Loyola University Chicago

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Eight-week terms
First year of program 2011-2012

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 18
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Average online teaching experience 2 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 46%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 14%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 12%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 10
Part-time faculty with doctorate 10
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 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 23
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 3
Online courses 50
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100%
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Management & Applied Studies: accelerated 8-week term, adult degree completion, rolling admissions - 5 entry points/yr, prior learning assessment RN to BSN (RN completion program): accelerated 6-8 week term, adult degree completion, rolling admissions - 3 entry points/yr, prior learning assessment

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
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, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
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 Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

There is an academic integrity policy. Students are requested to submit work in LMS system and writing assignments are checked by an anti-plagerism software. MGMT & Applied Stds - recommend randomization & time limits fo tests. Recommend use of honor code in Sakai; recommend ProctorCam for proctored exams

List of Student Assessments Administered

EBI Benchmarking Assessments Yes
EBI Benchmarking Assessments result publicly available No
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Yes
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction results publicly available No
Student Satisfaction Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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