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.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Minority Serving Institutions: A National Convocation

Washington, D.C.

ATD’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Dr. Ryan Kelsey, is speaking as a panelist to provide perspectives on how to implement the recommendations in the recently released report Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, which identifies promising strategies to support the long-term success of the millions of students in STEM at MSIs nationwide. At this convocation convened by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, minority servicing institution leaders, researchers, policymakers, and representatives from private foundations and industry will explore cross-sector initiatives that can promote change and lasting success for MSI students. Follow along February 6 @theNASEM.


Our HSS and Data and Technology coaches are on campus visits this week, working with Leader Colleges in California and Michigan.


15th Annual DREAM National Convening: February 19-22, 2019 in Long Beach, CA

A Unique Collaborative & Learning Event

There’s still time to register for the 2019 DREAM national convening. Join leaders, policy makers, practitioners, and other experts from two-year and four-year colleges and universities, higher education associations, and organizations and businesses at 140 sessions, workshops, plenaries, and keynotes covering topics including equity, OER, student supports, data and technology, leadership, and pathways. Register today !

ATD Equity Institute February 19, 2019, in Long Beach, CA

Developing a Single-Minded Focus on Equity

A special re-conference event focusing on equity. College teams will engage in learning opportunities and activities during this day-long institution 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 be challenged to engage with new tools to use in their own equity strategy. Register today.

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

Mark your calendars! 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.


PCC’s Commitment to Student Success Leads to ATD National Network
Six Achieving the Dream Schools Recognized as ‘Leader Colleges’
West Hills College Lemoore Named Achieving the Dream Leader College
R.S.C.C. Among six Community Colleges Nationwide Recognized for Increased Student Success
TC’s Graduation Rates are Highest in Texas
The Student Genome Project
TC Board Hears Positive Report, OKs Lease

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