Strong Start To Finish

Author:

Connie Richardson, Course Program Manager,
The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin

 

For further information, contact: dcmathpathways@austin.utexas.edu

 

Executive Summary

This toolkit presents nationally agreed-upon design principles for implementing corequisite mathematics and provides comprehensive tools and resources to make these principles actionable. It supports faculty members, advisors and administrators in adopting corequisites that ensure college students – in particular those who are Black, Latinx, Indigenous, first-generation and from low-income communities – are provided the supports they need to be successful.

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Principles for the Design and Delivery of Corequisite Mathematics Supports

A crucial step in ensuring that the scaling of corequisite support maximizes student learning and achieves equitable outcomes is to capture and communicate effective practices for designing, delivering and continuously improving corequisite math to faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, college administrators, system leaders and policymakers. These principles are designed to guide this process.

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Implementation Tools

A collection of resources to support institutions in the corequisite planning, implementation and continuous improvement stages. Implementing corequisite models is complex. Many of the tools will be used repeatedly, either in different steps of the process as new data become available, or as additional stakeholder groups are brought into the work.

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Policy Typology

State and higher education system policy is an increasingly important factor driving the adoption and scale of corequisite mathematics. This typology uses policy-relevant criteria derived from the Corequisite Design Principles to evaluate whether or not state policies establish standards for high-quality, equitable corequisite structures.

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Practice Profiles

These concrete examples of mid-level leadership in practice highlight colleges doing exceptional work and field-based lessons. They document ways in which institutions have customized corequisite programs to suit their unique context and best serve their student populations.

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Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions

Responses to some of the most common questions from the field, as well as definitions and related examples. To support administrators’ efforts to address patterns of inequity in student outcomes, the toolkit includes topics related to evaluating institutional policies and scaling culturally responsive pedagogical practices.

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Resources and References

Additional resources and sources used in this toolkit with links for additional information.

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