California State University—​Chico

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1999-2000

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 86%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 75%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 61%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 16
Part-time faculty with doctorate 7
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 2
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 2
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 10
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 28
Maximum class size 73

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 5
Online courses 86
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
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
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
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 All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 26-50
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students must authenticate through the campus portal to access courses. Faculty get to know each student by the work they submit.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Institution created student survey and student evaluation of teaching
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
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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