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.


Aspen Fellows Program



Dr. Karen Stout, president and ceo of Achieving the Dream, and Dr. Ryan Kelsey, chief strategy and innovation officer, are participating in the Aspen Fellows Program.

Maryland College Completion Summit



Bonita Brown, vice president of network engagement, is presenting to the Maryland Higher Education Commission at their statewide convening.

cuny oer workshop


Dr. Richard Sebastion, director of OER initiative, and Fran Carpenter, associate director, OER degree initiative, are presenting at our first CUNY OER Workshop.

Network Visits

Leon Hill, strategic data and technology coach, will be visiting colleges in Florida and Ohio.

Dr.Laurie Fladd, director of holistic student supports, is in Arkansas on coaching visits.

Jon Iuzzini, director for teaching and learning and Fran Carpenter are in Florida on an Every Learner, Everywhere site visit.

Laurie Heacock, senior advisor of data and analytics, is visiting mutlipe ATD colleges in Texas.

Susan Mayer, chief learning officer, Dr. Terri Manningstrategic data and technology coach, and Shara Davis, strategic data and technology coach, are on a site visits in New York.


Bill to help homeless college students heads to Inslee's desk

ATD Story: Leah Altman

4 ways community colleges are tackling student success with fewer resources

Johnson set to chair AACC board in July


ATD Teaching & Learning Summit: May 30 – June 1, 2019

Building a Culture of Teaching Excellence for Student Success

ATD’s new 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 tracks, including one on implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) that will showcase the role of OER in fostering open pedagogy and how best to integrate the use of OER in broader institutional student success strategies. Register today!

2019 ATD Data & Analytics Summit: September 11 – 13, 2019

Mark your calendars for ATD’s fifth annual two-day summit for institutional researchers, IT professionals, administrators, faculty, and staff as well as members of colleges’ student success and data teams at two-year and four-year institutions. Learn from peers and experts to identify and seize opportunities to use data in more impactful ways to advance student success. Registration opens soon!

2019 ATD Holistic Student Supports Institute: October 1-4, 2019

Join expert practitioners and ATD staff for an intensive working institute designed for two-year and four-year institutional teams of four or more, including administrators, frontline staff, faculty, and IR/IT staff. Teams examine student movement through their institutions and prepare to design a student support model that addresses the needs of the whole student, based on ATD’s Holistic Student Supports Framework.

SAVE THE DATE: ATD DREAM 2020: February 18-21, 2020

Connect with more than 2,000 of the nation's thought leaders, policy makers, and investors at DREAM 2020, Achieving the Dream's flagship conference.  Share your knowledge and learn how your colleagues across the country are advancing student success.

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