New Projectors on Campus to Enhance Remote or Hybrid Learning
July 17, 2023
NVC Information and Communication Technologies (IT) is completing a campus project through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that allows for better remote or hybrid student and instructor access.
The plan comprises new projectors on campus that include high-quality projection, updated control panels, in-ceiling microphones and speakers, as well as follow-me cameras.
“These new systems will allow students to be part of the live classroom or engage with their remote classmates whether they are attending the class in person or remotely. ” said IT Director Felix Salinas.
HEERF is a grant program from the federal government that provides financial aid to students and to institutes of higher education to assist with new expenses and losses from the pandemic in order to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.
Northwest Vista College (NVC), part of the Alamo Colleges District, is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college opened in 1995 with 12 students and has grown to one of the largest institutions of higher education in San Antonio and the region with current enrollment exceeding 17,000 students. Located in Westover Hills, NVC’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community.
NVC was the only community college in San Antonio and one of eight in Texas that was invited in 2021 to compete for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s highest recognition in community college education. The Aspen Prize recognizes excellence in teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success as well as equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.