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.


Culture of Care Summit

Julia Lawton, director of holistic student supports, is attending the Culture of Care Summit at Amarillo. 

Good Jobs for All American Solutions Summit

Meredith Hatch, senior associate director for workforce and academic alignment, is attending a meeting of the National Governor’s Association on “Good Jobs for All: American Solutions Summit.”

Professional Development Event

Carol Lincoln, senior vice president, Susan Meyer, chief learning officer, and Bonita Brown, vice president of network engagement, are in North Carolina for the first of a series of professional development events with North Carolina State University, Aspen Institute, and North Carolina presidents.   

Network Visits

Dr. Laurie Fladd, director of holistic student supports, is on a site visit in Washington.

Laurie Heacock, senior advisor, data and analytics, is on a site visit in Tennessee.


Woman overcomes years of adversity, homelessness to graduate college

16 Community Colleges Join Latest Achieving the Dream Cohort

CSM joins Achieving the Dream network

History professor adopts no-cost material with open educational resources


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

Due to overwhelming demand, the ATD Teaching & Learning Summit has sold out.  We anticipate that we may be able to add a small number of attendees. To be placed on the wait-list, please email Jon Iuzzini, Director for Teaching and Learning, at

2019 ATD Data & Analytics Summit: Data & Analytics Through an Equity Lens  September 11 – 13, 2019

Go deep in the data and technology capacity area of the Institutional Capacity Framework to help colleges to improve student success outcomes by building capacity and a comprehensive, aligned strategy to support a culture of inquiry and evidence; examining the use of data as a lever in pathways reform; improving institutional effectiveness practices. The 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. Identify and seize opportunities to use data in more impactful ways to advance student success. #ATDDataSummit #ATDAnalytics Registration opens soon!

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

Join over 300 colleagues from across the country working on tackling this opportunity at the premier working institute for holistic student supports. Whether your college is just beginning conversations on how to more holistically support your students or is deep into the implementation of addressing all student needs, this institute is your opportunity to harness the expertise of Achieving the Dream’s diverse network of colleges and national experts working to design, implement, and assess a “whole college” approach to improving student outcomes.

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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