Buena Vista University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) There are six 8-week terms during the academic year
First year of program 2005-2006

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 0
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 123
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 0
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 12
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 12
Online courses 123
Five most popular majors
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 24%
Psychology, General 22%
Accounting 12%
Organizational Leadership 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 12%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Banking and Financial Support Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Psychology
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
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 Yes
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

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 N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement N/A
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
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) N/A

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree N/A
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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