Amridge University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 1999-2000

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 77
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 36
Average online teaching experience 10 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 85%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 28
Part-time faculty with doctorate 5
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training No
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 7
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 7
Average class size 11
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 33
Online courses 300
Five most popular majors
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About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Amridge University was among the first selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Distance Education Demonstration Program--an initiative in which the university partnered with the Dept. of Ed. to evaluate and improve distance learning courses and services to students, allowing students to receive federal financial aid.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation No
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

The university uses Acxiom Identify-X administered by Learning House to help verify and authenticate the identity of students. Through this technology, students are randomly selected to answer challenge questions. The Learning House uses public and nonpublic databases to generate challenge questions that would be specific to the student.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Priorities Survey for Online Learners (Noel Levitz) Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
Credits that must be earned through school 40
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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