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DREAM 2017
2017 ATD annual conference on Student Success was held in San Francisco, CA from Feb 21-24. This flagship event brought together over 1,900 influential policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from more than 200 colleges throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, who are dedicated to addressing one of our nation’s most urgent challenges: helping more community college students succeed. Similar to previous years, Triton College sent a small group to the conference in order to learn best practices from other colleges.

This year's conference session themes were based on Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework, a foundational part of the institutional improvement model, identified by seven areas in which colleges need sufficient capacity to develop a student-focused culture that fosters overall systemic transformation.

  1. Leadership & Vision
  2.   Data & Technology
  3.   Equity
  4. Teaching & Learning
  5.   Engagement & Communication
  6. Strategy & Planning  
  7.   Policies & Practices


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