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Teaching & Learning

Learn from your peers in the Spring 2022 events in the Network webinar series

News & Updates
January 24, 2022

The Spring 2022 semester is here and Achieving the Dream (ATD) is ready to support your student success efforts with some exciting new webinars in our What Comes Next? series. The series provides valuable insights and strategies around critical issues in advancing equity and student success within our current context. Past webinars in the series focused on topics such as faculty use of data to address equity in the classroom, centering racial equity in student success efforts, and increasing enrollment through new avenues of access within the community.

The Spring 2022 What Comes Next? webinars will provide more great examples from leading colleges that are closing equity gaps and transforming student outcomes in and out of the classroom. You won’t want to miss them!

The Evolving Classroom: How Faculty Roles Have Altered through the Pandemic
January 25, 2022
As colleges pursue the “next normal,” faculty have a sizeable task ahead: forging a classroom that preserves the pedagogical lessons learned through remote learning amid COVID, incorporating culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices, effectively implementing OER and digital learning, and fostering greater community among learners (student and faculty alike). Learn how faculty can transform their teaching and better ensure students are learning in the evolving classroom.

Lessons from the Best: Learning from the 2022 LMA Award Winner
March 22, 2022
Each year Achieving the Dream awards the Leah Meyer Austin Award to an ATD college or colleges that have demonstrated exemplary student outcomes over multiple years. These colleges are known for redesigning the student experience around drivers of student success and forming strong partnerships to impact their students and their communities. Hear from the 2022 LMA winner and learn about innovative ways to transform your culture, adopt equity-mindedness, and increase student success.

Building a Culture of Teaching & Learning Excellence Through High-Impact Professional Learning
March 29, 2022
Faculty are critical to strengthening student pathways, increasing retention and completion, and reducing equity gaps. Achieving these goals is more tenable when faculty are given the time and space to engage in high-impact professional learning and form communities of practice. Learn how colleges are reinventing faculty learning and hear about resources like ATD’s recently launched Teaching & Learning Seminar and coaching program that are helping faculty transform their classrooms and improve learning outcomes for students.


During the Fall 2021 semester, we heard from ATD Network colleges about their exceptional work to promote student success. We’re pleased to share the recordings from these highly attended sessions as you continue your student success and equity efforts in this new calendar year.

Turning the Page: How Faculty Are Using Data to Address Equity Gaps in the Classroom
Southwest Tennessee Community College (TN) showcased how they used data and dashboards to close equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for gateway courses.

It Starts Here: Centering Our Student Success Agenda on Racial Equity
Diné College (AZ) and Santa Fe Community College (NM) shared how they developed and delivered evidence-based supports to meet the needs of their diverse students.

Understanding Prospective Students for Recruitment and Enrollment
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (SC) and Lorain County Community College (OH) highlighted strategies for strengthening community vibrancy through expanding college opportunities to disconnected groups and increasing equitable completion of high demand credentials.

Working in Unison: Fostering Collaboration between Faculty and Student Affairs Professionals
Drawing from the recently published Teaching & Learning Toolkit, ATD staff explored ways to break down silos, create co-ownership of student success work, and strengthen critical interventions like guided pathways.

How Adopting Shortened Academic Semesters Accelerates Student Momentum and Success
As more colleges shift to shortening semesters, Odessa College (TX) outlined how it transformed its organizational culture and dramatically increased course completion rates.

We look forward to seeing you and hundreds of your Network peers at the remaining What Comes Next? webinars this spring.

Interested in joining ATD? Email [email protected] to learn more and schedule a consultation.Stay tuned. Achieving the Dream will announce the 2022–23 academic year webinar series later this spring.

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