April 8, 2016
Northwest Vista College News
NVC Employees Benefit from Achieving the Dream
Two NVC employees, Christina Brown and Jesse Harbert recently attended the annual Achieving the Dream Conference. The conference provided the staff with the opportunity to identify evidence-based policies and practices that may close NVC achievement gaps and increase student success. The direction and value of the AlamoADVISE initiative was reinforced by many of the speakers. In addition, staff learned from the many speakers who focused on developmental education best practices.
NVC Workforce Advisory Committee Leaders Honored
Workforce Program Advisory Committees serve a vital role in the alignment of program curriculum with the expectations and demands of future employers. To honor the work done by the Committees, President Ric Baser recently invited the Committee Chairs to the monthly Bragging Breakfast. Attendees included: Gregg Eckhardt, SAWS (NVC Advanced Water Treatment); Terri Llanas, Sun Research (Clinical Research Coordinator); Fabius Bascon, SAWS (IT); Elena Medina, Gold Gym (Personal Fitness Trainer) and Dr. Carol Redfield, St. Mary’s University (3D Animation/Game Development).
NVC Conducts QEP Pilot Assessment
The 30 NVC QEP liaisons gathered recently at a pilot Information Literacy Assessment designed to help impact student learning through our Information Literacy QEP. The group developed discipline specific Information Literacy rubrics to ensure that each discipline defines Information Literacy and develops appropriate assignment guidelines. The liaisons applied their rubrics to student artifacts and assessed the quality and clarity of the rubrics to allow for changes in time for the spring 2017 Assessment Day.
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