Wilmington University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2007-2008

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 85
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 785
Average online teaching experience 3 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 89%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 77%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 65%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 53
Part-time faculty with doctorate 166
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 47
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 23

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 27
Online courses 380
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Behavioral Sciences 14%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 13%
Nursing Practice 13%
General Studies 12%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Information Resources Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
EDUCATION
Educational/Instructional Technology
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Nursing Practice
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Wilmington University online degree programs combine the same quality, real-world academics of traditional degree programs with a flexible online format. You’ll have access to fully-accredited and relevant online programs designed to prepare you for leadership roles and career advancement. Learn from the same expert faculty who teach on campus and earn your degree in a way that fits your life.

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 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 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
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 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)

Students of Wilmington University are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic pursuits. It is inappropriate conduct to falsify the results of research; use the words, phrases, or ideas of another without proper citation; cheat or attempt to cheat on an assignment or examination; or to aid, assist, or allow another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. Acts of academic dishonesty are serious offenses.SafeAssign is a tool that checks the students paper and its sources against a database of source material in order to determine how original a student's paper may be.

List of Student Assessments Administered

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Yes
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction results publicly available No
Major Field Test Yes
Major Field Test results publicly available No
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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