Lindenwood University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms 4-1-4
First year of program 2011-2012

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9
Average online teaching experience 2 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 71%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 39%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 7
Part-time faculty with doctorate 2
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 Yes
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 22

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 29
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Quality courses taught by experienced professional instructors.

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, 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 All

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) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 20
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students N/A
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)

Proctor D or Tegrity

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
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 N/A
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 5 years
Graduation rates N/A

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