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.
|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 University of Texas of the Permian Basin||Texas Woman's University|
|The University of Texas-Pan American|
|University of Houston-Downtown|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org