COVID-19: Connecting & Supporting the ATD Network

Updated content information and resources for the ATD Network and the field.

Today’s heightened sense of uncertainty and apprehension requires a bolder, stronger focus on providing resources and supports to colleges in the national ATD Network. During this time, we are maintaining this coronavirus library of resources, virtual events, and messages to help our colleges as the navigate the pandemic.



Actionable resources that provide key take-aways to meet ATD college’s immediate educational needs. We have curated resources found from institutions across the nation who have generously shared their expertise along with assets of our own.

You’ll find guidance in four main areas:

  • Educators: Online Teaching and Learning Through Disruption
  • Student Support: Delivering Support Services to Students Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Institutional Support: Guidance for Administrators
  • Data Strategy: Data-Informed Decision-Making in Times of Disruption


Toolkit for Actionable Decision Making in Times of Disruption

  • Data-Informed Decision Making in Times of Disruption Guide
  • Building Adaptive Capacity for Resilience and Agility Guide
  • COVID-19 Reflection Exercise

Supporting Gateway to College Students During Campus Closures

Emergency Aid for Higher Education: A Toolkit and Resource Guide

Financial Aid Package Appeal

DACA/ DREAMers: policy changes regarding immigration and international student engagement


January 14, 2021 ATD News: One month until DREAM 2021, extended early-bird pricing

January 7, 2021 ATD News: Dr. Mike Flores joins board of directors, DREAM early-bird deadline coming up

December 18, 2020 ATD News: Announcing DREAM 2021 plenary speakers

December 10, 2020 ATD News: Open pedagogy inspires students, free dual enrollment equity webinar

December 3, 2020 ATD News: Building resiliency for the future of work, free PDP service, resources, opportunities

November 19, 2020 ATD News: How OER can create culturally relevant classrooms, using data and technology to support students in a pandemic, new resources and opportunities

November 12, 2020 ATD News: Insights from Student Parent Success Summit, lessons from leaders

November 5, 2020 ATD News: Racial Equity Leadership Academy, Native American Heritage Month, upcoming opportunities

October 29, 2020 ATD News: Student Parent Summit registration still open, lessons from Data & Analytics Summit, new resources

October 22, 2020 ATD News: Dallas Herring Lecture, storytelling with data, asking the right questions for the work ahead

October 15, 2020 ATD News: Registration opens for DREAM 2021, nominate a student scholar, free webinars and resources

October 8, 2020 ATD News: Student Parent Success Summit, new dual enrollment playbook, student leadership opportunity

October 1, 2020 ATD News: DREAM 2021 moves to virtual environment, headliners announced for Data & Analytics Summit, new opportunities and resources

September 24, 2020 ATD News: Application now available for Racial Equity Leadership Academy, 27 colleges join growing ATD Network, opportunities & resources

September 17, 2020 ATD News: New Teaching & Learning Toolkit released, student Q&A, opportunities, resources

September 10, 2020 ATD News: Gap year, Post-Pandemic College report, learning opportunities

August 27, 2020 ATD News: Shaping Community College, DREAM Proposals, Adaptive Learning Webinar

August 20, 2020 ATD News: Improving Holistic Supports, Student Spotlight, New Resources

August 13, 2020 ATD News: Institutional Transformation, Student Parent Success, Scholarship Opportunities

August 6, 2020 ATD News: Reflections from Peer Learning Conference, Community Recovery, Collaboration with SAIDE

July 23, 2020 ATD News & Resources: Single Mothers Project, National Transfer Rates, Equity Guide

July 16, 2020 ATD News & Resources: Supporting International Students, Peer Learning Conference, Opportunities for Colleges

June 25, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

June 18, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

June 11, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

June 4, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

May 28, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

May 21, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

May 14, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

May 7, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

April 30, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

April 23, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection

April 16, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection: COVID-19 Resources

April 9, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection: COVID-19 Resources

April 2, 2020 ATD Weekly Network Connection: COVID-19 Resources

April 1, 2020 Message regarding important date change for the ATD/USC Racial Equity Leadership Academy

March 20, 2020 Message from Dr. Karen A. Stout to the ATD Network

March 12, 2020 Announcing Postponements of ATD Events



A component of ATD’s COVID-19 response was a series of four webinars designed for colleges that are active in the ATD Network. The In-Network series began May 8 with a virtual meeting of presidents and CEOs, followed by virtual meeting of the full ATD Network May 15. Read about the full series on ATD’s events web page and download the Toolkit for Actionable Decision Making in Times of Disruption.

  • A Conversation with Network Presidents (presidents, CEOs, and chancellors of ATD Network institutions)
  • ATD Network Forum: Equitable Access and Outcomes in a Post-COVID Environment
  • Data-Informed Decision Making in Times of Disruption
  • Building Adaptive Capacity for Resiliency and Agility


Achieving the Dream hosted a LIVE Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Karen Stout and ATD leaders. The Town Hall provided a forum to answer  pressing questions related to supporting student success during this ever-changing environment, with expert guidance related to:

  • Distance Learning and Instructional Design
  • Providing Virtual Student Supports
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Communication Strategies


Achieving the Dream created a series of webinars designed to give faculty a place to learn from one another about how to support student success in a fully remote teaching and learning environment during the unprecedented COVID-19 closure of community college campuses across the United States. During each of these weekly sessions, we aimed to:

  1. Provide the strategies, tools, and knowledge needed to adjust to the educational and social disruptions on your campus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Help connect peers, communities of practice, and other valuable external resources
  3. Hear immediate needs so ATD’s Teaching and Learning team can develop just-in-time resources and services to help address these needs
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