Taking NVC Math Pathways on the Road

Two Northwest Vista College math faculty, Heidi Hunt-Ruiz and Eddie Bishop, along with NVC Vice President Deborah Gaitan, were invited to present at the Corequisite Conference at St. Philip’s College last week.

The presentation was a very informative and well received by the audience. Anna Harwin, who served as a coach, mentor, and teacher of the team, commented that the presentation focused on how NVC undertook a college-wide approach to math advising to get students in the right math courses for their degree plans.

Below is the abstract for the presentation:

  • Our session will take you on our 10-year journey through the creation, implementation, and continued revision of shorter, lower-risk math paths for our students.┬áThe emphasis of the session will be on the challenges we faced, and the college-wide, systematic approach it took to overcome them. From advising at multiple levels, to a board game that helps advisors and students learn and understand our math paths, the approaches we have implemented align with the fundamental principles of the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways model. We will share our completion and graduation rate success, and our goals, with our pathways approach, to creating a rigorous math path for STEM majors.

These conferences are sponsored by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Texas Success Initiative Professional Development (TSI PD) Program at Texas State University, Alamo Colleges District, and the North Texas Community College Consortium.

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