February 9, 2016
Northwest Vista College News
NVC One of Nation's Top 100 Minority Degree Producers
Northwest Vista College is among the nation’s Top 100 Minority Degree Producers according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Northwest Vista has made the list since the rankings began in 2010. The Diverse Top 100 Minority Degree Producers rankings are compiled each year according to the number of degrees awarded to minority students. The publication this year focused on the achievements during the 2013-14 academic year, comparing them to the previous year. Diverse reports on diversity, access and opportunity for all in higher education. Published on a bi-weekly basis, Diverse seeks to be a catalyst for change and contribute to the building of educational, cultural, social, and economic structures.
Fulbright Scholar Visits NVC
NVC hosted DK Wu, Fulbright Scholar and the Managing Director of the Chinese Association of American Community Colleges (CAACC). The CAACC was established to improve the mutual understanding and future cooperation between young American and Chinese through international education. Mr. Wu met with key NVC leaders, faculty and staff, district international staff as well as the two Fulbright Scholars from SPC. he meetings were conducted as part of the research Mr. Wu is undertaking to examine the feasibility and benefits of Chinese students studying at U.S. community colleges then transferring to 4-year universities in the U.S. and similarly the feasibility and benefits of American community college graduates transferring to 4-year Chinese universities to obtain their bachelor degrees. Mr. Wu was particularly pleased with the NVC visit and feels that his findings at NVC were both interesting and encouraging. He believes NVC has a lot to offer international students.
Advisors Complete Competencies Before Deadline
All NVC advisors completed CAEL I and all of the year one competencies ahead of the December deadline as required by the AlamoADVISE initiative. This achievement involved advisors collectively completing more than 2,000 hours of training (8 hours for Level I, 16 hours for Level II and 40 hours for Level III). Level II involves completion of three case studies while Level III includes multiple online written assignments, weekly discussion postings and a final project. This training is in addition to the three to four weeks of intensive training and job shadowing for each new NVC advisor.
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