DREAM Program

DREAM 2023 Program Agenda
(All Listed Session Times are Central Time)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 

10:00-a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Racial Equity Leadership Academy 2 Kickoff

 

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

South African/New Zealand/Australian Reception

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

 

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The ATD Equity Institute

 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

DREAM Studios Morning Workshops

Registration required to attend.

  • Creating Strategic Partnerships to Support Students Holistically
  • Equity-Minded Disaggregated Course-Level Data Tools: Fueling Momentum by Breaking Down the Aggregate
  • Everyone is a Data Person: Building Diverse, Effective Teams

 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

DREAM Studios Afternoon Workshops

Registration required to attend.

  • Bridging the Non-Credit to Credit Transition
  • Getting the Answers You Need - A Data Workshop for Leaders
  • Increasing Community Vibrancy: Expanding Access to Historically Disconnected Populations

4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: Community Colleges as Drivers of Economic and Social Mobility
Presenters:

  • Dr. Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
  • Dr. Raj Chetty, William A. Ackman Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Director, Opportunity Insights

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Opening Reception

 

6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Reception for Presidents and Chancellors

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

 

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Team Time

 

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Community College Women Succeed Advisory Group

 

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Tennessee Board of Regents Convening

 

8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

MORNING PLENARY SESSION: Advancing Equity in Opportunity and Outcomes: Centering the Cultural Assets of Racially Minoritized Students

Presenter:

  • Noel Quiñones, Poet, Writer, Performer, and Educator
  • Dr. Paul Hernandez, Author, The Pedagogy of Real Talk, and Special Assistant to the President and CEO, Achieving the Dream
  • Dr. Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream Board of Director
  • Dr. Antonio Banks, Director, Black and Male Students of Color, Compton College
  • Dr. Chris Reber, President, Hudson County Community College
  • Karen Colbert, General Education Faculty Chair and Lead Math and STEM Faculty, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thrive Leaders Network Convening

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Access Pathways to Maximize Momentum: The Course Schedule as an Effective Tool for Student Success
  • Advising Student Network: Integrating Career Advising throughout the Student Experience
  • Alamo EXPERIENCE—A Work-Based Experiential Learning Model
  • Exploring NSF Opportunities to Support STEM Education at Community Colleges
  • From Incarceration to Graduation and Beyond: Lessons from the Field of Postsecondary Education in Prison
  • How to Begin Identifying and Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Success for Student Parents
  • Leveraging Professional Learning for Institutional Change
  • Mobility in Action: How Community College Leaders Shift Regional Economic Mobility through Labor Market Data
  • Racial Equity Change Efforts from the Inaugural RELA Cohort
  • Supporting the Whole Student: Initial Findings from the ECMC Basic Needs Initiative
  • The Power of Partnerships: Re-engaging Adult Learners at Community Colleges

11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Presidents Colloquium

 

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lightning Learning Sessions

  • Changing Culture: Centering Students, Scaling Equity and Leveraging Frameworks at Two Community Colleges
  • An Eye on DEI: Impacting Enrollment and Persistence through Intentional Diversity Hiring Practice
  • Care for the Child and the People Thrive
  • Complete Tampa Bay: A Regional Model for Bringing Back Stop-Out Students
  • College Collaboration for Regional Housing Solutions: Providing Affordable Student Housing Options
  • Guiding the Path towards Equitable Stackability
  • Designing and Leveraging Analytic Toolkits for Strategic Decision Making
  • Full Class Instant Admit Days—Let’s Do Things Differently
  • Impact of Project Success Emergency Aid and Internships
  • Promoting an Academic Mindset in Student Life
  • Using High Impact Practices for Minority Male Student Success
  • What Programs Can Do to Support Workforce Success

12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lightning Learning Sessions

  • A Faculty Member’s Journey into College & Community Partnerships
  • Assembling and Administering an Institutional Debt Forgiveness Program
  • Busting Barriers: Improving Success in Math Gateway Courses for STEM technicians
  • Disaggregated Learning Outcomes Data for Improvement Strategies
  • Dual Enrollment Paradigm Pivot: From Programs of Privilege to Equity Tool
  • Evidence on Community College Bachelor’s Degrees and Access and Equity
  • Meeting Students Where They Are: Applying Person-Centered Data to Foster Holistic Student Support
  • Remote Work for ME: Expanding Opportunities for Rural Mainers and Meeting Maine’s Workforce Challenges
  • Revisioning Perkins
  • Toward Institutionalising Student Success at one of the Universities in South Africa
  • Unlocking Opportunity: Post-Graduation Success and Equity Network
  • The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge Program: Advancing Economic Mobility Through Public-Private Partnerships that Align Education and Workforce

12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Lunch Break on Your Own

HSS TCU Luncheon Meeting

 

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Innovative Collaboration Sessions

 

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Spotlight Sessions

  • Achieving More Equitable Student Outcomes: Latest Thinking About Guided Pathways
  • Aligning Systems for Postsecondary Success with the Chicago Roadmap
  • Equity, Access, and Scalability in Workforce Development Models
  • Equity-minded Teaching for Student Success
  • Finding Our Way: Engage Students, Empower Educators, and Solve the College and Career Navigation Crisis by Leveraging Purpose and Belonging Informed Education

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Community Vibrancy Cohort Kickoff

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Early Alert Messaging as a Tool for Building Equitable Student Experiences
  • Effectively Planning and Evaluating Adult Learner Enrollment Strategies: Lessons from the PACCE Initiative
  • Examining Who is Benefiting from Short-Term Course-taking and Strategies for Better Serving Skills Builder Courses
  • Expanding the Tri-C Mission in the Community
  • How to Grow the Student Vote at your Institution
  • Listen to Me: Community College Students Tell Us What Helps Them Persist
  • Racial Equity Change Efforts from the Inaugural RELA Cohort
  • Using the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project to Help Community College Faculty in All Disciplines Develop Inclusive Teaching Awareness, Practices, Skills to Better Engage Minority Students
  • Utilizing an Equitized Syllabus Rubric to Analyze Equity Minded Teaching Practice
  • Workforce Equity Initiative: Credentialing Thousands of Illinoisans of Poverty for In-Demand Jobs

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

The Finish Line Game Experience

 

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Chicago Stepping Demo

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

RELA 1 and RELA 2 Combo Reception, by invitation only

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Meet the Network Reception

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Equity and Diversity Officers Reception, by invitation only

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

College Success for Single Mothers Dinner, by invitation only

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

South African, New Zealand, and Australian Delegation Dinner, by invitation only

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

 

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

North Carolina Rural Community Leaders Program Cohort Meeting

 

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Team Time

 

8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

MORNING PLENARY SESSION: Equitable Postsecondary Outcomes: Bridging the Gap Between Community, Education, and the Workforce
Presenters:

  • Dr. Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
  • Paul Fain, Journalist, Author of The Job Newsletter, and Former Editor at Inside Higher Education
  • Shalin Jyotishi, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor, New America, and Fellow, World Economic Forum
  • Dr. Sunita Cooke, President, MiraCosta College
  • Dr. Nancee Sorenson, Chancellor, Louisiana State University, Eunice
  • Dr. David T. Harrison, President, Columbus State Community College

 

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
  • Bringing Equity into Focus: Using Multiple Data Tools to Examine Student Success, Student Learning and Learning Equity
  • Collaborating on Math Reform for Student Success: A Project Success Case Study with TCUs and Carnegie Math Pathways
  • Enacting Equity in the Classroom: A Multi-layered Faculty Development Approach to Implementing Inclusive Teaching Across Disciplines
  • Engaging, Teaching and Connecting with Students At-Promise in the Classroom
  • How Community Partnerships Boost Student and Family Success
  • Hudson Scholars: A Student Support Model that is Innovative, Transformational & Fiscally Scalable
  • Innovation for Learning, Educational Justice and Systems Change at Western
  • North Carolina Teaching & Learning Hubs: Leveraging Statewide Collaboration to Support Faculty Professional Learning
  • Redesigning Faculty Hiring, Onboarding and Tenure to Center Black and Brown Student Excellence
  • State-Led Effort to Support Open & Equitable Education Practices in Tennessee
  • Supporting Automated Self-Study: The Creation of Meta-Questions in Auto-Generated Assessments

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spotlight Sessions

  • Building Tech Economies in Rural America
  • Expanding Equity in Mental Health on Campus
  • Unleashing America’s Talent: Using College Promise Programs to Advance Access, Momentum, and Mobility
  • Reengagement, Relevance, and Regional Context: Managing Enrollment Demographic Changes

12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Recognition Luncheon

 

2:30 pm-3:30 p.m.

Dream Labs

  • Bridging the Gap: ATD’s Guide to Strategic K12 Partnerships
  • Creating Opportunities to Gather Student Voice
  • Digital Learning Strategy Guides: Step by Step Guidance in Creating Equitable Digital Learning Experiences
  • The Fundraising Questions You Have Always Wanted to Ask
  • Student Parents—Learnings from the Opportunity Assessments
  • Telling Your Student Success Story through a Theory of Change
  • Using ATD’s New Equity Toolkit to Enhance Equity Centeredness for Student Success

 

2:30 pm-3:30 p.m.

Innovative Collaboration Sessions

 

2:30 pm-4:00 p.m.
Acting with Urgency and Purpose: Adapting Lessons from New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States


2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Accelerating and Diversifying Nursing Pathways at Community Colleges Initiative Cohort Meeting


3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Innovative Collaboration Sessions
 

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lightning Learning Sessions

  • A New Food Pantry Model to Support Arkansas Students’ Basic Needs
  • Concurrent Course Navigators: A Win-Win for Students Supporting Faculty in Concurrent Courses
  • Embracing the Role of Community Connector: How LCCC Drives Shared Prosperity within the Region
  • From Analysis to Action: Chasing Application to Persistence Waterfalls
  • Getting SMARTS: How to Better Onboard Students from Alaska’s only Public Tribal College
  • Lost & Found: Supporting Student Navigation through Library-Student Affairs Partnerships
  • Rural Promise: Simple Framework Approach to Produce Equitable Postsecondary and Workforce Outcomes in Rural Communities
  • Skyhawk for Success
  • Supporting Learning and Success in Online Courses: Attending to Learning Skills and Mindsets
  • The Efficacy of an Undergraduate Research Center at a Community College
  • The Metaverse: Technology Enhanced Learning

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

DREAM Scholars Reception

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aspen Presidential Fellowship Alumni Reception

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

TCU Networking Reception
 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

 

7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Team Time

 

7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Mississippi Cohort Breakfast

 

7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Registration Open

 

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION: Student Perspectives on Expanding Access, Success, & Mobility
Presenters:

  • Freddy Shegog, Founder, The Message LLC
  • Dr. Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
  • DREAM Scholars Panel

10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Team Time

 

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

HSS Cohort Meeting

 

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

South African Delegation: DREAM Debrief

 

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

NC DREAM Fellows Meeting

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