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TAMUK: The first AVID for Higher Education Four-Year National Demonstration Site         

Overview of AVID:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville completed its 8th year as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Higher Education Institution with the final phase of observation in a rigorous and lengthy process to become the first four-year higher education institution AVID Campus of Distinction.

AVID is a non-profit, college-readiness system aimed at closing student achievement gaps. AVID for Higher Education is the newest component in the AVID program and is currently implemented in more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide. With this recognition, TAMUK sets itself apart from other higher education institutions in the areas of professional development, teacher preparedness, and student success initiatives.

TAMUK will be visited by campuses from across the nation as well as from independent school districts that are AVID K-12 certified. This will allow TAMUK to build relationships with community colleges, four-year institutions, and K-12 schools for grant and research opportunities.

 

Student Success Initiative (Housed under the CFSS)

The Student Success Initiative 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 students’ transition to college. This includes accessing campus resources, teaching college study skills, undergraduate research, and building relationships to support academic success.

Faculty development and professional learning for faculty, staff, student-teachers, and local school districts are important to fulfilling student needs. The AVID Circle of Care at TAMUK would not be complete without additional support for advising, tutoring and mentoring, and career and special needs services. These efforts focus on increased persistence, success, and completion of degree and certification for students.

History of AVID at TAMUK:

  • AVID Student Success began in 2011
  • Piloted by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant
  • Center for Student Success departmentalized and composed of Academic Advising, First-Year Seminar, Tutoring and Mentoring, Professional Development, Career Services, the University Writing Center, and Undergraduate Research.
  • After the grant ended, TAMUK continued to fund the institutionalized AVID Student Success Model, which is the Center for Student Success.
  • TAMUK funds the Center for Student Success from institutional funds.
  • March 2019: TAMUK became the first four-year AVID National Demonstration Site.

 

Center for Student Success in Collaboration with the Center for Teaching Effectiveness

Fall 2020 High Impact Practice Professional Development Calendar

AVID Calendar
Date/Time/Location Topic Description Presenter Audience

Synchronous

Friday, September 4, 2020

9:15-10:45a.m.

Navigating BlackBoard

Navigating BlackBoard to utilize high impact strategies in a synchronous classroom setting.

 

Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos

Faculty/

staff at TAMUK

 

Synchronous

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

9:00-10:00a.m.

Coffee Talk:

Do’s and Don’ts of online learning

This is a collaborative discussion in which educators can come together in an online session to discuss what has worked and hasn’t so far in their classrooms this semester.

Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos

Faculty/

staff at TAMUK

 

Synchronous

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00-3:00 p.m.

WICOR Part 1

Annual Certification

*Must attend Part 1&2

 

This session discusses WICOR, which incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the following critical areas: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. In this session Writing, Inquiry and Collaboration will be discussed. WICOR provides a learning model that faculty/staff 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.

Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos/ Ms. Nicole Morris

Faculty/

staff at TAMUK/

Student Teachers/

Local lSD’s

Synchronous

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Coffee Talk:

Do’s and Don’ts of online learning

This is a collaborative discussion in which educators can come together in an online session to discuss what has worked and hasn’t so far in their classrooms this semester.

Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos

Faculty/

staff at TAMUK

 

Synchronous

Friday, October 23, 2020

1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

WICOR Part 2

Annual Certification

*Must attend Part 1&2

 

This session discusses WICOR, which incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the following critical areas: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. This session will expand on Collaboration as well as focus on Organization and Reading. WICOR provides a learning model that faculty/staff 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.

Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos/ Ms. Nicole Morris

Faculty/

staff at TAMUK/ Student Teachers/

Local ISD

 

 *These workshops can be counted toward the Certificate of Professional Development in Teaching offered by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and the Center for Student Success.

Please RSVP to Dr. Stephanie Bain De Los Santos - Stephanie.delossantos@tamuk.edu 

Liaisons:

Stephanie Bain De Los Santos, EdD

AVID Liaison, UNIV Lecturer
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library, 210
Phone: (361) 593-3047

Dr. Shannon Baker

Interim Associate Vice President for Student Success
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
AVID Liaison
Kleberg Hall 136

Source:

http://www.avid.org

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