In September 2022, the State University of New York (SUNY) joined nineteen other states and systems (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin) in the Launch Years Initiative (LYI). This effort is led by the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin (Dana Center), in partnership with Education Strategy Group, Parent Institute for Quality Engagement, and Texas Advanced Computing Center.
With this opportunity, SUNY will leverage additional technical assistance and supports from the Dana Center and other national experts to continue Math Pathways implementation at scale via gateway co-requisite course supports, explore adding additional math pathways (i.e. for future teachers and/or data science), partner with four year institutions, and collaborate with New York State Education Department on aligning pathways from high school to and through postsecondary education and careers (one of the main goals of Launch Years Initiative).
The Launch Years Initiative is aligned with SUNY priorities and builds on existing work from SUNY Math Pathways, Carnegie Math Pathways (CMP), and Strong Start to Finish (SStF) grants to further advance, scale, and sustain effective mathematics pathways and mathematics corequisite supports, in conjunction with current guided pathways efforts, across 30 SUNY community colleges. This support will dramatically improve equitable access, learning, and success of students in developmental and gateway mathematics courses.
The link below leads to a spreadsheet where we have organized the recordings of Math Pathways convenings, webinars, and workshops for colleagues to use as a resource (e.g. onboarding of new staff and/or refreshing past learnings):