Upper Iowa University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Six 8-week terms.
First year of program 1999-2000

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 8
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 257
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 93%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 75%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 5
Part-time faculty with doctorate 123
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 12
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Average class size 13
Maximum class size 17


Online bachelor's degree programs 18
Online courses 155
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Accounting 13%
Psychology, General 11%
Human Services, General 10%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 8%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, has been offering students opportunities for educational success since their first classes began in 1857. UIU's Online Program provides students who are balancing a career, family, and community obligations with the flexibility they need to participate in class activities on their own schedule, and reach their goal of degree completion! Online classes are offered in six 8-week terms. Courses are taught by qualified faculty with experience in their field.

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 Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Little


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 Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
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 No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Instructors have the option of applying the following security measures to online assessments: Password protected exams, setting time limits, displaying a single question at a time, not permitting students to revisit questions, utilizing question sets and randomizing questions and responses. Turnitin plagiarism prevention is used for written assignments.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement 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 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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