Resolve changing needs with tailored coaching packages

Colleges that continue in the ATD Network after their initial experience continue with the fundamental work of capacity building also delve deeper into key challenges for ongoing improvement. For colleges that have already strengthened core competencies, we offer a suite of targeted coaching services that colleges can use at any time, but are particularly valuable once the initial capacity building work is complete.

Suite of targeted coaching services
Leadership and Vision

Develop a clear and compelling vision for student success and use that vision to set priorities and direct action; build shared leadership for student success across all levels of the organization.

Data and Technology

Focus on metrics that matter across the entire student experience from connection to completion and in the labor market; adopt technology to support students throughout their entire college experience; democratize data to empower data-enabled leadership; support a data culture with usable and actionable data.


Craft an equity statement, develop and incorporate equity goals into your strategic plan and guided pathways, facilitate courageous conversations on equity with a broad group of stakeholders, disaggregate data to identify opportunity gaps, develop equity insight metrics, dismantle structural barriers and invest in equity-minded  policies, practices and  behaviors.

Teaching and Learning

Engage adjunct and full-time faculty in leading change; build textbook-free degree programs using open educational resources; develop a teaching and learning center; design pathways to ensure students are learning; undertake gateway course redesign; develop effective, research-based teaching practices to promote student success; devise holistic student supports to facilitate student learning and success.

Engagement and Communication

Engage a cross-functional group of internal stakeholders in student success work; engage high school and university partners, community-based organizations and employers to develop cross-sector strategies for student success; communicate a sense of urgency for leading a proactive student success agenda; develop an effective communication plan with clear and compelling messages about student success.

Strategy and Planning

Develop a student success agenda that is aligned and integrated with planning, budgeting, and accreditation; identify a key set of student success measures to focus on to drive improved student success outcomes; create a cadence of accountability.

Policies and Practices

Conduct an enrollment pain point audit; improve the student experience through student-centered design; invest in equity-minded policies and practices that support students from connection to completion and as they transition to a four-year college and to the labor market.

We also provide coaching expertise in subject-specific pathways, including:
  • Math Pathways
  • Developmental Education Reform
  • Transfer Pathways
  • Career Pathways

Learn More

You can learn more about our experienced coaches here. Pathways Coaching is available to ATD Network colleges that have completed their 3-year capacity-building experience.

For more information about our coaching services, contact Susan Mayer, chief learning officer at


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