Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

For A Pilot Of The Community College Pathway Program

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/15/2014
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) seeks to expand the Community College Pathway Program—a remedial math program focused on statistics, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning—throughout California and the nation. Statway (focused on statistics) and Quantway (focused on quantitative reasoning) are intensive year-long pathways, culminating in college credit, that are designed to serve students planning to transfer to four-year institutions and continue further studies in humanities or social sciences. Working within its national network of colleges and universities, CFAT would train and support large numbers of faculty to implement Statway and Quantway, as well as revise the Pathways to improve scaling within institutions. By the end of the grant term: (1) 10,000 students will have successfully completed one of the Pathways; (2) fifteen California institutions will offer the Pathways; and (3) the current, impressive student success rate will be maintained, even amidst substantial expansion.
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for Carnegie Units update  
The Carnegie Unit was developed in 1906 to define the minimum number of hours required for high school courses. Since its wide adoption, it has served as the standard for measuring student progress toward high school graduation and through college. The Carnegie Foundation (owner of the Carnegie Unit) proposes to revisit the standard to study the feasibility and appropriateness of creating a "Carnegie 2.0" that measures student learning with a competency metric rather than time. The study would examine new and developing measures, identify criteria for a redesigned Carnegie Unit, and create an outreach plan to build support for what might be considered a revolutionary change. The work would include establishing an advisory group of experts to inform research and build a network of interested parties, culminating in a published report with recommendations for next steps.
for a regional pilot of the Statway Network Improvement Community  
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) seeks to expand Statway—a remedial math program focused on statistics, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning—to the Bay Area. This one-year pathway culminating in college-level statistics is structured to serve students planning to transfer to four-year institutions and continue further studies in humanities or social sciences. Working with faculty from its national network of colleges and universities, CFAT will train and support large numbers of faculty to reliably enact Statway. By the end of the grant term, CFAT will have developed a regional Bay Area network of six community colleges and state universities where Statway will be institutionalized. This faculty network will be poised to move the program to full scale within their respective institutions and to support its expansion statewide in California.

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