ATD In The Field & In the News

The Achieving the Dream team is in the field this week on campus site visits and participating in summits, conferences, workshops, and meetings across the country. Keep up with us on Twitter @achievethedream.

We’re back in the field again this week, meeting with colleges about their ATD work developing pathways, improving teaching and learning, creating holistic student success centers, and more. We’re also talking with our coaches about their schedules for customizing sessions with their college teams throughout the U.S., including the 20 new colleges who joined the ATD Network and launched their ATD work last month at our annual Kickoff Institute. 

We’re also putting the finishing touches on three upcoming learning events that are available to colleges inside and outside of the ATD Network. These offer valuable learning opportunities and professional development in summit and convening settings for individuals and for college teams. Take a look to learn more.


Third Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute: July 29 – August 1

This residential learning experience put students' classroom experiences at the center of campus change efforts. The Third Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute July 29 to August 1 in Olympia, WA, supports participants in developing action plans to improve instructional practices, student engagement, and student learning and success through a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, concurrent sessions, and team times. Read more here.

Fourth Annual Data & Analytics Summit: September 5 - 7

Our fourth annual Data & Analytics Summit is a collaborative learning event for members of student success and data teams at two- and four-year institutions. From September 5-7 in College Park, MD, learn insights on building institutional capacity to collect, access, analyze, and use data to inform decision-making and build a student-focused culture. Our theme for 2018 is Mind the Data Gap. Sessions will pay special attention to the many gaps that exist in higher education and in analytics - achievement and equity; data and insight; supply and demand in talent; and quality of information, to name a few.  Read more here.

Second Annual Holistic Student Supports Institute: October 8 - 11

The Holistic Student Supports Institute will prepare two- and four-year institutions to transform their advising and student support services to promote an integrated and personalized student experience. The Institute covers design principles for integrating advising and student supports and the process of aligning integrated advising and student supports with pathways development and other student success initiatives. Lessons learned from ATD’s iPASS work and the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) help form the foundation of the approach. College teams will explore their own institutions’ policies on students with financial needs to determine if they are offering equitable support. Learn more about the Institute and register here.


Creating Equitable Opportunities & Outcomes for Transfer Students

Community College Innovator and Technology Expert Joins Achieving the Dream Board of Directors

Eight TN community colleges selected for national Achieving the Dream Network, focused on success of all students.

Northeast, Walters State part of Achieving the Dream

Columbia State joins reform movement to close academic achievement gaps

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