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Department of Educational Development and Support

The Department of Educational Development and Support exists to serve the faculty of Nova Southeastern University. It is composed of three sub-departments: the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for HPD Research, and the Testing Center.

Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Faculty development seminars throughout the academic year.
  • Assessment of faculty performance.
  • Faculty counseling for improvement of instruction.
  • Rapid e-mail responses to faculty teaching questions.
  • Publication of a faculty handbook.
  • Books and videotapes on teaching available to loan.
  • Annual new faculty orientation.

Center for HPD Research

  • Assessment of HPD students using the following instruments:
  • Assistance in statistical analysis through our liaison with the Statistical Consulting Services.
  • Assistance in guiding researchers through NSU research protocol through our liaison with the HPD Research Committee.
  • Trouble-shooting for the Online Evaluation System, for both faculty and students.

Testing Center

  • Creation and maintenance of banks of test questions within both LXR and ExamSoft.
  • Test creation within both LXR and ExamSoft
  • Test scoring and rescoring within both LXR and ExamSoft.
  • Item analysis in LXR.
  • Gradebook maintenance for exams scored in LXR.
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