Valley City State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2005-2006

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 66
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 43
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 70%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 65%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 16
Part-time faculty with doctorate 1
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 8
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 11
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 5
Average class size 11
Maximum class size 20

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses 116
Five most popular majors
Technical Teacher Education 24%
Business Teacher Education 21%
History Teacher Education 17%
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 14%
Music, General 10%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Management Information Systems, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
EDUCATION
Business Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Online Undergraduate majors at Valley City State University include: Business Education, Business Process Integration Management, Career and Technical Education, English Education, History Education, Technology Education, Professional Communication, & Music. Online certificates in Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Applications are available; along with minors in Business, Library Media, Marketing, Psychology, & Technology Education. An online Master of Education is also offered.

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
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 Most

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
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 No
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 1
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)

Tegrity is used for online proctoring. Safeassign is used in LMS to determine plagiarism in submitted work. Policies are provided in the LMS, course syllabi, and each online course. Respondus LockDown Browser is used during tests.

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 N/A
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 N/A

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