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Achieving the Dream – Annual D.R.E.A.M. Meeting on Student Success

In February 2012 Marilyn McCarthy and Janice Rogers presented the work of the First Year Experience Strategy Team together with Sterling Giles from Roxbury Community College at the annual Achieving the Dream conference. A variety of issues to consider when designing and implementing a FYE course were presented from the standpoint of an early adopter (RCC) and a recent adopter (NECC).

See: The College Experience Presentation (PDF, 1mb)

Achieving the Dream – Teaching and Learning Conference

Achieving the Dream Together: How Four Massachusetts Community Colleges are Working to Improve Student Success.

In June 2007, for Massachusetts Community Colleges – Bunker Hill, Northern Essex, Roxbury and Springfield Technical – were chosen to join 80 other colleges in 15 states as part of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national data-driven initiative designed to further community college student success. In this presentation, Academic and Student Affairs leaders from these four colleges describe their experiences gathering data and establishing priorities, goals and strategies for improving student success.

See: Achieving the Dream Together Presentation (PDF, 684kb)

Achieving the Dream – Advancing College Readiness Conference

Achieving the Dream Together: How Four Massachusetts
Community Colleges Are Working to Improve Student Success

In June 2007, four Massachusetts community colleges-Bunker Hill, Northern Essex, Roxbury, and Springfield Technical-were chosen to join 80 other colleges in 15 states as part of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national data-driven initiative designed to further community college student success.

Academic and student affairs leaders from these four colleges will describe their experiences gathering data and establishing priorities, goals, and strategies, with special emphasis on strategies for successful transitions from high school to college and on addressing the needs of students in precollege, developmental courses.

See: Advancing College Readiness Presentation (PDF, 676kb)

Presenters

Lane A. Glenn, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
Northern Essex Community College

Janice Bonanno, Dean of Student Affairs
Bunker Hill Community College

Stephen Keller, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Springfield Technical Community College

Brenda Williams Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Roxbury Community College

Achieving the Dream–Community College Presidents Council

Academic and Student Affairs representatives from the four participating Achieving the Dream community colleges presented a report on their progress to the Massachusetts Community Colleges Presidents Council at their June 2008 Summer Retreat.

See: ATD: Year One at Massachusetts Community Colleges (PDF, 1.2mb)

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