The State System is currently invested in a comprehensive System Redesign effort in response to an array of challenges that confront public higher education nationally but are acutely concentrated in Pennsylvania.
The overarching vision of System Redesign is to “sustainably provide affordable, relevant, postsecondary education to all Pennsylvanians, continuing our historic mission as an engine of social mobility and economic development.” With this vision, our top three priorities of System Redesign are:
- ensure student success
- leverage university strengths, and
- transform the governance / leadership structure.
A system-wide Strong Start to Finish grant has allowed PASSHE faculty and staff to develop a system-wide protocol for curriculum design and implementation of corequisite learning support for mathematics. Developmental education is directly related to our system’s access mission and its commitment to serving the educational needs and goals of students across the Commonwealth.
A working group was formed of mathematics faculty members, as well as staff, from these PASSHE universities: Bloomsburg University, Clarion University, Edinburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Lockhaven University and Mansfield University, and a representative from the Office of the Chancellor. This working group built upon previous work developed by the Developmental Education group, and built out one of four recommendations for change: corequisite learning supports.
Guidance for Implementing Corequisite Math Support Courses is a document developed by the PASSHE working group to guide PASSHE campuses interested in replacing prerequisite developmental mathematics courses with corequisite courses.
Presentations and Events
Corequisite Math Summit held on May 17, 2021
- Remarks on background to the project - John Ulrich, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mansfield University
- National context and ongoing efforts in corequisite mathematics - Connie Richardson, Manager, Higher Education Course Programs, Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
- Remarks and overview of the draft guidelines - William Calhoun, Project Director and Professor of Mathematics, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Dissemination of Final Guidance Document - September 10, 2021
- Overview of the Guidance Document and Expected Impact of Adopting the Corequisite Model - William Calhoun, Project Director and Professor of Mathematics, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania & Connie Richardson, Manager, Higher Education Course Programs, Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
- Review of Upcoming Corequisite Math Training Schedule - Richard Riccardi, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs