Knowledge Center

Explore Achieving the Dream’s Knowledge Center, a searchable database containing guides, case studies, and reports from Achieving the Dream, Inc., its partner organizations, researchers, and other experts engaged in the work of community colleges and student success. Some resources are produced by ATD investors and are noted with an asterisk (*). These investor-produced materials are not endorsed by Achieving the Dream nor do they represent the only solutions to the various challenges they address. As a body of information, these resources are intended to support Achieving the Dream Institutions throughout the process of institutional reform and assist in creating a culture of continuous improvement.

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Northeast Resiliency Consortium Colleges’ Prior Learning Assessment Policy, Standards Development and Practice 4/13/2018
Strategies for Improving Community College Student Financial Health Achieving the Dream 3/20/2018
Improving the Financial Security of Low-income Students to Improve College Completion Achieving the Dream 3/19/2018
Measuring What Matters: Examining the Success of Achieving the Dream Network College Graduates in Work and Life 2/22/2018
Funding Guide for Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Achieving the Dream, Arconic Foundation 2/15/2018
Integrated Student Support Redesign Toolkit Achieving the Dream 1/31/2018
Creating Opportunity for All: Building Pathways from Continuing Education to Credit Programs Achieving the Dream 1/22/2018
Building Sustainable and Strategic Partnerships with Business and Industry: A Step-by-Step Guide for Community Colleges Achieving the Dream, Arconic Foundation 1/16/2018
Addressing Food Insecurity on Campus: Establishing Food Pantries at Community Colleges and Connecting Students to Wider Services 11/30/2017
Implementing Guided Pathways: Early Insights From the AACC Pathways Colleges 4/20/2017
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Handbook Achieving the Dream 10/6/2016
Designing Student-focused Curriculum Through Academic Pathways 9/23/2016
Building Guided Pathways: Practical Lessons from Completion by Design Colleges Completion by Design 8/18/2016
Creating Resiliency and Pathways to Opportunity Office of Community College Research and Leadership 6/17/2016
2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award - William Rainey Harper College 2/23/2016
Loss-Momentum Framework: Revised Completion by Design 2/23/2016
Guided Pathways Essential Practices: Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment 1/1/2016
2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award Application Summary and Rubric Achieving the Dream 9/14/2015
Using Technology to Reform Advising: Insights From Colleges 6/1/2015
Beyond Financial Aid: How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of low-income students and improve student outcomes Lumina Foundation 6/1/2015
Catalyst Fund Evaluation: Case-Informed Lessons for Scaling Innovation at Community and Technical Colleges 6/1/2015
2015 Leah Meyer Austin Award Brochure - Patrick Henry Community College Achieving the Dream 2/17/2015
2015 Leah Meyer Austin Award Brochure - The Community College of Baltimore County Achieving the Dream 2/17/2015
Prior Learning Assessment Handbook Webinar Achieving the Dream 2/15/2015
Increasing Institutional Capacity to Respond to Performance Funding: What States Can Do 1/28/2015

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