Charleston Southern University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2009-2010

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 15
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Average online teaching experience 10 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 92%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 89%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 89%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 7
Part-time faculty with doctorate 9
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 No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 6
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 10
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 66
Five most popular majors
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 100%
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About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The BS in Organizational Management is home to the Nat'l 2013 Best Colleges Online Professor of the Year. Our relevant courses are accelerated (just 7 weeks in length), flexible (6 start times a year), affordable, and most include free e-books. We award 30 credit hours for military service, have a generous transfer credit policy, and students can earn up to 54 credits a year. Faculty members have experience in the disciplines in which they teach so they know and understand real world conditions.

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 No
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students

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 No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 24
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 No
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)

Axciom Identity Verification

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 125
Credits that must be earned through school 36
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
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
Graduation rates

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