The NSCC Student Success Plan identifies and measures the effectiveness of special features of the community college learning experience that work to enhance student learning at our institution.

At Northwest State Community College, we are committed to helping students attain their personal and professional goals. The General Education and program-specific curricula adopted by our distinguished faculty provide the foundation of a plan designed to ensure student success during their years of college study and beyond. In addition, NSCC offers many special features—learning opportunities, programs, and initiatives—that help to facilitate and realize the attainment of these important student goals.

This page is the gateway to the Special Features available when you study at NSCC. Click on any link to be taken to the related web page and learn more about the program or activity. We are currently in the process of developing tools and procedures for measuring the effectiveness of these special features; therefore, this page will be updated as more data becomes available.

Special Features at NSCC
Accessibility Services

  • Offers support services and accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Measuring Effectiveness: A student survey has been developed to measure the effectiveness of accessibility services at NSCC; however, the survey has not yet been administered.

Career Services

  • Provides assistance with career decision making and job placement, including occupational information, job postings, reference books, computer software, individual assistance and workshops on writing resumes and cover letters, job hunting strategies, and job interviews.
  • Measuring Effectiveness: Assessment planning is in progress for Career Services.

Education for Sustainability

  • Educates students and community members for sustainable households, businesses, and communities across the Maumee Valley Region of rural northwest Ohio.
  • Measuring Effectiveness: Effectiveness of the Education For Sustainability (E4S) Program at NSCC is measured through an ongoing accounting of energy used; materials consumed, reused, or recycled; and a broad tracking of environmental impacts. The links below contain more information about the results of E4S projects.

Library Resource Center

  • Offers an extensive physical collection in a variety of formats (book, video, DVD, newspapers); Closed Reserve Program for instructors to support current courses; Textbook Reserve Program; three quiet study rooms; thirteen new, high-speed, fully-equipped computers with headphones; high-quality laser printer (no charge for printing); flatbed scanner; personalized reference assistance on request; in-class research skills instruction on request of instructors; OhioLINK membership which includes statewide catalog and online full-text databases, plus remote access for users; supply of common office tools for student use (hole punches, staplers, pencil sharpeners, etc.).
  • Measuring Effectiveness: Effectiveness of the Library Resource Center is measured through student and faculty surveys, regular formal and informal performance evaluations, and commonly-used collection development tools.

Student Success Center

  • Functions as a resource for tutoring and academic support. Services include Tutoring Labs in math, science, and writing; individual and group tutoring; SmarThinking online tutoring; informational workshops and seminars; testing services.
  • Measuring Effectiveness: Effectiveness of the Student Success Center is measured through usage and grade reports, student and faculty surveys, and evaluations for tutoring services and workshops offered.

Success Seminar (GSD100)

  • A course designed to help new students transition to college life, with advice on how to be successful both in classroom experiences and in extra-curricular pursuits.
  • Measuring Effectiveness: Assessment planning is in progress for the Success Seminar course.