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.

IN THE FIELD

CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING ON COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS

Achieving the Dream is co-hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday that will highlight key findings from the forthcoming Government Accountability Office report, Higher Education: More Information Could Help Student Parents Access Additional Federal Student Aid. The event will feature a panel discussion with current student parents, a program leader, researchers, and Dr. Daria Willis, president of ATD College of Distinction Everett Community College. The speakers will address the challenges of completing a college credential while parenting, and opportunities to promote student parent success.

Co-hosting with ATD are Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Center for Law and Social Policy, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Rise. Support for the event is provided by the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation. Follow on social media using #studentparents and #CCWomenSucceed

NC STATE BELK CENTER FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERSHIP AND RESEARCH

Dr. Karen A. Stout, president & CEO, will be in North Carolina for the first part of the week, presenting on Using Data to Drive Strategy, partnering with the NC State University Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research on leadership development for community college leaders.

INTRAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON YOUTH PROGRAMS

Dr. Devora Shamah, director of research, is attending the Intragency Working Group on Youth Programs meeting this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Many of our ATD leaders are participating in the fifth annual Summit that begins this week. The event brings together more than 250 higher education professionals for a deep dive into the data and technology capacity area of ATD’s Institutional Capacity Framework. Programming is designed around three tracks to help institutions: (1) improve student success outcomes by building capacity and a comprehensive, aligned strategy to support a culture of inquiry and evidence; (2) examining the use of data as a lever in pathways reform; and (3) improving institutional effectiveness practices. Each track incorporates equity-minded practices. Nationally recognized speakers will discuss topics such as the anticipated impact of changing demographics on the demand for higher education – and what to do about it. Follow on social media using #ATDDataSummit #ATDAnalytics

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

There's still time to register!

What does the ideal support experience look like for today’s students? Join over 300 colleagues from across the country working on tackling this opportunity at the premier working institute for holistic student supports. This year, we’re offering two distinct experiences at the institute to best serve colleges in different places in their student support redesign: HSS Exploration Experience and HSS Design Experience. Register here.

REGISTRATION OPEN: ATD DREAM 2020: February 18-21, 2020

Join the nation’s thought leaders, policy makers, and practitioners in National Harbor, MD, in February for ATD’s annual convening DREAM. This flagship event brings together over 2,000 participants from more than 300 colleges and universities throughout the country to facilitate an exchange of ideas about evidence-based reform strategies. The national convening features pre-conference workshops, deep-dive spotlight sessions, and keynotes and panel discussion bringing trends, challenges, and solutions to light. Register today!

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