Midland College named one of nine community colleges to serve as co-development partners for state "Mathways Project"
By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events
The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin announced the implementation of the New Mathways Project (NMP). Midland College (MC) is one of nine Texas community colleges that will develop the gateway courses that are critical to student completion.
In a press release dated May 9, the Charles A. Dana Center reported that high failure rates in mathematics developmental education courses prevent hundreds of thousands of students from progressing in their academic programs each year, contributing to a national crisis.
“Midland College is excited to be chosen as a co-development partner,” said MC President Dr. Steve Thomas. “This project will allow our incredible faculty an opportunity to be fully engaged in designing courses that will make learning math successful experiences.”
In addition to Midland College, other NMP co-development sites are
• Northwest Vista College in San Antonio
• Austin Community College
• Brazosport College in Lake Jackson
• El Paso Community College
• Kilgore College
• Kingwood College
• South Texas College in McAllen
• Temple College
Bill Holda, TACC chair and president of Kilgore College, said, “The 50 community colleges of TACC understand that developmental mathematics must be reformed, and NMP is the game-changer that will make a difference ensuring students are successful.”