We look forward to seeing you at DREAM 2016, the annual convening of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network – the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history.
This flagship event will bring together more than 1,900 influential policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from over 200 colleges throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, who are dedicated to addressing one of our nation’s most urgent challenges: helping more community college students succeed.
The emphasis of DREAM 2016 is on “Equity and Excellence,” where the focus is on student success and closing achievement gaps for historically underserved student populations. DREAM attendees will reflect on and share lessons from experience; deepen understanding about ways to increase student success; and increase capacity for data analysis, program evaluation, and student-centered, data-informed decision making.
This year's themes are based on Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework, a foundational part of the institutional improvement model, identified by seven areas in which colleges need sufficient capacity to develop a student-focused culture that fosters overall systemic transformation. The themes are as follows: