Achieving the Dream (ATD)

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 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