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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 through a competitive review process.

Participating Institutions:
 

2010-2013  2011-2014 
 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 
 Wiley College 

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).

Participating Institutions:

2012-2013
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, claudette.jenks@thecb.state.tx.us


Additional Information
AVID for Higher Education Brochure 
AVID Website 


 

 


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