Carnegie Commons Blog

Category: Networks in Action

  • July 31, 2013

    Learning Our Way Into a Better System

    By Gay Clyburn

    At Carnegie’s Pathways National Forum faculty members, administrators, institutional research staff, and education researchers gathered to continue their efforts to reclaim the mathematical lives of students who place into developmental mathematics.

  • April 22, 2013

    Carnegie Project to Examine Improvement Networks

    By Gay Clyburn

    Carnegie has selected two organizations to work with to better understand the work practices of networks that are deliberately organized to improve teaching and learning in schools, colleges, and other places where people learn.

  • July 24, 2012

    Carnegie Launches Subnetworks

    By Gay Clyburn

    Carnegie's Pathways has launched several subnetworks, a team of NIC members, to work together on a specific problem, challenge, or development priority within the Network.

  • July 24, 2012

    The Power of Networks

    By Gay Clyburn

    The high levels of student success from the first year of Statway and Quantway highlight the power of working together, across campuses as a Networked Improvement Community.

  • May 2, 2012

    Reforms with Promise

    By Gay Clyburn

    The Carnegie Foundation has launched a national network of 27 community colleges and three universities dedicated to helping students at the greatest risk of failure in math which is showing promising results.

  • November 14, 2011

    Pathways Update: Good News from the Campuses

    By Gay Clyburn

    Good News from the Campuses We now have 30 colleges participating in our two networked improvement communities—22 in Statway™ and eight in Quantway™. There are 1200 students enrolled in 60 sections of Statway™, and Quantway goes live in classroom beginning in January. Over 80 faculty members are now network members,…

  • June 9, 2011

    Learning by Doing: Building a Networked Improvement Community

    By Gay Clyburn

    A concrete way to learn how a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) might organize and carry out a better program of educational R&D is to build one. In this spirit, the Carnegie Foundation in partnership with several other colleagues and institutions, is now initiating a prototype NIC aimed at addressing the…

  • August 5, 2009

    Addressing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics

    By Gay Clyburn

    During a July convening at Carnegie with representatives from several organizations working on increasing success for community college students in developmental mathematics, participants came up with some tensions that need to be acknowledged and/or addressed. Those include: Increased pressure to increase graduation and completion rates and the desire to get…