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Achieving the Dream

Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Savannah Technical College is one of 12 institutions selected in 2014 into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.

“The College’s administration, faculty and staff firmly believe that all students are entitled to a quality educational experience that will enable them to achieve their desired outcomes,” said College President Dr. Kathy S. Love. “The College is focused on student success and continues to make strides in improving graduation, retention, and job placement outcomes. Joining with our peer institutions in this process will allow us to apply nationally- proven strategies to improving student success. We are especially grateful to the Technical College System of Georgia for the financial support that enables the College to participate in Achieving the Dream.”

The College has begun the challenging work of identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies for closing achievement gaps and increasing student retention, persistence, and completion rates through the Achieving the Dream Student-Centered Model of Institutional Improvement. Based on four principles, the Model frames the overall work of helping more students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Each college will approach the work differently, but Achieving the Dream’s five-step process will provide practical guidelines for helping keep the focus where it belongs and building momentum over time. Throughout the process, Achieving the Dream coaches will offer customized support and help each college’s core team implement data-informed programs and policies that build long-term, institution-wide commitment to student success.

Savannah Technical College Improving More Community College Completion Dreams (February 28, 2014)

Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit leading the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network, including over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams – working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia – helps nearly 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

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