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Office of Academic Quality, Assessment, and Accreditation

The Office of Academic Quality, Assessment, and Accreditation is responsible for overseeing university-wide accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and supporting program level accreditation by providing assistance and consultation to the university community. The team works with academic units on the continual assessment of student learning outcomes, and oversees several university systems for programmatic review and sufficiency of faculty.

What We Do

  • Direct university-wide regional accreditation activities through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Inform and advise university stakeholders of NSU policies and changes to those policies as needed.
  • Provide consultation to academic and administrative units on a wide variety of accreditation-related policy and process issues.
  • Consult with and provide technical assistance to academic units regarding specialized/professional accreditation on a periodic basis.
  • Maintain and implement the information infrastructure for the reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • Oversee several university systems for programmatic review and sufficiency of faculty (ASPIRE and Faculty Roster Database).
  • Coordinate with academic units on the continual assessment of student learning outcomes (ASLOs).
  • Provide initial SACSCOC review for all new programs.
  • Administer the Academic Review process, including New Program Review, Initial Program Review, and Academic Program Review.
  • Track student success goals and achievements.
  • Responsible for managing substantive change (a significant change or departure in nature or scope) for NSU.

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About NSU for Accrediting Bodies

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is a private, not-for-profit institution research institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more than 50 years, NSU has been fostering groundbreaking research and a commitment to community. The university awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including the humanities, biological and environmental science, business, counseling, computing and engineering sciences, conflict resolution, education, family therapy, medicine, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, performing and visual arts, psychology, and other social sciences. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a global presence online. The institution also has an excellent reputation for its programs for families offered through the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development and the NSU University School. These include innovative parenting, preschool, primary, and secondary education programs, and programs across the life span for people with autism.

Who We Are

Name Title Phone
Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D. Associate Provost (954) 262-7578
Jane Duncan, M.F.A., Ph.D. Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation (954) 262-5382
Adam Rosenthal, M.B.A. Assistant Director of Assessment and Accreditation  (954) 262-5379
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