University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 55
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
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 100%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 54
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 Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 15
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 25
Average class size 40
Maximum class size 40

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 57
Five most popular majors
Agriculture, General 100%
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All majors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

If you have some college credits, an interest in agriculture and/or natural resources, and would like to complete your Bachelor’s degree, the Applied Science program is a good choice for you. The degree completion option is available on campus or fully online. Most of our students hold a full-time job while completing the degree in their spare time. The curriculum is very flexible. You work with a faculty adviser to choose courses that meet your goals while helping you to complete your degree.

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 Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
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 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 N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
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 No
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)

Academic integrity statements are included in all courses. All courses, exams, and assignments are password protected. Most exams are given in proctored settings. Proctors are approved according to a set list of requirements, and they are provided proctor codes that are aligned with each student for each exam. All exams must be visually observed by the proctors. Written assignments are reviewed by plagiarism software. Group projects, presentations, and extensive discussions are required.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No
Student Satisfaction Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey results publicly available No

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 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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