Florida Institute of Technology

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 8 week non-standard
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 273
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 96%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 79%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 5
Part-time faculty with doctorate 96
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 7
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 19
Maximum class size 30

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 9
Online courses 175
Five most popular majors
Information Science/Studies 25%
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Accounting 13%
Art/Art Studies, General 12%
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 11%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Psychology
Applied Psychology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Florida Tech's online programs live our motto of High tech with the human touch" Our faculty share their knowledge and real world experience with students every day. We are distinguished for the following: Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & world Report, Regionally Accredited, Tradition,Academic Excellence and Online Convenience, Anytime, anywhere,24/7 learning with streaming video lectures available via downloadable MP3 and MP4 files, No campus attendance required.

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 Majority
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 Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students sign a statement about academic honesty,agreement to abide by honesty standard prior to testing/assessment. Orientation included information about it. Automated reminders are used during the term and before test. Syllabus includes academic honesty statement, significant use of turnitin, randomized questions, timed assessment.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment For all BS/BA and MBA students,we added a comprehensive, nationally normed exam to their Strategy course. The exam was developed by Peregrine Academic Services. We refer to the exam as CPC(Common Professional Component)and Peregrine calls it COMP.
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 121
Credits that must be earned through school 31
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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