The Task Force on Gateway Mathematics Success was charged with looking for ways to modernize and improve undergraduate mathematics as a key lever to:
- Increase success in mathematics; and
- Increase degree completion.
Through its deliberations and data-driven discussions, the task force issued its task force reportview full resourceDownloadFile with several recommendations that focused primarily on:
- Board of Regents’ policy concerning the placement of students;
- Future reporting and monitoring of adopted policy changes; and
- Implementation of adopted policy changes and scaling up across the System.
Planning for implementation began in Fall 2015 followed by the NSHE Gateway Course Success Summit in February 2016. The purpose of this statewide meeting was to bring the institutions together to develop action plans for implementation of the NSHE policy changes related to course pathways for English and math and continuous enrollment measures. These policy changes were recommended by the task force and adopted by the Board of Regents in June 2015. Institutional action planning was intended to lead to full-scale implementation by Fall 2016.