AVID for Higher Education
AVID for Higher Education (AHE) works with two-year and four-year colleges and universities to implement a holistic approach to accelerating student success. Partner colleges and universities have flexibility and choices in how they leverage AHE's approach on their campus. AVID provides customized coaching and professional learning for faculty and staff alike that integrates with and accelerates student success initiatives already underway on a campus.
Using practices based on research and third-party evaluations, AHE offers engaging and practical professional learning for faculty to improve their pedagogy while respecting their academic freedom. Professors and adjunct professors learn high engagement instructional practices and activities they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms. Data indicate that when they do this, student success increases (read more in the executive summary or full study of the AVID College Completion Project Final Comprehensive Evaluation Report).
As part of their holistic offerings, AHE works with instructors and counselors on developing or strengthening first-year experience courses to help students improve their transition to campus and hone their organizational and study skills. To further increase student success, AHE also collaborates with student services to create an effective peer-to-peer Socratic tutoring approach. By providing students with support structures and academic training, AHE campuses empower students to take ownership of their learning. This comprehensive effort establishes the academic foundation necessary to persist in college.
As a natural evolution of AVID's K–12 work, AHE also works with colleges and schools of education to provide training for future teachers, so they can enter the teaching field with research-based instructional strategies to help them effectively meet a broad and diverse spectrum of student needs.
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