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Algebra Success at Pierce As Soon as Possible Pierce College

Outline
Part I: Window of opportunity
Part II: Innovation, pilots Part III: Revisit and Revision

Outcomes
Lessons: It takes a village Future Challenges

What is ASAP: Student Perspective

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6KiePo0Bbc&featu re=g-upl

2006 - 2008

Step 1: Create a Sense of Urgency


Conferences Speakers Data: 2 levels below

Our Data
Success and Persistence
Enrolled in 115 Successful in 115 % Enrolled in 125 % Successful in 125 %

6100

3558

58.3%

2014

33.0%

1396

22.9%

If we have 4 levels of dev ed, how many exit points are

there? If 100 students started at 4 levels below, how many finished the dev ed sequence?

Innovators to the Rescue!!


Math Faculty Chair Counseling: Dean/Faculty Admin Support Student Success BSI $$$

2008 - 2009

Step 2: Pilot & Prototype


Mod Math
Freshman Success ASAP

Summer Bridge
Learn from failure

ASAP Description
Students take this package of 14 units in one semester:
- Two Algebra courses (blended Math 115 and Math 125) - College Success course (PD-40) - Math Study Skills (Independent Study) Supported by in-class tutor running out-of-class

workshops, instructors, and counselors


Students are immersed in Mathematics

The Early Years: Strengths


Dedicated leadership
Working relationship Counseling and math Support from VPAA

BSI money for tutors

Early Years: Marshmallows


Class didnt fill
Logistical nightmare!! Independent study course Clearing students No linked enrollment Lack of communication

pathways & know-how

2009 - 2011

Step 3: Revisit and Revise!


Coordinator: meetings, reflection, communication Revision, revision, revision! New Curriculum Enrollment process changes Orientation Ends in an SOP

ASAP vs. Non-ASAP Success and Persistence


Enrolled in 115 Successful in 115 % Enrolled in 125 % Successful in 125 %

ASAP

535

400

74.8%

(535)

351

65.6%

Non-ASAP

6100

3558

58.3%

2014

33.0%

1396

22.9%

Culture Shift
Acceleration and success rates/award
Institutionalization/ too visible to fail Culture of developmental math Campus culture of student success through collaboration ASAP is known to students, district, region, and state

It Takes a Village
State

AA
Student Services

Leadership Who Map: Vision


Counseling Faculty 3CSN Coordinator Math Faculty

BSI Coordinator

Chancellors Office

Academic Affairs

Coordination Who Map: Logistics


A&R

BSI/3CSN

Assessment

Counseling

VPAA

2011 - 2012

Current Challenges
Decreasing BSI funds

Institutionalized tutoring

Decreasing general college funds

Eliminated tutoring, coordinators position, Summer Bridge, counseling support Decrease in college success course, developmental math Loss of key personnel

2012 20??

Next Steps
Scaling up Expanding out ESL, transfer math, developmental English Expanding to Summer Bridge students Survival through networking and institutionalization

Activity!!
Think about your goal for being here. What do you

want to innovate? What is your vision?


What are the marshmallows that may slip you up? Who can you go to for vision and leadership? Who/what can you use to help navigate around the

banana peels?

Activity
Marshmallows/Barriers People/Resources