HOLISTIC STUDENT SUPPORTS

Address the academic and personal support needs of students which are key to ensuring they have what they need to thrive and achieve their educational and career goals.

HSS is not a program: it is a way of applying student-centric design to college operations to design the experience you want your students to have!

ATD HSS services help your college:

  • 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

Options for Holistic Student Supports Services

Our signature three-year coaching engagement helps colleges achieve sustainable, institution-wide results.

Throughout this engagement, we partner with you to plan, implement and assess a student-centered support model.

Our ATD Holistic Student Supports Redesign Team provides your college with: 

  • A dedicated coach matched to your needs and access to subject-matter experts to assist with specific topics
  • A comprehensive opportunity assessment with detailed analysis of opportunities for improvement and actionable solutions in Year 1
  • An onsite one-day professional development institute (e.g., equity institute, change leadership institute) and half-day follow up strategy debrief presented by your HSS coach and a subject-matter expert in Years 2 & 3
  • Two additional 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 report per onsite engagement
  • Access to actionable reports, templates, tools, college examples, and peer learning community

For institutions that choose not to participate in ATD’s signature coaching engagement model, options include:

  • Holistic Student Supports Redesign onsite opportunity assessment
  • Holistic Student Supports Redesign professional development workshop

Colleges in ATD’s Holistic Student Supports program benefit from:

  • A dedicated coach matched to your needs
  • Access to subject-matter experts to assist with coaching on specific topics
  • An emphasis on institution-wide change informed by research and 15 years of practices with institutions of varying sizes, demographics, and contexts.
  • A commitment to building institutional capacity to driving the redesign work forward and walking beside the institution through the process.

For institutions that choose not to participate in ATD’s signature coaching engagement model, a la carte options include:

  • Holistic Student Supports Redesign two-day onsite opportunity assessment
  • Holistic Student Supports Redesign professional development workshop

Learn more

Download more information and contact us today at hss@achievingthedream.org.

 

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