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Tentative Agenda


7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open

8:00 am – 3:45 pm
iPASS Grantee Convening
For iPASS grantee institutions only.

9:00 am – Noon
Pre-Conference Workshops
Requires pre-registration

  • Designing Faculty Professional Development for Student Success
  • Developing a Culture of Civility, Inclusion & Empowerment through Emotional Intelligence
  • Leveraging ATD in Planning for Guided Pathways

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops
Requires pre-registration

  • Integrated Student Support Redesign Workshop
  • Putting Students at the Center of Holistic Student Supports

Noon – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
Industry Insight Sessions
Poster Sessions

  • Advising Reconsidered: A Holistic and Comprehensive Approach to Coaching Community College Students
  • ATHLETICS: A catalyst for ICAT capacities: teaching & learning, equity, engagement across divisions
  • College Success: Don't Just Survive--Thrive!
  • Completion Success in Gateway Math
  • Connect: Start smart. Finish Strong.
  • Rethinking Access
  • Early Alert-First-Year Experience
  • Engaging Curriculum to guide your students onto their Career Pathway
  • Enhancing Student Engagement through a Faculty-Driven Open Education Resources Initiative
  • Equity Through Early Intervention: Meeting Students Where They Are
  • Going from More to Most: Scaling Up Effective Practices at Community Colleges
  • Ground Control to Major Retention: How Mandatory Supplemental Instruction and Retention Alert Improves Student Success
  • Ground Control to Major Retention: How Mandatory Supplemental Instruction and Retention Alert Improves Student Success
  • How Inside Track is Helping Us Get on Track
  • Life is a Highway: Pathways to Success at Stanly Community College
  • Nudging to STEM Success
  • Real-Time Rubrics
  • Scaffolding Success - Partnering to create Guided Pathways in Secondary Education
  • Strategies for Student Success and Completion: Spanish and English
  • Student Success - Mandated!
  • Telling the Story of Our Integrated Student Experience
  • The Evolution of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative at Passaic County Community College--from Individual Courses, to a Z-Degree, to an OER-based Honors Program
  • The Innovative Educator Project at SUNY Dutchess Community College
  • Title: Super-Vision: Reimagining Degree Completion for Working Adults
  • Unboxing Data Strategies for Action Driven Institutions
  • Using evidence and technology to build student success through team work- Cumberland County College
  • When is a Job Just a Job—and When is it a Career?

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Institute Workshops
Requires pre-registration

  • Empowering Students through Math Pathways
  • Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement
  • How to Build an Equity Plan for Your College
  • Beyond Cost: Improving Student Engagement with OER-Enabled Pedagogy
  • Spring (Data) Cleaning: Maximizing Your Information Quality
  • Student Support Redesign Institute Follow-Up. By invitation only.



4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Opening Plenary Session

  • Tennessee Chancellor Flora Tydings
  • Elaine Rosen, Board Chair, Assurant, Inc. and Chair, Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Karen Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream, Inc.
  • Presentation of the 2018 Leah Meyer Austin Award
  • 2018 Achieving the Dream DREAM Scholars

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Reception for Presidents and Chancellors


7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Plenary Session

  • Increasing Economic Mobility through Broad Community Partnerships
  • Speaker: David Bakos, Executive Director, Global Aftersales Engineering & Service Operations, General Motors
  • Panel discussion:
    • DiRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery Community College
    • Greg Williams, President, Odessa College
    • Shannon or Matt, Higher Ed for Higher Standards
    • David Bakos, General Motors
    • Audrey Hutchinson, Director, Education and Expanded Learning, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities

An eye opening discussion about the need to build broad partnerships of different community partners to ensure access and opportunity to all students and to create a talent pipeline for employers today and in the future.

10:30 – 11:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • 5 Dimensions of Equity : Re-imagining Our College
  • A Researcher, Advisor and Marketer Walk Into a Predictive Analytics Tool
  • Amarillo College No Excuses Poverty Initiative: Data Analytics and Social Services
  • How SFCC doubled our graduation rate in 3 year using leadership, strategy and data
  • How to Use the Voluntary Framework of Accountability to Monitor Student Progress and Performance and Support Pathways Design
  • Implementing a Developmental Education Success Committee
  • Improving Student Retention and Success One Course at a Time
  • Memoirs of Student Success: The Phi Theta Kappa Story
  • No Longer a One-Eyed Goose in a Hail Storm
  • Transforming the Student Support Experience
  • Uncertain Times: Providing Institutional Support for Undocumented Students
  • Working Together for Student Success: The Cultivation of 2- and 4-year Collaborations in Maryland

10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Presidents Colloquium
For campus presidents and chancellors, only.

11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Open with Networking Lunch
Innovation Collaboration Sessions
Poster Session on Emerging Innovations

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Spotlight Sessions

  • Addressing Stereotypes to Improve Native American Student Success
  • Aligning Initiatives and Priorities to Integrate Career and Guided Pathways
  • From DREAM to Success – Success stories from the Siyaphumelela Initiative
  • Student Perspectives on Advising and Implications for Practice
  • Transfer Playbook Data Tools: Tracking Bachelor's Degree Outcomes for Your Students who Transfer
  • White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations 

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
ATD 101: Network Information Session

Concurrent Sessions

  • Accelerating Developmental English at Atlantic Cape: The Triad Model
  • Actionable Data to Empower the Frontline for Institutional Change
  • Becoming A Student Ready College with Redesigning Advising
  • Building a Culture of Completion with an Equity Lens: A Catalyst for Institutional Transformation
  • Food Insecurity on Community College Campuses: Food Pantries
  • How is That Fair? Making the Transition From Equality to Equity in the Classroom
  • Implementing Advising Reforms Leveraging Technology: Lessons Learned From Three IPASS Institutions 
  • Leveraging Scale and Urgency to Move the Needle on Graduation Rates
  • Measuring (and Improving) the Impacts of Guided Pathways Reforms
  • Progression with a Purpose: NWTC’s Systematic Approach for Faculty Development
  • Raising Access and Retention Through Tennessee Promise
  • Student Recruitment and Persistence Strategies: Employer and Technical College Partnership Model
  • The Unwritten Rules of College (Part 1): Transparency and Its Impact on Learning

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Funders Meeting
By invitation only.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Advising & Student Support Reception


7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:15 am
Team Time

7:00 am – 8:15 am
Meet the Network Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Plenary Session: Transforming the Student Experience through Holistic Student Supports

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Concurrent Sessions

  • Are We Holding Students Back? Addressing Leaks in the Retention Pipeline
  • Changing Our Teaching to Increase Student Engagement, Persistence, and Equity
  • Community College Capacity Building: To Create Career Pathways for Student Success and Meet Local Manufacturing Workforce Needs
  • Crisis Meets Opportunity: 15K-Jefferson Rise Together Initiative
  • DREAMs Do Come True: Empowering Community-College Students through a Completely OER-Based Program
  • Improving Course Success Rates While Reducing Student Textbook Costs
  • Launching Your Student Support Redesign
  • Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset: How we Organized for Large Scale Systemic Change
  • Reestablishing a Sense of Urgency and Building Community Engagement
  • Spreading and Scaling Equitable Teaching Practices to Promote Students’ Learning Mindsets and Skills
  • Strategies for Inclusive Planning & Assessment: Embedding Student Success throughout the Institution
  • The Unwritten Rules of College (Part 2): A Workshop for Designing Transparent Assignments
  • Transformative Campus Change Through Student Success Coaching
  • Using "Wildly Important Goals" and Pathways to Enhance Connections, Entry, Progress, and Completion
  • Using Predictive Analytics to Target High Risk Students for Case Management Advising

11:30 pm –12:30 pm
Spotlight Sessions

  • Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity: Three Community College-Based Interventions
  • Building Structures and Supports to Engage Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement
  • Community Town Hall: What are the questions that are keeping you up at night? This Administration, The Environment, Healthcare, DACA, Policy Update
  • Leveraging ATD to Progress in Pathways
  • Meeting Student and Labor Market Needs by Connecting Continuing Education and Credit Programs
  • Early Impact of OER Degree Implementation: Stories from the Field
  • State-level Strategies for Advising and Student Support Redesign within a Pathways Framework
  • Tradeoffs, Challenges, and Opportunities with Scaling Effective Strategies 

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Lunch Plenary: Teaching & Learning 

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • Aligning Program Review to the College’s Strategic Plan
  • Assessing Success Interventions with Multi-Source Data
  • Creating Opportunity for All: Building Pathways from Continuing Education to Credit Programs
  • Creating Synergy between Open Educational Resources and Faculty Effectiveness
  • Emerging Student Assessment and Placement Systems
  • Entry-Level Mathematics: Essential Milestones on the Road to Structured Pathways
  • Kukala'ula: ‘Growing’ Native Hawaiian Scientists
  • Linking Noncredit to Credit, What Exemplary Colleges Are Doing
  • Pillars of Success: A Framework for Supporting Low Income Students
  • Student Financial Health: Lessons Learned for Designing or Selecting a Financial Product or Service
  • Student Success Starts in the Classroom - A New Paradigm of Cooperative Learning
  • Student-Ready Support: Using Design-Thinking to Create Policies and Practices for All Students
  • The Evolution of Guided Pathways at Two Large Colleges
  • Using Community Allies to Develop and Improve Programs and Get Students Employed!
  • What Good Policy Looks Like: Advancing Practitioner-informed Policy Approaches for Guided Pathways
  • When Early Alert Fails: Lessons Learned

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
20 x 20 Presentations

  • ACADEMIC COACHING”, a viable, cost neutral initiative that WORKS to improve retention!
  • Academic Map Development Driven by Student Achievement Data
  • Advising Reconsidered: A Holistic and Comprehensive Approach to Coaching Community College Students
  • BridgeEdU is Closing the Gap
  • Building a Supportive Pathway for Men of Color
  • Carnegie Math Pathways - Strong Impact Results for a Holistic Math Redesign Model
  • Creating an In-House Online Orientation
  • Curriculum Maps: More Than Just a PDF
  • Curriculum Redesign focused on Student Success
  • Embedded Tutors
  • Empowering Your Campus Through Strategic Communication
  • Getting more than Buy-In: Using Design Thinking to Advance Teaching & Learning Initiatives
  • Guiding Paths to Success (GPS)
  • Hills and Valleys on the Road to HIP
  • Launching a College-Wide Online Course Quality Review Initiative
  • Network for Southern Economic Mobility: Community Colleges in a Cross-Sector Partnership
  • Never Say No: Piloting a Pathway for Under-Prepared College Writing Students
  • One Million Degrees & Harper College: A Partnership to Boost Low-Income Students' Retention & Graduation Rates
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Preparing for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
  • Project Proven: Infusing Career Pathways into Jail Reentry Education
  • Redefining the Margins: Bringing Supplemental Instruction and Inclusivity to Adult Education Students
  • Relational Instruction: Why DE Students Thrive in Co-requisite Courses
  • Research and Development Grant Project: Pharmacology
  • Student Voices: Listening and Learning from Students’ Experiences
  • Success is Succeed Without a D
  • Supporting an FYE Summer Bridge Program
  • The Systemic Enrollment Management Matrix (SEM²) Year One
  • The Teaching and Excellence Project at Davidson County Community College
  • Three initiatives towards persistence and completion
  • Using a Learning Inventory Instead of Courses to Design Guided Pathways
  • Using Technology to Redesign Advising at a Community College
  • Which Interventions Work Best? Find Out with Lower-cost Tech Tools for Tracking Success

The Finish Line Game Experience

4:30  pm - 5:15 pm
TCU Reflections on DREAM 2018 and Planning for DREAM 2019 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DREAM Scholars Reception

OER Meet Up

Project Success Showcase, hosted by Great Lakes

For TCU DREAM participants, TCU Coaches, and Project Staff


7:00 am – 10:00 am
Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:45 am
Team Times

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

9:00 am –10:30 am
Closing Plenary Session: Richard Blanco, Poet, Author; DREAM Scholars panel

10:30 am – Noon
Team Time


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