Arkansas Tech University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1995-1996

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 127
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 70
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 78
Part-time faculty with doctorate 8
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 3
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 7
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 21
Maximum class size 30

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 3
Online courses 293
Five most popular majors
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 27%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 59%
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 14%
N/A N/A
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All majors
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school) N/A

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 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 Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures N/A
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded N/A
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school) N/A

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 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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