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STARS (The Strategic Team for the Advancement and Retention of Students) engages students, faculty, and staff in dialogue about teaching and learning. At STARS workshops and events, we provide strategies for students to be successful in college and offer faculty useful information and handouts they can use in their classes to help students and motivate them to succeed. STARS gives students a chance to hear faculty/staff perspectives while giving faculty/staff insight into the student point of view. Besides offering practical help, our sessions provide inspiration to continue learning.

Fall 2016 STARS events:

Overcoming Math Anxiety -- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1 to 2:30 -- LARC 200

Navigating Through College -- Thurs. Oct. 13, 1 to 2:30 -- LARC 203

Coffeehouse: Conversation with LAVC Faculty -- Tues. Nov. 1, 1 to 2:30 pm -- Fireside Room

Overcoming Test Anxiety -- Thurs. Dec. 1, 1 to 2:30 -- LARC 200   

Be sure to check our Past STARS events link for useful resources 

Six Student Success Factors

The resources below can be used to implement strategies that help students succeed in college.

The RP Group's study of California community college students: Student Perspectives Research Report 

Six Student Success Factors handout  - For a copy to post in your office or classroom, call ext. 2712.

Resources we can use to help students succeed:

The STARS Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, and students plans events. Anyone is welcome to join. We meet from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month during the fall and spring semesters  in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center (LARC 200). The STARS Committee is a work group that reports to the LAVC Student Success Committee. Click here for more information, agendas, and minutes.