What is AVID?

Texas A&M University is an AVID Higher Education Institution.

AVID for Higher Education (AHE) is designed specifically to meet the needs of students attending a college or university. AHE resources systemically address the goals of increased learning, persistence, completion and success in and beyond college.

When implemented with fidelity, AVID impacts the expectations and behaviors of postsecondary students, faculty, and administrators through research-driven and ongoing professional learning.

TAMUK operates in AVID’s Student Success Initiative which is a comprehensive model of planning and professional development that promotes high-engagement in curricular and co-curricular activities. A unique component is the First-Year Seminar, which is designed to support the college transition to help students access campus resources, to teach college skills, and build relationships to support academic success. Faculty development and professional learning for faculty, staff, including CTE instructors, and additional support for advising, tutorials and mentoring, focuses on increased persistence, success, and completion of degree and certificate for students. 


  •  Student accountability- taking responsibility for their own learning; Advancement Via Individual Determination
  •  Academic behaviors, competencies, efficacy, peer support, mentoring
  •  Rigor with support – tackling acceleration successfully, changing belief systems; holding them to high expectations
  • Learning strategies applied to coursework versus isolated study skills

Faculty Workshop October 17, 2016
Faculty Workshop October 28, 2016
Faculty Workshop November 7, 2016
Faculty Workshop February 6, 2017

October 28th SI Professional Development Pictures

Faculty professional development dates.

AVID Professional Development

We are an AVID post secondary school. At TAMUK we practice AVID strategies to help students learn and succeed in their classes.


Stephanie Bain De Los Santos
AVID Liaison
Center for Student Success
Ekhardt Hall 121
(361) 593-3047

Dr. KingSanders
AVID Liaison
College Hall, Rm 234

This page was last updated on: June 27, 2017