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.


Countdown to DREAM 2019!

Long Beach, CA

We are in the final week before we arrive in Long Beach, CA, for the 15th anniversary DREAM convening, our capstone event that brings together more than 2,300 leaders and practitioners from across the country and the world to discuss ways to improve success for all students. This year, we will celebrating 15 years of leading the nation’s premier community college reform movement, recognizing individuals and organizations who started the work and those who have helped build it to what it is today. Student voices will be strong at DREAM as we hear from our 2019 DREAM Scholars as well as scholar alumni from previous years. We will also hear from our DREAM Fellows, students in the doctoral program at North Carolina State University. Follow us on Twitter @achievingthedream and on Facebook @achievethedream next week to contribute to the conversation.

Community College National Legislative Summit

Washington, D.C.

ATD President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout is among the leaders attending the National Legislative Summit, an event that shines a spotlight on the importance of America’s community colleges for Congress and the Administration. The National Legislative Summit is designed to inform and educate community college leaders on federal policy issues that impact postsecondary institutions and students. National Legislative Summit participants will hear from members of U.S. Congress, leading political analysts, and other high-profile speakers about the current climate in D.C., recent elections, and legislative issues impacting community colleges.

Members of our Teaching and Learning team will be attending meetings to share progress in ATD’s Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative.

Our Holistic Student Supports team is in on campuses, facilitating HSS workshops.


Survey Links Integrated Student Services to Better Outcomes

San Jacinto College’s Maritime program receives national Bellwether Award

PCC’s Commitment to Student Success Leads to ATD National Network

It’s an Honor: What a Foundation is Doing to Boost College Access and Completion


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 !

SOLD OUT - 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.


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