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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.

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 financial/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 Student Planning. 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


Student Planning Step-by-Step PDF

Service Center

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm


Spring and Fall Hours:


  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-11pm

  • Friday: 8am-5pm

  • Saturday: 12pm-5pm

  • Sunday: 2pm-11pm

Contact Information


How-To Resources


TigerTech and Connection Info

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 Athletes

At doane.studenthealthportal.com click: My forms or Pending forms


Fill out all forms and upload physical and insurance card (front and back). 


Complete the NAIA Clearninghouse Registration at playnaia.org


This includes submitting your final high school transcipt and registration fee. 

Student Involvement and Experience

There is so much to do on our beautiful 250 acre campus we wish we had more time.  You can catch a concert or movie in Cassel, our open air amphitheatre, play high stakes poker for big prizes during our GLOW Casino, or take your hobbies to the next level by joining or starting a new club.  The best part? It’s your call. All campus events are planned and executed by student workers.


At Doane, we understand the value of work — and the value of relaxing. Campus life will take your college experience to a whole new level.  Stop by our office anytime located on the lower level of Perry Campus Center.  


More information: https://www.doane.edu/office-of-student-experience

Student Mail

Located in the lower level of the Perry Campus Center, students living on campus are issued a campus mailbox. Students must have their key to get their mail. Any packages or items received that do not fit into mailboxes will be received by the Service Bureau. Please pick up your package from the Service Bureau in a timely manner. You will receive an email from servicebureau.notice@doane.edu.


All mail to students must be in this format, per USPS regulations: 


(Student's Name)

Doane University

1014 Boswell Ave STE# (Insert Mailbox Number, not Room number) 

Crete, NE 68333


Students will be assigned a Suite number on Move-In Day! 

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 here.


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.

Submit Enrollment Deposit and Other Forms/Documents

Enrollment Deposit 


Once the I-20 is received, the student should pay the enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit amount is in the initial admittance notification. 


Complete and Submit Other Forms/Documents


Once admitted, you would receive additional information about the following materials to complete enrollment at Doane. You can begin working on these before obtaining a Visa. 


  1. Proof of Health Insurance

    A current U.S. insurance card and/or U.S. insurance policy outlining coverage should be submitted. If the student does not have appropriate insurance, an insurance plan can be set up with the Doane University admission office before arrival. International student-athletes should make sure that their insurance plan covers intercollegiate athletic injuries.

  2. Student Health Forms

    Students should complete the necessary health forms on Doane’s Health Portal. All required immunizations must be obtained before entering the United States. International student-athletes should complete additional health documentation found in the “ My Forms” tab within the Health Portal. See the Student Health Services page for additional information and nurse contact information.

  3. Student Housing Form

    This form is used to make housing assignments based on student interests and habits. Click here for more information and access to these forms.

  4. Course Enrollment

    After paying the deposit, the student is eligible to complete enrollment registration for class selection through WebAdvisor. Enrollment should but is not required to be coordinated by the admission office before student arrival on campus.

  5. Application Documents

    Original, official copies of all application documents are required upon arrival to campus.

  6. Payment

    All student balances (remaining costs for tuition, fees, room, board, and books) must be paid in full by the first day of each term

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 Canvas or Gmail to ensure proper verification of their identity. 

  • Canvas: Online courses are delivered through the Canvas 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. 


Canvas


Doane University uses Canvas for all online coursework. Canvas is a virtual learning environment and course management system, where faculty can add resources for students to access online.


Login to Canvas


Service Center / Technology Assistance


The Service Center 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 the Service Center:


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.

Understand what is a scholarly source

Scholarly journals typically have the following characteristics: longer in-depth articles written by experts in the jargon of the discipline, with illustrations that support the text such as charts and graphs; very few advertisements and no glossy paper; and articles are reviewed and critically evaluated by a board of experts. A quick way to determine if an article is scholarly is to look for this article structure:


  • abstract

  • literature review

  • methodology

  • results

  • conclusion

  • bibliography

Update - 11.15.21

In the past two weeks, the Shared Governance Steering Committee has been working to identify the best place to begin working on Doane’s shared governance policies and practices. Based on the committee’s research, we believe that the best place to start is at the heart of shared governance: By working to develop trust among constituency groups and to create a shared understanding of key governance matters, such as responsibility and accountability.


 


We write with some very good news. Thanks to the efforts of Kerry Beezley and Denise Ellis, Doane now has a Staff Council! The Staff Council provides a forum for Doane staff and is the voice of Doane staff in Doane’s larger shared-governance structure. The Staff Council meets 1:30 p.m. every other Wednesday; please email Denise Ellis for additional details. Staff Council’s next major step is to develop a constitution, bylaws, and procedures during a January retreat. We are grateful to Staff Council for their insistence that Doane staff need shared-governance representation and for their persistence in working to make Doane more equitable, inclusive, and responsive for all its employees. 


Additionally, you can find all of these email updates in one place: www.doane.edu/shared-governance. Because these updates are for those in the Doane community, you will need to enter your Doane login information to access the page. We thank MacKenzie Jobes for leading the effort and coordinating the team from the Office of Strategic Marketing and Information Technology to make this page so clean, simple, and easy to use.


Finally, the next update will arrive Friday, Dec. 3, a week later than the every-other-week schedule would ordinarily put it, so that folks can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.


As always, we are eager to hear your thoughts and learn from your experiences. We hope to hear from you.


Sincerely,


The Shared Governance Steering Committee


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