Recognizing Institutional Excellence
Every year, Achieving the Dream honors colleges whose commitment to equitable outcomes has driven substantive improvements for students and their communities.
Leah Meyer Austin Award
The highest distinction a college in the ATD Network can earn, the LMA Award is given annually to a college that demonstrates outstanding long-term gains in student success and institutional equity.Learn More
Special Recognition Award
ATD presents this award to colleges that have shown remarkable growth in institutional capacity made and significant progress in increasing student success.Learn More
Leader College of Distinction
The ATD Network’s Leader Colleges of Distinction report rigorous metrics demonstrating sustained improvements in student outcomes and reduced equity gaps.Learn More
Leader College status indicates that every person affiliated with an institution is committed to ensuring access, belonging, and success for all of its students.Learn More
The DREAM Student Scholars program is a year-long experiential learning opportunity for community college students to grow as leaders, culminating in a platform at the annual DREAM conference.Learn More
Harvey Lincoln Student Scholars
ATD provides annual need-based scholarships to community college students who have persisted in their studies despite educational, personal, or financial obstacles.Learn More
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Using Postsecondary Data Partnership for Data Discovery and Decision Support
Using PDP for Data Discovery and Decision Support explores using the PDP to identify institutional performance gaps, assessing progress toward closing those gaps and leveraging the PDP to support decision-making.
Boosting Enrollment Among Communities of Color and Adult Males
Community colleges can be beacons of hope for adults in their communities. Yet enrollment among adult males and communities of color is often lower than for other populations.
ATD Kickoff Institute
Three-day immersive experience that welcomes new colleges into the ATD Network and prepares them to launch their ATD experience on their campuses.
ATD Network colleges benefit from the collecting learning of our national network of institutions and partners – as well as from our extensive years of experience innovating and anticipating future needs and issues in the face of continual change.Learn More
Stories & Case Studies
While each institution is unique, it’s critical to learn from each other’s challenges and successes. Explore our leader stories and institutional case studies to inspire your whole college transformation.Read More
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