Holistic Student Supports Redesign Coaching Program


Supporting the student experience from connection through completion requires more than offering a wide menu of student programs and services.


Comprehensive approach over three years to help colleges operationalize integrated, impactful, and sustainable student supports.

Our dynamic team works with your college to:

  • Understand current challenges and opportunities for improving student supports
  • Envision the ideal student experience
  • Develop a prioritized action plan to address core issues
  • Improve operational workflows and internal communication
  • Deepen your college’s understanding of equity and equity based student-centered design
  • Conduct student-focused research strategies
  • Create the structure and culture to support continuous improvement centered on the students you serve


Our signature three-year coaching engagement helps colleges achieve sustainable results. Our team partners with your team to identify opportunities for improvement, help you plan, and support implementation and evaluation, including:

  • Comprehensive 1.5-day onsite assessment with detailed analysis of opportunities for improvement and actionable solutions in Year 1
  • Onsite one-day professional development institute (e.g., equity institute, change leadership institute, etc.) and half-day follow up strategy debrief presented by your HSS coach and a subject-matter expert in Years 2 & 3
  • Two additional 1.5-day onsite coaching visits per year tailored to your institution’s needs and delivered by your HSS coach and a subject-matter expert to support planning and implementation
  • 10 hours of virtual coaching support per year from your ATD holistic student supports coach, including strategic consultation, action plan check-ins, and professional development webinars 
  • One comprehensive site visit feedback memo per onsite engagement
  • Access to actionable reports, templates, tools, college examples, and peer learning community on ATD Connect


Learn more about ATD’s Holistic Student Supports model here.

Contact Us

Contact Shauna Davis, ATD Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports, at shauna@achievingthedream.org to set up a 30-minute consultation.

Not a Network college? Join us! We're building our 2020 Cohort now and invite you to become part of our growing national network of colleges that are committed to improving student success for their students. Contact us at Network@achievingthedream.org.


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