HB 2223 Implementation Support
A Challenging and Exciting Mandate
In June 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Texas House Bill 2223, mandating that all public higher education institutions in the state develop and implement co-requisite models to deliver developmental education. Thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented co-requisite models have been shown to result in substantial increases in student success, as measured by student completion of credit-bearing, college-level courses.
Implementing co-requisite courses is not simple. Learning what works well in these models takes careful consideration. Planning organizational adjustments in mathematics departments is a nuanced process. More important, meeting the aggressive timeline described in the legislation—with co-requisite classes to begin in Fall 2018—requires structural changes at scale.
The Charles A. Dana Center’s staff have the experience to support you. Through our work supporting successful co-requisite implementations in diverse higher education systems across the nation, the Dana Center staff gained years of expertise in policy, curriculum, and implementation. We now offer this knowledge to help your mathematics department comply with this challenging—but exciting—new legislation.
The Dana Center’s Free Technical Assistance Program
To help institutions plan for co-requisite implementation at scale, the Dana Center is launching an immediate support effort in Fall 2017. Offered free of charge, our technical assistance program consists of both online meetings and face-to-face convenings to help guide your mathematics teams in building an effective action plan to implement co-requisite offerings. Please see details below.
Please bring a two- to four-person team for these working meetings. Suggested teams include mathematics faculty, mathematics department chairs, science and mathematics deans, vice presidents for academic affairs or staff involved in transfer and applicability decisions for mathematics.
All members of your institution’s HB 2223 implementation team should view both of the webinars as well as the selected in-person convening for your region.
An interactive online meeting to learn about baseline data and information for co-requisite planning, and to take the first steps in developing your action plan. Your institution’s HB 2223 implementation team should be in attendance.
WHEN: September 8, 2017, 1-2 pm CT
WHERE: online video conference using the Zoom platform (conference link will be provided upon registration)
A facilitated team discussion to clarify your action plan and prepare for the 2-day regional work sessions. Your institution’s HB 2223 implementation team should be in attendance.
WHEN: September 15, 2017, 1-3 pm CT
WHERE: online video conference using the Zoom platform (conference link provided upon registration)
REGIONAL WORK SESSIONS
Institutional teams engage in two days of interactive, facilitated decision making and planning driven by data, and supported by tools and resources from the field. Your institution’s HB 2223 implementation team should be in attendance.
These workshops are free. Lunch on both days will be provided.
WEST TEXAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, and Thursday, October 5, 2017
WHERE: Odessa College, Odessa, Texas
SOUTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP
WHEN: Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 6, 2017
WHERE: Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas
NORTH AND EAST TEXAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP
WHEN: Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, 2017
WHERE: Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP (NEW DATES)
WHEN: Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20, 2017
WHERE: Lee College, Baytown, Texas
NOTE: Day 1 of each workshop begins at 10:00 am and will end at 5:00 pm; day 2 will begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided both days.
A New Model
“In Co-Requisite Remediation, students enroll directly into college-level courses and receive academic support alongside their regular classes. Rather than facing a long sequence of prerequisite, non-credit courses, students get up to speed while working toward their degree.”
“Co-requisite Remediation: Spanning the Completion Divide” —Complete College America
A key component of effective co-requisite models is that students receive just-in-time academic support for knowledge and skills that are directly related to college-level material. A key benefit of the co-requisite model is that students are able to complete gateway courses in a program major or meta-major within the first academic year. Data strongly suggest that institutions see substantial gains in student success when students are placed in co-requisite courses compared with those who entered in traditional remedial programs.
Learn more about co-requisite models.
Contact Us With Questions
If you have questions about the Dana Center’s HB 2223 technical assistance efforts, please get in touch with Frank Savina, Course Program Specialist.