University of La Verne

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. 10 weeks each. Semester units.
First year of program 2000-2001

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 10
Average online teaching experience 7 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 85%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 81%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 16
Part-time faculty with doctorate 4
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 No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 7
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 5
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 3
Online courses 33
Five most popular majors
Organizational Leadership 66%
Public Administration 31%
Business Administration and Management, General 3%
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Leadership
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The curriculum will position the students to lead, institute change, solve problems, communicate effectively, make sound ethical decisions, embrace diversity, be innovative, and utilize technology to promote organizational objetives.

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 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 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 No
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 All
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)

All of the online courses require written assignments that integrate the knowledge earned in the course. Time restriction on open book exams.

List of Student Assessments Administered

EBI Benchmarking Assessments Yes
EBI Benchmarking Assessments result publicly available Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 128
Credits that must be earned through school 40
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 3 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 7 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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