Tribal Colleges and Universities

We look forward to another great DREAM conference and a robust TCU program! Different sessions and events are listed below.  
Please continue to refer to this page for information specific to Tribal Colleges and Universities leading up to DREAM 2024. 


The following sessions are part of the TCU track of concurrent and lightning learning sessions. 

DREAM Studio (Pre-conference) 

  • Advising Redesign: High Impact Practices That Support Student Academic and Personal Needs, United Tribes Technical College 

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Utilizing a Retention Module to Increase Student Success at a Tribal College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 

  • How short-term, grant-funded projects can be a catalyst for institutional change, Ascendium Education Group, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, White Earth Tribal and Community College 

  • Exploring Tribal College Student Internship Programs: Analysis of Three Case Studies, American Indian College Fund, Diné College, Stone Child College 

Lightning Learning Sessions 

  • Mentor the Next Generation, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University 

  • Building Montana Tribal College Transfer Pathways for Student Success, American Indian College Fund, Turtle Mountain Community College 

  • A Proactive Approach Using Demographics to Support Equity, Bay Mills Community College 

Please refer to the conference program for descriptions and day/time of each session. The program will also allow you to add sessions you’d like to attend to your calendar.  


Tribal Colleges and Universities participating in the Serving Native American Students with Holistic Student Supports initiative’s second cohort are invited to a working lunch. TCUs in this cohort include: Aaniiih Nakoda College, College of Menominee Nation, Fort Peck Community College, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University, Red Lake Nation College, and Salish Kootenai College. 

The convening will take place Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m. ATD coaches will also attend the convening for individual team times. Advanced registration is not required and included in your regular conference registration.  

Join us for the TCU Networking Reception on Tuesday, February 20, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a short program. See conference program for location.  

All TCU attendees are invited to attend and mingle with your TCU peers, ATD coaches and staff, AIHEC and College Fund colleagues, Ascendium Education Group’s Project Success team, and a very special guest.  

All DREAM attendees are invited to the recognition luncheon where ATD awards and designations will be announced. In honor of ATD’s 20th anniversary, we will have a special recognition for specific cohorts in the network, including TCUs!  

The luncheon will take place Wednesday, February 21, from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. See conference program for location. 

American Indian Higher Education Consortium, American Indian College Fund, and Achieving the Dream are hosting a collaboration meeting with all TCUs to align initiatives across our organizations. We welcome all TCU attendees to attend this collaborative session to better inform our work and services to the TCUs.  

The session is Wednesday, February 21, from 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. See conference program for location. 

TCUs in the ATD Network received a number of complimentary registrations to attend DREAM 2024 through Project Success. For questions about DREAM travel accommodations please contact ATD’s assistant director of TCU Programs, Alina Randall, at? For registration questions, please contact ATD’s Events team at

Reimbursement information will be sent to attendees shortly following the conclusion of DREAM. Once instructions are distributed, attendees will have 30 days to complete reimbursement information and send it to ATD.  


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