Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2002-2003

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience 6 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 16
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 N/A
School finances online instructor training No
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 50
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 5
Online courses 136
Five most popular majors
Information Science/Studies N/A
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other N/A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies N/A
Industrial Technology/Technician N/A
Accounting N/A
All majors
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

SIU is accredited by HLC, our OBD are accredited by a diverse group of accrediting agencies. Accreditation provides assurance to prospective students, that a program has been found to meet the agency's clearly stated requirements and criteria.

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 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 Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live All
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation No
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
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 Yes
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)

Proctored exams, lock down browsers, photo identification.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 7 years
Graduation rates N/A

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