University of Northern Colorado

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1996-1997

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 88%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 63%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 59%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 3
Part-time faculty with doctorate 0
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 16
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 16
Average class size 17
Maximum class size 30

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses 73
Five most popular majors
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2%
Dietetics/Dietitian 26%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 60%
Sociology 12%
N/A N/A
All majors
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

75% of BA online programs offer completion of a degree. Students going into the programs have transfer credits or an associate degree.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Majority
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 All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students None
Class participation graded No
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)

Randomizing of questions, time limitation for testing. Most courses have projects, assignments, and papers. Use of SafeAssign for papers and assignments. Students must enter a unique login and password to gain access to the course.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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