Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

On October 3, the Woodbridge Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee hosted an event to celebrate student success. Held in the Lakeside Theater, the event included motivational speeches by students and faculty who shared their own paths to achieving their dreams. Many of the faculty members were also former community college students. The event included hands-on activities in which the audience identified barriers, tools and goals … Continue reading Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

Annandale ATD Sponsors Student Success Week

Annandale ATD Sponsors Student Success Week

During the first week of October, the Annandale Achieving the Dream (ATD) team sponsored Annandale Student Success Week with three highly successful activities. These activities were a student video contest, a student resource fair and a celebration of alumni success. In response to the video contest theme “How does NOVA help you invest in your future,” students recorded their stories of how NOVA has helped them develop … Continue reading Annandale ATD Sponsors Student Success Week

Ensuring Student Success: Six Policy Changes for Fall 2014

The Administrative Council has approved implementation of the following six policy changes that were recommended by the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team to further ensure student success at NOVA: Mandate student orientation (SOAR) for first-time students. Mandate early advising for first-time students. Mandate placement testing for first-time students. Mandate enrollment in developmental courses during first semester, if placed, for first-time students. Enforce current policy of SDV … Continue reading Ensuring Student Success: Six Policy Changes for Fall 2014

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NOVA Attends Annual Achieving the Dream Meeting

During the first week of February, a team of faculty and staff represented NOVA at Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) Annual Meeting on Student Success in Anaheim, California. Referred to as DREAM (which stands for Data, Reform, Equity, Achievement, and Movement), the conference is an opportunity for faculty and staff from the 187 participating ATD community colleges to share ideas about student success. The NOVA team … Continue reading NOVA Attends Annual Achieving the Dream Meeting

NOVA Achieving the Dream Sponsors Presentation on Strategies for Increased Student Success

On October 28, NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) initiative sponsored a presentation by Dr. Kathleen Gabriel, author of “Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education.” The forum, hosted by Annandale’s ATD team, attracted 80 faculty and staff from across the College. Gabriel’s message was that as the numbers of unprepared students increase at four-year and two-year colleges, it is the … Continue reading NOVA Achieving the Dream Sponsors Presentation on Strategies for Increased Student Success