Tribal Colleges and Universities

Tribal College and University Events at DREAM 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Hyatt Regency – Ballrooms A and B
DREAM 2019 TCU Pre-Conference Convening
Exclusively for DREAM participants from Tribal Colleges and Universities.

TCU participants will engage in peer learning activities related to their work and hear from presenters on themes relevant to their student success agenda. TCUs will be given points of discussion at least three weeks prior to DREAM so they can prepare information to share on each topic.
See agenda here.
See Pre-Conference Convening prep work here.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 
Hyatt Regency – Ballroom F
Meeting for TCU Presidents with ATD and Ascendium Education Group
Exclusively for Presidents from Tribal Colleges and Universities.

TCU Presidents will meet with ATD, then Ascendium Education Group to share reflections on working with ATD and Project Success. Prompts to guide the discussion will be sent to TCU presidents prior to DREAM.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., Hyatt Regency Long Beach- Regency H

Breakfast for TCU Core Team Leaders
Exclusively for Core Team Leaders from Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Join this breakfast session to discuss some of the successes and challenges of motivating change and innovation.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room 203 A
Using a Multi-Faceted Approach to Institutionalizing Change and Promoting a Student Success Agenda at Small Colleges

Join this session to learn about how three small, rural tribal colleges implemented a multi-pronged strategy focused on equity, teaching and learning, and leveraging data to create an integrated student success strategy across their institutions.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Convention Center, Room Seaview B
The American Indian College Fund-led Internship and Emergency Aid Focus Group Sessions - TCU Participants Wanted (leadership, faculty, and staff )

The  American Indian College Fund is looking for 25 TCU leadership, faculty, and staff to take part in a 1.5 hour focus group. As a participant, you will take part in the “Kresge Inquiry Project: TCU Capacity Building and Understanding Project Success” to help build a case for support for TCU internships and emergency aid opportunities by examining the structure, context, and needs within TCUs. For your time and participation, you will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card. If interested, we'd love to hear from you! Sign up is first come, first served  and  focus group times will not conflict with other educational sessions at DREAM. Please visit the Sign Up Genius link below and sign up only for one slot.


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency – Long Beach Sea View A
WestEd Carnegie Math Pathways Office Hours

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Convention Center - Room 101 B 
Preserving Culture and Planning for the Future: An Exploration of Student Experiences at Tribal Colleges
Join us as we discuss the report about TCU student engagement released by the Center for Community College Student Engagement. Hear tribal college leaders respond to the report and share their perspectives on what matters when engaging Native American students at any college campus.

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Convention Center – Room 104C
TRIO Insights and Tools for TCUs Applying for TRIO Student Services Grants

Join this session to learn tips for applying to the referenced Department of Education Grant and hear from fellow TCUs that have this grant about how they have used the funds, challenges they have faced and overcome and compliance reporting. ATD will provide a data guide/template that can help TCUs organize and present required data.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room Seaside B
Spotlight: What is Historical Intergenerational Trauma and How Can It Be Addressed to Improve Student Success?

Historical intergenerational trauma is recognized as a primary factor negatively impacting Native American communities and families and threatening educational success of Native students and other populations in the U.S. This spotlight will offer colleges serving students with historical intergenerational trauma the opportunity to see strategies for resilience in education success and community building.

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room 202C
Amarillo College: No Excuses Poverty Initiative - Eradicating Student Poverty Barriers Hindering Academic Success
Amarillo College transformed its institution when it created a systemic approach to addressing poverty barriers for students. Our No Excuses Poverty Initiative is the connector between campus programs, services and projects designed to support students, boost graduation and transfer, and increase student persistence. AC’s Advocacy and Resource Center is the hub of our initiative. Growing from serving less than 1.5% of our student enrollment in 2012, the ARC assists 21% of our student enrollment in 2018. During academic year 2017/2018, the ARC assisted nearly 2,000 students in over 5,000 student visits. Even with this remarkable growth, AC continues to revolutionize our initiative by using data analytics and technology to drive social services connections before students even begin classes. By closing the loop before it can even open, AC is ensuring students can and will achieve academic success. We know that together we can overcome poverty barriers that prevent students from reaching their educational goals.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room 101B
Using the ICAT to Align Student Success Efforts and Provide Evidence in the Accreditation Process
Attend this session to learn how one college used their Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT) Results and Capacity Café
discussion and how your ATD coaches can support network colleges in this process by posing critical questions. A reflection on how to use the information from the ICAT, discussions, and work on institutional initiatives as evidence for accreditation evaluations will also be provided by staff from a regional accreditation agency.


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room 102 A
Meeting Students Where They Are: Promising Pathways to Make Math Meaningful for Students

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Room 101 A
TCU Reflections on DREAM 2019 
Come share some of the most important things you have learned from DREAM that will help your college! 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center- Beacon Ballroom A
Project Success TCU Forum


We will be updating this site periodically as we get closer to DREAM 2019.

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