Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Acceptable Use Policy


Access databases from off campus

All current students, faculty, and staff of Doane University may have off-campus access to most of the databases and other electronic resources on the Perkins Library website. Click on the link for the database of your choice and enter your Doane username and password -- these are the same as the credentials you use on campus. You should be connected to the search screen of the database. If you get the database login screen or have any other problems with access send a message toJayne Germer

AdelaideX Big Data Micromasters Certificate

AdelaideX Big Data Micromasters Certificate will transfer in as a block of 9 credits to fulfill the Data Analytics Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 

Must achieve 60% or higher on the comp exams for transfer to Doane University and 80% or higher on individual courses (or achieve an 80% or higher average on coursework). 

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AdelaideX Big Data Micromasters


After becoming eligible for VA benefits, do I have to do anything?

Chapters 30, 1606, and 1607 need to verify attendance each month via the WAVE system (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment).  Monthly payments are not dispersed until this is done.

Are my scholarships and other financial aid renewable?

Yes, provided you meet grade point averages and department requirements. For federal financial aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree as described in the Doane University Catalog.

Federal financial aid is determined each year as described above. Funds may or may not be renewed based on eligibility and availability of funds at the time of application. 

Are participants required to stay for lunch?

Lunch is part of the workshop.  It will be followed by the keynote address and the awards.  All activities will end by 1:00.

Are there any requirements for federal aid?

There are some that must be met to receive federal aid. A student must be degree seeking, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and must not be in default on a federal student loan, or owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, or TEACH, etc. A student must maintain satisfactory progress in his/her course of study and must register with the Selective Service, if required to do so. More information on these requirements, as well as students' rights and responsibilities, may be found in The Student Guide, published annually by the U.S. Department of Education. It is available in the Doane Financial Aid Office, the U.S. Department of Education web site, or by calling 1.800.4.FEDAID. The satisfactory progress policy is found in the Doane University Catalog and our Web site.

Are these courses graduate level?

Yes, all courses are taught at the graduate level and may be used as electives for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Should a student wish to complete the Master of Education degree program, three additional courses are required after completion of the certification classes.

As a student, how much will I be expected to contribute?

The contribution from the student is based on the student's earnings from the previous year and any savings or investments the student has. A contribution from your income and assets will be assessed according to the federal aid formula.

Benefits & When They Begin

Within your first three days of employment, your supervisor will inform you when and where you will meet with a member of the Human Resources team to go over your benefits package. 

You can check out an overview of Doane's employee benefits and benefit eligibility beforehand by visiting the Benefits page

If you are eligible for insurance benefits, the benefit will begin on the first of the month, following your first day of employment. Or, on the first day of the month, if you start work on the first. 

Benefits & When They Begin

Employee Benefits and Eligibility

For faculty contracts starting in August, your insurance benefits will begin on September 1st, with your first premium deducted from your August paycheck. 

For faculty contacts starting outside of August, your insurance benefits will begin on the 1st of the month, following your first contracted day of employment or on the first day of the month, if your contracted start of employment is on the first.

Visit the New Hire Checklist for more information on benefits enrollment.

Break Rooms & Tiger Bucks

If you would like to bring your meal or snack from home, there are break areas provided for employees, typically including a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and table space. Ask your supervisor for details about the break room closest to you. 

If you work on the Crete campus, you can join in the student dining experience (during the academic year) visit the dining hall, or click here to sign up for the Tiger Bucks Program. This program provides 10% off OBC Grill and Lakeside Coffeehouse and in the dining hall, allows you to buy nine meals at a discount, and receive your tenth meal for free. 

There are snack and beverage vending machines available in some areas; check with your supervisor for the nearest location. There are also dining options available in the communities of each of our campus locations if you would like to leave campus for your meal break. 

Can a family's income be too high to be eligible for financial aid?

No. There is no automatic income cutoff. As stated previously, a number of factors are taken into account in determining financial need.

Can I access internet while on campus?

Wireless internet access is available campus wide.

Can I bring fewer than three students?

Yes.  If your school sends only one or two students, they will be added to a team on the day of the event.

Can I bring more than three students or additional sponsors?

Unfortunately, no.  Last year, the workshop filled very quickly (within hours of registration opening).  In order to include as many schools as possible, we have to limit participation to three students and one sponsor per school.

Can I complete all work for the Curriculum & Instruction degree online?

Yes, students are able to complete 100% of their coursework as online courses.

Can I designate my gift?

Some faculty and staff may choose to give their gift to a specific fund or area of giving such as the Doane Scholarship Fund, other need based scholarships, academic programs, athletics, fine arts or to support the Perkins Library.

Can I eat on campus?
  • You are welcome to eat in the cafeteria, at Tiger Inn, or go through the Grab-N-Go station located within the cafeteria.

  • Either pay as you go, or purchase a meal plan through the business office.

  • If you want to bring your own food, refrigerators and microwaves are available in the Student Leadership Office with additional microwaves for your use in the cafeteria.

Can I give my gift to more than one area?

Yes!  You can designate your gift to as many areas as you would like.