Georgia College & State 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 6
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 0
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 83%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 4
Part-time faculty with doctorate 0
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 6
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 15
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 9
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Fully online - mostly asynchronous but a lock-step course lessons for more flexibility especially for students working full-time. The program do not have a nursing clinical component but uses a mentorship to augment achievement of program outcomes.

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 No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
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 26-50
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 8
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 Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Exams must be taken in a proctored environment. The policy allows trusted people in the student's community to proctor an exam, such as a pastor, local librarian, etc. Signed forms are completed by the student and the proctor for the exam to be valid.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 40
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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