Presidents Colloquium

The Presidents Colloquium at DREAM this year is designed to give leaders deeper insight to lessons emerging from new research about developmental education, student placement, and English language learners, and to showcase new tools for measuring social mobility in our communities. Our guests will include colleagues from CCRC and MDRC as well as from Brown University. Dr. Karen A. Stout will also provide an update on the ATD Network and share how ATD anticipates responding to the emerging trends highlighted by our special guests.

Advance reading is recommended below.


All presidents and chancellors registered for DREAM 2020 are invited to attend.

Introductions, Goals for the Colloquium

Dr. Karen A. Stout, President, and CEO of Achieving the Dream 
Dr. Thomas Brock, Director, Community College Research Center



Community College Trends

John Fink, Senior Research Associate, CCRC

Discussion: How are community colleges responding to these trends?

The Landscape of Developmental Education

Dr. Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow, Senior Research Associate, MDRC

Background Reading:

Discussion: What is the leader’s role in catalyzing scale?

Multiple Measures

Dr. Elisabeth A. Barnett, Senior Research Scholar, CCRC
Respondents: Dr. Jeffery Rahn, President, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College


Background Reading:


Discussion: What supports are required for your college to move to multiple measures for placement?

English Learners

Dr. Jessica Brathwaite, Senior Research Associate, CCRC 
Respondents: Maureen Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice Chancellor of Adult Education, City Colleges of Chicago; Julia Raufman, Research Associate, CCRC


Background Reading:


12 Noon: Lunch


Using the Opportunity Index to Create Understanding and Commitment to Addressing Inequity in Our Communities

Presentation: Dr. John Friedman, Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Brown University and co-founder of Opportunity Insights at Harvard University

Background Reading:

Update on ATD Network and ATD’s Response to Emerging Trends in Higher Education

Dr. Karen A. Stout

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