Brandman University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Trimester
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 261
Average online teaching experience 3 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 60%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 50%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 22
Part-time faculty with doctorate 78
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 Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 30
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 18
Maximum class size 35

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 12
Online courses 211
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 26%
Sociology 15%
Psychology, General 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 11%
Developmental and Child Psychology 10%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Psychology
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
Criminology
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Brandman University's online bachelor's programs are designed for busy adults who are serious about earning a degree and juggle the responsibilities of family, a career or military service, and their education. Brandman provides industry-leading student support services and our programs are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field. Graduates of our programs will be prepared for graduate school and careers in diverse fields.

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 Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
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 Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 12
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 Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Video monitoring application for high stakes exams. Faculty members receive training on academic integrity issues through the Center for Instructional Innovation. Students must submit writing assignments to www.turnitin.com to detect plagiarism.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Advising Survey, Alumni Survey, Student Opinion Survey, and Student Satisfaction Survey
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 32
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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