Achieving the Dream Reform Network Continues to Grow with Addition of Coastal Pines Technical College
Waycross, GA (June 23, 2015) – Coastal Pines Technical College is one of 16 community and technical colleges selected, this year, into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. Faculty, staff, and administrators from Coastal Pines Technical College will participate in the 2015 Achieving the Dream Kickoff Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“The faculty and staff at Coastal Pines Technical College are committed to student success in order to enhance the lives of the students we serve,” said Coastal Pines Technical College President, Dr. Glenn Deibert (shown left). “Achieving the Dream will assist the College in making data driven decisions while remaining student focused.”
“We are delighted to welcome Coastal Pines Technical College into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network and congratulate them for taking this next step in operationalizing their commitment to improving student outcomes,” said Achieving the Dream Vice President for Community College Relations Cindy Lenhart.
At the 2015 Kickoff Institute June 23 – June 25, Coastal Pines Technical College will work in teams with coaches to increase its data analytic capacity to inform decision-making; understand how guided pathways can improve the student experience; identify opportunities to improve teaching and learning; and understand equity challenges on campus.
Coastal Pines Technical College isjoining a network of over 200 colleges that areworking to preserve access and assure that their students, especially low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.
“To become an Achieving the Dream College, applicants must demonstrate an institution-wide commitment to spend at least three years working with Achieving the Dream experts to implement reforms designed to improve student success and completion rates on their campuses. Such a huge commitment to fundamentally rethink educational and student support is unusual and should be applauded because their work will result in a much larger, better educated, and productive workforce,” said Achieving the Dream President and CEO William E. Trueheart.
Introducing the 2015 Cohort Colleges: