Achieving the Dream
"Achieving the Dream's Goal: Success for more community college students, especially students of color and low-income students."
|Tulsa Community College is participating in the national Achieving the Dream initiative to increase the number of students who earn degrees and certificates. Since 2006, TCC teams have conducted a series of focus groups involving TCC students, faculty and staff. This information has been used to design interventions to increase student graduation rates across the College; especially the completion rates of low-income and minority populations|
Achieving the Dream, also referred to as AtD, is guided by a team of leaders from across the College, representing faculty and student service areas at all four campuses. This team is called the Lead Team.
The Lead Team has established these interventions based on data:
These interventions continue to be studied and evaluated as TCC moves forward in its efforts to ensure more students complete college degrees and certificates. The data provide evidence that the interventions are, indeed, increasing the number of student persistence rates at the College. To view summarized data reports from TCC’s Achieving the Dream team, click here.
In 2004, Achieving the Dream was conceived by the Lumina Foundation—a national non-profit organization. The process of participating in Achieving the Dream includes: