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Teaching and Learning

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

The Evaluation of Teachers and Curricular Units by students has been implemented at NOVA IMS since its foundation, more than 30 years ago. Additionally, there are mechanisms for the regular monitoring of the functioning of the study programs and curricular units, through the great proximity maintained between teachers and students, regular dialogue between student representatives and Coordinators of Study Programs, the Pedagogical Council, the Student and Faculty Support Offices, and the NOVA IMS Board of Directors.

In the field of Teaching and Learning, NOVA SIMAQ comprises a set of procedures and instruments for evaluation, management, and improvement of pedagogical quality will ensure monitoring of teaching and learning processes, aiming to promote their continuous improvement:

The continuous improvement of teaching and learning quality at NOVA IMS is recognized nationally and internationally, as demonstrated by the positioning of the study programs in the Eduniversal rankings, the Accreditations and Certifications achieved, as well as the growing number of candidates to the programs and the quality of these same candidates.

Coordinators of Study Programs play a key role in monitoring, follow-up, and quality improvement, with roles that are properly defined (Responsibilities of Coordinators).

Additionally, the Coordinators of Study Programs chair the corresponding Committee for the Monitoring and Improvement of the Study Programs, which includes representatives of the teachers and students, holding periodic meetings. These committees are responsible for promoting constructive dialogue, aligned with the continuous improvement of pedagogical quality, active participation of students in all matters related to the functioning of the program, identification, and implementation of both good practices and innovative approaches.

The results of the NOVA SIMAQ surveys, indicators and reports are made available on the Moodle platform for consultation by the entire NOVA IMS academic community.

NOVA IMS also pays particular attention to the insertion of students into active working life. The Office of Professional Insertion has as its primary objective to promote the approximation of students to the labor market. The dissemination of job applications arriving at NOVA IMS is done through the NOVA IMS.Connect Portal. This portal is also a privileged means of contact between NOVA IMS and its former students, and it is worth highlighting the high employment rates achieved corresponding salaries and the nature of the functions developed by our Alumni as leaders in digital transformation.

The characterization of the professional situation of the graduates is carried out through the information collected and made available by the Observatory of Professional Insertion of Graduates of the NOVA University of Lisbon (OBIPNOVA).

Committees for the Monitoring and Improvement of the Study Programs

The Committees for the Monitoring and Improvement of the Study Programs aim to promote the active participation of students in all matters related to the functioning of the study program, as well as to contribute to the regular functioning of teaching activities and the establishment of good practices in the study programs.

Social Welfare Services

The Social Welfare Services of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa aim to implement the social action policy by providing support, benefits, and services in order to improve and contribute to the educational success of all students.

Student Support Office

The Student Support Office aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of service provided and student satisfaction.

Teacher Support Office

The Teacher Support Office aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of service provided and teacher satisfaction.

Library and Documentation Services

The Library and Documentation Services provide NOVA IMS students, teachers, and researchers with access to documentation and information necessary to carry out their academic and scientific activities.

International Mobility Office

The International Mobility Office promotes mobility programs (e.g., Erasmus+) and supports the departure and arrival of students, teachers, and staff.

English Language Training Office

The English Language Training Office promotes the improvement of the proficiency in English of NOVA IMS teachers, employees, and students.

For other information and support structures, access NOVA IMS Services.