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10 Doane Education Standards for the Developing Professional
  1. To understand content knowledge of the discipline(s). 

  2. To understand how children learn and develop, and provides opportunities which support intellectual, social, and personal growth.

  3. To recognize and provide for the individual differences and diversity of their students.  

  4. To use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student's development of skills, and strategies, for critical thinking and problem solving. 

  5. To create a positive learning environment by utilizing motivational strategies and classroom management. 

  6. To apply knowledge of effective communication techniques.

  7. To utilize effective planning techniques.

  8. To understand the assessment process.

  9. To be a reflective practitioner who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

  10. To foster relationships with school colleagues, families, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being. 

1979-1950

1978


George Haskins '78 (history), University of Göttingen, Germany


1976


Ellen Bredemeier Hollis '76, (German), Kiel, West Germany


1975


Gretchen Lerner Freeman '75 (music), Cologne, Germany


1974


Gregg H. Siewert '74 (English teaching), France

Jill Smith Beed '74 (history), Bonn, Germany


1973


Michael J. Reid '73 (German history), Germany


1972


Patricia Williams '72 (philosophy), Tübingen, Germany


1968


Gaylen Kapperman '67 (math/German), Heidelberg, Germany


1967


Edward G. Heilman '67 (history), Munster, Germany


1961


Janice Westover '61* (French), France


1955


Lillian Albrecht Dudley '55 (music), Stuttgart, Germany


1953


Donald Ziegler '50 (history), Munich, Germany


1952


John W. Bohi '52 (history), Graz and Vienna, Austria

Glenna Buck Reynolds '52 (English), Southampton, England

1989-1980

1989


Kent Lewis '89 (economics), University of Mannheim, Germany

Leslie Working '89 (history), University of Bielefeld, Germany


1988


Kent Grote '88 (economics), Bayreuth, West Germany


1987


Kay Bestol '87 (history/secondary education), University of Kiel, West Germany

John Quinn '87 (chemistry), Heidelberg, West Germany


1986


Mary Schumacher Herbertz '86 (natural science), Heidelberg, West Germany


1985


Lance Lippold '85 (international studies/English), Osnabruck, West Germany


1984


Anne Seipold Schlegel '84 (history), Freiburg, West Germany


1982


John Juricek '82 (history), University of Kiel, West Germany


1981


Laura Olsen '81* (biology/math), University of Kiel, West Germany


1980


David Blackmon '80 (history), Heidelberg, West Germany

1999-1990

1999


Lee Wilbur '99 (international studies/French/German), Korea (renewed 2000-01)

Kim Pavelka Bonifas '99 (biology/German), Bonn, Germany


1998


Chad Egger (biology), France


1997


Jill Taylor Goertzen '97 (biology/German), Kiel, Germany

Janell Anderson '97* (biology/French)


1996


Heather Thompson '96 (chemistry/German), Germany

Shawn Huelle '96 (English/German), Germany


1995


Heidi Kraus '95 (German), Salzburg, Austria

Brandon Kostman '95 (German/Spanish), Saxony, Germany


1994


Katherine Jordan Erickson '95 (political science), Germany


1992


Malinda Henry '92 (biology), University of Göttingen, Germany

Nancy Berns '92 (sociology), Hamburg, Germany

2009-2000

2009


Rachel Rasmussen '08 (history/Spanish), Germany

Audrey Brydl-Andrews '09 (elementary education/Spanish), Spain

Mike Guericke '09 (chemistry/German), Germany


2008


Mary Reimers '08 (music education), Germany


2007


Emily Jordening '07 (German/Spanish), Germany


2006


Kamleh Shaban '06 (biology), Jordan


2004


Kari Quammen '04 (French/English), Marseilles, France

Aaron Hall '04 (German/political science/business administration), Potsdam, Germany


2003


Megan Nicholson '03 (German/French), Tübingen, Germany


2002


Jana Stangl '02 (English/French), Toulon, France

Ginger Starks '02 (German/history), Dresden, Germany


2001


Adrienne Bambach '01 (German/biology), Berlin, Germany


2000


Paul Barta '00 (political science/Spanish), Granada, Spain

Julie Mitchell '00 (German/business administration), Freiburg, Germany

Jacqueline Seitz '00*, France

2010-Present

2020


Ivy Banks, JET, major in German

Aubrey Schatz, JET, major in biochemistry

Colin Koehler, Fulbright to Panama, major in Spanish/secondary education with ESL endorsement


2019


Nick Iwata,(Biology), Bulgaria


2018


Rachel Schartz, JET, major in English/secondary education

Jake Sanner, Gilman Scholarship, major in environmental science

Rachel Jacobsen*, Fulbright, Bulgaria, major in elementary education with an ESL endorsement

Liz Kurtz, German/English), Germany


2017


Lauren Schmidt, Gilman Scholarship, majors in accounting and business administration

Bridget O'Connell, TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France), majors in French and vocal performance

Hannah Dull '17 (Spanish and English/secondary education), Brazil


2016


Amanda Petersen '16 (English language arts/secondary education), Bulgaria

Jordyn Atwater '16 (Biochemistry), Germany


2015


Krista Couton '15 (music education), Taiwan

Maggie Hubbell '15 (German/French), Germany

Lizzie Sather '15 (elementary education), Turkey

Delta Wilson, JET, majors in international studies and sociology

Tyler Strobl '15 (elementary education), Brazil


2014


Gentry Doane '14 (German/Spanish), Germany


2013


Ryan Corrigan '13 (environmental science/Spanish), India


2012


Aprill Bodlak '12 (German/Spanish/English), Peru

Rachel Kluthe '12 (elementary education/Spanish), Spain


2011


Malissie Boyer '11 (German/English), Germany

Marcus Lyon '11 (German/biochemistry), Germany


2010


Kara Maize '09 (elementary education/Spanish), Spain

Tyler Jackman '09 (business administration/French), French Ministry of Education

Kristen Erthum '10 (political science/international studies), Egypt

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

Accessibility

 


The following is a video that explains the civil rights issues for all students with disabilities. 


 


ADA Compliant Guidelines


ADA Compliant Guidelines Checklist


Font


When choosing a font for online course content, consider the following.


  • Fonts should be sans serif having squared edges without having decorative elements such as hooks. 

  • Try to keep the font size between 12-18pt. Font styles should not be italic, oblique, highly decorative, or in any unusual form.

  • Several accessible fonts are:
    • Times New Roman

    • Verdana

    • Arial

    • Tahoma

    • Helvetica

    • Calibri

    • AvantGarde


  • Whenever possible, text on a website should be kept as text. Do not include essential text within a picture or a graphic.

  • To ensure text is legible to all people regardless of ability, make sure there is a high level of contrast with the background of pages. We recommend black text color against a white background.

  • Hyperlinks should appear as blue. Hyperlinks should be the only underlined text.

  • Avoid using font appearance as a way to convey messages. Bold and italicized texts do not register with all screen readers, and as a result and implied messages could be lost. Instead, use headers (styles like H1, H2) to organize content.

For more information, please visit Best Fonts to Use for Website Accessibility.


Images


If using any images within your course design, please consider the following.


  • Images used to relay content and information (like graphs) should include a text alternative (alt-text.) Text alternatives/descriptions should be below the image. At a minimum, images should have a short description conveying the essential information presented in the picture.

  • Please avoid using unnecessary or decorative, blinking, flashing, images, or distracting features.

  • Avoid images with text overlay (text is on the picture) if possible. If they are necessary, a description must be below the image detailing precisely what the text overlay says.

For more information, please visit Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images Concepts.


Videos and Other Multimedia


If using videos in your courses, please consider the following:


  • All videos must have closed-captioning that has been checked for accuracy.

  • Closed-captioning should be synchronized with the video images and audio track of the video. Click here for a zoom tutorial.

  • Minimize blinking, flashing, or other distracting features in videos.
    • If videos have blinking, flashing, or other distracting features, the ability to pause the video is a necessity.


  • Consider attempting a document containing a transcript of any videos.

  • Avoid using autoplay features that start videos as soon as a webpage opens.

  • For synchronized zoom session: Record your session, enable transcribing, and share your recording with the transcript after the meeting. Visit Zooms' how to Transcribe Your Session Automatically.

For more information, please visit:
Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA
Checklist for Creating Accessible Videos


Attached Documents and Files


  • All fonts and images within file attachments and any file linked to a Learning Management System (LMS) such a Canvas or Blackboard should follow the guidelines above.

  • Searchable PDF files are the best file format for text files. Searchable PDF makes it easier for screen readers to function.

  • If you are converting Microsoft Office documents to a PDF format, ensure the material is accessible. Please visit how to convert office products to PDF format to ensure accessibility. 

  • Refer to PowerPoint Accessibility 

For more information, please visit: We Have Web Accessability in Mind

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. 


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.


AdelaideX Main Page


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.

Am I eligible to receive financial aid?

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:


  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.

  • Have a valid Social Security Number. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from this requirement.)

  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling. If you don’t, you may still be eligible for federal student aid if you were enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012. Go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteria for additional information.

  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.

  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see www.sss.gov for more information.)

  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.

  • Many types of federal student aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant or subsidized loans where the government pays the interest while you are in college, also require you to have financial need. Additionally, once you have a bachelor’s degree or a first professional degree, you are generally not eligible for Pell or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG).

Other requirements may apply. 

Are different Residence Halls, different prices?

No. All Residence Halls have the same base price per building. However, pricing varies based on whether residents live in a single room (one person room), double room (two-person room), or private room (double room reserved for one person).

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 pets allowed in the Residence Halls?

Just fish. Students are permitted to have one 10 gallon aquarium per room.

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.

Arrival

Instructions


  1. If you are arriving by air, plan to arrive at the Lincoln, Nebraska airport. The airport code is LNK.

  2. Contact the Admissions office with your arrival information at least five days in advance of your arrival. Email Admissions at admissions@doane.edu

  3. Make sure to arrange transportation from the airport to campus. Doane University can have a student or employee pick you up, or you can contact OMALINK Transportation. Please note there is a fee for this service. (www.omalink.com or +1-402-475-5465)

  4. Follow the directions in your admission packet for check-in and orientation. Check-in with Student Leadership or Office of International Programs for additional information.

Timeline


  • Arrive at Doane University the Tuesday before classes begin.

  • International Student Pre-Orientation the Wednesday and Thursday before classes begin.

  • New Student Orientation on Friday.

  • Class begins the following Tuesday.

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