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Faculty Development

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The Office of Faculty Development supports the various roles of a faculty member at NSU--teacher, scholar/researcher, advisor, mentor, and member of the University community. As articulated in the Building a Legacy of Excellence 2012-2018 Strategic Plan, this unit supports and promotes excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. Thus, the Office employs the following key strategies as it develops the infrastructure for a comprehensive faculty development program at NSU:

  • Orienting new faculty and administrators (at the departmental chair level) to the university through mentoring and activities on leadership
  • Enhancing teaching techniques and use of technology through seminars, workshops, on-demand tutorials, and conferences on teaching and learning
  • Enhancing research skills and techniques by providing resources for faculty to attend workshops, seminars, and conferences and to apply for release time and summer grants
  • Promoting interdisciplinary activities and research collaboration, and
  • Providing training opportunities for leadership responsibilities and funding for graduate coursework in area of specialization and terminal degree attainment.


Please stop by James A. Bowser, Suite 118; and let us know how we can help. We offer resources to enhance teaching effectiveness and scholarly activity and space to work independently or collaboratively on projects that improve teaching and student learning.

Dorothy L. R. Jones, Ph.D., Director