Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Quantitative Literacy Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it's just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated. What can you do? Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students. Updates to the Viewing Life Mathematically + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections … Continue reading Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Quantitative Literacy Corequisite Course

5 Ways to Promote an Academic Mindset (Especially in Corequisite Courses)

How do you keep students motivated to learn? Here are 5 tips you can implement immediately in your class. 1. Allow the first 5–10 minutes of class for discussion. Creating a shared space to talk about non-cognitive issues, such as struggles with financial aid or added stress from jobs, shows students that you understand they … Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote an Academic Mindset (Especially in Corequisite Courses)

Ensuring students are college-ready

In education, little is more important than advocating for students. The demands of gateway, curriculum-level courses—coupled with the newness of college—can often enlarge barriers for underprepared students. There has been a lot a buzz about corequisite and accelerated learning programs as a way to help the incoming student population. Here are five reasons we've heard why … Continue reading Ensuring students are college-ready

Research is influencing college remediation (including Coreqs)

[Originally published on Brookings] Judith Scott-Clayton, an Associate Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, writes about the lack of evidence surrounding the effectiveness of traditional remedial placement and delivery practices in “Evidence-based reforms in college remediation are gaining steam – and so far living up to the hype.” She describes the … Continue reading Research is influencing college remediation (including Coreqs)

Evidence continues to show corequisite effectiveness

[Originally published on Inside Higher Ed] Alexandra Logue, a research professor at the Center for Advanced Study in Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center, describes an effective implementation of the corequisite model at City University of New York. This study adds to the growing body of research on the benefits of corequisite … Continue reading Evidence continues to show corequisite effectiveness

Creating your corequisite course: Who should get involved?

Building a corequisite course takes time and effort. And when it comes to building a successful coreq course, it takes a village. Identifying leadership for the group decisions surrounding this kind of course is important, so who should become involved? Some ideas of groups and organizations include the following: Administration – Of course, you'll need the … Continue reading Creating your corequisite course: Who should get involved?