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.

Open Education Leadership Summit

Paris, France 

Follow the OE Leadership Summit using #OELS18 Dec. 3-4 from Paris. Recording links will be available after the conclusion of the Summit. Dr. Richard Sebastian, director of the OER Degree Initiative, is 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 at the meeting. The Summit is organized by International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE, Open Education Consortium, OEC and the Ministry of Higher Education and Youth, MENJ, of France.

Brookings Institute

Washington, D.C.

Senior associate director for workforce development and academic alignment Meredith Archer Hatch is participating in a Workforce of the Future Roundtable at the Brookings Institute this week.

Coaching Visits, Meetings

Many of our Coaches are on campuses across the country, working with Network teams on their plans to develop and/or advance student success work in the areas of holistic student supports, teaching and learning, data and analytics, and leadership.

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 Fond du Lac, WI, this week.


Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout: “Creating Greater Urgency for Teaching and Learning in Institutional Reform is Long Overdue” View our Wakelet Story here.

PHCC Receives Multimillion Dollar Grant from The Harvest Foundation

The Business Partnership Award: The Alamo Colleges

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Wins Marketing and Communication Award


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

Register your team for this unique interactive day-long institute where they 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.

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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