From Innovation to Transformation: Texas Moves to Reform Developmental Education
From Innovation to Transformation tells the short story of how Texas community colleges decided to implement the New Mathways Project in every college in the state. The decision grew out of many years of collaboration among partners, statewide experimentation with developmental education redesign, and a maturation of student success initiatives and demonstration projects designed to help students succeed and advance toward degrees.
This brief can help every state—decentralized or not—move toward more systemic, ambitious reform efforts, building off their particular histories, activities, and relationships. It offers lessons about the critical importance of involving college leaders and faculty and about effective strategies for creating buy-in and committing to specific innovations.