Knowledge Center

Explore Achieving the Dream’s Knowledge Center-  a searchable database containing guides, case studies, and reports from Achieving the Dream, Inc., Achieving the Dream Founding Partners, Partner Organizations, and other experts engaged in the work of community colleges and student success. These resources serve to support Achieving the Dream Institutions throughout the process of institutional reform and assist in creating a culture of continuous improvement.

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Title Author Date
From Programs to Pathways: Standout Practices Linking Non-Credit and Credit for Today’s Adult Learner Achieving the Dream 3/19/2018
Improving the Financial Security of Low-income Students to Improve College Completion 3/19/2018
Measuring What Matters: Examining the Success of Achieving the Dream Network College Graduates in Work and Life 2/22/2018
Funding Guide for Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Achieving the Dream, Arconic Foundation 2/15/2018
Integrated Student Support Redesign Toolkit Achieving the Dream 1/31/2018
Creating Opportunity for All: Building Pathways from Continuing Education to Credit Programs Achieving the Dream 1/22/2018
Implementing Guided Pathways: Early Insights From the AACC Pathways Colleges Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University 4/20/2017
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Handbook Achieving the Dream 10/6/2016
Designing Student-focused Curriculum Through Academic Pathways 9/23/2016
Building Guided Pathways: Practical Lessons from Completion by Design Colleges Completion by Design 8/18/2016
Creating Resiliency and Pathways to Opportunity Office of Community College Research and Leadership 6/17/2016
2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award - William Rainey Harper College 2/23/2016
Loss-Momentum Framework: Revised Completion by Design 2/23/2016
Guided Pathways Essential Practices: Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University 1/1/2016
2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award Application Summary and Rubric Achieving the Dream 9/14/2015
Using Technology to Reform Advising: Insights From Colleges Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University 6/1/2015
Beyond Financial Aid: How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of low-income students and improve student outcomes Lumina Foundation 6/1/2015
Catalyst Fund Evaluation: Case-Informed Lessons for Scaling Innovation at Community and Technical Colleges 6/1/2015
2015 Leah Meyer Austin Award Brochure - Patrick Henry Community College Achieving the Dream 2/17/2015
2015 Leah Meyer Austin Award Brochure - The Community College of Baltimore County Achieving the Dream 2/17/2015
Prior Learning Assessment Handbook Webinar Achieving the Dream 2/15/2015
Increasing Institutional Capacity to Respond to Performance Funding: What States Can Do Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University 1/28/2015
WFSNCC Webinar Resources 10/24/2014
WFSN Strategy Reports 10/3/2014
Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who Advance Student Access and Success The Aspen Institute 9/29/2014


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