AVID for Higher Education
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), in partnership with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Center, initiated a pilot project designed to improve student success in postsecondary opportunities. AVID is a national college-preparatory program targeting first-generation, college-going students. The purpose of this project is to bring AVID's methods for improving college-going rates in secondary education into the postsecondary environment to test whether these same methods can improve retention rates at institutions of higher education.
The project provides a full range of services for first-time, underprepared college students. These services begin with the implementation of a First Year Experience course, tutoring, and student counseling, all of which integrate student-centered pedagogies. Participating faculty, staff, and tutors trained by AVID in these pedagogies.
Institutions were selected to participate in AVID for Higher Education through a competitive review process.
|Huston-Tillotson University||Amarillo College|
|Texas A&M University-Commerce||Odessa College|
|Texas A&M University-Kingsville||Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi|
|Texas College||Texas Southern University|
|Texas State Technical College-Harlingen||Texas Tech University|
|The Unversity of Texas of the Permian Basin||Texas Woman's University|
|The University of Texas-Pan American|
|University of Houston-Downtown|
AVID Postsecondary Teacher Preparation Initiative
AVID Center partners with college teacher education programs to develop pedagogical and pre-service experiences that help increase the capacity of future teachers to support a college-going culture and college readiness in their students. It is the goal of the AVID Postsecondary Teacher Preparation Initiative to provide teacher candidates with a deep understanding of, and practical experience with, AVID methodologies, e.g. WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading).
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Texas A&M University-Central Texas
For more information about AVID Postsecondary Project, please contact Claudette Jenks, email@example.com