FAQ

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What is a private? How is it different from a single?

"Private" refers to any room that has less than it's maximum occupancy.  This can mean a double room reserved for a single person or a triple reserved for one or two people.  Private rooms are available most years, but Doane Housing always reserves the right to dissolve a private and assign a roommate if the need for housing demands it.  Dissolution of privates is extremely rare, and we dissolve based on lottery points.


A single room is one intended to house only occupant.  Singles cost a little more per semester, but not as much as a private double or triple.

What is Census Day?

Census Day is the second Friday after classes start.  On that day, Doane College finalizes its numbers for class enrollment, housing assignments, and more.  Doane Housing relies on the reports generated on Census Day to determine in-hall retention rates, building occupancy, and housing fees for residents.

What is CSI: Doane?

This is an interactive workshop for high-school students who have completed one year of life science. Participants will rotate through several areas, learning about the biology and chemistry behind techniques used in forensic science, such as DNA fingerprinting, autopsy analysis, and how studying insects can provide information about a crime.   The program includes lunch, keynote address, and awards.  This year, CSI: Doane will be held on April 1.  Check-in runs from 8:00 to 8:30, and the event ends at 1:00.

What is FERPA?

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law designed to protect you.  It outlines who Doane can share your information with, and what rights you have as a student to your academic records.  Upon admission to Doane all students should sign a FERPA release form that explains your rights and allows you to give other people (mom, dad, husband, employer, grandma, etc.) access if you so wish.   To view this form, visit the Forms for Student page and select the FERPA form.  More details can be found in the Crete Student Handbook as well as the Lincoln Student Handbook.

What is included in the student budget?

The student budget, or cost of education, for financial aid includes tuition, fees, room and board, and an allowance for books, transportation, personal and other variable expenses incurred by the student.

What is my GPA?

GPA information is available for current students onWebAdvisor under Grades or Unofficial Transcript.  GPA information is also available on the Official Transcript.  For information on how GPA's are calculated click here.

What is OLA?

Open Learning Academy differs from the traditional student model (course codes are 4-digit, 5 Terms of 8wk courses, academic calendar, instant enrollment process)

What is the Doane Scholarship Fund?

The Doane Scholarship Fund is our annual giving program.  Gifts made to the Doane Scholarship Fund are used annually to support the college’s operations.  The Doane Scholarship Fund’s main area of support goes to students for financial aid, grants and scholarships, which helps keep Doane University accessible to everyone.  The Doane Scholarship Fund also supports areas such as; academic programs, interterm travel scholarships for students, our fine arts programs and maintaining Doane’s beautiful campus.  A gift to the Doane Scholarship Fund supports almost every aspect of Doane University.

What makes the Doane Education Specialist Program unique?

- A Cadre Environment – a cohort group of students will take the learning journey together. This support group builds relationships that will last a lifetime.


- Nebraska Educational Leaders – successful Nebraska school leaders are invited to share with the cadre their unique approaches to leadership, student success, and expertise.


- Instructor Site Visits – each year, a Doane instructor will meet with each student in the student’s school site.


- Development of a Professional Portfolio – a useful tool used to highlight the learning, skills, and ability of each emerging leader.


- Practicum/Field Experiences – each student will gain practical experiences connected to classroom learning and the school site. Each plan is individually designed to meet the learning needs and styles of the students and is focused upon gaining leadership experience. A district-wide school improvement project – this project will be completed during year two and three and is patterned after the NCA/AdvancED Process.

What makes the Doane Educational Leadership Program unique?

- A Cadre Environment – a cohort group of students will take the two-year learning journey together. This support group builds relationships that will last a lifetime.


- Nebraska Educational Leaders – successful Nebraska school leaders are invited to share with the cadre their unique approaches to leadership, student success, and expertise.


- Instructor Site Visits – each semester one of the Doane EDL instructors will meet with each student in the student’s school site.


- Development of a Professional Portfolio – a useful tool used to highlight the learning, skills, and ability of each emerging leader.


- Practicum/Field Experiences – each student will gain practical experiences connected to classroom learning and the school site. Each plan is individually designed to meet the learning needs and styles of the students and is focused upon gaining leadership experience.


- A school improvement project – this project will be completed during year two and is patterned after the NCA/AdvancED Process used by many schools in Nebraska EDL students will complete a formal six chapter paper based on their work in leading for school improvement.

What should I bring to an appointment?

You MUST bring at least one hard copy of your paper to your appointment.  You may bring a laptop and an electronic version of your paper, but please note that you will NOT be allowed to print a hard copy in the Writing Center.  Otherwise, bring anything and everything related to the assignment: instructions from the professor, notes from class, your textbook, previous drafts, instructor comments, etc.  The more you bring, the more we can help.

What should I do if I want to come?

All teams/individuals must register online and receive a registration confirmation in order to attend.  You will need the names, contact information, and lunch and shirt size preferences of the students and sponsor.  View the sample application and fill it out ahead of time to speed up the online application process.

What should the students wear?

Students should be dressed casually.  There are some workshops that may be messy (e.g., fingerprinting, blood spatter, or blood detection). 


 

What VA chapter am I? How much VA money am I eligible for?

Education programs administered by VA include:


Please visit the Military Aid site for eligibility and benefits information.


For additional information about these chapters like payment rates, please visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm.

When and where are courses offered?

All accepted applicants begin the program in the summer semester with day classes at Doane’s College of Professional Studies in Lincoln. All other courses will depend on a student's individual course plan and certification discipline.

When are grades posted?

This information is posted on Academic Calendar.

When can I move in?

Students are able to move into the residence halls 24 hours prior to classes beginning. For fall 2012, move-in day is 8am-12pm Sunday, August 12th for fall athletes. New students may move in 8am-12pm Thursday, August 23rd.  Returning students may move in 8am-12pm Sunday, August 26th at 8am.

When can I start my course?

Courses open at 6 A.M. (CST) on the first Monday of the term

When do classes meet?

Fall and spring semester classes meet one night a week for the semester. Summer classes meet 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday for a one-week period for a three credit hour course. Additional work is required past the one week arranged meeting time for summer courses.

When do I have to move out?

Students must be out of the residence halls 24 hours after their last final exam of each term. Proper check-out procedures must be followed. A list of these procedures is found in the Student Handbook.

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