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Achieving the Dream, 2021
Many students worry about taking and succeeding in the gateway math courses needed to enter most community college degree and certificate programs. Their concern is not surprising given that these courses have traditionally had some of the highest failure and withdrawal rates at community colleges, in many cases disproportionally affecting…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Courseware
Achieving the Dream, 2021
Achieving the Dream (ATD) is one of 12 higher education and digital learning organizations that make up the Every Learner Everywhere (Every Learner) Network, whose mission is to help higher education institutions improve and ensure more equitable student outcomes through advances in digital learning, particularly among poverty-impacted, racially…
Descriptors: Courseware, Introductory Courses, College Mathematics, Business Administration Education
Achieving the Dream, 2021
Faculty at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, led efforts to implement and then scale adaptive courseware for gateway courses in more than a half-dozen disciplines. The institution supported faculty efforts by creating a collaborative learning community and providing other supporting resources, and faculty continue to take the lead in…
Descriptors: Courseware, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Introductory Courses
Adams, S.; Bali, M.; Eder, Z.; Fladd, L.; Garrett, K.; Garth-McCullough, R.; Gibson, A. M.; Gunder, A.; Iuzzini, J.; Knott, J. L.; Rafferty, J.; Weber, N. L. – Achieving the Dream, 2021
This playbook contains resources that can be used by individual instructors to support putting student care into action or by institutions seeking guidance for incorporating caring for students into their campus strategy and instructional development programming. While the impetus for this playbook was the COVID-19 pandemic, the information and…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Needs, Course Descriptions, Course Content
Adams, S.; Bali, M.; Eder, Z.; Fladd, L.; Garrett, K.; Garth-McCullough, R.; Gibson, A. M.; Gunder, A.; Iuzzini, J.; Knott, J. L.; Rafferty, J.; Weber, N. L. – Achieving the Dream, 2021
This resource serves as a companion piece to the "Caring for Students Playbook: Six Recommendations for Caring for Students" (ED613431) and provides a foundation for the approaches and methods offered therein. The content offered in this playbook begins by setting the groundwork for rooting instruction in diversity, equity, and inclusion…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Needs, Student Diversity, Inclusion
Fladd, Laurie; Heacock, Laurie; Hill-Kelley, Jennifer; Lawton, Julia; Pechac, Sharmaine; Shamah, Devora; Woodruff, Amber – Achieving the Dream, 2021
This guidebook is designed for institutional leaders and student success teams who are ready to talk openly about the students they serve and who are eager to learn practical strategies from national experts and peer institutions. We cannot design an experience that meets our students where they are unless we holistically understand who they are.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Design, Holistic Approach, Higher Education
Lawton, Julia A.; Toner, Mark – Achieving the Dream, 2020
The complexity and scope of the challenges today's students face explain why community and technical colleges across the country are reexamining the student experience and the support services they provide. As open access institutions, community and technical colleges by their very existence open the doors of higher education and workforce…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students
Hatch, Meredith Archer; Toner, Mark – Achieving the Dream, 2020
A growing number of community and technical colleges have made significant commitments to designing and sustaining supportive learning environments that help all students, including student mothers, realize their potential while also integrating the necessary academic, career, and personal supports that make it possible for an increasingly…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
Mathern, Nick; Toner, Mark – Achieving the Dream, 2020
Every adolescent faces challenges as they navigate their teenage years, but for some these challenges imperil their ability to complete their education. While these four students' experiences are dramatically different, they have one thing in common: high school didn't work for them, meaning that each faced long odds of ever attaining a diploma,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, High School Students, Postsecondary Education
Lawton, Julie; Toner, Mark – Achieving the Dream, 2020
As with other student populations community colleges serve, part-time students often face multiple challenges that present additional barriers to completion, including unfamiliarity with the college experience, parenthood, and food and housing insecurity. Community colleges have historically opened their doors to all those interested in pursuing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students
Achieving the Dream, 2020
In 2019, Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) joined the National Student Clearinghouse Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). This technical brief will discuss an approach to prepare Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) data collections that consist of the development of both term cohort files and course files. The process utilized course and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Students
Achieving the Dream, 2020
In the fall of 2019, Nebraska Indian Community College [NICC] became the first tribal college to participate in a new data service of the National Student Clearinghouse called the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). A small college with high aspirations for its students, NICC was in the process of building data capacity and adopting data-driven…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Students
Manning, Terri Mulkins – Achieving the Dream, 2020
The Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT) helps colleges identify strengths and areas for improvement in light of best practices in seven key areas: (1) Leadership and Vision; (2) Data and Technology; (3) Equity; (4) Teaching and Learning; (5) Engagement and Communication; (6) Strategy and Planning; and (7) Policies and Practices. The tool…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Best Practices, Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership
Achieving the Dream, 2020
As we move into a "new normal" where digital and virtual models are playing a larger role in the delivery of instruction and student supports, it's increasingly important for us to deliver holistic, resilient, equitable, and student-centric systems. This requires transitioning to an adaptive culture that focuses on long-term…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Capacity Building, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
Eynon, Bret; Iuzzini, Jonathan – Achieving the Dream, 2020
Grounded in research and informed by the strong work of many of our network colleges, we have designed this resource to support college teams in building institutional capacity in teaching and learning. This Toolkit synthesizes research from the field and stories from our colleges and offers you and your team a vast array of worksheets and…
Descriptors: College Instruction, School Culture, Learning, Educational Change
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