University of the Southwest

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Quarter
First year of program 2011-2012

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
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 N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs N/A
Online courses N/A
Five most popular majors
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About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school) N/A

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
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 N/A
Classes can be received live N/A
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures N/A
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students N/A
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once Yes
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments N/A
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school) N/A

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree N/A
Target time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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