University of Wisconsin—​Superior

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 1997-1998

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 89
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 95%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 85%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 65%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 1
Part-time faculty with doctorate 47
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 5
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 10
Maximum class size 20


Online bachelor's degree programs 6
Online courses 277
Five most popular majors
Elementary Education and Teaching 31%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 20%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 44%
Sustainability Studies 5%
All majors
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Sustainability Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

We have been providing degree completion through distance learning for 35 years. The same faculty teach both our campus and online degree programs. We use a strong advising model to support student success.

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 Neutral
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 All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


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 Yes
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-remote
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)

Few examinations are used. Examinations are administered by approved proctors. Instructors are encouraged to randomize test questions and not repeat tests. Written student work is reviewed through Turnitin.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Learner Inventory (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Learner Inventory results publicly available Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners (Noel Levitz) Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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