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Achieving the Dream, 2022
The following report summarizes critical lessons learned from case studies conducted by ATD examining how adaptive courseware is implemented at public community colleges as well as how courseware is used in particular disciplines to better serve students. The lessons learned represent the work of hundreds of faculty and staff, and administrators…
Descriptors: Courseware, Educational Technology, Equal Education, At Risk Students
Achieving the Dream, 2022
Gateway courses in English challenge students to strengthen skills in critical thinking, reading, grammar, and writing structure and strategies -- skills that also help build competency in comprehension and composition. They can also prove to be a particular challenge to many community college students. This case study examines the efforts at…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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
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, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education
Achieving the Dream, 2021
Located in the suburbs of northern Kentucky, just minutes away from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) serves over 15,000 students from across the state and beyond. In 2018, while celebrating its 50-year anniversary and closing out its current 6-year strategic plan, the college welcomed a new president with a bold vision. Feeling a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, State Universities, College Administration, School Community Relationship
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, Community Colleges
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 Network (Every Learner), 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, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education
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, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education
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, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education
Fladd, Laurie; Iuzzini, Jon; Lawton, Julia – Achieving the Dream, 2021
As colleges focus more on centering equity in their structures, processes, and policies on campus, they are re-examining operations inside and outside the classroom. They are looking to better serve and support traditional community college students in creative and innovative ways. Deconstructing the semester structure changes how classes are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Acceleration (Education), Best Practices
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