Achieving the Dream

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In February 2021, Clovis Community College joined Achieving the Dream as part of their Building Resiliency in Rural Communities Initiative designed strengthen capacity to equitably prepare students for today’s careers.  


CCC’s Achieving the Dream Student Success Vision Statement

Clovis Community College is committed to providing accessible, equitable, and inclusive educational opportunities for all students in our global community. In partnership with Achieving the Dream, CCC is dedicated to identifying and providing both academic and career specific programs designed to equip students with skills necessary for the digital workforce and to obtain high-demand jobs to strengthen our community’s economic future.

CCC's ATD Core and Data Teams engaged in an intentional evaluation of data to identify areas for improvement as it relates to student success. From these efforts, team members set up an ATD Action Plan that included 3 priority goals designed to strengthen the college's capacity to equitably prepare students for today's careers. These goals include:

Priority Goal 1: Improve Accessibility to Data. Create a structured approach to data collection and data analysis for multi-level institutional decision-making.

Priority Goal 2: Improve early momentum metrics through the development of Program Maps for all degree and certificate programs. Completion of both English and Math within the first year will increase by 5%. Increase credit accumulation (12 hours the first semester and 15 hours the first year) by 2%. Decrease the percentage of students who earn 0 credit hours in their first semester by 2%.

Priority Goal 3: Evaluate student exposure to digital literacy and digital economy skills. Using the ATD Digital Literacy Matrix, identify how programs and/or classes address digital literacy as it relates to the digital economy.  

Achieving the Dream Updates

  • In July 2022, three CCC ATD Team members will be presenting at the ATD Rural Institute in Albany, NY to share CCC's process for evaluating how well our courses and programs address digital literacy within the digital economy.
  • In February 2022, CCC submitted their ATD Action Plan. This plan included 3 important priorities that will frame the ATD work over the next two years. 
  • In December 2021, many CCC Team members participated in either a virtual or a face-to-face Capacity Cafe session. These sessions provided an opportunity to dive into our ICAT results and gather additional qualitative data to help us understand the results we recieved from ICAT, as well as establish some important data points for improvement moving forward.  
  • In October 2021 CCC launched the Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT), which is an online self-assessment designed to help CCC assess our strengths and areas for improvement in the seven key dimensions shown in this framework.  We had 135 responses with 80% of our full-time faculty and staff completing the survey, showing a strong CCC commitment to the ATD efforts.  The next step is unpacking the data and developing an action plan.  We will be hosting two Capacity Café sessions that will help us analyze and learn from our survey results and work toward an action plan for improved student success initiatives. Stakeholder input is very important for that process as well! For more information contact Dr. Robin Kuykendall at

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A comprehensive and systematic approach to move forward.

Supporting the student experience from connection through completion requires a holistic, student-centered design. In order to help you operationalize integrated, impactful, and sustainable student supports, our dynamic team works with your college to:
  • Understand current challenges and opportunities for improving student supports
  • Envision the ideal student experience
  • Develop a prioritized action plan to address core issues
  • Improve operational workflows and internal communication
  • Deepen your college’s understanding of equity and equity-based, student-centered design
  • Conduct student-focused research strategies
  • Create the structure and culture to support continuous improvement centered on the students you serve


ICAT is your catalyst for transformative change.

Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT) in Action

Changing campus culture and improving student outcomes is a challenging task that requires self-reflection, critical thinking and feedback, and coordinated action across the institution. ICAT is a tool that supports this work. Colleges that have completed the ICAT are leveraging the results to guide strategic planning, prepare for accreditation, launch pathways, implement high impact practices, facilitate discussions across the college, and drive action.




Additional Information

Contact Info

Dr. Robin Kuyekndall
Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101

Call: 575.769.4994