Appalachian State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience N/A
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 N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
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 Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 6
Online courses 90
Five most popular majors
Public Health Education and Promotion 80%
Business Administration and Management, General 10%
Business Teacher Education 10%
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising
EDUCATION
Business Teacher Education
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health Education and Promotion
Nursing Science
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

All courses are taught by the same faculty who teach students on the main campus.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
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 All
Classes can be received live None
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 Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Appalachian utilizes ProctorU for online testing. Students are required to present photo IDs and are visually monitored during the entire test experience.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 3 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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