Tribal Colleges and Universities

We look forward to another great virtual DREAM conference and a robust track of sessions for TCUs! Please continue to refer to this page for information specific to Tribal Colleges and Universities leading up to DREAM 2022 as we will continue to update it.

TCU Concurrent sessions

This year’s DREAM features eight sessions from six TCUs and two partner organizations. All TCU track sessions are labeled “[TCU]” on the conference agenda. TCU sessions include:

Wednesday, February 16th:

  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET - Storm the Gates! Math and English Corequisites Eliminate Barriers for Developmental Students presented by Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET -Touching the Untouchables: “Star” Writer Visits and Student Success presented by Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College and partner colleges
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm ET - Accessibility Service’s Development for Smaller TCUs presented by Leech Lake Tribal College
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm ET - Universal Design in Teaching: Improving Accessibility for Faculty Development presented by Nebraska Indian Community College
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm ET - Impact of Emergency Aid & Paid Internship Programs presented by Ascendium Education Group and a panel of TCU speakers

Thursday, February 17th:

  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm ET - The Superpower in a Retention Story presented by United Tribes Technical College
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm ET Journey to Launch: presented by I?isagvik College and Leech Lake Tribal College
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm ET - The Fault in Our Gold Stars: Moving from Merit-based to Mastery Grading to Support Student Success presented by Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College and Carnegie Math Pathways

DREAM Pro Tip: Plan ahead and add the sessions you want to attend to your calendar now. You can do this by clicking the small calendar icon next to each session you want to attend that is listed on the conference program here.

Login information will go out the weekend before DREAM. We recommend entering early to become familiar with the platform, create a profile, and browse the list of colleagues attending the conference.

TCU Convening
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Your DREAM registration also automatically registers you for the TCU DREAM Convening on Friday, February 18th, 2022. You will hear from your TCU colleagues, ATD’s CEO, Karen Stout, ATD coaches, Project Success partner organizations, and Native American activist, scholar, and blogger Dr. Adrienne Keene.

The convening will focus on TCU accomplishments in Project Success. TCUs and coaches will speak to the many successes and implementations of innovative strategies, how data analysis informed decisions, and how these changes have impacted students.

General Agenda: (times listed in Eastern time)

2:00 – 2: 10 pm - Welcome & Convening Overview

2:10 – 2:20 pm – Welcome from ATD President, Karen Stout

2:20 – 2:30 pm – Remarks from Ascendium Education Group

2:30 – 2:45 pm – TCU and coach reflections on accomplishments during Project Success

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Project Success accomplishments from ATD and WestEd (Carnegie Math Pathways)

3:00 – 3:10 pm - Break

3:10 – 3:30 pm – Dr. Adrienne Keene remarks followed by Q&A

3:30 – 4:10 pm – Data Sensemaking Activity: Virtual Gallery Walk

4:10 – 4:15 pm – Project updates and closing remarks



TCUs in the ATD network receive ten (10) complimentary registrations to attend DREAM 2022 through Project Success. TCU Core Team/Student Success Team Leaders at every college have the complimentary code to register. For complimentary registration codes, please contact the Project Success team lead at your institution.

The convening is available to all TCU attendees of the DREAM 2022 and does not require additional registration. But registration to the conference is required to attend.

For general questions about DREAM or the TCU track of sessions, contact ATD’s Assistant Director of TCU Programs, Alina Randall, at



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