Wayne State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2010-2011

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 2
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 89%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 67%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 67%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 2
Part-time faculty with doctorate 2
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 N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 134
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 13
Average class size 23
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 15
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree program prepares for entry-level generalist social work practice during the junior and senior years of undergraduate matriculation. The online prgram requires a four month commitment in which students are engaged in a field experience 4 days each week for a total of 32 hours. To apply, you must have 64 college credits with a minumum 2.5 gpa. Please see http://socialwork.wayne.edu/bsw/online.php for additional requirements.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
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 No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

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 Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
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)

Defined period of time, no revisiting questions, questions are randomized (required by all faculty)

List of Student Assessments Administered

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 Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Graduation rates N/A

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