Office of Educational Effectiveness
Collaboratively supporting faculty, staff and students
The Office of Educational Effectiveness brings together six PLNU programs and offices that work cooperatively and collaboratively to promote excellence in student learning, personal growth, and success – both current and future – and to help faculty develop as scholars and as teachers.
In the heart of campus sits the Ryan Library, where students go to study, research, have class,and get help for projects.
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning exists to provide leadership, encouragement, advocacy, and resources to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship for all faculty, including full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty. The Center is committed to cultivating a culture at PLNU that values and facilitates ongoing professional development and growth.
Career Services is PLNU’s dedicated on-campus career development center. Our mission is to prepare Christ-centered, career-ready, graduates who want to make a difference in this world.
Educational Access Center
The PLNU Educational Access Center (EAC) is the point of contact regarding disability-related needs for PLNU undergraduate and graduate students. The EAC assists current and incoming students with accessing and participating in PLNU programs and activities by establishing an official Accommodation Plan (AP).
Tutorial Services is an integral part of the overall mission of PLNU in that it supports and nurtures the development of the student as an active and independent learner. Our goal is to provide resources and opportunities that teach the skills and strategies that help students become independent and active learners while promoting academic and personal success.
Office of Instructional Technology
Point Loma Nazarene University’s Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) exists to nurture technology literacy among faculty so they can implement appropriate uses of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at PLNU. Our vision is to provide excellent training and consultation services for faculty using both classroom and online instructional technologies.
Center for Faculty Development
Hub for faculty where they can get assistance from the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Instructional Technology.
Student Learning Commons
Located inside of Ryan Library, students can get assistance with tutoring, writing, and research help
State authorization is a formal determination that PLNU is approved to conduct educational activities regulated by that state or U.S. Territory. PLNU is not required to obtain state authorization in every state or U.S. Territory, and the university has opted at this time not to seek authorization in certain states and U.S. Territories. Additionally, PLNU meets the criteria for exemption from authorization in certain states. Authorizations in specific states may change periodically.
The Office of Educational Effectiveness serves all university programs and services in assessment planning and evaluation of progress toward learning and performance outcomes by informing educational quality assurance processes.
Location and Hours
Academic Deans' Center
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
April Maskiewicz Cordero, PhD
Dean of Educational Effectiveness