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Butler Receives National Recognition

Butler Calculus Students
Published: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Butler achieves high marks in AVID study.

Butler was one of three community colleges chosen to participate in a national outcome study. After the first three years of implementation, Butler’s results are dynamic.

In 2013, AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination), an international organization that promotes student success, chose Butler Community College to be a part of a multi-year study at the college level. Butler is the only college in Kansas that is a part of AVID for Higher Education (AHE). A third party evaluator analyzed the results of the first two years of performance. Butler showed a 17 percent higher rate of persistence amongst AVID students. 

Butler instituted AVID principles in its first year experience courses. In these classes, students learn crucial study habits, note taking, time management and problem solving skills. Professors use active learning techniques to help students understand and implement the material. Evaluations to determine student persistence and degree completion on this student-focused program will continue through the 2019-2020 academic year . 

To learn more, visit AVID for Higher Education Shows Positive Student Outcomes When Used in the National College Access Network