St. Joseph's University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2010-2011

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 10
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 20
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 95%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 90%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 80%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 9
Part-time faculty with doctorate 5
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 No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 34
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 457
Average class size 12
Maximum class size 18

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 35
Five most popular majors
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About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The online BS in Professional and Liberal Studies is a degree completion program combining professional communication, organizational development, and problem-solving skills.

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 Yes
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 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 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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students are initially informed of the university's academic policies and processes during the initial advising session. This is conducted prior to any course. Students are also required to sign and submit the course syllabus that includes the academic policy. Plagiarism software is available in all courses and multiple choice and true/false questions can be scrambled.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 45
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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