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.

2018 Dallas Herring Lecture: North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout will deliver the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture, an annual invited lecture at North Carolina State University. Dr. Stout’s lecture, The Urgent Case: Centering Teaching and Learning in the Next Generation of Community College Redesign, will be streamed live on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. here. Dr. Mary Rittling, president of Davidson County Community College, will provide the response to Stout’s lecture.

Open Education Leadership Summit

Paris, France 

Dr. Richard Sebastian, director of the OER Degree Initiative, is participating in the Open Educational Leadership Summit in Paris, joining leaders of online learning and open education in higher education institutions, leaders from organizations, companies, and agencies engaged in advocating for and leading adoption of open from across the globe. The Summit is organized by International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE, Open Education Consortium, OEC and the Ministry of Higher Education.

Teaching and Learning and Holistic Student Supports Teams

Other members of our Teaching and Learning team are on a site visit in Louisville, and our Holistic Student Supports team is in Hawaii for campus visits and meetings with the HI system office.


The ATD Equity Institute February 19, 2019, in Long Beach, CA
Developing a Single-Minded Focus on Equity

During this unique interactive day-long institute, institutional teams will engage in learning opportunities and activities to develop a deeper understanding of what equity means, what it looks like in practice and how it is manifested or stifled on their campuses. Teams will engage in conversations around equity challenges impeding the success of their students and brainstorm practical solutions that empower all members of the college community. Institutions boldly addressing their own equity challenges will share their strategies, obstacles, and outcomes. Teams will be challenged to engage with new tools to use in their own equity strategy.

By the end of the institute, teams will develop an equity vision that describes the experience they want for their incoming Fall 2019 students and leave with strategic and concrete next steps to implement when they return to campus to move their vision forward.

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

Our special Early Bird Rate ends soon. Register today to 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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