Duquesne University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) We offer five(5)eight(8 week) terms per academic year
First year of program 2006-2007

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 54
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 91%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 85%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 77%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 10
Part-time faculty with doctorate 15
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 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 16
Maximum class size 18

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 5
Online courses 216
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Writing intensive Accelerated format Designed specifically for working adults

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
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

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) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 5
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 No
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

All course syllabi include the University Academic Integrity policy. Faculty are strongly encouraged to review this process and the student’s responsibilities during pre-week. Plagiarism detection tools are also available for faculty use to enforce academic honesty.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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