Minot State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1997-1998

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 56
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 33
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 92%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 88%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 32
Part-time faculty with doctorate 5
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 5
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 18
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses 159
Five most popular majors
General Studies 40%
Business Administration and Management, General 19%
Management Information Systems, General 10%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 9%
International Business/Trade/Commerce 6%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Our online program focuses on quality. Many of our courses use supplemental technology to engage students in their course work. The majority of our online courses are taught by full-time faculty who teach the same courses face-to-face. Our program is affordable.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
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 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) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
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 Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

All online courses require a secure login and password. Most exams use questions sets, random questions, and frequently change exams. Some courses also use supplemental technologies such as SafeAssign and Respondus LockDown Browser. In some courses, high stakes exams must be proctored.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available Yes
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment College Student Inventory
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

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

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