Corequisite Remediation in English and Math

Get a jump start on developing your courses before the AB 705 implementation deadlines!

Under the new AB705 legislation, by Fall 2019 community colleges will need to allow the vast majority of students to enroll directly in transfer-level English and math, and support for underprepared students will need to be provided concurrently instead of in traditional developmental classes. 

Nationally and in California, corequisite models are producing dramatic gains in completion of transferable college-level courses, and a similar policy is being implemented in the CSU.

These day-long workshops will provide an introduction to corequisite remediation, with data, hands-on activities, and guidance from faculty already implementing these approaches in California community colleges.

The workshops will focus on developing, scaling, and teaching corequisite remediation, including:

  •  An overview of the latest research
  •  Nuts and bolts information about developing and teaching in corequisite models, with time for Q&A with early implementer community college faculty
  •  Time for faculty to work together on an action plan for developing and/or scaling corequisite remediation, with support from facilitators
  •  Hands-on activities on classroom pedagogy and techniques for supporting students' work in transfer-level courses

Friday, February 2nd (math)
Saturday, February 3rd (English)
College of the Canyons, Valencia

Friday, February 9th
City College of San Francisco

Teaching Statistics, with Dr. Roxy Peck

The changes in AB 705 mean that colleges will need to expand course offerings in Statistics.

This workshop will deepen statistical understanding and introduce best practices in pedagogy related to the teaching of introductory statistics at the community college level.  Please note that this workshop does not repeat content from previous workshops.

Dr. Roxy Peck, a pioneer and international leader in the field of statistics education, will be our lead facilitator.

We will focus on key topics in a typical introductory statistics course outline, sharing a variety of activities and assessments to implement in your classes.  We will also provide opportunities for participants to design and share additional activities.  

At the end of the day, we will have a Q&A session with Dr. Peck and other community college faculty facilitators.

Saturday, February 3rd
College of the Canyons, Valencia

Saturday, February 10th
City College of San Francisco

Cuyamaca Open House: Corequisite Math Remediation in Action

See how Cuyamaca increased completion of transfer-level math from 10% to 67% in one year!

At Cuyamaca College, completion of transfer-level math increased from 10% to 67% in one year among students formerly labeled “remedial,” and faculty are remarking that students' math conversations are deeper than they've ever seen. Cuyamaca did it by using high school grades for placement and replacing traditional remedial courses with corequisite support models at the transfer level. Their first year results are featured in a new report from the California Acceleration Project, Leading the Way.

The changes made at Cuyamaca are similar to the reforms underway in the CSU and synergistic with the goals of AB705, legislation that was signed into law by Governor Brown in October 2017.

Come see how they did it. This Open House will provide you with an opportunity to observe math corequisite courses in action. In addition, you will learn more about the structure of these courses, have the opportunity to ask questions, and receive guidance from math faculty who are in the classroom every day.

This Open House will include:

  •  A brief introduction to the structure of corequisite models at Cuyamaca College
  •  Time to observe multiple corequisite courses in action
  •  Q&A time with:
    •  Department Chair
    •  Faculty teaching corequisite courses

Monday, February 26th
Cuyamaca College, El Cajon