Sep 20, 2019  
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MAC - Student Services


Library Facilities

The proliferation of knowledge in today's world makes the acquisition of self-education skills as important as the teaching of existing knowledge.  Students are responsible for developing competence in the use of the library, a liberal art that contributes to individuals' continuing education throughout life.

Lincoln campus students may access the Perkins Library on the Lincoln campus or from home with a Doane Username and password. The collection at Perkins Library consists of more than 300,000 volumes, including approximately 500 subscriptions for journals, magazines, and newspapers. (Students, who do not have a username and password, should contact the Technology Department on the Lincoln Campus to obtain one.)  The information found in these databases may be in the form of citations, abstracts or full-text journal articles, reports and/or conference proceedings.

Doane University is a depository for both Nebraska and United States Government documents, sources that provide a wealth of information on a variety of subjects. An extensive interlibrary loan system makes it possible for Doane's library to obtain materials from other libraries. Through computer network connections Perkins Library has access to the collections of libraries not only in the state of Nebraska, but throughout the United States. A consortium of 10 libraries provides a catalog of more than one million items and the online card catalog can be used review the holdings of these other libraries. For more information on Perkins Library hours, and how to obtain a library card please go to the Doane web site at www.doane.edu, then click on the Library link.

Many Doane Lincoln students will find it more convenient to use Love Library on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus.  Students may present their Doane University ID card to obtain use of the facilities. The University of Nebraska - Lincoln library system, includes approximately two million volumes and over 20,000 active periodicals and serials. The largest library within the university system holds approximately 1,200,000 volumes. Doane students on the Lincoln Campus use an on campus computer lab to access on-line services for literature reviews.

Students who have matriculated into the program will have access to the Internet, through the computer laboratory, for assistance in literature searches.  

Business Office

Student accounts are maintained by the business office on the Crete Campus.  Located on the lower level of the Padour Walker Administration Building, the Business Office serves as the center of the university's  business and accounting functions.

Student Accounts

Questions regarding the billing process or payments on students' accounts should be directed to student accounts payable personnel in the business office - (800) 333-6263.

Payments on Account

Payments on accounts may be mailed to the business office:

Doane University

Business Office - Student Accounts

1014 Boswell Ave

Crete, Nebraska  68333-2430

Payments may also be made on the Lincoln Campus at the reception desk in Fred Brown 

Student Identification Cards

Student Identification ID cards are given to new students during their first term. If an ID needs to be replaced, there is a $10 charge.

Computers and Audio/Visual Equipment

Technological resources on the Lincoln campus are managed by the Technology Specialist. Doane has a large number of TVs, DVD players, and overhead projectors located in classrooms.  If students need this equipment for presentations, it is their responsibility to locate the equipment they need and move it to their classroom. Both PC and Macintosh computers are available for student use at any time class is not in session in the labs.

Web Advisor

WebAdvisor is an on-line feature that is available to students and can be found at www.doane.edu/wa.. To access Web Advisor, students will need an ID (user name) and password.  Students ID (user name) is their preferred name or first name, dot, last name.  EXAMPLE:  elvis.presley.  Passwords are set to capital letter 'D', lowercase 'c', followed by students' birth date in six digits (MMDDYY).  EXAMPLE:  Dc010835 would be Elvis' password because he was born January 8, 1935.  Students can change their passwords by going online to www.doane.edu/password and following the on-screen instructions carefully.  If students have problems accessing WebAdvisor, they may call 466-4774, and ask for the technology specialist.

 

To access Web Advisor:

  1. Go to: www.doane.edu/wa
  2. Choose "log in" in the upper right corner
  3. Enter Doane username and password
  4. Click on  "Current Students"
  5. Proceed with accessing the desired information

 

Using Web Advisor students may access the following on-line services:

  1. Look up the current/upcoming class schedule.  Schedules are posted on Web Advisor on schedule release dates listed on the school calendar.
  2. Look up grades.  Grades will be posted after each term on the date listed on the school calendar.
  3. Check grade point average (GPA).
  4. Print unofficial transcripts that show completed classes. Print current class schedules.
  5. Run evaluations to see what classes students still need to complete. 
  6. Check the status of financial aid.
  7. Accept/decline financial aid
  8. Check your Doane e-mail account.  This account is how the MAC program will communicate with you about upcoming events within the program.  It is your responsibility to check it regularly. 

Class Syllabi

Syllabi for classes offered during any given term are typically available on-line by the release of the schedule for that term.  Students are encouraged to print the syllabus for their class and bring it with them to the first class meeting.  Syllabi are available via doane.edu.

Technology Handbook

Doane Lincoln has a full-time technology professional available to support students' use of technology during their college experience.  The technology helpdesk phone number for is 402-826-8411.

Services Contact
WebAdvisor

Doane's help desk at 826.8411; email helpdesk@doane.edu
Doane Lincoln Campus help desk at 466.4774

Blackboard Doane's help desk at 826.8411; email helpdesk@doane.edu
Email (Webmail) Doane's help desk at 826.8411; email helpdesk@doane.edu
Stufiles Doane's help desk at 826.8411; email helpdesk@doane.edu

 

Information Technology Acceptable Use Policies

Information technology is a valuable resource for Doane University .  Information technology and resources include, but are not limited to, computers, software, databases, files, computer accounts, networks, and electronic communications.  All information technology is the property of the college and is subject to inspection by the college.  In order to preserve and conserve these resources, all faculty, staff, and students must be made aware of what is and what is not ethical use of these resources.  The following are guidelines for the acceptable use of information technology at Doane University :

  • The use of information technology and resources is restricted to academic, educational, research, and/or administrative purposes.  These resources may not be used for commercial, personal, political or business income purposes unless specifically authorized for such use.
  • Any use of information technology or resources must not violate any U.S. or state laws or any software license and/or purchase agreements.  Users of "outside" facilities such as libraries, Internet, or other electronic communication facilities, must also comply with the acceptable practices and restrictions established by those facilities.
  • Individuals may not use institutional resources without proper authorization from the assigned user (custodian) of the resource.  Individuals may not use another user's computer account or user-ID or change another user's password without prior permission from the custodian of the resource.  Sharing of any computer accounts and/or access to resources assigned to the user is strongly discouraged.
  • Each user of information technology is responsible for their use of computer hardware, software, accounts, user-ID's and passwords.  Users are responsible for all resources assigned to them even if another person was using them.  Information resources should only be used for their intended purpose; e.g., a class account must only be used to support the course for which it was created.
  • Users must not access, copy, view, or change private files without authorization.  Users may not change, create, or delete public files or directories without proper authorization.  Users do not have the right to create or receive unauthorized copies of software.  Users must not attempt to modify software, data, or systems in any unauthorized matter.
  • Information technology and resources must not be used to make unauthorized entry into other communications, computational, or informational devices or resources.  Accessing restricted databases requires prior authorization.
  • Users must not misuse or abuse any information resources.  Information technology and resources must not be used to disrupt or interfere with other users, services or equipment.  This includes, but is not limited to:  threatening or harassing others, propagation of viruses or worms, posting or mailing of obscene materials, distribution of unsolicited advertising, random mailing of messages.
  • No equipment, supplies, software or manuals may be removed from computing sites without proper authorization.

Violations of Doane's acceptable use policy are subject to action by the college and may be referred to the appropriate authorities.  Violators may be billed for unethical or illegal use of information technology and may be dismissed, suspended, expelled, and/or legally prosecuted. Doane's in-depth policy on technology use is available upon request.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is located on the Lincoln campus.

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of loans that provide funds for students to assist them in paying for educational expenses.  At Doane University, funds are awarded to students based on their qualifications and/or financial need.  Financial aid that is based on need must be applied for and reviewed annually. 

New students who wish to apply for financial aid should:

  1. Complete the admission process with their academic advisor.  Students are not eligible for financial aid until they have been admitted to the university  as degree-seeking students.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Doane's Title IV code is 002544.  Doane College encourages students to complete the FAFSA electronically.  The web address is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  In order to file electronically, a PIN is needed.  Please request the PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.  This application is used to determine eligibility for all federal aid based on financial need.  Doane's preferred date for filing is March 1.  Students who file after this date cannot be assured the same availability of funds.  This application must be completed annually.

Continuing students who wish to apply for financial aid should:

  1. Complete the Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Doane's Title IV code is 002544.  This application must be completed annually.  Commitments for financial aid based upon financial need are made annually.  Doane's preferred date for filing is March 1.  Students who file after this date cannot be assured the same availability of funds.
  2. Pre-register for the coming term. 

Please refer to the Doane University  Graduate and Advanced Studies catalog for specific information and policies regarding the following areas:

  • requirements and availability of financial aid
  • satisfactory academic progress for financial aid
  • verification

For more information regarding federal financial aid, contact the staff at the Financial Aid Office at the Lincoln Campus at 402-466-4774. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

All members of the educational community share the responsibility for securing and respecting an environment that is conducive to the freedom to learn.  The following are general statements of policy that have not been covered previously in this text.

Student Expression

Students, individually and collectively, are free to examine, discuss and express opinions and views using appropriate channels for expression and respecting the maintenance of order.  They are free to support causes by orderly means that do not disrupt the operation of the college.  At the same time, it should be made clear to the academic and larger community that in their public expressions or demonstrations. individuals speak only for themselves.

Violence and Unacceptable Behavior Policy

A basic tenet of our society is that all citizens have the right to security in both person and property.  Our laws prohibit the physical abuse of persons, and the illegal appropriation and destruction of property.  The effect of these laws is to provide a setting in which individuals can realize their potential as social, political, economic, and creative beings.  Doane is a place of excitement and learning, where students of all ages, races, creeds, orientations, and ethnic origins have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge toward goals that will make them effective citizens and promote their individual and group well-being.  The college expects that all members of the college community share these goals.  Those students who do not share these goals, who flagrantly and consistently disrupt the educational process, and who physically abuse or harass other persons will not be tolerated.  Such individuals may be dismissed by the campus judiciary process and may be subject to arrest.

Similarly, students who do not respect the property of others or who willfully damage the campus or personal property of others, thereby degrading the quality of student life and increasing the cost of education, will be held liable for such damages and may be dismissed from the institution, as well as be subject to criminal liability.

Moreover, students who diminish the dignity of other members of the community through sexual harassment, hate speech, or other means of disparagement, which are unlawful and inconsistent with the college's aspiration to produce citizens respectful and tolerant of the diversity of people, may be disciplined or dismissed from the college.