Norwich University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Trimester
First year of program 2009-2010

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 85%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 82%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 65%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 1
Part-time faculty with doctorate 8
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 0
Average class size 9
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 25
Five most popular majors
Strategic Intelligence 100%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration N/A
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All majors
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Strategic Intelligence
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Engaged faculty, self-directed applied learning, small group discussions, flexible scheduling, and relevant curriculum

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 No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus None
Same curricula for online and campus-based students None

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) 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 None
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once Yes
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 No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

unique ID and password

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Institutional student satisfaction surveys

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 36
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 10 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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