A developmental and holistic approach to learning and meeting the needs of the workforce: AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) for higher education and community college partnerships

Fernando Valle, Stacy A. Jacob, Rachel Torres, Evelyn Hiatt

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Abstract

This chapter examines the partnerships and holistic and developmental process of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) for Higher Education in two community colleges. Innovative leadership practices and partnerships by administrators, faculty and staff to improve institution and workforce success are at the center of these two community college case studies. Real implementation challenges such as student persistence and participation, faculty Buy-In, were faced. Supporting career and technology education plus new approaches in teaching were part of the paradigm shift that contributed to the overall success of students and faculty participating in AVID for Higher Education (AHE). The study uses the AHE framework as a system for community colleges to leverage rigor and skill development for a global workforce. This case study highlights the work to improve faculty pedagogy and engagement and support historically underrepresented students to continue the improvement of college completion, transition and be workforce ready.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExamining the Impact of Community Colleges on the Global Workforce
PublisherIGI-Global
Pages146-162
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466684829
ISBN (Print)146668481X, 9781466684812
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

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