IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
EXTENDED LEARNING NIGHT TRACKS
The official monthly publication for IWC's evening students & instructors
Vol. 25 No. 5 March 2014
OUR TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR IN PUBLICATION!
The mission of Iowa Wesleyan College is to prepare students to succeed in a changing global environment. Iowa Wesleyan is a four year liberal arts college providing quality individualized learning experiences that combine the development of the intellect with adaptive life skills. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare.
The Office of Extended Learning supports the mission of Iowa Wesleyan College as it provides access for adult learners; engagement between the College and Community; and empowerment of individuals through learning.
These beliefs and values prioritize our actions:
We believe that everyone is a learner
We offer service to learners through a welcoming attitude and by showing respect, integrity, sincerity, pride and effective problem-solving in a professional fashion.
We provide high quality and convenient learning opportunities
IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION INFORMATION
Thursday, April 3, 2014 – The Belle Babb Mansfield Inaugural Forum
11 am - Science Hall Auditorium: “Exploring traditional and non-traditional uses of a legal education”
1 - 3 pm - Central Campus Lawn: “Service in Action – The Clothesline Project, Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women”
7 pm - Chapel Auditorium: Belle Babb Mansfield Symposium Keynote Speaker, Christie Vilsack
Friday, April 4, 2014 – Dr. Steven E. Titus Inauguration as IWC’s Twenty-ninth President
9 am - Tours available: Campus; P.E.O. Memorial Rooms; Harlan-Lincoln House
11 am - First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant: Community Worship Service
2:30 pm - Chapel Auditorium: Inauguration Ceremony for Dr. Steven E. Titus
3:30 pm - Student Union Social Hall: Community Celebration
IMPORTANT SUMMER 2014 INFORMATION
The 2014 Iowa Wesleyan College Summer Schedule is due to be made public during the week of March 17. It will be available on the IWC Website at www.iwc.edu. Simply scroll over “Academics” and click on Summer Schedule 2014. It will also be distributed via your College email address.
EXTENDED LEARNING INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Have you had an outstanding evening or online instructor who deserves special recognition? Please fill out the nomination form at the bottom of this issue of Night Tracks and return it to the Extended Learning Office (email@example.com) no later than April 4, 2014. At a special meeting, all nominations will be reviewed and a part-time Extended Learning Instructor of the Year will be selected from your nominations. The instructor will be recognized with a plaque at the IWC Awards Day Ceremony on April 24 at 11 am and also at the ExL Commencement Reception on Friday, May 2. We appreciate your nomination; and your instructors deserve your recognition.
DO YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE IN MAY OR AUGUST 2014?
If you have not yet filed your application for graduation, please contact the Extended Learning Office at 319.385.6245, 800.582.2383, ext. 6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY. The deadline for filing your Application for Graduation for May was November 19, 2013; for August the deadline was February 12, 2014.
On the Application for Graduation you will be indicating whether you expect to graduate with honors. Keep in mind that honors at graduation require at least 60 credit hours of Wesleyan coursework. Grades from ALL post-secondary institutions make up your cumulative grade point average and this is what determines honors designation.
In addition to successful completion of your required courses, you need to have completed the Safety/Survival requirement. You may send verification to the ExL office by providing a copy of your CPR card or a copy of your First Aid card.
Those of you who have filed an Application for Graduation should already have been contacted with specific information about Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3, 2014. If you haven’t, CONTACT THE ExL OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.
NOTES ABOUT FIELD EXPERIENCE
All students planning to do a Field Experience during the upcoming Summer session should contact the Director of Field Experience, Dan Shull, right away so you may receive an informational packet.
All paperwork must be complete prior to the start of the term in which the experience takes place. Those students thinking ahead toward Fall 2014 should contact the office as well.
Reminder - credits for the internship must be registered during the term in which the work is performed, or the credits may be registered in the term immediately following the actual work term. Credits may not be registered before the term in which the work takes place.
Contact Mr. Dan Shull in the Field Experience Office with any questions regarding the field experience requirement at 800.582.2383, ext. 6358 or email@example.com.
MESSAGES FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Summer 2014 Financial Aid
Start thinking ahead for Summer 2014. REMEMBER: Once the summer schedules are released and you have registered for your classes, you should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid eligibility. If you have not used your yearly eligibility of Pell grant or Stafford Loans you may be eligible for financial aid for summer. If you have used your yearly eligibility the only option is an Alternative Loan. Stafford and Alternative Loans are only available if you are enrolled in 6 credits or more.
2014-2015 Financial Aid
File your FAFSA now! To qualify for the Iowa Tuition Grant (if you are eligible) you must have submitted your FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) by July 1, 2014. You can view your Financial Aid and Student Account on the student portal at www.iwc.edu, Student Portal.
REMINDERS FOR ACCESSING YOUR ONLINE COURSES
MOODLE COURSES – SECTION CODE = 55 (SP-B)
1 – Go to the IWC homepage at www.iwc.edu
2 – Click the “Quick Links” button on the upper right corner of the banner
3 – Click the “Online Classes” link on the top left
4 – On the right login using your IWC email (without the @iwc.edu) and your IWC password
5 – If you haven’t taken a Moodle course before, please click on the “Getting Started” button and complete the brief tutorial
6 – Click the course you are registered for.
Please note that you may purchase your textbooks for Moodle and Other IWC online courses through the Iowa Wesleyan College’s Bookstore or online at: http://bookstore.iwc.edu/home.aspx. 319-385-6478 or 800-582-2383
OCICU COURSES – SECTION CODE = 44
1 – Go to www.ocicu.org
2 – Click “Student Course Access” (left column)
3 – Scroll down and select Iowa Wesleyan College and click “GO”
4 – Find and click the course you are enrolled in (OCICU#/IWC# ~ Example: ACC201/ACTG210)
5 – Click “Access this Course” and follow instructions from there.
You MUST have your OCICU Username and Password in order to log in. If it is your first OCICU course, your username and password will be emailed to you shortly after you are registered for the course.
Please note that you may find out about purchasing your OCICU textbooks at Step 4 “Ordering Books”.
NOMINATION FOR 2014 EXTENDED LEARNING INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
Name of part-time instructor you wish to nominate:
Course(s) that nominee teaches:
What specific characteristics does this instructor demonstrate? (Use back side if you don’t have enough space).
Is there anything about this instructor that sets him/ her apart from most other instructors?
Can you mention something that occurred inside or outside class that showed that this instructor is outstanding?
Did this instructor arrive early? Was he/she willing to stay after if the students had questions or concerns? Did he/she do anything “above and beyond” normal instruction in his/her courses?
Did this instructor have the ability to teach both simple and difficult concepts to the students? What methods did he/she use to teach you more clearly?
List any additional comments on back or below.
Please sign and return this completed form by April 4, 2014 to the Iowa Wesleyan College Extended Learning Office, 601 N. Main, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641. You may FAX this form to David File at 319.385.6296, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Award Recipients:
1997 Pam Ziegenhorn 1998 Karen Osborne 1999 Cathy Steele 2000 Brian Stone
2001 Randy Cermak 2002 Bob Pearce 2003 Linda Hemphill 2004 John Dabeet
2005 Cathy Steele 2006 John Wojtecki 2007 Joe Bonebrake 2008 Karen Osborne
2009 Ted Weigand 2010 Brian Carter 2011 Patricia Cody* 2012 Dennis Inman*
2013 John Wojtecki*
*Award recipient is ineligible for 3 years. (Full time IWC professors are not eligible for this award.)