Heidi Loshbaugh

Dean, Center for Math and Science

Community College of Denver

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Heidi Loshbaugh

Dean, Center for Math and Science

Community College of Denver

Dr. Heidi Loshbaugh serves as Dean of the Center for Math and Science at the Community College of Denver (CCD).  Dr. Loshbaugh holds a doctorate in American Literature from the University of Denver and is currently a research associate with a National Science Foundation project at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior experience includes serving as Special Advisor for Diversity for the President at Colorado School of Mines, teaching at Colorado School of Mines and serving as Assistant Research Professor with a National Science Foundation Project. An active participant in the Denver community, Loshbaugh has chaired the Colorado Network for Women Leaders, was the Director of the Academic Management Institute, and served on various boards and committees for the City of Denver.

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15 to Finish

Boost the number of students who are on track for on-time graduation by encouraging enrollment in 15 credits each semester (30 credits per year, including summers). Financial aid dollars, as well as institutional process and practice, should support that standard.

Math Pathways

Ensure all students enroll in and complete gateway math in their first year by designing math courses that are aligned with the skills students need for their chosen program of study.

Corequisite Support

Increase gateway course completion within the first year by enrolling entering students into the college-level math and English courses, providing those who need additional help a concurrent course or lab that offers just-in-time academic support.

Momentum Year

Build momentum so students meet first-year benchmarks: informed choice of meta major or major, enrollment in 30 credits with nine in the program of study and completion of gateway courses. Provide early support and guidance for decision making, using interest assessments and labor-market data.

Academic Maps with Proactive Advising

Default students onto highly-structured academic maps that include 15 credits per semester (or 30 per year), indicate milestone and pre-requisite courses, and empower advisors to effectively monitor progress and provide intervention as needed.

A Better Deal for Returning Adults

Increase degree attainment by inviting adult learners back to complete their education, providing a redesigned system that offers accelerated courses, year-round enrollment and predictable schedules. Give credit for prior learning and experience and additional support to help students navigate the system.

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