Pace University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2004-2005

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 12
Average online teaching experience 10 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 100%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 14
Part-time faculty with doctorate 1
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 2
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 10
Maximum class size 20

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses 49
Five most popular majors
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 100%
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Pace University named "Best Online Bachelor's Program" according to US News and World Report in 2013 edition.

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 All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

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 Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 20
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 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 Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Various measures include the use of a unique user name and password for access to the Learning Management System;a written I.T. Appropriate Use policy prohibted the sharing of unique IDs; syllabi contain written statements on Academic integrity; the Online website and Online Orientation include statements on Academic integrity; the use of a proctoring system whereby designated proctors supervise and admininster various in person examinations; the use of the following technologies: Blackboard Assessments created with large test pools, randomization and password protection, Turnitin.com, Proctor U, and Respondus Exam Monitoring and Lockdown Browser.

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 Survey of Student Opinions (ACT),in house assessment
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
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 3 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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