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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.

Spring 2017 STARS events:

Fake News or Real News? -- Monday, March 20 -- 1 to 2:30 -- ACA 2504 [Administration Bldg.]

      PPT Presentation and Handout (Ten Tips to Detect Fake News

Turning Your Interests into a Career -- April 13 -- 1 to 2:30 -- ACA 2504 

       PPT Presentation: Career Transfer Center

       Handout: Resources for Jobs in Creative Fields

Student Success Panel -- Thursday, May 11 -- 1 to 2:30 -- ACA 2504

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.