Important COVID-19 Information

For all University updates and resources regarding COVID-19, please visit www.doane.edu/covid-19

FAQ

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.

Can I stay on campus during a break?

The campus closes for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Requests for exceptions are reviewed for Thanksgiving and Spring Break. There are no exceptions for Winter Break. The campus is open for Fall Break, but we do ask you to complete a registration form so we are aware of who will be sticking around.

Can I take summer school?

Yes! The Crete campus offers on-line summer courses.  Summer courses are also available at the Doane University - Lincoln campus. The summer schedule is available on webadvisor.


Can I take summer school at another institution?

Summer courses taken elsewhere need to be approved by the Registrar's Office BEFORE students enroll in those courses. The approval form is available from the Registrar's Office.

Can I transfer any previous graduate credit to the Educational Leadership program?

A student can transfer a maximum of 6 credit hours subject to review by the dean as to recency and relevancy. Any transfer credit must have been eared from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. Courses must relate to educational issues in the areas of instructional improvement, critical issues, and assessment as any accepted transfer courses will substitute for EDU-600, EDU-601 or EDU-602.

Can I transfer credits from another college or university to my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program?

Yes, students can transfer up to 12 hours of elective credit completed as part of a graduate degree program within the past 7 years to their Doane Curriculum and Instruction program. Official transcripts must be forwarded to: Graduate Studies in Education, Doane College, 303 N. 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504 for review of the credits. Workshop or continuing education credits cannot be transferred to a Curriculum and Instruction program.

Can I use distribution groups in Gmail?

Yes. All of Doane's email data has been converted to Gmail.

Can I visit campus this summer and take a look at my specific room?

Unfortunately no. During the summer Residence Halls are used for camps, conferences, and summer housing.

Can international students work on campus?

Students interested in a campus job must first acquire a Social Security number. This can be acquired in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Social Security Office.


Address:

100 Centennial Mall N

Room 240

Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone: 1-888-593-2880

 

When applying for a job, other forms of identification may be required. The list of acceptable documents may be found on the Form I-9 on the IRS website. Students can then apply for on-campus positions on the Doane Student Jobs website.

Can my family afford Doane?

Enrolling in college is truly an investment. Before checking, families sometimes think they cannot afford Doane. We believe a student who is admitted and wants to attend Doane should not be prevented from doing so because of financial reasons. A substantial financial aid program is available for this purpose, with the understanding that the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the students and their parents.

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive (CLME) Micromasters Certificate

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive (CLME) Micromasters Certificate through DoaneX will transfer in as a block of 9 credits to fulfill the Healthcare Administration Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 


Successful completion of the Micromasters Certificate required for credit. A student may start the Doane MBA or MAM program before completing a certificate for credit.


EdX DoaneX Main Page


DoaneX Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive CLME Micromasters

CETL Teaching Resources

The following list of online resources may help with the transition to online instruction. This list may be updated by the CETL with additional resources in the coming days/weeks.  


Zoom


You can choose to host class synchronously using Zoom by logging into doane.zoom.us and creating a meeting on a specific time and date. You ask your students to attend virtually, screen- share any presentation and record the class to share at a later date. Alternatively, you could use Zoom as an asynchronous platform, recording your lecture (and screen sharing any information) to be sent out later to students. 


Zoom Meeting Demo

 


Flipgrid


This free asynchronous resource allows instructors to pose questions to their students and collect video responses. Students are able to respond to a prompt and/or continue the conversation by responding to other students’ posts. You can choose the response limit time (up to a 5-minute max). 


Some features include (directly from website):


  • Add a school logo

  • Embed on school website

  • Laser pointer lets you point out key items on slide -

  • Edit Google slides directly in App

  • Set visibility/expiration dates for your videos

Google Hangout


An alternative to Zoom, Google Hangout allows up to 25 people to join a video call. The video call can be recorded. 


Screencast-O-Matic


The free version of this online program allows instructors to record, edit and share screen capture videos that allow for audio or video narration. Instructors may choose to record up to 15-minute videos to share course content, short tutorials, and assignments, for example. Once videos are recorded, they can be uploaded to YouTube or downloaded to a local computer of Google Drive. 


Screencast-O-Matic Demo

 

Check out books, course reserves, etc.

You must have your Doane ID -- or a Perkins Library card if you are a community user -- to take anything out of the library. Bring your materials to the desk near the library entrance and present them with your identification. The person on desk will scan your ID and the barcodes on the materials to attach them to your account. See our policies page for length of check out for all materials as well as a list of materials that may be used in the library only.

Check-in, Registration and Reporting

Required Check-In


Students must check-in at the Office of International Programs to maintain legal immigration status. Once you have completed your SEVIS and Doane enrollment, the OIP hold will be removed from your student account. Visit the OIP as early as possible after your arrival. You must bring your immigration documents and supplementary information including:


  • Any academic records that have been requested

  • Passport

  • Electronic I-94, or your airline arrival details so we can help you print one

  • I-20

  • Proof of Health Insurance

  • Class Schedule

  • Current Physical Address (Dormitory and Room #, Street Address)

  • Contact Information

  • Emergency Contact Information

It is the student’s responsibility to maintain your F-1 immigration status.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s Study in the States Guide to help you understand immigration rules.


Registration


You must register your attendance and address with the International Programs Office at the start of each term. Students must be registered as full-time every term until graduation. If you need to drop below full-time status, you must request authorization from the Office of International Programs.


Department of Arts and Sciences: Crete Campus - Full-time is 12 or more credit hours
Graduate Professional School: Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island Campus - 2 classes per term, and a complete academic year before taking a vacation term


Reporting


  • Students must report any change of address within 10 days of moving to a new place of residence to the Office of International Programs, including changing dormitory rooms.

  • Students must report any change of status or change of dependents to the Office of International Programs

Cite sources

Which citation style to use depends on the discipline and professor for whom you are writing it. The two most popular styles are MLA for humanities courses and APA for the sciences. Many social science courses may use the Chicago/Turabian style. When in doubt ask your professor which style he or she prefers.


Each citation style has a handbook describing the details of writing citations for various types of resources. The library has at least one copy of each handbook on reserve or in the reference collection that can be located by searching theonline catalog.


There also are many citation helpers on the internet:


Collect Assignments

Collecting assignments during a campus closure is fairly straightforward since many instructors already collect work electronically. The main challenge during a campus disruption is whether students have access to computers, as anyone needing a campus computer lab may be unable to access necessary technologies.


Here are a few things to keep in mind:


  • Require only common software: Students may not have access to specialty software located in on-campus computer labs. Some of that software may be available via IT, but unless the students have permission to load software onto a computer they can access, they may be unable to use these tools. Be ready with a backup plan for such students.

  • Avoid emailed attachments: It may be easy to collect assignments in small classes via email, but larger classes might swamp your email inbox. Balance what is simplest for students with what is easiest for you to manage.

  • State expectations, but be ready to allow extensions: In the case of a campus closure or other crisis, some students will undoubtedly have difficulties meeting deadlines. Make expectations clear, but be ready to provide more flexibility than you normally would in your class.

College of Education Mission Statement

To meet future expectations for our nation's schools as they respond to a changing world, the Doane Education faculty believes the education of teachers and administrators is a developmental and emergent process. For development to occur, the roles of the educational professional are learner, teacher, researcher, and leader.


To facilitate this growth, we will:


  1. Establish collaborative opportunities.

  2. Promote reflective inquiry tiesd to coursework, practicum experiences and action research.

  3. Provide leadership experiences.

  4. Facilitate learning in context. We believe these essential elements create practices designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for the developing professional. 

These elements are grounded in reflective and collaborative work which advocates success for all students. 

Color printer

Perkins Library has a color printer for small print jobs. Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk. It is best if your document is either on a thumb drive or accessible in an email message. Academic prints for students are free of charge; all other printouts are $.25 per printed page.

Communicate with Students

Keeping in touch with students is vital during any changes to your class(es). Whether a planned absence on your part or because of a crisis impacting all or part of campus. You'll want to let students know about changes in schedules, assignments, procedures, and broader course expectations. Early and frequent communication can ease student anxiety and save you from dealing with individual questions.


Keep these principles in mind:


  • Communicate early and often: Let students know about changes or disruptions as early as possible, even if all the details aren't in place yet, and let them know when they can expect more specific information. Don't swamp them with email, but consider matching the frequency of your messages with that of changes in-class activities and/or updates to the broader crisis at hand (for example, the campus closure is extended for two more days; what will students need to know related to your course?).

  • Set expectations: Let students know how you plan to communicate with them, and how often. Tell students both how often you expect them to check their email and how quickly they can expect your response. Let them know, too, if you are using the Canvas Inbox tool, since they may need to update their notification preferences.

  • Manage your communications load: You will likely receive some individual requests for information that could be useful to all your students, so consider keeping track of frequently asked questions and sending those replies out to everyone. This way, students know they might get a group reply in a day versus a personal reply within an hour. Also, consider creating an information page in Canvas, and then encourage students to check there first for answers before emailing you.

Complete Doane Application
  1. Complete the Doane University Student Application

  2. Email the following items to admissions@doane.edu
    • Transcripts: Provide official, course-by-course evaluated copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts.

    • Test scores: Demonstrating English proficiency. Doane's SAT/TOEFL school code: 6165 Doane's ACT school code: 2448.

    • Proof of Financial Responsibility: Students must demonstrate that sufficient funding is available to cover the costs of one year of their study at Doane University.


Completing New Hire Paperwork

You will meet with a member of the Human Resources (HR) team within your first three days of employment to complete new hire paperwork. Your supervisor will inform you of when and where this meeting will take place. If you want to get a jump start on your paperwork, you can do so by clicking on the links in Section 1 of the New Hire Checklist.


These completed forms can be turned in at your scheduled meeting with HR. During that meeting, you will complete the I-9 form (this needs to be completed with an HR representative, not beforehand). Please bring your I-9 documentation to this meeting. If you do not complete the direct deposit form beforehand, please also bring your direct deposit information (Bank Name, Routing, and Accounting Number) with you to this meeting.

Completing New Hire Paperwork

Your College Dean or designated Doane representative will work with you and the Office of Academic Affairs to assist you with completing the new hire paperwork. 


If you want to get a jump start on your new hire paperwork, you can do so by clicking on the links in the new hire checklist. Please send the completed forms to the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@doane.edu. The I-9 needs to be completed in person at Doane University. If circumstances prevent you from visiting Doane University, you may have an Authorized Representative witness your completion of Section1 of the I-9 forms, and the Authorized Representative will need to examine and make copies of your documents. 


The Authorized Representative must be completed by someone other than a relative who can verify your documents and confirm your employment eligibility. 


A current employer, attorney, banker, colleague, or neighbor might be possibilities. The document does not need to be notarized. Please present your I-9 documentation to the Authorized representative and include a photocopy with your form when returning the completed document. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs to coordinate complete of the I-9 form. 

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