Diné College Students: Virtual Services

The health of the Diné College community is our priority

This website will be updated regularly with information about the Novel Coronavirus affecting the Diné College community. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has the most up-to-date information about the status of the Novel Coronavirus in the US.

Students: Virtual Services

Office of Counseling Services

Raythina Tapaha-Yazzie, M.A.
Diné College Counselor
If you need assistance with personal, familial, or academic support. Please email counselor to schedule a phone counseling session. For immediate counseling services, call counselor’s direct number.

email: rjtyazzie@dinecollege.edu
phone: (928) 349-1261

Computer Access, Internet Access and WIFI hotspot areas:

Tsaile Learning Center
  • Closed
  • WIFI hotspot: GCB parking lot up to 7:00 PM.
 Shiprock North Campus: 
  • ​Closed
 Shiprock South Campus:
  • Closed
  • WIFI hotspot: GSA parking area: up to 9:00 PM 
Crownpoint Center:
  • Closed
  • WIFI hotspot: 1st row, up to 9:00 PM.
 Window Rock Center:
  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Monday-Thursday
  • WIFI hotspot: Parking lot
 Chinle Center:
  • 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, Tuesday-Thursday
  • WIFI hotspot: Parking lot in the front of the site, unlimited.
 Tuba City Center:
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Closed – Monday and Friday
  • WiFI hotspot: Education Bldg. Parking lot, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Library

Both the Tsaile and Shiprock libraries have been closed until further notice, however, we will continue to provide services online.

The libraries’ homepage has links to many online resources:  www.library.dinecollege.edu

There are many online books available in the library’s catalog:  http://library.dinecollege.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=dc

Many of our subscription databases have full-text articles:  http://library.dinecollege.edu/dcl-dbs-subject.htm

If you need assistance in locating online resources for your classwork, you can email the library:  library@dinecollege.edu

Or you can use one of the libraries’ Facebook pages to instant message a librarian.

Tsaile:  https://www.facebook.com/DineCollegeLibraries/

Shiprock:  https://www.facebook.com/ShiprockLibrary/

The email account and both Facebook pages will be monitored Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Herman A. Peterson
Director of Libraries

Crownpoint Center

Advisement 
Please call or email Monday to Thursday – 12 pm to 5 pm
Johanna M. Silago, Center Manager
(505) 786-7391
jsilago@dinecollege.edu

Counseling Service 
Please email:
LeToy Harrison, Counselor
(505) 368-3628
leharrison@dinecollege.edu

Chinle Center – (Information pdf)

Advisement Services
Bryant Etsitty, Academic Advisor
Monday – Thursday – Zoom & Email: bretsitty@dinecollege.edu
Friday: Office 8 AM to 12 PM

Professional Tutoring Services – (Information pdf)
Ernest Hildreth, Professional Math Tutor
Email: ejhildreth@dinecollege.edu
ZOOM Account
Tutoring Match Service: https://tutormatchingservice.com/#tutor/7850

JoAnn Nez, Professional Writing Tutor
Email: jonez@dinecollege.edu
ZOOM Account
Tutoring Match Service: https://tutormatchingservice.com/#tutor/7850

Tuba City Center

Advisement Services
Academic advisor and program coordinators are advising online.
Students, if you questions: contact your advisor through email.
If you need to drop or withdraw, come onsite to the Tuba City center and Phyllis will help you complete your forms.

JSTOR

Digital library for scholars, researchers, and students
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
JSTOR website

TIPS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING FROM THE SCHOOL OF DINE STUDIES AND EDUCATION

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Tip number 1: Schedule to be consistent.
Set a routine for each day on when you will be working on your online coursework. This helps with managing your time. Be responsible for how you use your time; you can avoid procrastination by sticking to your schedule and completing your to do list.

Tip number 2: Create a workspace.
Select an area in your home to designate as your workspace. This helps in knowing where you will be working instead of spending time to find a location every day. Make sure you have access to an internet service.

Tip number 3: Have a daily to do list.
Having a list helps you prioritize and stay focus on what assignments you need to complete for that day. This also helps with managing your time. Be realistic with your to do list.

Tip number 4: Give yourself scheduled breaks.
This should be a part of your routine schedule.

Tip number 5: According to research, multitasking doesn’t get much done.
Sometimes when you try to multitasking, you slow down your progress or you lose focus of what you need to work on. You tend to become easily distracted and more time is spend on re-generating energy to focus on your to do list.

Tip number 6: Give yourself a compliment or reward.
When you do a good job on meeting your deadlines or completing your daily tasks, give yourself a compliment and/or reward.

Tip number 7: Stay in contact through online.
Keep in contact with your instructors by Blackboard and/or Zoom, or by email. Check your emails throughout the day.

Tip number 8: Care for yourself and your family.
Maintain your health and safety. When things are in order and maintained, you will find focusing on your schoolwork easier to do than worrying about what needs to be done. Ask for help from your family and ask for understanding on needing time to do your schoolwork.

If you have symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus, please contact the local health care center prior to your arrival to a hospital facility:

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center:
1-844-542-8201

New Mexico COVID-19 Hotline:
1-855-600-3453

Navajo Nation COVID-19 Hotline:
1-928-871-7814

Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility
(928) 674-7001/7688

Crownpoint Health Care Facility
(505) 786-5291/6381

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, INC
(928) 729-8000

Gallup Indian Medical Center
(505) 722-1000

Sage Memorial
(928) 755-4500

Kayenta Health Center
(928) 697-4000

Northern Navajo Medical Center
(505) 368-6001

Tuba City Regional Health Care
(866) 976-5941

Utah Navajo Health System
(866) 976-5941

Winslow Indian Health Care Center
(928) 289-4646

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
(844) 542-8201

New Mexico Coronavirus Hotline
(855) 600-3453

Sign up for Alert Media to receive important communications and emergency notices. To sign-up, visit the Diné College Alert Notification to register: https://dashboard.alertmedia.com/public?ecust=6821ab1cea92f457b95185238126c78b

If you still have questions, contact the Diné College Incident Command Center and we will seek out the answers for you.

Diné College Incident Command Center in Response to COVID-19 – Hours: 8 AM to 7 PM

Phone: 928-724-6900

Email: officeofthepresident@dinecollege.edu

SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19 DEVELOPMENT & IMPACT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY!

Diné College is following the guidance that is provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Navajo Nation Department of Health, and taking preventive actions to temporarily cancel College sponsored events and limiting socialization on College campuses and sites. The preventive measure is to safeguard the health and well being of our College community and Navajo communities.
You can find updated information about COVID-19 disease activity and recommendations at these sites:
CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Arizona Department of Public Health
New Mexico Department of Health
Nation Nation Department of Health