The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center whose primary mission is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education." It seeks continued support for a program that will, over the next decade, address the low levels of success in math education in community colleges. This funding would enable Carnegie to develop and launch a field-wide research collaboration network that would develop programs to leverage OER in an open research network to shift community college math tracks from an emphasis on calculus to a mastery of statistics.
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Grants to this Grantee
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.