University of Alabama—​Huntsville

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2006-2007

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3
Average online teaching experience 5 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 67%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 3
Part-time faculty with doctorate 2
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 Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 2
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 32
Maximum class size 40

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 12
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100%
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The program is offered for registered nurses who hold associate degrees in nursing and are returning to school to earn bachelor's and master's degrees.

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 N/A
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus 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) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 26-50
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 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)

Courses are password protected with unique identifiers. Students are required to sign an academic honesty statement for each exam and assignment.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Institution course and program satisfaction surveys
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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