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San Antonio, TX 78251
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Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

What is the Quality Enhancement Plan?

The NVC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will teach students how to find, ethically use, synthesize and evaluate information in their classes and reinforce those skills in their co-curricular programs. 

  • Find credible and relevant information through ethical and effective navigation of internet resources 
  • Use critical thinking skills to discern and analyze information 
  • Synthesize information by effectively gathering and integrating academic and college resource material into an ePortfolio 
  • Evaluate and manage acquired Information Literacy Skills through a self-evaluation process.  
 QEP Mission   QEP Objectives

The Quality Enhancement Plan is linked to Creating Opportunities for Success in the following ways:

  • Student learning outcomes achievement through improved teaching 
  • Improved library and learning resources 
  • Establishment of ePortfolios for use in both assessment and college resources such as advising  
  The SACS requirements for the Quality Enhancement Plan are: 
  • Create college process to identify key issues
  • Focus on learning outcomes in support of student learning
  • Demonstrate capability for initiation, implementation and completion of the QEP
  • Involve stakeholders in the development and implementation of the QEP 
SACS Resources    QEP Information  

To learn more about the Northwest Vista College Quality Enhancement Plan and SACSCOC, view articles in the Northwest Vista College employee newsletter La reVista:

November 7, 2014 – La reVista article titled : "NVC Employee Development Day Focuses on QEP"

April 28, 2015 – La reVista article titled "Pilot Project Brings Students and Business Mentors Together"

January 27, 2015 – La reVista article titled "NVC Business Leader Mentorship Program Begins"

September 12, 2013 – La reVsita article titled "Accreditation Update"

News & Events


QEP: What's Staff Got To Do With It?  

When:  Friday, September 25 th    8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Where:  Lago Vista CCC

What:  Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn more about Northwest Vista College's QEP, inFUSE .  Staff will leave with a better understanding and practical examples of their role in supporting the QEP outside of the classroom.


Great News About ACRL!
The ACRL Learning Standards have become more user friendly with the arrival of the ACRL Learning Framework. Read all about it by clicking the link below:

ACRL Learning Framework

Student News

 What Is a QEP?      

QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is a required initiative that outlines a new, long-term program chosen by this college to enhance learning for you - our student. A QEP is designed to complement existing programs, strengthen student learning outcomes, and support the mission of the institution.    

What is the NVC Quality Enhancement Plan?   

The NVC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will help students learn how to find, ethically use, synthesize and evaluate information in their classes and reinforce those skills in their co-curricular programs.   We call our QEP Improving Information Literacy through inFUSE because we want you to be inFUSEd with Information Literacy skills and we feel each part of the term in  FUSE is important.  


Contact Information

Denise Tolan
QEP Director
Assistant Professor, English Department
Phone: (210) 486-4301
Office: JH-111T


“A description of the importance of the QEP that will help you and others understand its value and appropriateness to the institution.”

“A topic that is creative and vital to the long-term improvement of student learning.”

- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools