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DREAM 2019 Cocktail Reception with Civitas Learning


Wednesday, February 20th from 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom - Fourth Floor

200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Join your network of higher ed leaders and the Civitas Learning team for a private evening reception and catalytic conversation on how we can improve the trajectory of our students and optimize our mix of student success initiatives. We’ll provide a sneak peek at new findings, plus cocktails and hors d’oeurves.




Exploring What’s Working: Conversations on Student-Success Initiative Impact in Community Colleges


Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ROOM: Seaside 7

This session will present high-level analysis of more than 1,100 impact studies across community college and universities undertaking student success innovations, from advising reform to flipped classes to tutoring centers. In addition, we’ll take a deeper dive on community-college specific studies and the variation in what’s working and what’s not necessarily moving the needle. We’ll have a panel of presidents and senior student success leaders react to and reflect on the data in real time, catalyzing conversations about how we best optimize the mix of student success initiatives launching or scaling in the Achieving the Dream community.

Speakers: Mark Milliron, Karen Stout, Marica Ballinger, Jamie Posey, Michael Gutierrez


Why Early Alerts, Flagging and Best Practices Aren’t Enough


Wednesday, February 20 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

ROOM: 202 C

As higher education searches for solutions to its biggest challenges, leaders are often in search of universal student success truths to improve student outcomes. Standardized tests predict college success. Low GPA students are the most at-risk. Students who are near to graduation aren't facing barriers to completion. Full-time study is right for everyone. While well-intended practices emerge from these beliefs, stagnating success outcomes across the country suggest a more nuanced understanding is needed. This session will explore the surprising realities behind higher education's "campfire wisdom" and take a closer look at what the data really tell us about our students, policies and programs - and what higher ed is doing about it. We’ll dive into what we’re learning from the data and each other to measurably -- sustainably -- improve outcomes for our students and institutions.

Speaker: Matthew Milliron

Want to learn about the work of Civitas Learning partners? Join their sessions at DREAM.

Designing Faculty Professional Development for Student Success

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

Harper College

Strategic Communication for Impact

Tuesday, 10:00 AM

Harper College + DREAM

Examining the Advisor-Student Relationship within a Holistic Student Support Model

Tuesday, 10:00 AM

Montgomery College + Others

Cultural Responsiveness Matters: Institutional Conditions for Equitable Student Success 

Wednesday, 10:00 AM

Lone Star College + Others

Doubling Graduation Rates Again: 2-Year Findings & Lessons from the  Ohio Demo

Wednesday, 10:00 AM

Lorain County Community College

Theories of Change: How a Leadership Vision Can Transform an Institution and a Community

Wednesday, 3:00 PM

Alamo Colleges + Others

A Tale of Two Colleges: Providing Holistic Supports to Address Hunger and Financial Strains 

Thursday, 10:00 AM

Lorain County Community College + Others

Preparation & Implementation of Guided Pathways: Lessons Learned from Mid-Sized and Large Institutions 

Thursday, 2:30 PM

Austin Community College District + Others

A Method to the Madness: Implementing  Guided Pathways Reforms Concurrently in TN

Thursday, 2:30 PM

Volunteer State Community College + Others