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.

Association of Florida Colleges Conference

Orlando, FL

Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports, is moderating a panel discussion Holistic Student Supports Redesign and Guided Pathways to Learning: Helping Students Stay On Their Chosen Path, at the annual meeting and conference of the Association of Florida Colleges. Conference participants will explore pathways, partnerships, and opportunities to strengthen community relationships across “The Great 28” colleges in the Florida system.

Onsite Holistic Student Supports Institute

Full-time Holistic Student Supports coaches Shauna Davis and Dr. Laurie Fladd are facilitating a two-day HSS institute for the Wisconsin community colleges. Learn more about how we can work with your college to design and implement a comprehensive approach to redesigning student support services.

Campus Food Pantries Workshop

Julia Lawton, Director of Holistic Student Supports, is co-facilitating a workshop for Ohio community colleges to help them develop methods for establishing and maintaining effective on-campus food pantries as part of an integrated student supports program.

Coaching and Audits

A number of our Data and Leadership coaches are also on campuses across the country this week, working with faculty and administrators on their specific goals as well as conducting guided pathways audits.


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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