Mid-​America Christian University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) We have recently moved from a semester format to non-term.
First year of program 1997-1998

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 302
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 N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 24

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 12
Online courses N/A
Five most popular majors
Behavioral Sciences 32%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 19%
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 5%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 3%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting and Business/Management
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Psychology
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Youth Ministry
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Programs are composed of five-week course modules; each program provides a strong ethical emphasis; instructors are strongly qualified in their area of expertise; instructors demonstrate care and support in addition to strong academic performance expectations; graduates of our program are equipped academically and ethically to serve professionally in their chosen vocation/ministry.

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 Neutral
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 Minority
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 N/A
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 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 25
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded No
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 Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

In order to instill academic integrity for exams, exams are accessible for only a few hours, are pre-set for a minimal amount of time for the exam to be taken, after which the exam is automatically closed. The exam can only be taken once. If for emergency reasons an exam needs to be re-opened for student access, access can only be given by request of the instructor to technical staff persons.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Major Field Test Yes
Major Field Test results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 5 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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