Misericordia University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Both semester and accelerated
First year of program 2010-2011

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 87
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 No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 5
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 12
Maximum class size 20

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses N/A
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse N/A
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The program is transfer friendly, academically challenging, and affordable

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 Minority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
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 No
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
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)

Lockdown browser (Respondus) Academic integrity policy

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Priorities Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey (Noel Levitz) 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 Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 6 years
Graduation rates N/A

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