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Hawaii Community College Achieving the Dream Initiative

Introduction

Achieving the Dream is a multiyear national initiative to help more community college students succeed. The initiative is particularly concerned about student groups that have traditionally faced the most significant barriers to success, including low-income students and students of color. Achieving the Dream emphasizes the use of data to drive change, and is especially interested in closing achievement gaps.

As a national multiyear effort involving some of the best community colleges across the country, the initiative focuses attention and resources directly on those practices that will enable the UH Community College (UHCC) System to meet its stated goals by developing institutional practices that enhance students' success. (from AtD 5 Goals IRAO AtD Data Access Portal website)

The 5 AtD Goals are listed in the table below:

Goal 1: Increase the numbers of students, especially Native Hawaiian, low-income, and other under-served students, who successfully complete Remedial/Developmental courses and move on to and succeed in degree/certificate applicable courses.
Goal 2: Increase the numbers of students, especially Native Hawaiian, low-income, and other under-served students, who successfully complete "gatekeeper" courses, such as introductory math and English courses.
Goal 3: Increase the numbers of students, especially Native Hawaiian, low-income, and other under-served students, who complete all courses they take, earning a grade of C or higher.
Goal 4: Increase the numbers of students, especially Native Hawaiian, low-income, and other under-served students, who re-enroll in the Colleges from one semester to the next.
Goal 5: Increase the numbers of students, especially Native Hawaiian, low-income, and other under-served students, who earn certificates and/or degrees.

 

The performance data for each of our 5 goals can be found by clicking on the link below, which will take you to the IRAO AtD Data Access Portal, in this case, developed exclusively for the 5 AtD goals. To help navigate the tool:

  1. Click on the following link to open the IRAO AtD Data Access Portal.
  2. Click on one of the 5 tabs, one for each of the goals listed above.
    (yes, it will take some time for the report to run)
  3. In the "College" section you will notice that the report defaults to UHCC System, click the dropdown arrow and select Hawaii Community College (or whatever selection you desire)

  4. Click on the "Reprompt" button to run the report for your new selection.
    (yes, it will take some time for the report to run)
  5. Once your report has run you will see the results for each of the cohort groups we are tracking within the initiative for whatever college you selected. 
  6. Open the IRAO AtD Data Access Portal to continue.