Gallaudet University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type N/A
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Six 8-week sessions per year; two 8-week sessions each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
First year of program 2010-2011

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 19
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 5
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 4
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 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 19
Five most popular majors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 50%
Information Science/Studies 25%
Sociology 25%
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
All majors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Psychology
Psychology, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

It allows students to complete their degree in deaf-related fields. Online courses are bilingual (in ASL and English).

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, but can take classes on campus without notification
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 No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 10
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams No
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Online faculty maintains small online classes where they know all the students' work. We use Blackboard features that instill academic integrity.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits that must be earned through school 120
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 3 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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