In February 2017, several members of the faculty and staff of Jackson State Community College attended the Achieving the Dream (ATD) conference in beautiful San Francisco, California. The ultimate goal of ATD is to bring together “influential policy-makers, thought leaders, and practitioners from over 200 colleges” in order “to reflect on and share lessons from their experience implementing student-success related strategies.” Jackson State Community College is honored and privileged to be among this amazing group of institutions nationwide.
The Jackson State Community College ATD attendees brought back some helpful insights and experiences to share with their colleagues. Student success is the primary goal of Jackson State, and the conference provided insights for improving student success rates throughout the entire Jackson State community. Moving forward, there are plans in the works to tie everything together with the Jackson State mission – lessons learned from ATD, the campus strategic plan, and budget, etc. Jackson State is not unique in the problems or obstacles facing the campus
For more information, check out the ATD website: http://achievingthedream.org/event/15183/dream-2017.