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 in our new headquarters this week, getting settled quickly in our new offices. As part of our new strategy, we are created an environment that better accommodates our collaborative way of working together. Please update your records as of Oct. 29 with the following information:

Achieving the Dream
8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD  20910

Our phone number remains 240-450-0075


EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2018

Denver, CO

ATD President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout is joining a panel of higher education and industry leaders who will explore forces shaping the workforce of the future and the implications for higher education, part of the Diana G. Oblinger Forum at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver. The panel will consider such questions as: What does higher education need to do to be the essential lifelong training ground for the future workforce? What do employers expect of their workforce, and is higher education meeting their needs? How can and should the relationship between higher education and employers change? How is technology changing jobs and skills needed, careers, and the educational experience? ATD’s Associate Director of the OER Degree Initiative, Francesca I. Carpenter and Vice President of Data, Technology, and Analytics Laurie T. Heacock will also be participating in the national convening this week.

A number of other team members are in the field this week, delivering Holistic Student Supports services in Richmond, VA, engaged in leadership planning in Raleigh, NC, and on site visits in Spokane, WA and Alaska.


15th Annual DREAM National Convening: February 19-22, 2019 in Long Beach, CA
A Unique Collaborative & Learning Event

Participate in one of the country’s largest convenings focused on tackling today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in student success through more than 140 sessions, workshops, plenaries, and keynotes covering topics from equity, student supports and OER to pathways, leadership, and data and technology. Register today !

ATD Teaching & Learning Summit: Building a Culture of Teaching Excellence for Student Success: May 30 – June 1, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

Our Teaching & Learning Summit will strengthen the role of Centers for Teaching and Learning and empower faculty as leaders in addressing issues of student access, achievement, persistence, completion, and equity in teaching and learning. Teams composed of faculty members, academic affairs administrators, faculty developers and Center for Teaching & Learning directors will engage with experts in teaching and learning, coaches, and practitioners from ATD colleges as they devise action plans to bolster their institution’s teaching and learning capacity and expand the use of evidence-based classroom techniques. The Summit program will feature multiple focused tracks, including one on implementation of Open Educational Resources.  Colleges that choose this track will learn about the role of OER in fostering open pedagogy and how best to integrate the use of OER in broader institutional student success strategies. Check our website soon for details.


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