Important COVID-19 Information

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

FAQ

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Computer Minimum Requirements
Bring Your Computer to Campus

If you have a computer, you are encouraged to bring it to campus.  The campus is fully wired and supplemented with wireless access in many places. To connect your computer to the campus network and the Internet, your computer must meet the requirements below.


If you do not have a computer but are planning to purchase a machine to bring, please make sure it meets the following minimum requirements.

Minimum Computer Requirements:







Windows Operating Systems
- Minimum -
Macintosh Operating Systems
- Minimum-
Windows 7, 8, 10    

Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher

 RAM: 4 GB or higher

            8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9,10,11

                                  Chrome

                                  Firefox

Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple

 
Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9      

Processor: G3 or higher

 RAM:  4 GB or higher

             8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Safari 5+ 

                                  Chrome

                                  Firefox

Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple

 
   


  

Note: Due to the wide variety of hardware and software configurations possible, we do not guarantee that every computer will work on our campus network.  We will attempt to connect student computers to our network, but realize we may not be able to make some work.
Connect to Campus Wireless

Wireless Network Access


Below is a map of wireless coverage on Doane University Campus.  See the key for coverage information.


WHAT TO CONNECT TO:


If your are registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is DOANE


If you are NOT registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is Registration (once connected to this network you will need to step through the registration process and then DOANE will be available)


Note: there is not complete coverage in any building at this time and we do not support wireless in any dorm rooms at this time.   


KEY 


Coverage in lounge areas


Coverage in Common areas


Coverage in classrooms and common areas


Wireless-map

Connecting Wired to the Doane University ResNet

Connecting Wired to ResNet


Each Student is provided with a 100Mbps link to their room via network port. Ports are marked with arrows passing each other. Make sure you do not plug into the phone port. It is on the same wall mount so don't get confused.


There is one port per student. However in some rooms there are only two ports to service 3 people or one port may not work. If this is the case you can check out a 5-port switch from the business office. This switch needs to be turned in at the end of the year, and if not returned your account will be charged $40.

Connecting Your Devices (Phones, PCs, and Gaming Devices)
Connecting Your Devices:



 

Wireless Network:

On your mobile device: Connect to the "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be good to go!


On your PC or Mac: Go to Wi-Fi networks, select "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be online!


To connect your gaming device:Go to Network Access Registration Page and click on the "Click here to register your game console" link. You will need the MAC address for your game system.

Wired Network:

Doane University provides each student with one wired port in their dorm room in addition to their wireless access. This network is known as ResNet. To use this connection you will need an ethernet port on your device and an ethernet cable. Plug the cable into the port in the wall then into your device. Go to Network Access Registration Page and enter your credentials to register the device to your name.



There are certain restrictions on how you can use the network outlined in the Appropriate Use Policy accessible online at https://www.doane.edu/faq/acceptable-use-policy.


 
Copyright Law and Fair Use
Copyright Law and Fair Use

Students, Faculty and staff have an obligation to practice high copyright standards and comply with policies and laws.   


Digital Millennium Copyright Act


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed by Congress in 1998, makes it illegal to copy or share intellectual property--music, videos, games, software and other materials--without permissions.  Doane University adheres to the regulations and guidelines outline by the DMCA. 


Fair Use


Fair Use comprises Section 107 of the Copyright Act and was set up in recognition that free exchange of information is beneficial. Four standards are applied: the purpose and character of the use; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used; and the effect of the use on the publisher's potential market.  


However, the vast majority of online music and video sharing is done in ways that do not constitute fair use. The good news is that there are legal sources.


Legal online sources for copyrighted materials  


There are many legal sources for copyrighted material such as music and movies; some are even free.


Fair Use Checklist  


The Motion Picture Association of America


EDUCAUSE - Legal Downloading Resource


Perkins Library 


Doane Faculty Copyright Resources


To learn more about federal copyright laws, you can visit the United States Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. 


 

COVID-19 Teaching Guide
  • Identify plans early: Consider addressing emergencies and expectations up front in your syllabus, so students know what will happen if classes are canceled, including procedures you will implement. Consider doing this each semester, so you are ready in case of an emergency.

  • Get details about the closure or event: Campus closures or emergencies will be reported here, so those are good places to look for information, including estimates of how long you may need to teach your course online. You can check the main Doane webpage or contact Tiger Tech for information about the current availability of IT services.

  • Check with your department: Your department may issue more details about the situation and guidelines about their expectations for classes. Administrators may want to have many of the department's classes handled in similar ways, so check with departmental leaders before doing too much planning.

  • Communicate with your students right away: Even if you don't have a plan in place yet, communicate with students as soon as possible. Informing them that changes are coming and what your expectations are for checking email or Canvas so that you can get them more details soon.

  • Consider realistic goals for continuing instruction: What do you think you can realistically accomplish during this time period? Do you think you can maintain your original syllabus and schedule? Do you hope students will keep up with the reading with some assignments to add structure and accountability? Do you just want to keep them engaged with the course content somehow?

  • Review your course schedule to determine priorities: Identify your preferences during the disruption, providing lectures, structuring new opportunities for discussion or group work, collecting assignments, etc. What activities are better rescheduled, and what can or must be done online? Give yourself a little flexibility in that schedule, just in case the situation takes longer to resolve than you think.

  • Review your syllabus for points that must change: What will have to temporarily change in your syllabus (policies, due dates, assignments, etc.)? Since students will also be thrown off by the changes, they will appreciate details whenever you can provide them.

  • Pick tools and approaches familiar to you and your students: Try to rely on tools and workflows that are familiar to you and your students, and roll out new tools only when absolutely necessary. If a local crisis causes closure, it may be already taxing everyone's mental and emotional energy; introducing a lot of new tools and approaches may leave even less energy and attention for learning.

  • Identify your new expectations for students: You will have to reconsider some of your expectations for students, including participation, communication, and deadlines. As you think through those changes, keep in mind the impact this situation may have on students' the ability to meet those expectations, including illness, lacking power or internet connections or needing to care for family members. Be ready to handle requests for extensions or accommodations equitably.

  • Create a more detailed communications plan: Once you have more details about changes in the class, communicate them to students, along with more information about how they can contact you (email, online office hours, etc.). A useful communication plan also lets students know how soon they can expect a reply. They will have many questions, so try to figure out how you want to manage that.

Doane University would like to thank the Board of Trustees of Indiana University for sharing this information with the public.

CPIM APICS Supply Chain Management Certificate

CPIM APICS Supply Chain Management Certificate will transfer in 9 credits to fulfill the Supply Chain Management Emphasis Area for the MBA or MAM program. 


  • BUS 665 Supply Chain Management (3)

  • BUS 667 Operational Analysis (3) 

  • BUS 668 Supply Chain Management Strategies (3) 

CPSM Supply Chain Management Certificate

CPSM Supply Chain Management certificate will transfer in 9 credits to fulfill the Supply Chain Management Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program.


  • BUS 665 Supply Chain Management (3)

  • BUS 667 Operational Analysis (3)

  • BUS 668 Supply Chain Management Strategies (3)

CSCP APICS Supply Chain Management Certificate

CPIM APICS Supply Chain Management certificate will transfer in 9 credits to fulfill the Supply Chain Management Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program.


  • BUS 665 Supply Chain Management (3)

  • BUS 667 Operational Analysis (3)

  • BUS 668 Supply Chain Management Strategies (3)

Deliver Lectures

Depending on your course, you may need to deliver some lectures to keep the course moving along. Be aware, though, that a 45-minute live lecture sprinkled with questions and activities can become grueling when delivered online without intellectual breaks.


Here are a few suggestions to improve online lectures:


  • Record in small chunks: Even the best online speakers keep it brief; think of the brevity of TED talks. We learn better with breaks to process and apply new information. To aid student learning, record any lectures in shorter (5-10 minute) chunks, and intersperse them with small activities that give students opportunities to process the new knowledge, make connections to other concepts, apply an idea, or make some notes in response to prompts. Smaller chunks also lead to smaller files, especially when using voiced-over PowerPoint presentations.

  • Be flexible with live video: Lecturing live with Zoom is certainly possible, and it best approximates a classroom setting, since students can ask questions. However, a crisis might mean some students won't have access to fast internet connections, and others may have their schedules disrupted. So, record any live classroom session, and be flexible about how students can attend and participate.

  • It's not just about content: If a crisis is disrupting classes, lectures can mean more than just providing course content; they also establish a sense of normalcy and a personal connection. In online courses, we talk about the importance of "instructor presence", and that's just as true during short-term online stints. So, consider ways that you can use lectures to make students feel connected and cared about: acknowledgment of current challenges, praise for good work, and reminders about the class being a community. This effective work can help their learning during a difficult time.

Distribute Course Materials and Readings

You will likely need to provide additional course materials to support your changing plans, from updated schedules to readings that allow you to shift more instruction online. In a pinch, providing some new readings and related assignments may be your best bet for keeping the intellectual momentum of the course moving.


Considerations when posting new course materials:


  • Make sure students know when new material is posted: If you post new materials on Canvas, be sure to let students know what you posted and where. You might even ask that they change their Canvas notification preferences to alert them when new materials are posted.

  • Keep things phone friendly: In a crisis, many students may only have a phone available, so make sure you are using mobile-friendly formats, PDFs being the most common. Consider saving other files (for example, PowerPoint presentations) to PDFs, which are easier to read on phones and tablets, and keep the file size small. It is fairly easy to reduce the size of PDF files using Adobe Acrobat, and there are online tools that do the same thing (for example, search Google for "PDF file size"). Videos take lots of bandwidth, so only require them if you are confident students will have access to them during a crisis.

Do I have to apply every year?

Scholarships are generally renewable provided you meet maintenance requirements. However, for federal and need-based aid, you must apply every year as family circumstances and federal regulations change. You will need to complete a FAFSA and a Doane College Financial Aid Application each year to be considered for federal financial aid. You may also need to complete additional papers to receive your financial aid. Our Title IV code is 002544. Remember that the FAFSA form is on the web at: http://www.fafsa.gov/.

Do I have to give through payroll deduction?

No, you can give a one-time cash, check or credit card gift or a reoccurring credit card donation.  Click here for more information. 

Do I have to live on campus?

Doane's Crete campus is residential, meaning students are required to live on campus all four years unless they meet particular exception criteria that permit them to move off-campus. Only the Office of Residential Life and Education can grant off-campus approval.

Do I need a meal plan?

Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. There are currently four meal plan options for students. These meal plans apply to the dining hall for meals and the Doane Dollars can be used in the OBC Grill and Coffee Shop at Lakeside Coffee.
The Platinum Plan: Unlimited access to resident dining during hours of operations, plus, $50 in Doane Dollars.
The Gold Plan: 14 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $500 in Doane Dollars.
The Silver Plan: 10 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $750 in Doane Dollars.
The Bronze Plan: 7 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $1000 in Doane Dollars.


For more information, visit the Doane My Meal Plan webpage

Do I need to clean my recycled material?

Yes.  Keep in mind that we are processing recyclables and not food.  Food containers do not need to be spotless but the less food on the material the better.

Do international students need to file taxes?

An international student may need to file taxes for a number of reasons. These reasons may include taxable income earned in the U.A., grants and fellowships that are taxable, and any other income that is taxable under the Internal Revenue Code. For information on how to file taxes, who is required to file, and required forms, visit the IRS website for foreign students and scholars.

Do students need a sponsor?

Students may attend without a sponsor. A teacher or other sponsor is welcome to attend and may be interested in our teacher workshop.

Do we have to pay our family's share of the cost all at once?

There are ways to make your investment in a Doane College education affordable. Find out more about payment options in the business office.

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