The Role of Leadership, Mindsets, and Ethics in Innovation and Reform

Mathematics pathways have proven to be promising approaches to address barriers for postsecondary students. Despite their effectiveness, these efforts face challenges as it pertains to their scale. We seek to examine how actors champion math pathways in their institutions. We examine leadership practices to understand how actors advocate for the scaling of math pathways. We identified two leadership practices that these actors engage in, and reveal how these leaders resource efforts to scale math pathways.


Ann Edwards, Director, Mathematics and Carnegie Math Pathways, WestEd

Angela Knotts, Mathematics Research Associate, WestEd

Bethany Sansing-Helton, Mathematics Professor, Madison College