It’s Not Just the Curriculum: Developing Pathways for Student Success in Community Colleges
On January 24, 2012, Carnegie hosted a webinar with panelists:
- Bernadine Chuck Fong, Senior Managing Partner, Community College Program, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- Karon Klipple, Director, Statway™ Networked Improvement Community, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- Jane Muhich, Quantway™ Networked Improvement Community Director and Director of Productive Persistence, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- With participation from Statway™ instructor Andre Freeman (Capital Community College) and Quantway™ instructor Duane Benson (South Georgia College).
Carnegie is addressing the low success rate of students in developmental mathematics by providing alternatives to the current community college mathematical sequence and content. The Statway™ Network, which went live in fall 2011, is designed to take developmental math students to and through transferable college statistics in one year. The Quantway™ Network, which will be taught beginning January 2012, provides an alternate and accelerated pathway with an innovative quantitative literacy focus in which students use mathematical skills and quantitative and algebraic reasoning to make sense of the world around them.
During the broadcast, the presenters:
- Provided an update on what students and faculty members are experiencing with these new pathways.
- Explained how faculty and others have and can contribute to the development of the materials for these pathways.
- Outlined how Carnegie integrates "Productive Persistence" into developmental math courses.
- Revealed how analytics is being used to inform future development.
- Gave details on how to get involved with this work in the future.