John Brown University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2011-2012

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 18
Average online teaching experience 1 year
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 63%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 0%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 0%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 4
Part-time faculty with doctorate 4
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 17
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size 14
Maximum class size 20

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 35
Five most popular majors
Business/Commerce, General 100%
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

JBU’s online programs are designed by experienced faculty members and instructional designers, trained in best practices for online teaching and learning. Online students have the same resource access as on campus students, including a 24 hour help desk, an online writing center, tutoring, dedicated advisors, and online library resources. We provide our online students with an education that develops them intellectually, spiritually and professionally with a distinctive Christian worldview.

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 All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Majority
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 Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
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 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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Clearly stated policies and consequences of not following policies; strict time allotment; use of safeassign

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
Credits that must be earned through school 36
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
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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