2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

2017-18 Undergraduate CatalogLast updated: August 9, 2017

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NSU Student Handbook

NSU Student Handbook 2017-18

Last Updated: August 17, 2017

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The College of Undergraduate Studies (COUS)

College of Undergraduate Studies

The mission of the College of Undergraduate Studies (COUS) is to enhance students' personal and professional development through personalized comprehensive services that support their NSU experience leading to successful degree completion.

The College of Undergraduate Studies was created to consolidate the student support services available to undergraduate students under one administration to ensure cooperation and coordination to maximize our students' potential for success at NSU.

College Administration

Name Position Title Phone Email
Dr. Brad Williams Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies and Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs (954) 262-7282 email
Shari Saperstein Associate Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (954) 262-7202 email
Dr. Saul Sztam Assistant Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (954) 262-7631 email
Mignon Bissonnette Director of Career Development  (954) 262-7239 email
Sophia Andali Director of Orientation (954) 262-8180 email
Barbara Berner Director of Student Academic Services (954) 262-8143 email
Carmen Sosa Director of Academic Advising and Retention (954) 262-8222 email
Sheila Fabius Director of Student Success (954) 262-8485 email
Lisa Walther Director of the Tutoring and Testing Center (954) 262-7919 email
Frank Majnerich Assistant Director of Student Communication and Support (954) 262-5144 email
Marisa Scalice Administrative Assistant I (954) 262-8368 email

The Office of Orientation provides programs and services to all incoming undergraduate students and families at Nova Southeastern University. Our new student orientation programs provide the foundation for the NSU experience and support the successful matriculation, transition and acclimation of all undergraduate students as members of the community. The office also assists in the connection and engagement of commuter and transfer students through direct programming and outreach to make commuter students aware of campus resources to further ensure their student success, as well as their sense of belonging.

The Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC) provides comprehensive and developmental student support services to empower students to achieve academic success. The UAAC does this by guiding NSU students through the transition to college and throughout their higher education journey by building supportive relationships, fostering confidence, and serving as student advocates through empathic listening and reframing. In addition, the UAAC teaches students to identify, support, and understand university policies and processes. The UAAC provides an array of services including academic planning, academic preparation for graduate and professional schools, course sequencing/prerequisites, class registration, and dropping/withdrawing.

The Office of Undergraduate Student Success develops and implements data-driven retention initiatives focused on increasing student engagement, thus leading to academic success among undergraduates. Retention initiatives include Faculty Early Alert, Faculty Mentoring, Academic Success Coaching, Tools for Success Workshop series, Student Success Portal and Student Success Fair.

The Tutoring and Testing Center (TTC) supports the academic progress of all NSU undergraduate students on the main campus, at the regional campuses, and online. TTC provides supplemental learning assistance, as well as an array of testing services, in a supportive and professional environment that enhances the ability of all students to meet educational goals, achieve academic excellence, and enhance personal growth. TTC promotes active, independent learning that seeks to assist students in developing critical thinking skills. Programs and services include individualized tutoring in writing, math, and science, as well as supplemental instruction, MCAT mock exams, EyeQ speed reading software, course-specific solution manuals, and writing/grammar handouts.

Office of Career Development provides a supportive environment for NSU students and alumni to engage in individualized career exploration and planning that complements their academic experience and supports their professional goals. Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students and alumni can meet with a Career Adviser for questions about major and career exploration, resume, interviewing and internship search guidance, internship and job fairs, graduate/professional school options and much more!

The Office of Student Communication and Support facilitates and communicates academic progress standing to students on a trimester basis. The office also provides support to students experiencing academic and administrative challenges, acting as a liaison to other departments and resources University wide. Referrals are made to support student’s needs and inquiries. The office also communicates to parents of students in the form of a weekly newsletter.