Resource Library

Explore Achieving the Dream’s Resource Library, 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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Titlesort descending Author Date
Community College/Career Collaboration (C4): Overview and Comparison of Partnership Models American Association of Community Colleges 8/11/2014
Community College/Career Collaboration (C4): Revenue Sharing – Alternative Career School Model - Alamo Colleges American Association of Community Colleges 8/11/2014
Community College/Career Collaboration (C4): Tacoma Goodwill Industries and Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges American Association of Community Colleges 8/1/2014
Community Colleges Respond to Needs of Retail Workers: Lessons Learned from Achieving the Dream's Building Stronger Pathways to Retail Careers Initiative 10/30/2017
Cornerstones of Completion: State Policy Support for Accelerated, Structured Pathways to College Credentials and Transfer Jobs for the Future 12/14/2012
Creating Opportunity for All: Building Pathways from Continuing Education to Credit Programs 1/22/2018
Developmental Education Initiative Talking Points #2: Dev Ed is Good for Business MDC 10/1/2011
Failure to Launch Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce 9/1/2013
Financial Health and Community College Students 2/21/2017
Free Community College: An Approach to Increase Adult Student Success in Postsecondary Education Education Commission of the States 11/18/2016
Funding Guide for Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways 2/15/2018
Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students' Entry into and Completion of Programs of Study 2/3/2013
How Community Colleges Address Basic Needs and Financial Stability of Low-Income Students to Boost College Completion: Lessons from the Working Students Success Network 4/30/2018
Implementing a Holistic Student Supports Approach: Four Case Studies 10/8/2018
Leaving No Worker Behind: Community College Retrain the Michigan Workforce--and Themselves Breaking Through, Jobs for the Future 4/14/2011
Lessons from the Working Students Success Network Implementation Evaluation 2/13/2018
Middle-Skill STEM State Policy Framework Jobs for the Future 10/15/2014
Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) Evaluation Framework 2/15/2015
Northeast Resiliency Consortium Colleges’ Prior Learning Assessment Policy, Standards Development and Practice 4/13/2018
Northeast Resiliency Consortium Standards for Prior Learning Assessment 10/20/2016
NRC: Non-Credit to Credit It just makes “cents”… 4/14/2017
NRC: Teaching Resiliency Presentation 4/14/2017
Pathways to Align Career and Educational Choices for Adult Learners 4/13/2018
Pathways to Improvement The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 5/10/2013
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Handbook 10/6/2016

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