Robert Morris University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Each course is eight weeks long
First year of program 1999-2000

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 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 N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 22

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 19
Online courses 71
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Psychology
Psychology, General
Social Sciences
Economics, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Robert Morris University uses the same courses, syllabi and learning outcomes for online and as it does for its face-to-face programs while incorporating the technology and convenience associated with effective online instruction.

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
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 Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
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-remote
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)

Students must login to the system with a private user ID and password issued to them by RMU. We also use a lockdown browser.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No
Student Satisfaction Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 126
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
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 N/A

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