Benedictine University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2010-2011

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 56
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 97%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 1%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 0
Part-time faculty with doctorate 15
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Average class size 11
Maximum class size 20


Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 43
Five most popular majors
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician
Tourism and Travel Services Management
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The MBA is quantitative in nature.

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 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 None
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most


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) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
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 primary mechanism for ensuring academic integrity is course design in which students establish a pattern of coursework through multiple submissions. This allows instructors to flag work that seems out of the ordinary. Additionally, test administration settings (using a question bank, time limit, etc.) and originality software are used to promote and protect academic integrity. Finally, a strong push to educate students via continual distribution of the University academic honesty policy ensures that students are aware of what is and is not acceptable.

List of Student Assessments Administered

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Yes
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction results publicly available No
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment End-of-course Survey

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 55
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
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
Graduation rates

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