NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 12

CREATING A CULTURE OF EQUITY Impact of DREAM DREAM PLAN DREAM = Data. Reform. Equity. Achievement. Movement. In spring 2010, NWTC joined Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students succeed. Achieving the Dream is focused on creating a “culture of evidence” on community college campuses in which data collection and analysis drive efforts to identify problems that prevent students from succeeding and develop programs to help them stay in school and receive a certificate or diploma. REVIEW STUDENT SUCCESS DATA Everyone As a member of Achieving the Dream, NWTC is identifying strategies to: • Improve student success. • Close achievement gaps. LEARN BEST PRACTICES From research, training, and even each other! • Increase retention, persistence, and completion rates. Part of the goal of Achieving the Dream, the national consortium of community colleges and educational research groups to which NWTC belongs, is the idea of promoting equity in postsecondary education. As the College looks to reduce the achievement gaps, we have focused success efforts on interventions that enable all populations to increase movement from developmental education to post-secondary enrollment, persistence, and course and program completion. Connection • Embedded Career Coaches. • Dual Credit Programs. • Program Maps. 10 TRY THEM BROADLY In the classroom, support areas, and business policies Entry • Degree Plan and Scheduling. • Multiple Measures for Placement. • Admission Advisors. • Enhanced Reporting. • Online Mandatory Orientation.