021 so that all institutions in Louisiana will have the tools and skills needed for success.

Priority Action Areas

LA-SSTF is focused on the following priority action area:

  • Offer change management support for scaled transformation.

Strategies at Scale

Through the support and professional networks of Strong Start to Finish, LA-SSTF will scale the following reforms:

  • Convene corequisite math learning community steering committee.
  • Develop a strategic communication plan to engage institutions, systems, and boards.
  • Establish multi-institution “learning teams.”
  • Host corequisite delivery workshop series: 1) Dev ed reform and successful co-req models, 2) Ensuring equity and access, 3) Successful implementation and scaling, 4) Gateway math and math pathways.
  • Implement mini-grant program for institutional implementation and scaling support.
  • Submit and adopt revised, evidence-based math corequisite plans with evidence-based tools and strategies.

Project Leadership and Campus Involvement

LA-SSTF is supported and led the Commissioner of Higher Education, the Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Innovation and Student Success and the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs.

The LABR includes 14 colleges and 14 universities in their SSTF project, all committed to working to advance developmental education reforms in the state:

  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Central Louisiana Technical Community College
  • Delgado Community College
  • Fletcher Technical Community College
  • Grambling State University
  • Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria
  • Louisiana State University-Eunice
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • McNeese State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northshore Technical Community College
  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Nunez Community College
  • River Parishes Community College
  • South Louisiana Community College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A & M College
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Southern University at Shreveport
  • SOWELA Technical Community College
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • University of New Orleans