Describes recent shifts in the way higher education administrators and educators view student-centricity and its relationship to school rankings and academic quality. For example, understanding of the importance of meeting students’ expectations has led institutions of higher education to look beyond the recognition of the value of customer service.
Contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia and the 16 finalist programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.
Shares articles and interviews from leaders across the higher education community reflecting on how their institutions are evolving to meet the needs of modern students, and using technology not for its own sake, but to meet and exceed students’ expectations.
Showcases the opportunity landscape for U.S. college graduates, measuring 17 indicators across four categories—employment, economic, social and personal well-being—using existing public data and a survey of 2,500 recent and upcoming graduates.
Surveys colleges and universities across the United States to better understand their interest in and adoption of competency-based education (CBE). This survey – the second in a series of three – indicates that CBE is experiencing slow but steady growth nationally, and institutions remain optimistic about future growth despite reporting persistent barriers to adoption.
Explores early outcomes for recent high school graduates who enroll in community colleges. The study uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 to test the relationships between attaining an associate degree and five outcomes in early adulthood: (1) employment status, (2) wages, (3) homeownership, (4) voting rates, and (5) volunteerism.
Honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership that are mission focused. Highlights innovative persistence and developmental education practices initiated at Cleveland State University and Western Kentucky University that are making an impact on graduation rates.
Strives to improve student success on a substantial scale by asking colleges to engage in holistic, sustainable institutional change. Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emerging needs of the field to improve success results for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.
Describes the impact of Achieving the Dream after fifteen years. ATD has had an early and significant impact on how colleges view student success and work to improve it. By bolstering the knowledge base for institutional reform, developing a new framework for institutional transformation, and distinguishing exemplary institutions. ATD today helps colleges identify where they need to go and the path to get there.