Florida International University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 96%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 84%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 35%
Full-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 67
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 26
Average class size 10
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 13
Online courses 138
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Health Professions and Related Programs
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Psychology
Psychology, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

FIU's online students enjoy the following features: - Success coaches to ensure students have help and access to resources all throughout the completion of their degree. - Technical support available for the majority of the day and 7 days a week from 8am to 12am, via chat, email, and phone. - Expert and experienced faculty. - Joining an alumni base of over 177,700. - Career services and student groups. - Dedicated digital librarian. - Helpful student-focused online learning tutorials.

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 Neutral
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 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 Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
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 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 Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

The following measures are used: ProctorU, a service which uses a webcam, monitors students’ computer in real time, and authenticates students’ identity using a multi-factor process; regional proctoring facilities; Respondus Lockdown Browser, a custom browser that locks down the testing environment which prohibits students to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications; Turnitin.com; timed exams; requirement for students to complete exam at same time; use of test bank questions prohibiting students to receive same questions on exam; detailed answers manually checked by professors.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 6 years
Graduation rates N/A

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