Jun 24, 2019  
2018-19 College of Arts & Sciences - Undergraduate Catalog - Crete 
    
2018-19 College of Arts & Sciences - Undergraduate Catalog - Crete

Academic Policies & Procedures



Enrollment Procedures

Registration

All students are expected to register prior to the beginning of each term.  Registration for the fall term takes place in April and spring term registration takes place in November, as specified in the university calendar.

New students, including transfer students, entering Doane for the fall term are encouraged to register during the summer months at one of the enrollment days. This is done after payment of the required deposit following admission to Doane ($200 total: $100 each for housing and tuition).

Full-Time Student

The normal credit load for full-time students is 12-18 credits per term. A flat tuition rate is charged for these credits.

Part-Time Student Enrollment

Part-time students may register for fewer than 12 credits at the scheduled rate of tuition for such students.

Excess Registration

Students may wish to register for more than 18 credits in a term.

  • Any credits above 18 are half the current tuition rate.
  • Any credits above 20 must be approved by the Assistant Dean.

Changes in Registration

Changes in registration (adding and/or dropping courses) may be made until census day. After that time, no course may be added (with the exception of a mini-course) unless the add is approved by the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. Students may continue to drop courses, which results in a "W" (withdrawal) on their transcript for that course, until the deadline specified in the university calendar. After the withdrawal date, no courses may be removed except as approved by the Dean.

Cross Enrollment

In rare instances, a student is permitted to cross-enroll between the College of Professional Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall and spring terms. Permission to do so is required from the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. A cross-enrolled student must pay all costs, including tuition, associated with enrollment at a campus different from his/her main campus. Students may cross-enroll during the summer without special permission. Directed Study and Internship courses can be offered only from a student's home campus.

Senior Citizen Enrollment

Tuition-free courses are open to senior citizens age 65 or over and residents living in the Doane Village, as class space permits. However, fees must still be paid.

Senior citizens interested in enrolling at Doane as part-time students taking non-degree course work may contact the Registrar's Office. Information on full-time, degree-oriented programs is available from the Admission Office. Tuition-free classes are not available in the College of Professional Studies campus programs.

Veteran Enrollment

Doane submits enrollment verification each term, after census, to the Veterans' administration. After this submission benefits can be received. Any change in enrollment (dropping or adding hours) must be reported to the VA. It is the student's responsibility to notify their Doane School Certifying Official of any change in enrollment.

Leave of Absence

A student who finds it necessary to leave Doane for a semester because of extraordinary reasons may take a leave of absence with the intention of returning to Doane after one semester. Readmission requirements for such students are waived.  While on a leave of absence, a student may choose to enroll at another college, but the course(s) must be approved in advance by the Doane Registrar.  If a student decides to extend the leave of absence to more than one term, completion of the readmission process is required in order to return to Doane.

For purposes of financial aid, students will be treated as though they have withdrawn from the university. Return to Title IV calculations will be conducted if applicable and lenders will be notified of the student's last day of class attendance at Doane University.

Transfer Policy between Campuses

A student who attends either the College of Professional Studies or the College of Arts and Sciences may be admitted to the other program after an absence from the university of two full academic years. A student who wishes to attend the other program after a shorter period of time must have permission of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student must meet the criteria for admission and must be formally admitted by the other program. The student must also be in good standing with the Business Office.

College of Arts and Sciences students will be allowed to take one online course (CPS courses cross-listed on the CAS schedule) of up to 4 credits within their regular Arts and Sciences tuition provided they are enrolled for at least 12 credits of Arts and Sciences ground coursework and they stay within the maximum 18 credits covered by the regular tuition policy.  To register for additional online courses, beyond the one allowed during the College of Arts and Sciences semester, students will need permission from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean and would be responsible for the additional online tuition for those credits.

Withdrawal Policy

A course which is dropped before Census Day does not appear on the transcript.

A student who withdraws from a semester-long course after census day, but before the last day to withdraw according to the university calendar, receives a grade of "W" (withdrawal). A "W" is not computed in the grade point average. The drop dates and withdrawal dates for mini-courses appear each term in the schedule of classes.

A student who discontinues his or her enrollment at Doane University before the close of a term must contact the Student Leadership Office. A student who withdraws from Doane University by the specified last day on the university calendar (around November and April 15th) receives grades of "W" in the subjects for which he/she is registered at the time of withdrawal. Students are subject to administrative withdrawal from the university if they miss all courses for two consecutive academic weeks without an officially valid excuse. The Registrar keeps records of the dates of withdrawal, and along with the Student Leadership Office, notifies all offices and agencies concerned.


Classification of Students

Students are classified according to the number of credits they have earned. Student must successfully complete the minimum credits detailed:

Sophomore - 30 credits
Junior - 60 credits
Senior - 90 credits.

Credit Hours

Doane University follows the federal guideline defining a credit hour as one hour (50 minutes) of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks (one semester), or the equivalent amount of work over a different time period (e.g., an 8-week term). This definition applies to courses regardless of delivery format, and thus includes in-person, online, and hybrid courses (combination of in-person and online).  It also applies to internship, laboratory, performance, practicum, research, student teaching, and studio courses, among other contexts.

In music, students who are taking applied music lessons will receive 1 credit for a half-hour of one-to-one instruction per week, with a minimum of three hours of outside practice time per week.  One credit in ensemble will be defined as a minimum of 2 hours (100 minutes) of rehearsal per week plus 1 hour of outside practice time per week.

To ensure that courses and activities satisfy the time commitment (or equivalent) defined above, and pursue the learning outcomes described for each course/activity, proposed curriculum changes are reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee (which is comprised of appropriate representatives from across the university).  If approved by the committee, the changes are then forwarded to the full faculty for its approval or disapproval.  Approved changes are then included in the university course catalog the following academic year.

Instructional Methods

Doane University offers courses in several different instructional methods to serve the non-traditional learner.  Online courses are defined as a course where 75% or more of the instruction is done using technology; in an eight-week term, six or more weeks are outside of a classroom; in a sixteen-week semester, twelve or more weeks are outside the classroom.  Hybrid or blended courses are courses where 50-74% of the course is instructed using technology; in an eight-week term, the course meets 3 to 4 times in a classroom; in a sixteen-week semester, the course meets 8-12 times in a classroom.  Ground courses are in a classroom for all eight weeks of a term and sixteen weeks of a semester.


Advising

First-year students will be advised by a professional first year adviser. At the end of the first year, students will work with a faculty adviser for the duration of their enrollment at the University. When the student officially declares a major they are encouraged to request an adviser in the discipline of the major. A student may change advisers by filing a request with the Registrar after obtaining permission of the new adviser.

Both student and advisor have responsibilities during the advising process.*

The student is responsible for:

  1. Seeking out the help available in determining the major.
  2. Preparing for the advising meeting, including preparing a draft schedule.
  3. Following through on tasks (officially declaring a major, naming the catalog of record, changing advisors, etc.).
  4. Keeping accurate records. Making certain all degree requirements are met. Faculty advisors, student advising guides, and the degree audits generated by the Registrar's Office help students monitor their progress toward graduation.
  5. Making decisions.

The advisor is responsible for:

  1. Providing answers to questions on procedure, policy, etc. (or help find the answers).
  2. Helping the student problem solve.
  3. Providing academic advice.
  4. Helping the student in deciding/selecting a major.
  5. Providing information on careers and opportunities in the advisor's discipline.
  6. Helping facilitate the student's interaction with the administration.

*These responsibilities are based on the National Academic Advising Association guidelines.

A wide range of resources is available to students and their advisors. Among these resources are the Registrar's Office, Career Development Center, and Academic Support Center. Students are encouraged to contact the Academic Affairs Office with questions and concerns about advising and other issues related to their success at Doane.


International Student Services

The Office of International Programs supports international students in a variety of academic and student life areas including:

  • SEVIS advising for F-1 visa holders
  • Airport arrival and departure transportation
  • Host family placement
  • American International Mentor program matching international students with American mentors
  • Activities for students to integrate into the Doane community

Additionally, the Office of International Programs coordinates social and cultural planning with academic and student life offices including International Education Week, Lunar New Year celebration and cultural exploration activities for international students to learn more about Nebraska.


Class Attendance

A student is expected to regularly attend all classes for which he/she is registered. It is university policy that valid absences are only those due to illness or to university sponsored trips or activities. However, absences from class due to extraordinary circumstances affecting students, either directly or indirectly, such as a death in the family or a health emergency, may also be considered justified provided all parties concerned agree the absence is valid.

Absence due to university-sponsored trips or activities should be reported by the student to each individual instructor prior to the absence in order to make arrangements for making up work and assignments missed. A list of students participating in all university-sponsored trips or activities is filed in the office of Academic Affairs. Information concerning absences due to illness is on file in the Office of the Director of Health Services. Absences due to valid extraordinary circumstances require students to make arrangements with their professors as soon as possible for making up work and assignments missed.

Absence from class jeopardizes a student's understanding of the course and may result in a reduction of grade. The extent of such reduction is to be determined by the individual instructor. The accumulated absences in all classes are considered by the appropriate committee in any probationary or disciplinary decision. Furthermore, students are subject to administrative withdrawal from the university if they miss all courses for two consecutive academic weeks without an officially valid excuse.

Each student is responsible for all work missed, regardless of the reason. There is no automatic excuse from any segment of academic endeavor. If possible, a student is expected to contact instructors before an absence occurs, in order to receive the next assignments and to minimize possible loss in the sessions missed.

All classes should begin and end on time. However, if the instructor is detained, students should wait at least 10 minutes before disbanding. Each instructor determines his or her own treatment of any student tardiness.


Grades

Evaluation of Academic Work

Letter grades are used to evaluate a student's performance in class work. These letter grades become part of the student's permanent record. The grade of "A" is reserved for superior performance in all course requirements. The grade of "B" is awarded for work of high quality. The grade of "C" recognizes satisfactory achievement in meeting course expectations. The grade of "D" designates unsatisfactory performance in meeting course requirements. The grade of "F" represents failure to meet course requirements.

Calculating the Grade Point Average

Grade point averages are computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total number of GPA credits. AU, I, W, and P grades are not included in the calculation. Doane's GPA is rounded up to the second decimal point.

Grade Point System

Grade points are assigned to the respective grades as follows:

Grade Grade Points Per Credit Grade Grade Points Per Credit Grade Grade Points Per Credit
A+ 4.0 B- 2.7 D 1.0
A 4.0 C+ 2.3 D- 0.7
A- 3.7 C 2.0 F 0.0
B+ 3.3 C- 1.7    
B 3.0 D+ 1.3    

Audit

A student wishing to attend classes regularly without the responsibility of completing assignments and without receiving credit towards graduation may do so with the approval of the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences and the instructor. One-half the regular tuition rate is charged for an audited course. If the course the student wishes to audit puts the student into a credit overload, students will pay one-half the overload tuition rate.  This needs to be indicated at registration.

Final Examinations

The dates for final examinations are printed in the academic calendar for the year. The final examination schedule is available at the beginning of each semester. All students are expected to take final examinations in each course for which they are registered unless otherwise specified. The time allotted for each exam is three hours.

Grade Changes

After final grade reports are released at the end of a term, the student has up to 10 days to report a computational error to the faculty member.  After 10 days have elapsed, the grade report will be considered correct and complete.  An instructor is not permitted to reconsider the matter, or to re-examine the student, or to accept additional work form the student after the grades are submitted.

Grade Reports

Reports are issued to students over the web via WebAdvisor at mid-term and end of term. Mid-term grades are not considered permanent grades and do not appear on the transcript. New students and students on academic probation receive mid-term grades as do continuing students who are failing or doing unsatisfactory work.

Continuing students who are doing satisfactory work (C- or above) do not receive mid-term grades. Dependent students are expected to report grades to parents at mid-term and end of term.

Incomplete Grades

An Incomplete (I) may be given if a student is not able to complete the work required for a course by the last day of the course due to sickness or other extenuating circumstance that the student has discussed with the instructor. When awarding an incomplete, the instructor will assign an expiration date NO LATER THAN the last day of the next term. If the expiration date passes without a grade change from the instructor, the incomplete grade will automatically convert to an "F". This is a final grade and will not be changed, per the grade change policy.

In order to receive an incomplete (I), a student must have completed at least 75% of the coursework required for the course. If a student wishes to receive an incomplete for a course, the student will obtain a form from the registrar that will allow the teacher and the student to detail the coursework required to remove the incomplete. The student must complete the form, obtain the signature of the instructor on the form, and return it to the appropriate office.

For courses such as practicums, senior seminars, or internships, intended to last longer than a single term, instructors will submit a grade of "In Progress" (IP) at the end of the first term.

Pass/Fail Grading Options

A number of courses at Doane are offered only on a Pass/Fail basis. Such courses include internships, activities, and media practica. Instructors report only "P" (Pass) or "F" (Fail) grades for these particular courses. The grade of "P" earns credit, but this credit is not computed in the grade point average. A grade of "F" is figured into the grade point average.

A student who is a junior or senior may enroll in one course per term using the Pass/Fail option. This option allows an instructor to assign either a "P" or "F" grade in the course, instead of a letter grade. The following stipulations apply:

  1. A student must not enroll in an internship of four credits or more in the same term he/she has declared a Pass/Fail option course.
  2. A maximum of two Doane Plan courses may be taken using the Pass/Fail option. A student who transfers in two or more courses for the Doane Plan is not eligible to use the Pass/Fail option for any additional Doane Plan courses.
  3. A Pass/Fail option course may be taken in, but not counted toward, the student's major, minor, or endorsement. Exception: A Doane Plan course which is taken using the Pass/Fail option may count toward the major or minor if the course was taken before the major or minor was declared.
  4. A student must sign up for the Pass/Fail option in the Registrar's Office by the end of the third full week of the semester. Once a course is designated as Pass/Fail, it cannot be changed back to a letter grade.
  5. A grade of "P" will have no effect on the student's cumulative grade point average. A grade of "F" will be figured into the student's cumulative grade point average. (In order to receive a grade of "P", a student must earn a grade of "C-" or above in the course.)
  6. Credits taken using the Pass/Fail option do not count toward GPA credits required for academic honors.
  7. Credits taken using the Pass/Fail option may not be accepted by graduate or professional schools.

Repeated Courses

Courses in which a grade of F, D-, D or D+ has been received may be repeated, and generally such courses may be repeated only once.

The cumulative grade point average and the grade point average in the major are computed using only the credits and grade earned in the most recently completed course.

A student may enroll at another college in a course that is a repeat of a course taken at Doane in which the grade earned was below a C-. The course must be taken for a grade and the grade earned must be at least a C-. The grade in the repeated course is recorded on the Doane transcript as "P" (Pass). The cumulative grade point average is then computed without the original grade in the calculation.

Senior Grades

Final grades for seniors who are completing graduation requirements in May are processed before Commencement. Once processed, these grades are considered correct and complete.

Withdrawal

Students who withdraw from courses according to the withdrawal policy receive a grade of "W."


Grade Appeal Policy

A common academic issue sought by a student is the appeal of a course grade.  A faculty member determines the character of a course which includes content, instructional practices, and assessment procedures.  Instructors have the right to assign a course grade based on any method that is professionally acceptable, shared with all students, and applied equally. Each student has the right to a course grade based upon an unbiased evaluation of his/her performance and the specified grading procedure.  A student has the right to ask for clarification of the basis for his/her grade. 

Valid reasons for initiating the grade appeal process include, but are not limited to:

  • a failure to follow published course, program, or University policies,
  • a lack of consistency within the student's course section,
  • or the grade awarded was motivated by ill will.

Students who believe that their grade was miscalculated due to a mathematical error should contact the instructor within ten (10) days of the grade posting.  

The following are NOT valid reasons for initiating the grade appeal process: (i) a disagreement with the application of course policies and/or grading standards, (ii) the requirements or examination standards of an academic program, (iii) concerns over professionally acceptable teaching approaches, (iv) differing personalities, and (v) differences in classroom policies or grading schemes in different courses or between different sections of the same course. 

The grade appeal process must be initiated no later than ten (10) days from the posting of the final course grade.  A student is encouraged to talk with their advisor to offer an assessment of the concern and to clarify the steps of the appeal process.

Appeal Steps

STEP 1: A student is encouraged to pursue a good-faith attempt at informally resolving his or her concern about the course grade.  The student will communicate with the involved faculty member to seek a resolution.  If needed, the student can contact the Office of Academic Affairs (Crete-campus) or the Campus director (Lincoln, Grand Island, Omaha campus locations) for assistance in contacting a faculty member.  A student may be requested to put their appeal in writing.  Within five (5) working days from the time the student raises the concern, the involved faculty member will evaluate the concern, render a decision, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the faculty member may schedule a follow-up conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the involved faculty member does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, the student can initiate STEP 2 of the appeal process. 

STEP 2:  Within five (5) working days of the student being notified by the involved faculty member of his/her decision, the student writes an appeal letter specifying:

  • course number and section
  • term/year in which the course was taught
  • name of the instructor for the course
  • a statement of facts as the student perceives them, citing specific instances where, in the student's opinion, policies and procedures were violated or were unfairly applied,
  • a summary of the outcome from STEP 1,
  • the remedy sought by the student,
  • a copy of the course syllabus, and
  • the best method to communicate with the student (phone, e-mail, etc.).

The student submits their appeal letter to the Registrar's Office.  The Registrar will provide the appeal to the supervisor of the faculty member for the course.  Within ten (10) working days from receipt of the letter, the supervisor will evaluate the concern, render a decision, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the supervisor may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the supervisor does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, within ten (10) days of being notified of the decision, the student can initiate STEP 3 of the appeal process. 

STEP 3: The student can appeal to the appropriate Dean.  The Registrar's Office can offer clarification on the appropriate Dean for the course.  If the Dean was the supervisor in STEP 2, the student can initiate STEP 4.  Within ten (10) working days of receipt of the letter, the Dean will evaluate the concern, render a decision, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the Dean may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the Academic Dean does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, within ten (10) days of being notified of the decision, the student can initiate STEP 4 of the appeal process. 

STEP 4:   The student can submit a written appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs.  In an appeal, the student provides their prior appeal letter and addresses one or both of the following issues for appeal:

  • New evidence that was not reviewed in prior steps.
  • Any evidence that the review process was improper or unfair.

An appeal letter that does not clearly identify one or both of the issues listed above shall be dismissed without further consideration. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will make an initial assessment of a valid appeal after reviewing the incident file provided by the Registrar's Office and, if necessary, by communicating with relevant parties such as staff or administrators. For a valid appeal request, the Office of Academic Affairs will convene an Appeal Committee consisting of:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee), will serve as Chair
  • Associate Vice President for Adult and Online Operations (if the course is an online course)
  • Dean (or administrative designee) for each of the colleges
  • Registrar
  • Two full-time faculty members appointed by the Faculty Council who teach outside of the department of the student, have had minimal academic interaction with the student, and who have been at the Doane University at least one year.

The Registrar and the Dean from STEP 3 can participate in the discussions but will be non-voting members in determining a course of action.  As part of the evaluation, the committee may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult other University faculty, staff, or administrators for guidance and/or clarification.  A majority decision by the Appeal Committee is final and ends the appeal process for a grade appeal  The majority decision of the Appeal Committee will be shared with the Registrar's Office, who will communicate it to the student.


Academic Dishonesty

SECTION I:  Expectations of the University

Fundamental to our mission, our core values, and our reputation, Doane University adheres to high academic standards. Students of Doane University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner reflecting personal and professional integrity. Disciplinary actions may be taken against students whose academic behavior is not congruent with the expectations of the University. Students are responsible for adhering to the standards detailed in this policy. Not being familiar with these standards does not mean that the students will not be accountable for adherence to them.

 

SECTION II:  Scope, Limitations, and Applicability

This policy is for academic integrity violations occurring in or because of academic coursework and activities associated with taking and completing courses at Doane University. The Doane University Student Handbook discusses policies and processes for non-academic offenses.

 

SECTION III:  Violations of Academic Integrity

In general, Doane University expects that a student will:

  • pursue their academic endeavors with honesty,
  • acknowledge and adhere to the expectations and guidelines in the syllabus,
  • follow instructions for assessments as specified by the faculty member, and
  • ask faculty for clarification if there are any questions.

An academic integrity violation includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Falsification or Fabrication: Making any oral or written statement, which the individual knows, or should have known, to be untrue. Falsification is the alteration of information, while fabrication is the invention or counterfeiting of information. Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • Making a false statement to faculty, University employees, or fellow students.
  • Submitting contrived or altered information in any academic exercise. Example: making up data for an experiment, citing nonexistent articles, contriving reference sources.
  • Giving a false excuse for missing an examination, quiz, or assignment deadline.
  • Falsely claiming to have submitted a paper or assignment.
  1. Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, material, device, or a study aid in an examination or other academic work, or preventing, or attempting to prevent, another from using authorized assistance, material, or study aids. Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • Using an unauthorized aid, material, electronic resource (e.g., website), or electronic device (e.g., cell phone or tablet) for an examination, quiz, or assignment.
  • Copying from another student's work.
  • Copying another student's answers during individual quizzes or examinations.
  • Altering a graded exam and resubmitting it for a better grade without instructor authorization..
  • Buying, selling, possessing, soliciting, transmitting, or using material purported to be the unreleased content of any assignment, including examinations and quizzes.
  • Bribing or soliciting any person to obtain or to provide any information relating to examinations, quizzes, or other assignments outside of the bounds of the instructions for the assessment.
  • Acting as a substitute for another person during an examination or other assessment.
  1. Collusion and/or Complicity: Collaborating with one or more individuals without instructor approval, on any examination, quiz, computer or laboratory work, or any other assignment or assessment. Collusion includes exchanging or facilitating the exchange of materials or ideas verbally or non-verbally. Complicity includes helping or attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
  1. Plagiarism: Using the ideas, data, presentation, or language of another without specific or proper acknowledgment in academic work. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Quoting word-for-word from a source without using quotation marks and appropriate citation.
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing ideas without acknowledging the source.
  • Submitting a paper that was not authored by the student taking the course (e.g., written by another person, paper obtained from a commercial source). 
  • Failing to verbally acknowledge one or more sources during an oral presentation.
  1. Multiple Submissions:  Submitting, without prior permission, academic work that has been previously submitted in identical or similar form to fulfill another academic requirement without instructor authorization. Examples include, but are not limited to, submitting the same paper for credit in two different courses.

 

SECTION IV:  Reporting of Violations

Faculty are expected to follow the process for reporting academic integrity violations in order to maintain the expectations of the University. The philosophy for faculty to report all violations allows the University to maintain a record and documentation of all incidents in a student's file. A faculty member may be unaware that a student has had a prior violation and that a new violation would require additional reviews and/or consequences. Students and faculty are prohibited from proposing and/or entering into an arrangement with an instructor to receive a grade of "F" or any other reduction in grade in a course or on an academic exercise in lieu of being charged with a violation of the academic integrity policy.  Additionally, a student is not permitted to drop the course as a means to avoid being charged with a violation.  Students are encouraged to report suspected or known violations of academic integrity to appropriate faculty, staff, or administrators.

 

SECTION V:  Consequences for an Academic Integrity Violation

Possible consequences for an academic integrity violation include but are not limited to:

Course-Level Consequences (one or more to be specified by the faculty member of the course):

  • Warning on academic integrity and what constitutes a violation
  • Requiring the student to redo the assignment or examination
  • Lowering the student's grade for the assignment or examination
  • Assigning a zero or failing grade for the assignment or examination
  • Lowering the student's grade for the course
  • Assigning the student a failing grade for the course
  • Referral to academic support office for assistance with academic needs
  • Referral to Academic Integrity Subcommittee for additional review

 

University-Level Consequences (to be specified by the Academic Integrity Committee or the Appeal Committee):

  • Suspension from a program or the University
  • Dismissal from a program or the University

 

SECTION VI:  Academic Integrity Process

NOTE: The specified timeline for actions and decisions can potentially be lengthened due to circumstances (e.g. school breaks, unavailability of individuals), though those involved should seek to resolve the issue in a timely manner, and communicate and agree upon any changes to the timeline as soon as possible.

 

STEP 1: Identification of Violation.

The faculty member identifies an alleged academic integrity violation.

 

STEP 2:  Reporting a Violation.

  1. The faculty member contacts the student in a timely manner regarding the alleged violation to request a discussion with the student (in person or via technology).  For purposes of this process, the day when the faculty member contacts the student is considered Day One.  The discussion between the student and faculty should take place within five (5) business days of the faculty member identifying an alleged violation.
  2. The student has two (2) business days to provide the faculty member with his or her own written summary detailing the incident, to provide any relevant documentation or evidence, and to describe any related circumstances.  The student can submit this material using the following online form: http://bit.ly/DU-integrity-student.  If the student chooses to not have a discussion with the faculty member and/or does not provide a written explanation, the faculty member should move forward with the process and note that the student did not participate.
  3. The faculty member has up to three (3) business days to render a decision:
  • A violation did not occur.  The process ends and no details are recorded or submitted.
  • A violation did occur.  The faculty member is encouraged to consult with his or her supervisor for the course (e.g., Department Chair, Division Chair, Program Director, or Dean) to discuss the violation and proposed Course Level consequence(s). The faculty member must specify a consequence(s) and submit all relevant documentation and actions to the Registrar's Office using an online form:  http://bit.ly/DU-integrity.  As part of the submission form, a faculty member can indicate if the issue is egregious and should be forwarded to the Academic Integrity Subcommittee for additional review.  The Registrar's office will forward a copy of the completed Academic Integrity submission to the respective Dean of the course. 
  1. The faculty member has one (1) business day to notify the student of his or her decision and the Course Level consequence(s), if applicable.

 

STEP 3: Documentation

  1. If the student disagrees with the faculty member's decision, within two (2) business days of being notified by the faculty member, the student must submit a disagreement letter to the Academic Integrity Subcommittee outlining his or her disagreement with the alleged violation and/or disagreement with the consequence(s). The student must provide the letter to the Registrar's office (registraroffice@doane.edu) and address it to the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.  The disagreement letter must include discussion of any evidence or additional circumstances.
  2. The Registrar's Office will review the Academic Integrity Violation submission. If it is the first violation for a student and the faculty member did not recommend that it be forwarded to the Academic Integrity Subcommittee, the Registrar's Office will record the incident in the student's file.
  3. The Registrar will forward the incident to the faculty Academic Integrity Subcommittee if any of the following exists:
  • The student has a prior academic integrity violation
  • The student submits a disagreement letter as to whether a violation occurred and/or disagrees with the consequence(s)
  • The faculty member recommends that the violation be forwarded to the Academic Integrity subcommittee
  1. The Registrar's Office will notify the student either that the violation has been recorded in his or her academic file or that it will be reviewed by the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.

 

STEP 4: Academic Integrity Subcommittee Deliberation

  1. The Academic Integrity Subcommittee will deliberate regarding academic integrity violation cases that have been submitted to the committee for a  decision.  The subcommittee should contain at least one faculty member from the College in which the course was taught.  The Academic Integrity Subcommittee will perform due diligence in reviewing a violation. As part of the review, the committee will review all relevant documentation and may consult with relevant involved parties such as students, faculty, staff, or administrators for information, guidance, and/or clarification. The committee will determine:
  • whether an academic integrity violation occurred
  • what type of academic integrity violation occurred
  1. After determination of a violation, the Academic Integrity Subcommittee will make a determination to support the proposed Course Level consequence(s) or determine different Course Level consequence(s) to ensure consistency across the University and/or impose a University Level consequence(s) for the violation, taking into consideration the decision of the faculty member and the prior history of the student.
  2. The majority decision of the Academic Integrity Subcommittee will be shared with the Registrar's Office.  Within two (2) business days, the Registrar's Office will communicate the decision to the student, the faculty member, and the respective Dean of the course.

 

STEP 5: Appeal Process

  1. A student has the right to appeal the Academic Integrity Subcommittee decision. Within five (5) business days of being notified by the Registrar's Office of the Academic Integrity Subcommittee decision, a student can submit a written appeal to the respective Dean of the course that must address one or both of the following issues for appeal:
  • New evidence that was not reviewed by the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.
  • Any evidence that the review process was improper or unfair.
  1. An appeal letter that does not clearly identify one or both of the issues listed above shall be dismissed without further consideration. The respective Dean of the course will make an initial assessment of a valid appeal after reviewing the incident file provided by the Registrar's Office and, if necessary, by communicating with relevant parties such as staff or administrators.
  • For a valid appeal request, within ten (10) days the respective Dean of the course will schedule a meeting of an Appeal Committee consisting of:
  • Provost (or designee), who will serve as chair
  • Associate Vice President for Adult & Online Operations (only if the course is an online course)
  • Dean (or administrative designee) of each of the Colleges
  • Two full-time faculty members appointed by the Faculty Council who teach outside of the department of the student, have had minimal academic interaction with the student, and who have been at the Doane University at least one year.
  • Registrar (or designee)

The Registrar and respective Dean of the course can be participants in the discussions but will be non-voting members in determining a course of action. All members or their designates must participate for deliberation and decision.

  1. The Appeal Committee will perform due diligence in reviewing an incident. As part of the due diligence, the Committee will review all relevant documentation and may consult with relevant involved parties such as students, faculty, Academic Integrity Subcommittee, staff, or administrators for information, guidance, and/or clarification. The Committee will review the prior decisions for consequence(s) by the faculty member and by the Academic Integrity Subcommittee, as well as review the history in the student's file.
  2. The Appeal Committee will make a determination to support the consequence(s) or determine different Course Level consequence(s)  to ensure consistency across the University or impose a University Level consequence(s) for the violation.
  3. A majority decision by the Appeal Committee is final and ends the appeal process for an academic integrity violation.
  4. Within two (2) business days, the Registrar's office will communicate the majority decision of the Appeal Committee to the student, the faculty member, and the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.

The policy is based off of similar academic integrity policies developed by Nebraska Methodist College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Academic Probation and Suspension

A student not maintaining the minimum required cumulative grade point average based on credits attempted is subject to academic probation or suspension at the end of any term, according to the following formula

Credits Attempted Academic Average  
12-35 Below 1.70  
36-59 Below 1.85  
60 or over Below 2.00  

The Academic Standing Committee may place a student on academic probation or suspend a student who is not making satisfactory academic progress and is in danger of failing to meet any all-university requirement, including the grade point average in the major. Such students are notified in writing by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A student who is suspended may request a review of the facts of his/her case by the Vice President for Academic Affairs by the appeal deadline stated in the suspension letter. A student suspended for academic reasons must remain out of the university for at least one regular term and undertake an activity that illustrates a renewed commitment to learning before applying to the Academic Standing Committee for readmission. Students who remain out of the university for an academic year or more must request readmission through the Admission Office.

A student whose cumulative grade point average is above the minimum for the number of credits attempted, but whose last term grade point average was low, is notified in writing by the Vice President for Academic Affairs that he/she is eligible to continue at Doane University, but the term grade point average needs to improve in the next term.

Students may also be suspended or expelled based on the policies outlined in the student handbook which includes the Student Conduct Code.


Academic Grievance

The grievance process for an academic concern provides an impartial review of an academic conflict or issue to ensure that the rights of a student are properly recognized and protected.  No adverse action will be taken against a student who chooses to utilize this process.

This process is to be used for instances in which a student has an academic concern regarding a decision perceived to be arbitrary, capricious, or applied unequally and impacts the student's academic progression.

Separate policies and processes are in place for the following: Grade Appeal Process, Violence & Unacceptable Behavior Policy, Sexual Assault and Rape Policy, Bias/Hate Incident Policy, Anti-Harassment Policy, and ADA Grievance Procedure.

Valid reasons for initiating the grievance process include, but are not limited to:

  • a failure to follow published course, program, or University policies,
  • a lack of consistency within the student's course section,
  • or the decision was motivated by ill will.

The following are NOT valid reasons for initiating the grievance process: (i) a disagreement with the application of course policies and/or grading standards, (ii) the requirements or examination standards of an academic program, (iii) issues regarding program accreditation requirements, (iv) concerns over professionally acceptable teaching approaches, (v) differing personalities, and (vi) differences in classroom policies or grading schemes in different courses or between different sections of the same course.  The grievance process should not be initiated simply due to its impact on a student's academic progress and standing, ability to receive or maintain a scholarship or monetary award, ability to maintain recognition of distinction, or eligibility for a club or organization.

The academic grievance process for an academic concern must be initiated no later than one (1) month from the occurrence of the concern.  A student is encouraged to talk with their advisor or the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs to offer an assessment of the concern and to clarify the steps of the grievance process.

Grievance Steps

STEP 1: A student is encouraged to pursue a good-faith attempt at informally resolving the academic concern.  The student will communicate the concern with the involved individual (e.g., faculty member, program director, or Dean) to find a solution.  If needed, the student can contact the Office of Academic Affairs for assistance in contacting the involved individual.  A student may be requested to put their concern and request in writing.  Within five (5) working days from the time the student raises the concern, the involved individual will evaluate the concern, render a decision or response, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the involved individual may schedule a follow-up conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the involved individual does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, the student can initiate STEP 2 of the grievance process. 

STEP 2:  Within five (5) working days of the student being notified by the involved individual of his/her decision or response, the student writes a notification letter specifying:

  • a statement of facts as the student perceives them, citing specific instances where, in the student opinion, policies and procedures were violated or were unfairly applied,
  • a summary of the outcome from STEP 1,
  • the remedy sought by the student, and
  • the best method to communicate with the student (phone, e-mail, etc.).

The student is encouraged to seek guidance from an Appeal Advisor in regards to their concern and development of this letter.  The Office of Academic Affairs can provide the name of an Appeal Advisor.

The student provides their notification letter to the supervisor of the involved individual (e.g., an issue regarding a faculty member would go to the respective department chair, program director, or dean).  The Appeal Advisor or the Office of Academic Affairs can offer clarification on the appropriate supervisor.  Within ten (10) working days from receipt of the letter, the supervisor will evaluate the concern, render a decision or response, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the supervisor may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the supervisor does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, within ten (10) days of being notified of the decision, the student can initiate STEP 3 of the grievance process. 

STEP 3: The student provides their notification letter to the appropriate Dean.  A student can contact an Appeal Advisor or the Office of Academic Affairs for clarification on the appropriate Dean for the issue.  If the Dean was the supervisor in STEP 2, the student can initiate STEP 4.  Within ten (10) working days of receipt of the letter, the Dean will evaluate the concern, render a decision or response, and notify the student.  As part of his/her evaluation, the Dean may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult University faculty, staff, or administrators for clarification and/or guidance.  If the Academic Dean does not act on or resolve the concern to the reasonable satisfaction of the student, within ten (10) days of being notified of the decision, the student can initiate STEP 4 of the grievance process. 

STEP 4: The student can submit a written appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs.  In the appeal, the student provides their prior notification letter and also addresses one or both of the following issues for appeal:

  • New evidence that was not reviewed in prior steps.
  • Any evidence that the review process was improper or unfair.

An appeal that does not clearly identify one or both of the issues listed above shall be dismissed without further consideration. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will make an initial assessment of an appeal after reviewing the incident file and, if necessary, by communicating with relevant parties such as staff or administrators. For a valid appeal request, the Office of Academic Affairs will convene an Appeal Committee consisting of

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee), will serve as Chair
  • Associate Vice President for Adult and Online Operations (if the course is an online course)
  • Dean (or administrative designee) of each of the colleges
  • Two full-time faculty members appointed by the Faculty Council who teach outside of the department of the student, have had minimal academic interaction with the student, and who have been at Doane University at least one year.

The Dean from STEP 3 can participate in the discussions but will be a non-voting member in determining a course of action.  As part of the evaluation, the committee may schedule a conversation with the student and may consult other University faculty, staff, or administrators for guidance and/or clarification.  A majority decision by the ad-hoc committee is final and ends the appeal process for an academic grievance.  Once a decision is rendered, the student will be notified.


Academic Honors

A student award ceremony is held in the spring to recognize individual students and groups who have excelled academically during the previous year. Academic honors are based upon GPA credits earned at Doane University.

Alpha Lambda Delta

The purpose of Alpha Lambda Delta is to recognize men and women who achieve high scholarship in their first year at Doane University. Eligibility is based on a grade point average of 3.50 or above in at least 14 GPA credits during the first semester at Doane University, or by earning a 3.50 or above in at least 28 GPA credits in two consecutive semesters of the first year. Credits earned in the summer terms are not included. A transfer student can meet requirements for membership in her first semester at Doane, provided no more than 20 credits have been transferred from previous schools.

Dean's List

A student who earns a grade point average of 3.70 or higher in at least 12 graded credits for the term is placed on the Dean's List for that term and receives a letter of congratulations from the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Doane Scholar

A student ranking in the top eight percent of his or her graduating class and completing at least 105 GPA credits at Doane University receives the honor of Doane Scholar at the Student Award ceremony in the spring in the year the student intends to graduate from Doane. A student who participates in an approved one-semester off-campus or study abroad program in which credit is transferred with "P" (passed) grades rather than letter grades must have completed 85 graded credits at Doane in order to qualify for this award. A student who participates for two semesters must have completed 70 GPA credits at Doane.

Graduation Honors

Degrees with honors are conferred upon those students who graduate with a 3.80 GPA or higher.

Summa Cum Laude 3.98 - 4.00  
Magna Cum Laude 3.92 - 3.97  
Cum Laude 3.80 - 3.91  

The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Professional Studies graduates are considered separately for determination of degrees with honors.

Degrees with honors are not conferred upon students who have been enrolled at Doane University for less than four terms, excluding summer sessions. Such degrees are not conferred upon those who have earned fewer than the following number of graded credits:

Regular Terms of Attendance Graded Credits  
4 48  
5 60  
6 72  
7 85  
8 97  

If a Doane student participates in an approved off-campus or study abroad program in which credit is transferred as pass/fail rather than graded, the term or terms the student is off-campus do not count as regular terms of attendance.

Honor Societies

Doane has chapters of several national honor societies, including:

Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman honorary
Alpha Kappa Delta, sociology honorary
Alpha Psi Omega, theatre honorary
Beta Beta Beta, biology honorary
Cardinal Key, honorary society recognizing outstanding scholarship, leadership, and character
Delta Phi Alpha, German honorary
Kappa Alpha Omicron, environmental science and studies honorary
Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership honorary
Phi Epsilon Kappa, physical education honorary
Phi Sigma Iota, languages honorary
Pi Kappa Delta, forensic honorary
Pi Sigma Alpha, political science honorary
Psi Chi, psychology honorary
Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish honorary
Sigma Tau Delta, English honorary


Graduation

Participation in Commencement

Commencement is held once a year at the end of the spring term. A student who has not completed degree requirements by the end of the spring term may participate in the ceremony and be considered a candidate for the August degree if he/she is lacking one requirement (competency or course) and receives permission from the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences to participate. The decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Both the cumulative grade point average and the major grade point average are at least a 2.00 after spring grades are processed, and
  • The student's plan to complete the requirement no later than August 15 is approved before Commencement by the Registrar or Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences.

NOTE: Any anticipated May graduate who takes a trip following Commencement may participate in the ceremony. However, all course work must be completed and the grade processed by the Registrar's Office before the diploma and any graduation honor can be awarded.

Application for Graduation

Students need to apply for graduation through WebAdvisor. Potential graduates are emailed information approximately three months prior to their anticipated completion date. 

Award of Degree/Issuance of Diplomas

Degrees at Doane University are awarded and diplomas are issued twice a year-at the end of the spring term in May and on August 15. However, the graduation ceremony takes place only in May. Students who complete graduation requirements after the August 15 degree date and before May Commencement of the following year will be May graduates. A comment stating that requirements for the degree have been met and that the degree will be awarded at the May ceremony is added to the transcripts of such students upon completion of all requirements. The diploma will be issued during the May Commencement or mailed to the student if he/she is in absentia.

Students who complete graduation requirements after May Commencement but no later than August 15 of the same year are awarded their degree as of August 15. (All final grades and any official transcripts from other schools must be received by the Registrar by August 15.) Diplomas will be mailed to each August graduate.

Diploma's only list the degree awarded (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) not the majors earned. Students who double major do not receive two diplomas.

Second Degree Policy

It is possible for a student to satisfy the requirements for more than one major program; the University will not grant two degrees for programs taken concurrently. The student must declare which degree will be posted on the transcript and diploma. A graduate who returns and completes a minimum of 30 credits beyond whatever number was accumulated for the first baccalaureate may qualify for a different Doane degree. (One can earn two majors, that will be posted on the transcript, but cannot earn two B.A. degrees, for example.)


Transfer of Credit

A Doane student may enroll in summer courses at other institutions with the intention of transferring those credits to Doane, but that student must receive prior approval from the Registrar, adhere to the final 30 credits in residency rule, and complete the appropriate forms. A student who plans to enroll in courses in his/her major or minor field of study must also receive prior approval from faculty in the department. Courses are to be taken for a letter grade, but they are entered on the Doane transcript as "P" (Pass), provided the grades earned are C- or above.

Approval of the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences is needed before a student may enroll in the College of Professional Studies (CPS) in any term other than summer. The Registrar must also be consulted before enrolling in any CPS course in order to verify that the course meets a particular requirement. All CPS courses are considered Doane credits and therefore show on the transcript as graded. All costs associated with CPS enrollment, including tuition, must be paid.

A student who is full-time in the College of Arts and Sciences during a regular term must have permission from the Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences to take a course from another institution during that term.

A student who studies abroad for a summer, semester, or year must have his/her program approved in advance by the appropriate study-abroad program director, the Registrar, and the Director of Financial Aid. For additional information on study abroad, refer to Off-Campus and Study Abroad options.

A student who has been admitted to Doane University as a degree-seeking candidate may transfer credits to Doane for inclusion on the Doane transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Doane from all colleges attended. Hand-carried transcripts are not acceptable. Final determination of all transfer credit is made by the Registrar with the advice and consent of the instructors in the appropriate academic disciplines.

The following guidelines are used in the evaluation process:

  1. Doane requires that the previous institution(s) be accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), New England, Middle States, Northwest, Southern or Western. Credit from unaccredited institutions is not accepted. However, in some instances, credit from special purpose institutions (e.g., Bible Colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education) is accepted.
  2. Transfer credits are accepted for courses in which a student received a C- or above. Credits transferred from another institution are entered on the Doane University transcript as "P" (passed) credits. These credits are not included in the Doane University grade point average calculations, but do count toward the total credits required for graduation.
  3. The College of Arts and Sciences accepts a maximum of 90 semester credits completed at a four-year college or university.
  4. If a student has completed an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Professional Certificate at a two-year college, a maximum of 60 semester credits are accepted in transfer.
  5. If a student did not complete a professional competency, (i.e., Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate), courses are evaluated individually. In this evaluation, a maximum of six semester credits are accepted in transfer for courses not normally offered at a four-year accredited college or university.
  6. Doane awards credits in semester hours. Credit from institutions on the quarter system are accepted at the rate of two-thirds of a semester hour per quarter hour.

Students who transfer to Doane may use courses from a previously attended institution to meet requirements for a major or minor at Doane University. If all requirements for the major or minor are met using previous course work, the transfer student must enroll in a three- or four-credit senior-level course in that major or minor which is not a repeat of any previous course work and must earn at least a grade of "C".

Courses taken at a previously attended institution may also be used to meet requirements for the Doane Core Connections. Courses which fit Doane Core Connections criteria, but are not offered at Doane, may be substituted in the appropriate area. Completion of three or more courses, each of which are equivalent to at least two semester credits in one Doane Core Connections subject, fulfills the general education requirement in that subject.


Credit by Examination

A student may qualify to receive up to 30 semester credits through one or more of the following options: Advanced Placement Program, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Doane Tests, ACT Proficiency Examination Program, DANTES, and International Baccalaureate Diploma. If credit is earned, a grade of "P" (pass) is given and the credits count toward the total required for graduation. The grade of "P", however, does not figure in the calculation of the grade point average. Credits earned through the credit-by-examination options may not be accepted by graduate or professional schools.

Doane will not award test credit if the course has been failed in the past at Doane. A student who receives credit for a course by examination and repeats that course at Doane will have the examination credit removed. Also, students are not eligible to receive credit by examination for a lower-level course after they have completed or begun a course for which the other is a prerequisite.

Advanced Placement (AP)

The College Entrance Examination Board's Advanced Placement Examinations are used by Doane University in awarding advanced academic credit to an incoming student. A student must request that the College Board send results directly to the Registrar at Doane. There is no additional tuition charge for AP credit which is accepted by Doane University.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Doane University grants credit based upon successful completion of subject CLEP examinations and supplementary essays. Credit is not awarded for the CLEP General Examinations. A student must request that the College Board send results directly to the Registrar at Doane. The credit for subject examinations is awarded according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE). There is no additional tuition charge for CLEP credit which is accepted by Doane University.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)

A student who has successfully completed selected subject examinations administered through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) may earn college credit. This credit is awarded according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE). There is no additional tuition charge for DANTES credit which is accepted by Doane University. Only tests which are designated as Baccalaureate/Associate Level (B) or Baccalaureate Upper Division (BU) are considered in the awarding of credit.

Doane University Test

A student has the opportunity to earn credits by successfully completing a test administered by Doane faculty.  If credits are earned, at tuition charge of $75.00 per credits is assessed and must be paid prio to the student's final term af attendance.  Thest are available in French, German, and Spansih.  The credit isnot added to the Doane transcirpt until he tuition is paid in full.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Students who have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma through their high school are eligible to receive college credit. Visit www.doane.edu/international-baccalaureate-credit for score requirements and credit amounts awarded. There is no additional tuition charge for IB credit which is accepted by Doane University.


Transcripts

The Registrar's Office releases official Doane transcripts of a student's academic record only after the student has granted permission in writing. Transcripts are not issued to students who have financial obligations to the university. Students who request transcripts should allow three days for them to be prepared and issued. Transcript fee's range from $5.25 to $7 depending on the request and delivery method.

During periods at the beginning or following the end of a semester, at least one week should be allowed for issuance. Official transcripts from other institutions which may be a part of a Doane student's file cannot be copied and issued to the student. To obtain copies, the student must contact the original issuing institution directly.

Once a student graduates or discontinues attendance at Doane University, subsequent college credits from other schools do not become a part of the student's Doane University transcript.


Academic Divisions

Courses are grouped into the following six academic divisions:

Academic Information Services - Library

Economics and Business - ACC-Accounting, BUS-Business, ECO-Economics, ENT-Entrepreneurship

Education - EDC-Early Childhood, EDU- Education, EDS-Special Education, HHP-Health and Human Performance

Fine Arts and Humanities - ART-Art, ASN-Asian StudiesENG-English, ESL-English as a Second Language, CMM-Media Communication, CMS-Communication Studies/Speech Communication, FAR-Fine Arts, FRE-French, GDC-Graphic Design, GER-German, HUM-Humanities, MUS-Music, PHI-Philosophy, PRE-Philosophy/Religion, RST-Religious Studies, SPA-Spanish, THE-Theatre

Science, Mathematics, and Information Science and Technology - AST-Astronomy, Biochemistry*, BIO-Biology, CHM-Chemistry, CST-Computational Studies, EGR-Engineering, EVS-Environmental Science, GEG-Geography, GEO-Geology, HSC-Health and Society, IST-Information Science & Technology/Computer Science or Information Systems, MTH-Mathematics, PHS-Physical Science, PHY-Physics, RES-Research, SCI-Science

Social Science - ANT-Anthropology, HIS-History, INT-International Studies, LDR-Leadership, LPS-Law, Politics & Society, PSI-Political Science, PSY-Psychology, SOC-Sociology, SSI-Social Science

Italics indicate areas where courses are offered, but not a major or minor.
*Indicates an interdisciplinary major without a course prefix

Additional interdepartmental course areas include: ATV-Activities, CED-Cooperative Education, DLC-Doane Learning Center, DSS-Doane Student Support Services, HNR-Honors Program, IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies, LCM-Learning Communities, LAR-Liberal Arts Studies, MSI-Military Science