Learning Network Convening 2022
Our bank of resources includes a number of valuable reports and toolkits developed by members of the Strong Start to Finish network, many of whom presented at the 2022 Learning Network Convening. These resources take a deep dive into developmental education reform and corequisite supports.
SStF Reports and Toolkits
Implementation Pathways for Developmental Education Reform
By: Sharmila Mann and Emily Warren
Read the Implementation Pathways Report
No Room for Doubt: Moving Corequisite Support from Idea to Imperative
By: Complete College America
Read the No Room for Doubt Report
Corequisite Mathematics Toolkit
By: The Charles A. Dana Center
Check Out the Corequisite Math Toolkit
Success & Equity Through Quality Instruction
By: ACUE and Sova
Read the Success & Equity Report
Faculty & Staff Support: A Toolkit for Mid-Level Managers
By: Sova and The Charles A. Dana Center
Check Out the Faculty & Staff Support Toolkit
Developmental Education Self-Placement Approaches
By: Phase 2 Advisory
Read the Self-Placement Report
ACUE Back to School Webinars
Watch the ACUE Webinars
Strong Start to Finish Scaling Site Evaluation – Executive Summary
By: Bruce Vandal Consulting
Read the Scaling Site Evaluation
Improving College Success for Students in Corequisite Reading
By: Florence Xiaotao Ran, Susan Bickerstaff and Nikki Edgecombe
Read the Improving College Success Report
Leading a Systematic Change Process
By: Texas A&M University – Texas, Texas Rural Funders
Read the Systematic Change Report
Learning Mindsets Matter for Students in Corequisite Courses
By: Motivate Lab
Read the Mindsets Matter Report
Improving Equity Throuh Corequisite Support
By: University of Houston, Houston Community College and Strong Start to Finish
Read the Improving Equity Report
Finding Relevance in College Math
By: Motivate Lab
Read the Finding Relevance Report
SStF Network Blog Posts
Student Self-Placement as an Equity Strategy
By: Melinda Karp
Read Melinda Karp’s Blog Post
Developmental Education Reform for English Learners
By: Jessica Brathwaite, CCRC
Read Jessica Brathwaite’s Blog Post
Faculty Are Key to Student Success
By: Jonathan Gyurko, ACUE and Brandon Protas, Complete College of America
Read Jonathan Gyurko and Brandon Protas’s Blog Post
Supporting Faculty Development through Policy and Practice
By: Karon Klipple, Carnegie Math Pathways/WestEd and Alison Kadlec, Sova
Read Karon Klipple and Alison Kadlec’s Blog Post
Lessons from Corequisite Math Reform
By: Lauren Schudde, University of Texas at Austin
Read Lauren Schudde’s Blog Post
Lift Ev’ry Voice for Math
By: Vanson Nguyen, College of Alameda and Jamylle Carter, Diablo Valley College
Read Vanson Nguyen and Jamylle Carter’s Blog Post
The Strong Start to Finish Equity Philosophy
Strong Start to Finish addresses equity by working to change systems to meet the needs of students who are adversely impacted by traditional developmental-education practices: Black, Brown, Asian-American and Indigenous students, students with low incomes and adult learners. Below, we share links to articles that address racial equity in theory and practice.
Racial Equity Resources
Note: Many of these resources are behind a paywall
Accountability, equity, and practitioner learning and change.
Bensimon, E. M., Rueda, R., Dowd, A. C., & Harris, F., III.(2007), Metropolitan Universities
Reclaiming racial justice in equity.
Bensimon, E. M. (2018), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
The role of institutional agents in providing institutional support to Latinx students in STEM.
Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Stanton-Salazar, R., & Dávila, B. A. (2019), The Review of Higher Education
First-generation equity practitioners: Are they part of the problem?
Bensimon, E. M., & Gray, J. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
The case for an anti-racist stance toward paying off higher education’s racial debt.
Bensimon E.M. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Silence is complicity: Why every college leader should know the history of lynching.
Bledsoe, C. L., Dowd, A. C., & Ward, L. W. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
“Never Forget” the History of Racial Oppression: Whiteness, White Immunity, and Educational Debt in Higher Education.
Cabrera, N. L. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
UCS Rossier School of Education, Center for Urban Education
The Challenges and Tensions of Equity-Minded Teaching.
Castillo-Montoya, M. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
The false notion of “race-neutrality”: How legal battles in higher education undermine racial equity.
Garces, L. M. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Reclaiming the moral case for educational equity.
Martínez Alemán, A. M. (2020). Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Do We Really Know What We See? The Role of Cognitive Bias in How We View Race in Higher Education.
Park, J. J. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Dear White people: Reimagining Whiteness in the struggle for racial equity.
Patton, L. D., & Haynes, C. (2020), Change: The magazine of higher learning
Designing for racial equity in student affairs: Embedding equity frames into your student success programs.
Pendakur, V. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Unrelenting inequality at the intersection of race and class.
Rendón, L. I. (2020), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Crafting A Racial Equity Practice In College Math Education
Cheryl D. Ching and Maxine T. Roberts, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2021)