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Equity. Access. Excellence.

Our Goal

The goal of the Corequisite Research Design Collaborative (CRDC) is to dramatically increase the number of students who successfully complete research-informed corequisite supports, particularly students who are minoritized or experiencing poverty.

The Collaborative will explore the complex factors holding a student back from achieving greater results through effective, research-informed solutions like corequisite supports.

Below are resources and publications institutions can use to support the implementation of math and English corequisites. 

Publications and Resources

  • English Corequisite Design Principles

  • Corequisite Design Principles for Mathematics (from Strong Start to Finish)

  • Improving Postsecondary Transfer and Mathematics Course Applicability in Minnesota State

    • This report focuses on existing challenges and recommendations for improving student transfer in Minnesota State.

  • Planned work from the Collaborative includes:

    • A toolkit for institutions to develop a holistic student support system designed to identify and connect struggling students to appropriate supports.

    • Research into the obstacles that prevent the implementation of corequisites at scale. The report will include results of a convening of national leaders to review findings and develop recommendations for strategies to address the obstacles.

    • Publications on effective holistic student support models at institutions of higher education around the country. 


Project Leadership

  • Dr. Dave Kung, Project Supervisor; Policy Director, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Joan Zoellner, Project Lead; Course Program Specialist for Postsecondary Mathematics, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Afi Wiggins, Research Lead; Strategy and Impact Director, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin

CRDC Contributors

The following members and institutions are part of a national network of researchers, practitioners, and policy leaders from all areas within the higher education.

  • Estela Bensimon, Center for Urban Education
  • Lynn Brabender, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • Tristan Denley, Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Linda Garcia, Center for Community College Student Engagement
  • Vanessa Harris, Claflin University
  • Alison Kadlec, Sova Solutions
  • Desmond Lewis, Houston Community College
  • Alexandra (Lexa) Logue, The City University of New York
  • Tia McNair, American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Sean Pepin, Kheper House Consulting
  • Maxine Roberts, Strong Start to Finish
  • Bruce Vandal, Bruce Vandal Consulting
  • Houston Community College, Houston, TX
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Cloud, MN
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN