Key Policy Goals:
Developmental Education Reform
Prepare POCI students for success
Minnesota’s college and universities need to prepare for POCI students, instead of requiring POCI students to meet the needs of a higher education system that wasn’t designed for them.
In this Toolkit
What Minnesota can do right now
How Minnesota lawmakers, colleges, and institutions can remove systemic barriers to college access and completion for Minnesota’s POCI students.
What we can learn from students, and each other
How colleges and universities across the country are redefining what it means to center student success.
What would it look like if we redesigned college math pathways?
College algebra continues to be a “gatekeeper” to college access and completion. Students should be provided with the right math program—such as data science or statistics—that promotes critical thinking and suits their fields of study and desired careers.
How can colleges eliminate equity gaps in outcomes that we see even in co-requisite models?
Co-requisite remediation has been shown to be more effective for all demographic groups, compared with traditional prerequisite models
However, rather than asking merely whether a remedial reform works for all students, a greater focus on equity may lead to a broader question: What more should be done for Black and Latinx students and those who have been historically marginalized in higher education?
Key policy areas to achieve our goals
MnEEP’s recent research shows Minnesota must advance equity-centered policies and practices in four key areas right now to build higher-ed spaces that honor and support POCI students in their higher-ed journey.
Learn more about these policy areas to achieve our goals and what you can do to advance them at your college, institution, or at the Capitol.