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.

Our Teaching and Learning team is participating in meetings this week in Arizona.

One of our Holistic Student Supports coaches is supporting a Wisconsin college's transition of course formats for delivery of classes.


Middletown, NY

Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports, will deliver the keynote Designing a Holistic Approach to Supporting Student Progress on their Pathway. Dr. Ireland will delve into the research underpinnings and practical lessons for designing a seamless and personalized student experience that supports student progress and completion.


Webinar: Mindsets That Promote Student Success January 31, 2019 3 p.m. ET

How can faculty, advisors, counselors, and administrators who work with college students communicate high expectations and help students learn productively through changing mindsets?   Join us for an exploration of mindsets and learning. Hear what research from Dr. Carol Dweck, Dr. David Yeager, Eduardo Briceño and others tell us on this topic and ideas for practical implementation in the classroom and beyond. 

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Dallas Dolan, Assistant Dean for Faculty training and Development at Community College of Baltimore County
  • Patrick Nellis, District Director, Center for Institutional and Organizational Learning, Miami Dade College

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

We designed this unique interactive day-long institute during the first day of our annual convening, DREAM. College 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. They 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. Teams will be challenged to engage with new tools to use in their own equity strategy. Register today.

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

The 2019 DREAM national convening will be filled with special content, sessions, meetings, and celebrations as we kick off 15 years of community college reform. More than 2,300 people from two-year and four-year colleges and universities, higher education associations, and organizations and businesses will participate in 140 sessions, workshops, plenaries, and keynotes covering topics including equity, OER, student supports, data and technology, leadership, and pathways. Register today !

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

ATD’s 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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In quest for bright ideas, don’t stint on fundamentals

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