Faculty Professional Development & Resources

Welcome to the AVID for Higher Education Faculty web page!  We are excited that you are interested in learning about AVID resources and faculty development opportunities on campus.  AVID for Higher Education at Saddleback College supports faculty and administrators in their efforts to increase student's learning, persistence, completion, and success in and beyond college. 

Professional Development Flex Week

Institute for Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, January 9 2 - 3:20 pm  BGS 232

AHE: Continuing the ITL Conversation

Wednesday, January 9 3:30 - 4:20 pm BGS 232

AVID for Higher Education (AHE) Practicum

For those NEW to AVID for Higher Education

Come join fellow Saddleback faculty from across all content disciplines to increase learning outcomes in your classes.  AHE Practicum participants will familiarize themselves with the AVID high engagement framework to address the college wide goals of increased learning, persistence, completion, and success in and beyond college.  Benefits of attending include:

  • Working with a small cohort of 20 faculty to share, support, and learn from one another
  • Learning techniques you can use in your classes immediately
  • Practicing activities to enhance writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading for your students
  • Getting to know other faculty from various departments on campus
  • Receiving a stipend for attending the three, 3-hour workshops

The AHE Practicum is first-come, first-served professional development opportunity.  See the AHE Event Calendar for dates. Please contact Janelle Brunner for more information.

Spring AHE Practicum

9 am - 12 pm, with an additional open hour until 1 pm

Session 1 Friday, Feb 8 LRC 104
Session 2 Friday, March 15 LRC 104
Session 3 Friday, April 19 LRC 104

AVID for Higher Education Peer Academy

For those who have attended PAST  AHE Events

Meet up with your peers to continue the AHE professional development learning during the AHE Peer Academy: Lunch and Learn or Snack and Share workshops.  For those who have participated in previous AHE or ITL practicums, please join us during these brown-bag events to continue learning practices relating to WICOR. During this series participants will:

  • Work with a small cohort of 20 faculty that set the workshop agendas and presentations
  • Share techniques that work in their classes during this informal training format
  • Collaboratively craft activities that accomplish individual course SLO requirements
  • Have the option to receive a personal mentor to offer additional feedback throughout the semester
  • Receive stipends for attending the three, 2-hour workshops

The AHE Peer Academy is first-come, first-served professional development opportunity.  See the AHE Event Calendar for dates. Please contact Tina Jenkins for more information.

Spring 2019 Peer Academy
10 am - 12 pm

Session 1 Friday, February 1 BGS135
Session 2 Friday, March 1 BGS135
Session 3 Friday, April 5 BGS135

Faculty Resources

AVID for Higher Education at Saddleback and the AVID Center have partnered to provide teaching and learning resources for all instructors.

Please visit our Sharepoint Site to access these resources, just use your faculty email and password to login.

AHE Consultation Hour

This drop-in consultation is designed to assist any faculty member with incorporating AHE high-impact, high-engagement activities into the classroom. Those interested in learning more about Saddleback's AVID for Higher Education are also welcome to visit. 

Meet with Sara Gonzalez or Janelle Brunner in the
Faculty Center for Student Success on these dates:

Sara Gonzalez Tuesday, February 19th 3-4pm
Janelle Brunner Monday, February 25th 11am-12pm
Janelle Brunner Wednesday, March 13th 11am-12pm
Sara Gonzalez Tuesday, March 26th 3-4pm