UCC to introduce updated math pathway
Umpqua Community College’s updated math program will soon allow some students to graduate faster.
This new program would still allow students to take math classes below 100 level, but they would have to take a 100 level math class at the same time. Originally, the classes below 100-level were offered for credit, but they would not transfer to a four-year college and did not count toward a degree at UCC. Now, students who opt to take both the standard and entry level class at the same time will be able to finish their required classes in the department in the same amount of time as their peers. The entry level class will act as a sort of study hall with personal, guided assistance for the student.
The program so far has received substantial support from faculty and students alike as shown in the student course evaluations. The high support from students in the developmental education writing classes allowed UCC to consider bringing the program to the math department.
Any UCC student will have the ability to enroll in these cohort lower and upper level classes. The system may help, for example, students who test into higher math classes but have anxiety about remembering content from earlier classes.
For incoming UCC students from high school, college advisors will visit the high schools to talk with teachers and counselors. This would allow students taking math strategies and foundation classes at the high school level to continue their education at a college level.
For students who are unable to attend in-person classes due to schedule conflicts, UCC is also looking at bringing these options into an online setting. This will allow students to access the help they need without worrying about rearranging their schedule in a way that is inconvenient.
“We will keep making tweaks to this program throughout the years,” Rivenes’ said. As of right now, students are still able to sign up for developmental education, but as of Fall 2024, UCC’s pre-100 level math courses will only be available if taken in conjunction with a 100-level math class.
“We will keep making tweeks to this program throughout the years,” Rivens said. As of
right now, students are still able to sign up for developmental education, but as of Fall
2024, UCC’s pre-100 level math courses will only be available if taken in conjunction
with a 100-level math class.