FAQ

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schedule Information

Academic Calendar


Make a note of the following important dates: 


  • Schedule release dates 

  • Registration

  • First day of term/payment deadline

  • Census Day –- Last day to drop/add to each term without financial/grade implications

  • Grade Release –- Grades will be published on Web Advisor 

Courses Schedules + Syllabi 


Course Schedules


Syllabi


Registration


The Office of the Registrar offers information and tutorials on how to work your way through the registration system successfully. We encourage you to make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to walk you through your first registration. 


Registration Information

Schedule Information

Academic Calendar


Make a note of the following important dates: 


  • Schedule release dates

  • Registration

  • First Day of Term/Payment Deadline

  • Census Day -- Last day to drop/add each term without finiancial/grade implications

  • Grade Release -- Grades will be published on Web Advisor

Course Schedules 


Schedule release dates are listed on the calendar for each term. Schedules will be sent via email to students' Doane email addresses. A condensed version of the schedule will also be sent by regular mail. 


Registration


Students register for classes and track their academic progress through WebAdvisor. The Office of the Registrar offers information and tutorials on how to work your way through this system successfully.

Visit the registration information page or use this helpful tutorial to follow the steps required to register for your classes.


Registration Information Page


WebAdvisor Step-by-Step PDF

Should I put my recycled material in a trash sack before I dump it into the outside bin?

No.  All the recycling material must be hand sorted back at the warehouse.  All plastic bags must be removed before the material can be sorted.   Second, the driver for The Garbage Company needs to assess the recycled material inside the bin.  If there is actual trash in the bin, the whole bin will be thrown away.  Not only will he not have the time to sort it, he is not allowed to sort it.  The onus of correctly sorting trash from recyclable material is on you. 

SHRM-CP Certificate

SHRM-CP certificate will transfer in 3 credits to fulfill one course for the MBA or MAM program.


  • BUS 602 Human Resource Management (3)

SHRM-SCP Certificate

SHRM-SCP certificate will transfer in as 9 credits to fulfill the Human Resource Management Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 


  • BUS 625 - Strategic Human Capital Management (3)

  • BUS 626 - Developing Talent (3)

  • BUS 268 - Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)

SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR Certificates

SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR certificates will transfer in as 9 credits to fulfill the Human Resource Management Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 


  • BUS 625 - Strategic Human Capital Management (3)

  • BUS 626 - Developing Talent (3)

  • BUS 628 - Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)

Student Support Services

For Doane University students seeking differently-abled or accessibility services, please visit our Disabilities Service Information Page


Students are assigned an Academic Advisor to guide them from their first term to graduation. Throughout your Doane career, your advisor will get to know you and your goals, answer questions, and help you make crucial decisions.


Our Academic Support Center offers one-on-one reading and writing support to students in need of ESL services, as well as other opportunities depending on your degree type.


Our Career Advising Office has the resources to assist the majority of our undergraduate and graduate students in career-related services. For specific information on what we offer, visit our Career Advising Page or contact Susan Rocker, the Director of Career Development at 402-466-4774 or susan.rocker@doane.edu.


Doane’s Online Library offers 24/7 access to articles, journals, databases, and reference systems to support your quest for knowledge. The Library can be contacted at 402-826-8287 or library@doane.edu.

Student Support Services

For Doane University students seeking differently-abled or accessibility services, please visit our Disabilities Service Information Page.


Students are assigned an Academic Advisor to guide them from their first term to graduation. Throughout your Doane career, your advisor will get to know you and your goals, answer questions, and help you make important decisions.


Doane’s Online Library offers 24/7 access to articles, journals, databases, and reference systems in order to support your quest for knowledge. The Library can be contacted at 402-826-8287 or library@doane.edu.

Suggest materials for purchase

The library staff welcomes suggestions for materials to be added to the library's collections, whether the material is physical or electronic. Please be aware, though, that Perkins Library cannot purchase everything due to its limited budget, and each suggestion will be judged for its appropriateness according to the library's collection development policy. Requests may be submitted online using the Puchase Request Form, or the ordering information may be turned in to the Collection Development Librarian in the library. Please provide as much information as possible to uniquely identify the material. If an item is purchased the requester will be notified when it is available in the library.

Switch computers from Windows to Mac

The computers in the library's Information Commons have both operating systems, Windows and Mac. To switch from Windows to Mac, go to the Start button and select Shut Down. Select Restart in the drop-down menu, then hold down the Alt/Option key BEFORE clicking on OK. Continue holding down the Alt/Option key until the Mac operating system comes up.


To switch from Mac to Windows, click on the apple icon in the upper left-hand corner and select Restart from the drop-down menu. Hold down the Alt/Option key BEFORE clicking on Restart to answer the question, "Are you sure you want to restart your computer now?" Continue holding down the Alt/Option key until the Macintosh/Windows selection screen appears.

Technology

This section focuses on the technology used at Doane University. If you have not done so already, you will need to complete the New User Setup and activate your Doane Gmail account. 


Doane User ID


Your User ID is the key to most university resources, it consists of your username and password. Your username should be formatted as firstname.lastname (e.g. thomas.doane). If you have questions about your username, please contact your Enrollment Counselor/Advisor for assistance. Passwords are established through an authentication process. If you have not completed this process, you will need to visit this page to access the new User Setup Tool. 


Your Doane username and password will be required to access the following student resources:


  • Doane Gmail: Doane University uses Gmail for student email. Students are required to submit all work through Blackboard or Gmail to ensure proper verification of their identity. 

  • Blackboard: Online courses are delivered through the Blackboard System. 

  • WebAdvisor: A system used for billing and payment, schedules, grades, and transcripts, and more.

  • Doane Library Database: An online library for students to use for research and citation assistance. 

  • Computer Lab Access: Students are welcome to use on-site technology including computers and printers at our Grand Island, Lincoln, and Omaha campuses. 

  • Manage Your Account: Changing or resetting your password will automatically update all accounts that require Doane credentials. 

For security reasons, you should change your password regularly. If you've forgotten your password -or would like to change it, you can reset it here


Gmail -- Activation and Use


Your account must be activated with Doane ReAct Password Management Tool before you are allowed to access your Doane Gmail account. Your Doane Gmail is your main source of contact with faculty and staff. You will also receive important updates through your Doane email like; student newsletters, weather-related closures, events and more. Be sure to check this email frequently, so you don't miss any important details. 


WebAdvisor 


To access your Student WebAdvisor, you to log-in at www.doane.edu/wa using your Doane username and password. On WebAdvisor, you can view your bill, payment, and financial aid information. You can also access academic information, from course registration to ordering official transcripts and more. We encourage you to log into your account and become familiar with it. 


Blackboard


Doane University uses Blackboard for all online coursework. Blackboard is a virtual learning environment and course management system, where faculty can add resources for students to access online. We have created a collection of tutorial videos to introduce online students to Blackboard. 


Blackboard Tutorials


Tiger Tech/Technology Assistance


Tiger Tech is Doane University's free help desk and the first level of support for all of Doane University's students, faculty, and staff.


To contact Tiger Tech:


Understand a call number

A call number is simply an address so books (and other materials) can be located. Perkins Library uses Library of Congress classification to arrange books by subject. The first line of the call number is one, two, or three letters and is read alphabetically. The second line is made of numbers and is read numerically. The third line can be trickier. The letter is shelved alphabetically but the number following the letter is treated as a decimal number (e.g., .E4571 comes before .E461). If the top three lines are identical look to the fourth line. If it contains a letter followed by numbers, items are organized alphabetically by letter and then by decimal number.

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