Important COVID-19 Information

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Network Access, Doane Email, Technology Equipment

Adjunct faculty who are teaching ground courses will be provided with all technical equipment that is required to perform your job.


Adjunct faculty who are teaching online or remotely will use their personal devices. As a Doane employee, you will be provided with a Doane email address and network access.


Information on how to activate your email account along with your network username and password will be provided to you prior to your first day of employment.


If you have specific questions regarding your computer needs, please contact Academic Affairs.

Notable Alumni

Samantha Marie Ware - Actor


  • The Book of Mormon (Broadway)

  • Glee (TV Series)

  • Margot vs. Lily (TV Mini-Series)

  • Barry (2016 Movie)

  • Bull (TV Series)

  • NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)

  • What/If (TV Series)

  • God Friended Me (TV Series)

  • The Lion King (Las Vegas)

Bex Marsh - Actor


  • Clemency (2019 Movie)

  • Outmatched (TV Series)

  • Teachers (TV Series)

  • American Housewife (TV Series)

  • For the People (TV Series)

  • Full Out (TV Mini-Series)

  • Former member of improv group Second City

Leif Gantvoort - Actor


  • The 60 Yard Line (2017 Movie) - Director and actor

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015 Movie)

  • The Amazing Spider Man (2012 Movie)

  • General Hospital (TV Series)

  • How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)

  • S.W.A.T. (TV Series)

Christine Bolles - Scenic Artist


  • Empire (TV Show) - Twentieth Century Fox (Chicago, IL)

  • Chicago Shakespeare Festival (Chicago, IL)

  • Northlight Theatre Company (Skokie, IL)

  • Peninsula Players Theatre (Fish Creek, WI)

Chet Miller - Projection Engineer and Sound Designer


  • Manhattan Theatre Club (New York, NY)

  • Kennedy Center (Washington DC)

  • Disney World (Orlando, FL)

  • Papermill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ)

  • American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA)

Paying for printing and copying

If you are a student of Doane College you are not charged for copying or printing in the library for academic purposes. Faculty and staff of the college should fill out a charge slip at the circulation desk so copies can be charged to the appropriate department. All others are asked to report their printer/copier usage at the circulation desk and pay $.05 per copy.

Payment and Aid Information

The following offices work together to serve our Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha and Online students:


Business Office


Contact:


Phone: (402) 826.8250

Email: studentaccounts@doane.edu


Services: 


  • Assistance with online billing and payment methods 

  • Guiding students to choose the best payment plan that fits their needs 

  • Settting up payment plans, including monthly installments, employee deferral, payment in full, etc. 

  • Explaining and providing information in regards to student accounts and statements

Student Account Services


Financial Aid Office


Contact:


Phone: (402) 466.4774

Email: cps.faoffice@doane.edu


Services:


  • One-on-one assistance applying for Federal Financial Aid

  • Identifying and communicating the required forms and documents

  • Financial Counseling and Literacy

Veterans Affairs


Contact:


Phone: (402) 466.4774

Email: veterans@doane.edu


Services:


  • Assistance in utilizing and understanding your benefits

  • Information relating to the various VA Educational Programs

  • Access to VA Health Care System via V.I.T.A.L. (e.g., medical appointments, disability rating assistance, counseling, and other VA services)

  • Assistance in requesting joint services transcripts (JST)

  • Referrals to other internal support services (e.g., requesting reasonable accommodation, academic advising, and financial aid counseling, etc.)

PMP Project Management Certificate

PMP certificate will transfer in as 9 credits to fulfill the Project Management Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 


  • BUS 637 - Initiating and Planning Projects

  • BUS 638 - Executing and Closing Projects

  • BUS 639 - Monitoring and Controlling Projects

Policy for Student Identification Verification in Distance Learning

Purpose and Scope


This policy applies to all credit-bearing distance education courses offered by Doane University. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the university operates in compliance with the provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) concerning the verification of student identity in distance education.


The HEOA requires that institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses or programs have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participates in the course or receives course credit. The Act requires that institutions use one of the following three methods:


  • A secure login and password;

  • Proctored examinations; or

  • New or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification.

Compliance


Colleague is a university management system used to ensure accounts are managed securely. All students will need to claim their Colleague unique student identifier and establish a password before accessing services, including distance learning and online courses. Students verify their account with personally identifying information. Students are required to create secure questions and associated answers to be used in the event that they need to change their password or reclaim their unique identifier. Two-factor authentication is used to secure all accounts. Doane University uses Canvas as its learning management system. The Canvas system integrates with the Colleague to ensure secure student access to courses. All individuals are responsible for maintaining the security of their unique identifier and passwords.


Students' Privacy Rights


All students, including distance education students, at the University have privacy rights. Those rights are discussed under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Information on the university's FERPA policies can be found here.


Course Fees


All fees associated with taking classes both on campus and through distance education can be found online. Residential undergraduate tuition and fees information is available here, while similar information for Non-Residential and Online students is available here. There may be additional fees for taking online courses. Students are encouraged to check the fees before registering for classes. These fees are adjusted periodically and should be verified before enrollment. 

Preparing for Class

Bookstore Information


You will find all your textbooks and supplies at the Doane University bookstore. You are able to buy or rent, new and used textbooks through your preferred method of payment, or billing it to your student account. You may also use the provided ISBN number to search for the textbooks through other vendors. 


Visit the Bookstore


Apparel and Merchandise


Visit Doane University’s online spirit store for official merchandise, from t-shirts and sweatshirts, to mugs and more. Doane Apparel and Merchandise is also available for purchase on our Crete campus.


Visit the Spirit Store


Classroom Assignments


Class assignments for each term are announced on your specific campus.

In Grand Island, you can view assignments on an LCD screen in the College Park Building, adjacent to the Doane staff offices.

In Lincoln, assignments are posted on the south wall by the elevator of the Fred. D Brown Center.

In Omaha, you can view assignments in the entryway of the campus.

Preparing Your Computer to bring on campus

Before You Come to Campus


  • Windows users: 
    • If you do not have an antivirus program installed - download AVG and install it on your computer to protect your computer until you get to campus, and when you get to campus.  AVG is free and may be found here .  This will protect your computer from harmful software, and having a clean computer will speed up your computer registration process! 

    • If you already have an anti-virus program installed - The Doane University residential network or ResNet requires students to run AVG 8.0 antivirus that is free to download.  If you have other anti-virus programs this program will supplement the existing anti-virus.  

    • Run Windows Updates-Visit the web site http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and do the following:

    • Make sure you have Windows updates turned on. 

    • Scan your computer and install all critical updates. You may have to run windows updates more than once for this process to complete.  To be safe run it at least three times.

    • Turn off your Windows Firewall-If you have Windows XP, turn on your Windows Firewall.

    • Get Spybot Search & Destroy-Download, install, and run Spybot Search & Destroy.

    • Uninstall Any Peer-2-Peer Applications-Remove any Peer-to-Peer applications such as Bittorrent, Limewire, Bearshare, etc..

    • Know the Law of the Land-Read and understand the Appropriate Use Policy , and the Technology Handbook as these rules and regulations will be enforced on the TigerNet. 


  • Macintosh users:  Check for updates by selecting the Apple menu and system update.

  • Linux Users: Your operating system is not supported on Doane University's campus.

Print double-sided documents

The two large printer/copiers in the library have the ability to duplex printouts. If you are copying at the printer, select TWO-SIDED COPY on the display panel, and then choose the appropriate input and output (e.g., 1-to-2, 2-to-2, etc.). If you are printing from a computer, select the Lib1SHARP or Lib2SHARP printer, then click on the Preferences button. Select 2-sided (Book) under Document style and OK. Continue by clicking on the Print button. NOTE: The printer also can staple your document if you select staples under Finishing on the Preferences window.

Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

Institutions providing distance education are required to identify programs that lead to licensure or certification and provide information about requirements. Requirements can vary by profession and state. Prospective and current students are encouraged to research the requirements in their current or intended state of residence to ensure that the intended enrollment in a program will meet the requirements of their state’s licensing agency. It may be necessary to reach out to state agencies with questions or clarification.


The following resources and contact information for state licensing boards are provided to assist prospective and current students in their research related to Professional Licensure Disclosures (34 CFR 668.43 – Institutional Information).


Professional Licensure Information


Quality Assurancce
  • Learning Analytics 

  • Data-Driven Engagement 

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Enhancing the Learning Experience

Questions related to State Authorization

Please contact: SARA@doane.edu


In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the Nebraska state portal agency. 


State Portal Agency Contact 

Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D., Acad. Programs Officer

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Ed.

P.O. Box 95005,

Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

402.471.0030
kathleen.fimple@nebraska.gov
Student Complaints Against Postsecondary Institutions


If you are not a resident of the State of Nebraska, you have the option of filing a complaint with your state licensing authority, or with the Higher Learning Commission. 

Registrar


 


The Registrar's Office produces transcripts, processes registrations for undergraduate and graduate students, publishes the catalogs, and processes grades. 


Visit the FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions about transcripts, course registration, dates to drop/add classes, transfer credit, and more.


 


Crete Campus Information

Location: Padour-Walker Administration Building 


Address: 1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete, Nebraska 68333


Email: registraroffice@doane.edu


Phone: 402.826.8251 / 800.333.6263


Fax: 402.826.8600


 All transcript requests are processed at the Crete Office.

Request materials from interlibrary loan

Almost any information resource can be obtained from other libraries throughout the United States and the world. If you find a citation for information you wish to use, bring the citation to the library and request an Interlibrary Loan Form at the circulation desk at the library entrance, or complete the online Interlibrary Loan Request found on the library's website. The print form should be returned to the circulation desk. The Interlibrary Loan Assistant will enter your request into the system and then contact you when the material has been received by the library. Please refer to the interlibrary loan policies for more information.

Requirements & Criteria

Academic Performance Requirements:


International Students - Graduating High School 


U.S. High School GPA: 3/0+ cumulative or equivalent

ACT: 20+ cumulative (or SAT: 1030-1050+ cumulative)


International Students - Transferring from a U.S. accredited university with 24+ transferable credit hours


College GPA: 2.5+ cumulative


Note: Students with GPA and test scores below these equivalents will be considered for admittance by Doane University's Faculty Admission Committee.


English Proficiency Requirements:


DuoLingo English Test: Minimum score of 95 for Undergraduate Students

DuoLingo English Test: Minimum score of 95 for Graduate and Adult Students


TOEFL:


  • IBT: 75 - with minimums of 16 in reading, listening, speaking and writing

  • PBT paper-based: 25

  • CBT computer-based: 196

  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6

  • ACT: English subscore of 21

  • SAT:Reading score of 27

Note: Students will not be admitted without minimum English proficiency scores. Score must be from a test taken within the last two years.

Reserve seminar/study rooms

Perkins Library has two study rooms that seat two people and the Buck Seminar Room that can seat up to 10 people. Any of these rooms may be used if you wish to have a quieter place to do your study and research or if you need a place for a small group meeting. The Buck Room must be reserved in advance since it is used for seminar courses and is kept locked for that reason. The two study rooms can be used at any time, but may be reserved to guarantee availability. Please contact the library to make a reservation request and then come to the circulation desk at the library entrance to check out a key to the room you have reserved.

Residential Life and Education


 


Curious what you should bring with you to college?


Do you have questions about housing or the residential community?


Please visit New Tigers for more information to assist in making your transition to college life as smooth as possible.


For additional resources also visit our housing portal at https://doane.erezlife.com/. There you will find housing applications, floor plans, photos of rooms, and so much more!


 

Run Lab Activities

One of the biggest challenges of teaching during a building or campus closure is sustaining the lab components of classes. Since many labs require specific equipment, they are hard to reproduce outside of that physical space.


Considerations as you plan to address lab activities:


  • Take part in the lab online: Many lab activities require students to become familiar with certain procedures, and only physical practice of those processes will do. In such cases, consider if there are other parts of the lab experience you could take online (for example, video demonstrations of techniques, online simulations, analysis of data, other pre- or post-lab work), and save the physical practice parts of the labs until access is restored. The semester might get disjointed by splitting up lab experiences, but it might get you through a short campus closure.

  • Investigate virtual labs: Online resources and virtual tools might help replicate the experience of some labs (for example, virtual dissection, night sky apps, video demonstrations of labs, simulations). These vary widely by discipline but check with your textbook publisher or sites such as Merlot for materials that might help replace parts of your lab during an emergency.

  • Provide raw data for analysis: In cases where the lab includes both collection of data and its analysis, consider showing how the data can be collected, and then provide some raw sets of data for students to analyze. This approach is not as comprehensive as having students collect and analyze their own data, but it might keep them engaged with parts of the lab experience during the closure.

  • Explore alternate software access: Some labs require access to specialized software that students cannot install on their own computers. Depending on the nature of the closure (for example, a building versus the entire campus), IT and Instructional Design might be able to identify alternative software or access location to meet your students need.

  • Increase interaction in other ways: Sometimes labs are more about having time for direct student interaction, so consider other ways to replicate that level of contact if it is only your lab that is out of commission.

Safety Office

The Public Safety Office provides visible campus patrols both on foot and via vehicles. Our office phone is answered 24/7 during times that the campus is open. We encourage community members to report any issues to our office immediately.


Our office can assist students with:


  •  On-campus vehicle assistance such as jump-starts and lockouts Note: A damage waiver is required to be signed prior to this service being offered.

  • Parking Registration: information can be found on our website https://www.doane.edu/campus-parking-information . Note: All student vehicles must be registered if you plan to park on campus property.

  • Security Escorts:  Call us at (402)826-8669 24/7

  • Student ID Cards:  Our office manages student ID cards for the campus. We will need to take a picture of you at our office to produce the ID card. This can easily be accomplished once you are on campus. Your ID card can be used for keyless access across campus, as well as your meal plan, library, and campus employment check-in. Your ID card will be given to you during student check-in.

  • Building Access:  Access to buildings and classrooms/labs is coordinated with our office. Your faculty or staff will request access for you based on your academic or employment needs. Residential students are given full access to the hall they reside in!

Scan/fax documents in the library

There are two ways to fax a document in the library. There is a traditional fax machine in the library workroom that the staff will be happy to send faxes through for a charge of $.50/minute for the Doane community and $1.00/minute for the larger community. Just bring your document to the circulation at the library entrance and we'll send it for you. Payment is required after the fax has been sent.


The other option is to send an electronic document in PDF to an email address from the printer/copiers. You can scan the document and send it to yourself, another recipient, or more than one person. To do this press the IMAGE SEND button to the right of the display panel. On the display panel select Address entry and enter the first email address. Press To: or Cc: to select the appropriate address type. To add other recipients select Next address and Address entry to repeat the process. When you have all of the recipients entered, press the Copy button (large blue button on lower right of panel); scanning will begin. NOTE: If you have more than one page to send DO NOT press Read-End until you have all of the pages scanned. Once this has been pressed the document will be sent.

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