IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
EXTENDED LEARNING NIGHT TRACKS
The official monthly publication for IWC's evening students & instructors
Vol. 25 No. 2 November 2013
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
SPRING-A CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
Planning should be started for your SPR-A and SPR-B class registrations. Toward that end, an updated Spring 2013 Schedule will be available during the first week of December on the website (www.iwc.edu/exl) under “Schedule”. If you want to meet in person at IWC, SCC or MCC please call ahead for an appointment at 319.385.6245 or 385.6247 or 800.582.2383. You may also schedule an appointment via email at email@example.com.
"LIKE US” ON FACEBOOK
Please use a new and regularly updated source for information about evening/online classes through Iowa Wesleyan College. Of course, this is another way for you to communicate with us and each other. Simply go to our Facebook site by accessing: http://www.facebook.com/IowaWesleyanCollegeExtendedLearning.
YOU ARE INVITED!
The Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Association invites you and your family to a Wesleyan Reception, introducing Dr. Steven E. and Mrs. Sara Titus (29th President of the College). From 5 to 7 pm, one event will be held at the Muscatine Art Center (Stanley Gallery), 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine on Tuesday, November 19. A second event at the same time will be held at the Burlington Golf Club, 2124 Sunnyside Ave., Burlington on Thursday, November 21. Refreshments will be served. Please reply by November 16 by calling 319.385.6215 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK OUT THE ExL ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD
Since Night Tracks is published only at the beginning of the month, please regularly check our electronic Bulletin Board for any important updates in between issues. To find the Bulletin Board, go to the IWC website at www.iwc.edu/exl and click on Connect with ExL in the left margin, and then from the menu that appears, click Bulletin Board. And if you haven’t done so, register for your IWC username and password by clicking on “Get Username/Password,” also located in the menu. If you’re not receiving an electronic copy of Night Tracks, subscribe online. It’s fast; it’s easy; and it’s free!
INSTRUCTORS: BE SURE YOU HAVE AN IWC USERNAME/PASSWORD
This service allows you to: Be notified of important announcements and information distributed to all IWC faculty; Access the CAMS data management system which lets you see who’s in your classes at any time before or during the term (including adds/drops/withdrawals); Allows you to post grades electronically; Provides access to all Chadwick Library electronic services. Contact the Office of Extended Learning for instructions for accessing this service.
MESSAGE FROM FINANCIAL AID
For information regarding your student loans, go to www.NSLDS.ed.gov. This site shows the federal loans you have borrowed, the lender and contact information. You will need your FAFSA 4-digit pin number to access your information. Not sure what the number is? Go to www.pin.ed.gov. Be sure to request a Duplicate.
Spring refund dates (Checks not picked up will be mailed on the following Friday): Spring-A - 1/22/14; Spring-B - 3/19/14.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE COURSES
Students MUST HAVE an IWC username/password in order to enroll in ANY online course offered through Iowa Wesleyan College. To get yours, go to www.iwc.edu/exl, and from the left hand menu, click on “Get Username and Password” and follow the instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING IWC ONLINE COURSES
MOODLE COURSES – SECTION CODE =55
1 – Go to the IWC homepage: www.iwc.edu and click on the “Quick Links” button (upper right corner of the screen).
2 – Then Click the “Online Programs” button, left end of the top menu that appears.
3 – Click the “Class Access” button (upper right section)
4 – 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.
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.
Note that 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 will be contacted by the OCICU HOST INSTITUTION, not IWC.
USING THE VIRTUAL TEXTBOOK STORE
You now have 24/7 access to the IWC Bookstore when purchasing textbooks. That said, DON’T WAIT! Come to www.iwc.edu and click on the “Quick Links” button in the top right corner. A menu will appear above, where you select “Bookstore” and follow the instructions. Here are a couple of hints: 1) Be sure you select “Spring-A” for your term, and 2) check the “Extended Learning” box for your classes.
FALL TEXTBOOK BUYBACK DATES
The Iowa Wesleyan Bookstore will hold fall buyback December 9 - 12 from 8:30am to 4pm and December 13 from 8:30am to noon. You may also sell your books back online. Log into the bookstore (see above), click on Buy your Books and in the window that opens, click on Sell Your Books. A return shipping label is available for printing. If you purchased a book with a guaranteed buyback you will need to sell it back online in order to receive that guaranteed dollar amount. If you have any questions please call the bookstore at 319.385.6478.
TO ACCESS FINAL GRADES, YOU MUST HAVE AN IWC EMAIL ACCOUNT
To obtain your final grades you must have an IWC username and password (e-mail account). You may obtain your username and password, by simply going to the IWC website at www.iwc.edu/exl. Then from the left-hand side menu which appears, click on Get Username & Password and follow the instructions.
Once you have your username and password, you can find your final course grades (when they have been posted) by accessing the IWC Student Portal. The address is: https://portals.iwc.edu/estudent. Your login username is iwc\ plus your email username. For instance, if your email username is pat.doe (for Pat Doe), you would use iwc\pat.doe – the login password is the same as your email password.
If you have problems logging into the portal, you can send an email to our IT office at email@example.com containing your student id number, last, and first names and phone number. For security purposes, do not put your password in the email. If they need your password you will be contacted. Lastly, to obtain a manual for using the Student Portal, contact Dr. Kit Nip, IWC Chief Information Officer. ALL ABOVE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE.
Please check your IWC email account at least once a week, as there may be important announcements that pertain to you from the Extended Learning Office, faculty, IWC Business Office or Financial Aid.
REGISTERING FIELD EXPERIENCE
All students planning to do a Spring 2014 Field Experience should contact the Director of Field Experience to receive an informational packet (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.385.6358). The documents referred to below are contained in the packet the student receives. Interest forms are due in the Field Experience Office, Friday, November 8, 2013. Deadline date for approval of all Spring internship and site-based projects (Intent forms) is Friday, December 6, 2013.
Reminder about registration of Field Experience Credit: Students should keep in mind that the credits for the internship must be registered during the term(s) in which the work is performed. Credits may not be registered prior to a term in which work takes place. Please contact the Field Experience Office in order to receive the information packet (paperwork). These dates are also posted at the Field Experience link of the IWC website at www.iwc.edu/fe. You may also email email@example.com or call 319.385.6358.
ATTENTION DECEMBER 2013/MAY 2014 GRADUATES
If you have not yet filed your application for graduation, please contact the Extended Learning Office immediately at 319.385.6245 or 6247 or 800.582.2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for Graduation in May 2014 are due to the registrar November 19. While working with your advisor to finalize your spring 2014 schedule, please review your graduation requirements and complete the application. Expected December 2013 graduation applications were due in September 2013.
Extended Learning classes will be cancelled only due to severe weather and road conditions. Decisions will be made daily after 4 pm and all cancellations will be posted on the IWC webpage at www.iwc.edu/exl (found by clicking on Connect with ExL on the left margin and then from the menu that appears, click Bulletin Board); announced on our Facebook page and announced on the following local radio stations:
KILJ (105.5) Mt. Pleasant
KBUR (1490am) and KGRS (107.3) Burlington
KWPC (860am) Muscatine
KCII (95.3) Washington
KBKB (101.7) Ft. Madison
KMCD (1570am) & KIIK (95.9) Fairfield
KOKX (95.3) Keokuk
You may also call our office after 4 pm at 800.582.2383 or 319.385.6245 or 319.385.6247. After 5 pm, there will be a recorded announcement regarding any cancellations.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no evening face-to-face classes scheduled on Wednesday & Thursday November 27 & 28.
All College Offices are closed on Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29.