AVID for Higher Education

                                                                          AVID for Higher Education
Our mission at Saddleback College is to create a community-wide culture of teaching and learning
that empowers individuals to take control of their own success through
Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading.
Our goals….
  • For students, acquire a detailed understanding and practice of academic literacy through the following learned habits:  Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading

  • For faculty, create a comfortable, yet rigorous learning environment that engages and empowers students and faculty.

  • For staff, recognize their core values and roles in achieving a community-wide culture of teaching and learning. 

  • For administrators, understand and support the mission of AVID for Higher Education.


What is AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination at Saddleback College?

AVID for Higher Education (AHE) is a Saddleback College campus-wide program aimed at increasing students' academic and personal skills necessary for success.

AVID trained professors across disciplines use high engagement instructional strategies.  AVID courses promote a dynamic, energetic, interactive learning experience. Professors get students involved through collaboration and inquiry.

AVID strategies have been proven to increase student completion and retention.

What are AVID "Learning Strategies"?

AVID learning strategies are instructional techniques that build a personalized, high-engagement learning environment in the classroom.  Content in AVID courses remains the same as non AVID courses.  There is no additional work.

Click here for a listing of all AVID courses.

AVID for Higher Education Fast Facts:

  • Saddleback College is the first California community college to incorporate AVID strategies.
  • Over 30 Saddleback College departments use AVID high engagement learning strategies.
  • Over 60 individual course sections use AVID method.

"Saddleback College is proud to be the first California Community College to partner with AVID for Higher Education.  The faculty, staff, and administration encourage incoming students to explore the many opportunities offered by AVID.”     - Dr. Tod Burnett President, Saddleback College