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Southeast Texas

Welcome

Stakeholders in the Southeast Texas region work collectively to create seamless mathematics pathways aligned across institutions for all P–16 learners. Key leaders from regional community colleges and universities serve as a leadership team to work with the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) regional coordinator to address shared issues, and to problem–solve across systems with a goal of improving student completion.

Coordinator

Linda Welsh
Linda Welsh
“Colleges and universities in the Southeast region are working together to eliminate mathematics as a barrier to student completion. Sharing best practices for teaching, identifying the appropriate mathematics for each program of study, and aligning these pathways across institutions to support transfer will ensure that mathematics is no longer an obstacle to student success and completion in Southeast Texas.”

Institutions

  • Alvin Community College
  • Brazosport College
  • College of the Mainland
  • Galveston College
  • Houston Community College
  • Lamar Institute of Technology
  • Lamar State College–Orange
  • Lamar State College–Port Arthur
  • Lamar University
  • Lone Star College System
  • Texas State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Jacinto College District
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State Technical College-Fort Bend
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • University of Houston–Downtown
  • University of Houston-Victoria
  • Wharton County Junior College
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Regional Advisory Group
INSTITUTION NAME TITLE
Alvin Community College Cindy Griffith Vice President of Instruction
Brazosport College Lynda Villanueva Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs
College of the Mainland Steve Sewell Dean of Academic Programs
Galveston College Cissy Mathews Vice President of Instruction
Houston Community College Betty Fortune Executive Director, Success and Completion
Lamar Institute of Technology Dawn Katz Department Chair, General Education and Developmental Studies
Lamar State College–Orange Suzonne Crockett Director, Education and Mathematics
Lamar State College–Port Arthur Michelle Davis Chair General Education & Developmental Studies
Lamar University Daniel Bartlett Director, Center for College Readiness
Lee College Christy Ponce Executive Vice President
Lone Star College System Wendy Wilson Senior Manager–Developmental Education
Prairie View A&M University Camille Burnett Instructor, College of Education
Sam Houston State University Melinda Miller Holt Chair, Mathematics and Statistics & Professor of Statistics
San Jacinto College Pamela Campbell Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Success
Texas A&M University Tim Scott Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Texas State Technical College–Waco Garry Sigler Department Chair, Mathematics
University of Houston Jeffrey Morgan Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology
Wharton County Junior College Leigh Ann Collins Vice President of Instruction

 

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Regional Goals and Activities

Current Focus

As a nascent regional collaborative, the focus of the Southeast Texas regional group for the 20172018 academic year is to set goals and priorities for collective impact. In addition, with the passage of HB 2223 requiring Texas colleges and universities to offer corequisite remediation for developmental students, another focus is to share successful practices and to provide regional professional development opportunities to meet the mandate of HB 2223.

In the 2017–2018 academic year, stakeholders in the Southeast Texas region are focused on achieving the following goals:

  1. Create a prioritized agenda for collective impact on issues affecting the scaling of mathematics pathways across the region; and
  2. Provide professional development opportunities, including sharing successful practices and regional leadership to support successful implementation to meet the requirements of HB 2223.

Through regular meetings, the leadership team will prioritize strategies to fully implement mathematics pathways across the region and set an agenda for collective impact. Support for implementing co–requisite remediation at the institutional level is being offered through a variety of professional development activities. 

 

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Highlights from the Region

  • San Jacinto College Co-Requisite Work Gains Momentum

  • College Prep Mathematics Coursework in the Southeast Region

  • Professional Development

  • Leadership Team Initial Planning Meetings

San Jacinto College offers models of a single–semester, co–requisite remediation option via four mathematics pathways (see selected resources below) as well as a two–semester, co–requisite remediation option for part–time students.

See selected examples of co-requisite models that are incorporated in mathematics pathways at San Jacinto College: 

Lee College, Lone Star College-North Harris, and San Jacinto College are all collaborating with fourteen regional ISDs in the Southeast region to support implementation of the College Prep Mathematics Course (CPMC)view full resourceDownloadFile.

For more information on the Dana Center’s efforts to align K–12 and higher education mathematics pathways, see the Mathematics Launch Years Toolkit. This toolkit consists of three briefs intended to support districts and higher education systems in streamlining students’ transition from high school to college.

Three professional development workshops have been offered in the region to support implementation of mathematics pathways and co-requisite remediation.

In Spring 2017, Houston Community College hosted regional teams for a day-long learning opportunity focused on co-requisite remediation and the role of mathematics pathways within the broader context of guided pathways. Detailed resources and handouts may be found on the TACC website.

Selected Resources:

Lee College hosted a two-day meeting in Fall 2017 to deepen the discussion of and planning for meeting the mandate of HB 2223 for co-requisite remediation. After hearing from national leaders, campus teams from each institution worked on the key elements needed to support the co-requisite model, such as placement, co-requisite structures, course content, and staffing.  

Selected Resources:

The Dana Center, in partnership with the Texas Success Center and Complete College America, facilitated a one–day meeting hosted by the Lone Star College System. This February 2018 meeting focused on co-requisite remediation for both English and mathematics.  Detailed resources and handouts may be found on the TACC website.

Selected Resources:

The Southeast Texas regional mathematics pathways leadership team, consisting of key leaders from the colleges and universities in the region, held an initial meeting in July 2017 to share updates on institutionallevel mathematics pathways work and to set priorities for the coming year. The leadership team met again in October 2017. The team continues to work with the DCMP regional coordinator to guide the regional work on mathematics pathways.

Dr. Christy Ponce
"Math no longer has to be a barrier to students' achieving their educational and career goals. Using a new career–focused lens, we are developing robust math pathways that are relevant to students and provide competencies needed for high–tech, high–demand careers, especially in the petrochemical fields. Through our regional work on improving student success in math and ensuring students graduate from high school college–ready, together we are making a difference for the Southeast region."
Executive Vice President, Lee College
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Regional Organizations

Texas Gulf Coast Consortium of Community Colleges

Mathematics pathways initiatives at local institutions, which are aligned to the core of the consortium’s work, support student success. This consortium brings together the community colleges in the region to further the mission of educating the region’s workforce through career and technical education, and working to provide foundational coursework for transfer.

West Houston P–16 Council

The mission of the West Houston P–16 Council is to promote success across the educational continuum in West Houston through the broadest collaboration of institutions and organizations and to serve as a model for the state. Two member institutions, Houston Community College and the University of Houston–Downtown, link our mathematics pathways work with this P–16 initiative.

United Way of Greater Houston

United Way MATH (Mastering Algebra Together Houston) brings together United Way of Greater Houston and ConocoPhillips to improve Algebra I completion rates in six area schools. This initiative provides a link to key community and industry partners in support of success in mathematics in our P–12 learners.

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Institutional Representatives
INSTITUTION NAME TITLE
Alvin Community College Cynthia Griffith Vice President of Instruction
Alvin Community College Nadia Nazarenko Dean of General Education and Academic Support
Brazosport College Jeff Detrick Dean of Instruction
Brazosport College Lynda Villanueva Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs
College of the Mainland Leslie Richardson Mathematics Faculty
College of the Mainland Steve Sewell Dean of Academic Programs
Galveston College Cissy Mathews Vice President of Instruction
Galveston College Elvia Segura Student Success Advisor, Developmental Education
Galveston College Rodrigo Santoyo Math Coordinator, Developmental Education
Houston Community College Betty Fortune Executive Director, Success and Completion
Houston Community College Susan Fife Chair, Developmental Mathematics
Houston Community College Susan Goll Professor
Lamar Institute of Technology Dawn Katz Department Chair, General Education and Developmental Studies
Lamar Institute of Technology Melissa Armentor Vice President for Student and Academic Success, Academic Affairs
Lamar State College–Orange Gwen Whitehead Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lamar State College–Orange Suzonne Crockett Director, Education and Mathematics
Lamar State College–Port Arthur Michelle Davis Chair General Education & Developmental Studies
Lamar State College–Port Arthur Sarah McQueen Mathematics Instructor
Lamar University Daniel Bartlett Director, Center for College Readiness
Lamar University Jeremy Alm Chair, Mathematics
Lee College Angela Oriano Vice President of Workforce and Corporate Partnerships
Lee College Christy Ponce Executive Vice President
Lone Star College System Jamie Posey Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Completion
Lone Star College System Michael Krall Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Lone Star College System Wendy Wilson Senior Manager–Developmental Education
Prairie View A&M University Camille Burnett Instructor, College of Education
Sam Houston State University Brian Loft Associate Professor, Mathematics
Sam Houston State University Melinda Miller Holt Chair, Mathematic and Statistics & Professor of Statistics
San Jacinto College Matt Lewis Analyst, Qualitative Research
San Jacinto College Pamela Campbell Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Success
San Jacinto College Rebecca Goosen Associate Vice Chancellor, College Preparatory
Texas A&M University Jennifer Whitfield Assistant Head for Academic Professional Track Faculty, Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University Tim Scott Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Texas State Technical College Shelley Parks Assistant Department Chair, Mathematics
Texas State Technical College-Waco Garry Sigler Department Chair, Mathematics
University of Houston Jeffrey Morgan Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology
Wharton County Junior College Jennifer Mauch Mathematics Department Head
Wharton County Junior College Leigh Ann Collins Vice President of Instruction

 

 

 

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Our Work at the State Level

Select a state to learn more about how local leaders are setting a vision for math pathways or read an analysis of math pathways work across multiple states.