University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2001-2002

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 23
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 16
Part-time faculty with doctorate 3
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 6
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 6
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 51

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 9
Online courses 102
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Psychology
Psychology, General
Social Sciences
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Seven to eight week offerings, and various start dates.

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
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 Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

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 Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
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 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)

Timed tests, adaptive releases, essays and writing samples, plagiarism software, code of honor agreement.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CAE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 120
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 4 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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