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 spending a lot of time on campuses this week, meeting with colleges about their ATD work integrating their student supports systems, developing pathways, improving teaching and learning, creating OER degrees, and more.

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


Data & Analytics Summit: September 5-7 in College Park, MD

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. 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.

Holistic Student Supports Institute: October 8-11 in St. Louis, MO

For two- and four-year institutions, this Institute prepares participants 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.

15th Annual DREAM National Convening: February 19-22, 2019 in Long Beach, CA

A Unique Collaborative & Learning Event

DREAM is a unique collaborative and learning event that brings together a thriving group of community college practitioners from more than 250 community colleges. During the four-day event, attendees hear how the nation’s top leaders are tackling the challenges of equity, increasing student success, increasing capacity for data analysis, program evaluation, and student-centered, data-informed decision- making. Participants take advantage of opportunities to share their own work and experience in hundreds of concurrent sessions and workshops and to meet informally with colleagues and speakers in receptions and other special events. The event is designed to provide many opportunities for individuals and teams to be active participants and to bring new learning, fresh ideas, and renewed energy back to their campuses.

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is the site of the 15th DREAM and is located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, California. The Center is within walking distance to first-class accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions, and sightseeing along picturesque bays and more than five miles of sandy beach.


Calculating (and Acknowledging) the Cost of OER
Community College Will Shape the Workforce of the Future
Motlow joins ‘Achieving the Dream’ national network
Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger Joins Boston Foundation Board of Directors

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