Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a network of more than 200 colleges, each committed to seeing all students fulfill their higher education dreams. ATD provides a national framework to recognize and eliminate systemic barriers to student success by guiding institutional change and nurturing a culture focused on student success. Rather than impose new initiatives, ATD coordinates existing efforts to improve implementation and facilitate data-informed decision-making using equity as a guiding principle. For more information on the organization, check out the ATD Integrated Student Support Toolkit [PDF].
Video is of ATD’s Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT)
Why did we join ATD?
- To transform the lives of students by eliminating gaps in opportunity and achievement for our diverse student community.
- Help students feel valued and part of a community.
- And ensure that each student reaches their academic and career goals through an intentionally-designed college experience that reflects quality, creativity, and equity.
Prior to ATD, BC had dozens of student success pilots, all operating independently that were not necessarily being evaluated for impact. BC needed a systematic, cohesive, institution wide student success agenda.
Last Updated August 15, 2022