Central Michigan University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 8-week sessions
First year of program 2001-2002

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 95
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 153
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 94%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 71%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 63%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 69
Part-time faculty with doctorate 78
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 4
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 10
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 31
Average class size 19
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 7
Online courses 119
Five most popular majors
Organizational Behavior Studies 2%
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Organizational Behavior Studies
Construction Management
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Psychology
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

CMU online bachelor degree programs offer a balance between theory and application. A student will experience an atmosphere which enables them to achieve their personal and professional goals, plus better the workplace and their community. CMU's programs provide an emphasis in General Education with major knowledge areas in leadership, administration, psychology and political science. Several concentrations are available online for students to focus on specific areas of study.

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, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
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) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
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 Yes
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 Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

CMU’s Policy on Academic Integrity is distributed to all OBUS students and faculty, detailing institutional expectations and associated violation procedures. All OBUS courses implement methods of taking standardized/objective tests that minimize academic dishonesty, including Respondus LockDown Browser, random blocks, secured settings, timers, proctoring and/or essay exams. Courses also routinely incorporate SafeAssign for plagiarism detection and prevention.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CAE) Yes
Collegiate Learning Assessment results publicly available No
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment CMU Global Campus surveys currently enrolled students biennially to gather data on satisfaction with services and academics as well as indirect measures of student learning. We survey alumni biennially to gather information on employment and salary.
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
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 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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