Park University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Quarter
First year of program 1995-1996

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
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 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 20
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 19
Online courses 270
Five most popular majors
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About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Park University, founded in 1875, has a long history of academic excellence. Our Online courses are interactive, student centered, and are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty. Online classes are scheduled in eight-week terms that start five times each year. Park has been named as the top ranked value nationwide among private colleges and universities. Park's classes are small and engaging. Professors provide personal attention preparing students to succeed in a global market.

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 No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
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 Half

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 N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
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)

Turn-it-in software is used be faculty to check for plagiarism. Final exams are proctored and students sign a form at the beginning of each term stating the understand the academic honesty policy.

List of Student Assessments Administered

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 N/A
Target time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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