AVID

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. 

Advantages

  •  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 professional development dates.

2017-18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: HIGH IMPACT TEACHING STRATEGIES

Offered by

The Center for Student Success in collaboration with The Center for Teaching Effectiveness

Please RSVP by emailing  Stephanie.DeLosSantos@tamuk.edu

Date/Time/Location

Topic

Description

Presenter

Audience

Aug 21, 2017

2:30-5:00 PM

Javelina Dining Hall

Socratic Seminar

This session explicitly reviews the steps involved in creating an effective Socratic Seminar in a variety of disciplines. This session will address how to engage students in deeper understanding of rigorous content.

Jonathan Grant Brown

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs

Oct 16, 2017

8:30-11:30 AM

1:00-3:30 PM

MSUB 219 A,B, C

WICOR Overview (Math&

Science)

This session discusses WICOR, which incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the following critical areas: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that faculty can use to guide students to comprehend materials and concepts, and articulate ideas, at increasingly complex levels (scaffolding) within developmental, general education and discipline-based curricula in their major.

Jim Donohue

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs; student teachers

Nov 6, 2017

8:30-11:30 AM

Javelina Dining hall

Metacognition in the Classroom

This session discusses Metacognition. By using metacognition, students gain an understanding of the situations, processes and methods that work best for them. Through the process of trial and error, students succeed in some methods and fail in others before trying again.

Dr. Mundy (General Overview of Metacognition)

Christina & Jeanine (Faculty Development healthy learning habits in students)

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs; student teachers

Jan 10, 2018

8:30-11:30 AM

1:00-3:30 PM

MSUB 219 A,B, C

Critical Thinking/

Socratic Seminar Part 2

This session discusses Critical thinking. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

Dr. Rachel Torres

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs

Feb 5, 2018

8:30-11:30 AM

1:00-3:30 PM

MSUB 219 A,B, C

Writing to Learn

This session emphasizes on writing in all subjects with a focus of clarifying and communicating thoughts and understanding material.

Dr. Rachel Torres

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs; student teachers

Mar 5, 2018

8:30-11:30 AM

MSUB 219 A,B, C

Inquiry

This lesson discusses inquiry. Instead of a lecture, activities such as Cornell notetaking and tutorial groups, are built on asking questions, which forces students to clarify, analyze, and synthesize material

Stephanie Bain De Los Santos

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs

Apr 6, 2018

8:30-11:30 AM

Blue Room (Fore Hall)

Collaboration

This session discusses collaboration. High engagement learning strategies involve collaborative activities through which individual students help each other learn, thereby strengthening their own learning.  Students are responsible for their own learning; faculty and teachers serve as facilitators in a learning community working together for the success of the group.  Presenters focus on cooperative and collaborative strategies that are easily implemented in a variety of educational levels and content. 

Stephanie Bain De Los Santos/ Lisa McNair

Faculty/staff at TAMUK and

Area ISDs

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

Liaisons:

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

Dr. Jaya Goswami
AVID Liaison
College Hall, Rm 234
361-593-3290

This page was last updated on: October 27, 2017