Arizona State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Classes are 7.5-weeks long w/admissions 6 times a year. The university academic calendar is semester-based and degrees are posted 3 times a year.
First year of program 2006-2007

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 186
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 40
Average online teaching experience 7 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 91%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 82%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 74%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 135
Part-time faculty with doctorate 18
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 2
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 340
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 116
Average class size 46
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 38
Online courses 1,237
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 16%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 14%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11%
Psychology, General 10%
Family Resource Management Studies, General 8%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology Project Management
Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
History
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Psychology
Psychology, General
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Visual and Performing Arts
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

At ASU, every program delivered online is developed by the same faculty who teach on our campuses and is designed to engage students and professors in meaningful ways. ASU students who learn online connect with the full university experience: interaction with internationally recognized faculty access to collections from ASU's eight award-winning libraries, an alumni network tens of thousands of members strong, and membership in a community of thousands of students pursuing their degrees.

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 No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
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 Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

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 20
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 No
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)

A variety of technological measures are taken when appropriate, including the use of Safe Assignment, TurnItIn, ProctorU, ExamGuard, and LMS settings that allow instructors to randomize questions and answers and time tests. The non-technological measures taken include distribution of university academic integrity policies, college academic and professionalism policies, an online module addressing professional standards, academic writing tutorials and resources, and statements in all courses about writing standards and expectations regarding academic integrity. Our course design and curriculum evaluate student learning through a variety of assignments and assessments multiple times throughout the term.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Graduate Senior Report Card; Recent Graduate Survey; Alumni survey.
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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