2024 NSU Fact Book

2024 FACT BOOK 103 The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to advancing the academic mission of the university and to supporting the colleges in achieving their respective goals. We seek to facilitate the learning, informational retrieval, scholarship, and research of students and faculty and staff members on campus and in fieldbased and online programs. With a focus on learning, we employ a range of strategies to support innovation, collaboration across centers, and university-wide discussion and decision-making. The Office of Academic Affairs is composed of the Office of Academic Quality, Assessment, and Accreditation; the Learning and Education Center (LEC); the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center (WCC); the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; and the Division of Research and Economic Development (DoR). 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 assisting and consulting with 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. LEARNING AND EDUCATION CENTER The purpose of the LEC is to facilitate faculty member professional development resources that focus on effective, student-centered teaching principles and practices; innovative course and curriculum design; supportive faculty member mentoring; and intercultural competency, thus promoting quality, continual improvement of student learning. The LEC serves as an innovative pedagogical hub where faculty members from diverse disciplines can connect and learn from one another while promoting a culture of excellence that ultimately enhances student learning. Office of Academic Affairs Office of Academic Affairs NSU WRITE FROM THE START WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CENTER The Writing and Communication Center is an innovative workspace where students, consultants, and faculty members come together, in person and online, to talk about writing and communication. It is staffed by trained professional and peer writing consultants who offer individualized writing and communication assistance to all NSU students. OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS The mission of Institutional Effectiveness is to provide accurate and timely information regarding Nova Southeastern University and to analyze and assess decision-making and strategic planning at the university on an on-going basis. DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Division of Research and Economic Development supports NSU’s innovative faculty members within its colleges, centers, and institutes in the development of their ideas, discoveries, and technologies. The DoR is also the focal point for building the connections, resources, and entrepreneurial energy for the commercialization of NSU’s research activities.