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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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Northwest Vista College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Survey Summary

The QEP Steering Committee asked faculty, staff, students, alumni, local employers, businesses and partners to respond to a survey. More than 800 individuals responded to the survey. Part of our QEP has to do with the idea of FUSE – helping students Find, Use, Synthesize, and Evaluate information ethically and effectively. Your input helped us as we continue to develop innovative ways by which students can successfully position themselves for their futures. Following is a summary of some of the responses we received from each of you. 

 

Summary of Responses:


A majority of NVC Students felt strongly that the following information would be most useful to them as learners:

The ability to Find reliable websites and Synthesize electronic information

The knowledge to know how to Evaluate and cite sources

How to Use college resources


Faculty and Staff found the following skills important for students:

How important is it that students learn how to Find relevant information?

98% of respondents felt this was very important

How important is it that students learn how to Evaluate information they find?

94% of respondents felt this was very important

How important is it that students learn to Use information accurately and ethically?

97% of respondents felt this was very important


Our Stakeholders found the following skills important both in education and in their own fields:

How important is it that students learn how to Find relevant information?

100% of respondents felt this was very important

How often do employees in your profession need to Find relevant information?

89 % of respondents felt this was very important

How important is it that students learn how to Use information accurately and ethically?

96% of respondents felt this was very important

How often do employees in your profession need to Use information accurately and ethically?

92% of respondents felt this was very important

News & Events

Faculty Development Opportunity!

Google Hacks: Search Like a Pro

Conducted by our own zany and talented library staff, this session relates directly to our QEP focus on Information Literacy. In this hands-on session, the facilitators will uncover real-life search strategies, using Google “hacks,” evaluating resources, searching beyond Google, and will even give you a chance to “stump the librarians.” There will be food at this event. Please sign up in Alamo Talent so we order enough!

D a t e : Friday, Nov. 20

T i m e : 9AM – 12PM

R o o m : RLC 116 (library classroom)

 

 

Student News

Our QEP's First Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to efficiently and effectively Find reliable and relevant sources to meet their information needs by using library and various information sources appropriately to explore a topic.

Students will be able to find and use College and student services to meet their academic and personal needs.
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Contact Information

Denise Tolan
QEP Director
Assistant Professor, English Department
Phone: (210) 486-4301
Email: dtolan@alamo.edu
Office: JH-111T