Holistic Student Supports Implementation Support Service

A growing emphasis on guided pathways and creating more student-centric institutions amid declining or flat enrollment has colleges increasingly looking to redesign and integrate holistic student supports to ensure that more students can reach their educational and career goals. To do this colleges need support to (1) review their advising and student support model; (2) develop a sustainable and scalable case management model; (3) implement change leadership to generate cross campus buy-in and engagement; and (4) assess and improve technology use.

OUR Solution


Achieving the Dream is offering a new service called, Holistic Student Supports Implementation Support Service, to help your college accelerate its learning and integrate its student support redesign efforts.


Our Holistic Student Supports implementation Support Service engagement is an intensive three-year experience which includes:

  • Expert on-campus and online coaching

  • A library of evidence-based practices from across ATD’s over 230 colleges

  • Access to subject-matter experts to provide training across your organization

  • Access to the nation’s premier college reform, including 220 peer institutions in 40 states and the District of Columbia working toward similar goals

Our expert staff will work with your college to:


  • Conduct a student support diagnostic

  • Develop a prioritized action plan

  • Create communication and workflow maps

  • Improve student success technology use

  • Implement change leadership and case-making trainings

  • Conduct student-focused research strategies such as in-depth interviews and secret shopping


To learn more about Achieving the Dream’s unique approach to Holistic Student Support and to access practical tools, tips, and worksheets, download our Integrated Student Support Redesign toolkit.

Please also contact Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, director of integrated student support strategies, at mireland@achievingthedream.org to set up a 30-minute consultation.

Not an ATD Network college?  Join us!  Learn more and apply to the 2018 Cohort today.

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