Second Annual ATD Equity Institute

Second Annual ATD Equity Institute

Develop a deeper understanding of what equity means, what it looks like in practice, and how it is manifested or stifled on your campus.

Tuesday, February 18
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this interactive day-long institute, institutional teams will engage in learning opportunities and activities to develop a deeper understanding of what equity means, what it looks like in practice, and how it is manifested or stifled on their campuses. Teams will engage in conversations around equity challenges impeding the success of their students and brainstorm practical solutions that empower all members of the college community. Institutions boldly addressing their own equity challenges will share their strategies, obstacles, and outcomes. Teams will be challenged to engage with new tools to use in their own equity strategy.

By the end of the institute, teams will develop an equity vision that describes the experience they want for their incoming Fall 2020 students and leave with strategic and concrete next steps to implement when they return to campus to move their vision forward.

Breakfast and lunch are included. Registrants receive a 15% discount when attending both DREAM 2020 and the ATD Equity Institute. See the fees below.

Who Should Attend?

We strongly encourage teams of two to five individuals per institution to maximize the value of the working times and activities built into the institute. Team can be comprised of individuals empowered to and/or interested in pursuing equity on their campus and may include: senior administrators; diversity officers; student affairs officers; faculty leaders; institutional research leaders; individuals with diverse perspectives and experiences.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the institution, participants will:

  • Hear from peer institutions on their experiences implementing effective equity initiatives on campus.
  • Be exposed to emerging ideas for addressing persistent equity challenges.
  • Leave with a concrete set of ideas and strategies for the attending team to take back to their peers on campus.
  • Have the opportunity to develop connections and deepen existing bonds with like-minded peers.





7:15 – 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 9:30 am

Opening Plenary Session

· Welcome

· Remarks from Achieving the Dream President and CEO

· Keynote Address

Francesca Carpenter, Director of Equity Initiatives & Julia Lawton, Director of Holistic Student Supports, Achieving the Dream

Dr. Karen Stout, President and CEO, Achieving the Dream

Dr. Marissa C. Vasquez, Co-Director of CCEAL and Assistant Professor at San Diego State University

9:45 am – 10:45 am


Foundations First: An Integrated Approach Towards an Equity-Minded Campus

Richland College


The Ka`ao Framework: Scaling Culture-Based Equity Programs to a Multi-Cultural Audience

University of Hawaii, Maui College


Equity: From Theory to Practice: A Data-driven Approach to Closing Achievement Gaps

Kingsborough Community College

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Implementing Poverty Informed Practice in Higher Education


Western Technical College
Minnesota State College, Southeast

Different Mascots, Same Team: Coordinating Equity Initiatives at One Urban and One Rural Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Durham Technical Community College

Our Role in assisting Rural Communities in Establishing Affordable Broadband Access

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

BHCC Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth (CECW)

Bunker Hill Community College

12:00 – 12:45 pm


12:45 – 1:30 pm

Team Time

1:45 – 2:45 pm


Decreasing the Digital Divide: Addressing Equity Gaps in Gateway College English

Florida State College at Jacksonville

You are Not in This Alone

Columbus State Community College, Generation Hope, Generation Hope Scholar

Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education

American Indian College Fund

Sharing Our Story: Using Story Problems in Math to Foster Student Inclusion

Macomb Community College

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Closing Plenary - What is on the horizon?



Ray Keith, Community College of Aurora

Dr. Jason Rivera, Rutgers University

Rebecca Butler, Columbus State Community College


Rates for the ATD Equity Institute
Receive a 15% discount when you register for both the ATD Equity Institute and DREAM 2020.


Fee, when Registering with
DREAM 2020 Attendance

Fee, when Registering for The Equity Institute Only

In-Network Colleges



Out-of-Network Attendees



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