September 16, 2016
Northwest Vista College News
NVC Wildcat Welcome Days Foster Collaboration
NVC welcomed students to campus as part of Wildcat Welcome Days. Information booths placed across the campus helped students get questions answered. Thanks to the more than ninety faculty, staff and students who volunteered their time, this event was a success. Students represented many campus organizations such as the Ambassador program, PTK, and Student Leadership Program participants. This event was especially important this year as NVC set another record of enrolling almost 3,000 FTIC students (preliminary numbers).
NVC Community Health Program Featured on Radio
NVC’s Community Health program was featured on Texas Public Radio 89.1 FM “The Source” with the coordinator of the Community Health program, Dr. Fernando Martinez, and NVC alumna and faculty Ms. Guadalupe Cornejo. The interview focused on the importance of community health workers or promotoras in San Antonio who often serve a personal guide to the health care system. This is a growing portion of the health service industry, expected to grow 13 percent between 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NVC Department Reports on Spring WIG
NVC Natural & Physical Sciences reported the results of the spring WIG which was to observe 80% or more of their adjunct faculty. The WIG includes an observation, a review of end-of-course survey and/or class materials, and an end of semester report. The team exceeded their WIG with 100% of the adjuncts (36 of 36) observed and reports submitted, an improvement over all previous years. They plan to repeat this WIG for one more academic year to make it a best practice.
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