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:

  1. ensure student success
  2. leverage university strengths, and
  3. 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.

Tool Kits

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.

To assist PASSHE campuses in assessing the changes and impact of implementation, a coding guide and spreadsheet for data collection have been created.

Corequisite Mathematics Toolkit developed by The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Presentations and Events

Corequisite Math Summit held on May 17, 2021

Dissemination of Final Guidance Document - September 10, 2021

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these programs and initiatives, please contact the Provost's Office.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building
(570) 422-3539
(570) 422-3519 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Interim Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs
Margaret J. Ball