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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

QEP Goal:

The goal of the NVC QEP is to equip students with Information Literacy skills that will show them how to Find, ethically Use, Synthesize, and Evaluate information in their classes and in their co-curricular programs.

The NVC QEP focuses on four student learning outcomes:

Outcome 1: 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.

  1a. Students will be able to find and use College and student services to meet their academic and personal needs.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to Use information ethically and effectively by applying appropriate citation/documentation systems to demonstrate understanding of relevant economical, legal, and social issues.    

Outcome 3: Students will be able to Synthesize credible resources to effectively accomplish a specific purpose.

  3a. Students will be able to Synthesize student and college services by gathering and integrating resources into an ePortfolio.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to Evaluate information and sources through identification of bias, authority, relevancy and credibility as it pertains to their information needs.

 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  

News & Events

Check out these great Information Literacy handouts developed by our NVC Librarians!  

 Handout 1 

 Handout 2 

Student News

QEP Focus for 2016-2017:  Ethical Use of Information

Northwest Vista College employees are committed to helping students.  Our goal is to inFUSE  information literacy skills both in and outside the classroom. The letter "U" in inFUSE stands for: 

  •  Using critical thinking skills to discern and analyze information That situation may include:
  •  Using sources that are creditable;
  •  Using sources ethically by properly citing work used;
  •  Using available campus resources to find help: labs, support services, scholarships and financial aid;
  •  Using appropriate resources and tools to find an internship or a job in your chosen career on or off campus;

Contact Information

Denise Tolan
QEP Director
Assistant Professor, English Department
Phone: 210-486-4301
Office: MZH 204O