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CLEVELAND STATE REDESIGN Karen Wyrick, Cleveland State Community College Introducing a Remedial Program that Actually Works - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Program 3 Developmental Math Classes Basic Math, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra Emporium Model Mastery Learning 7 College Math Classes College Algebra, Finite Math, Statistics (1 + 2) Precalculus I & II, Applied Trig, Business Calculus (2 + 1) Emporium Model Mastery Learning Goals Improve student learning Reduce costs ~ 1650 students in Math/Dev Math Fall 2010

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Course Layout 10 – 12 mini modules 1 hour class meeting each week At least 1 hour required in lab each week Complete one module each week Course Grade Points for everything – class, lab, video notes, homework, and quizzes Course Standards Must score at least 70% on attendance, participation, homework and quizzes Course Structure

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Student Reactions Students I want my lecture! Study night before exam What do I need to pass? Class Low attendance Dont do homework Not engaged in class Students I like this! Weekly homework, quiz I want an A. Class Median attendance grade 88 Average homework grade 97 Come to class early, stay late Before RedesignAfter Redesign

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But Did It Help? Developmental Math Basic Math increased from 48% before to 53% after Elementary Algebra increased from 52% before to 67% after Intermediate Algebra increased from 55% before to 71% after College Level Math College Algebra increased from 65% before to 77% after Introductory Statistics decreased slightly from 79% before to 73% after Finite Math increased from 75% before to 89% after Precalculus I increased from 55% before to 75% after Precalculus II increased from 75% before to 81% after Doing More with Less Math department has grown 40+% since redesign (from to 1600+) College Math enrollment is 800+ S2011 – more than dev math Cost/FTE has been reduced by over 40% College retention increased by 7% in Spring 2009 ($400K revenue) Number of students passing a math course has increased by 50+%

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Alternate Staffing Focus Covering material Preparing lectures Grading papers Schedule 15 class hours More office hours Helping students in office? Role Dispenser of information Focus Student progress Student success Helping students Schedule 10 class hours, 10 lab hours Fewer office hours Helping students in class, lab Role Mentor, coach, guide Traditional Faculty RoleNew Faculty Role

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The impact on students Jacqueline Karen Wyrick, Department Chair Cleveland State Community College And Finally…

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