Bismarck State College

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2007-2008

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9
Average online teaching experience 3 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 40%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 0
Part-time faculty with doctorate 1
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 3
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size 24
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 10
Five most popular majors
Operations Management and Supervision 100%
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Operations Management and Supervision
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management offered by BSC is a very unique program. To our knowledge, it is the only one offered in the United States. The program was designed for individuals who work in the energy industry to have the opportunity to move into supervisory and management positions.

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 N/A

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures None
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students None
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)

BSC uses the ExamGuard function within Pearson eCollege.

List of Student Assessments Administered

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

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
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