January Events Foster Achieving the Dream Dialogue

How can TCC help to ensure that students are ready to do college-level work? Can we better assist students in dealing with social and academic pressures? And how do we best provide a quality learning experience?

These questions and more were addressed by more than 60 attendees yesterday, Jan. 24, at the Achieving the Dream Community Conversation held at Trinity River Campus. During the event, community members, students, faculty and staff all joined in large group discussions to brainstorm how TCC can effectively serve students of all types.

Ideas ranged from innovative mentoring approaches to increased community collaboration, and will all be taken into account as TCC continues to the next steps in the Achieving the Dream plan.

Prior to yesterday’s Community Conversation, several other conversations geared toward specific audiences were also held as part of the Achieving the Dream engagement efforts. With events Jan. 13 for full-time faculty, Jan. 13 and Jan. 22 for adjunct faculty, and throughout the month for campus communities, January has served as a true month of dialogue for TCC.

However, if you weren’t able to participate in any of the conversations so far, or just want to share new ideas, there is still plenty of time for your voice to be heard. The new online Achieving the Dream Participation and Feedback form is open for input from all individuals.

And if you are really interested in digging into what Achieving the Dream is all about, a wealth of new information and data is now posted online as well. Though much has been accomplished, there is still much more ahead, so be sure to stay tuned.