Sacred Heart University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 8 week classes offered 6 times per year
First year of program 2009-2010

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 53
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 10
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 25
Average class size 12
Maximum class size 20

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 21
Five most popular majors
Nursing Science 82%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 18%
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The OBD Nursing Program at SHU is designed for the working professional. Sessions of 8 weeks each permits the student to rapidly progress through the program....

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

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 Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures None
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 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 Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Our institution uses Blackboard SafAssign and Respondus applications. Posted integrity policies and procedures are made available to students in all online programs.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 123
Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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