Certificate Completion

When students are in the final semester of the academic advising graduate certificate program they should contact Ms. Cassandra Llewelyn, (cjwalker@ksu.edu), to tell her they are finishing their last class.

Ms. Llewelyn will complete the required paperwork for the Graduate School, and a certificate will be processed. Students should make sure their contact information is accurate, especially the mailing and email addresses. It will take 8 to 12 weeks for the certificate to be mailed. Due to Covid-19 it may take longer than usual for certificates to be mailed. The certificate will appear on transcripts within a few weeks.

This is only for Certificate students.

Program of Study

The Graduate School requires an approved program of study after the completion of nine credits (three courses) in the Master in Science in Academic Advising program. Only required for Master’s students; not Certificate students.

The Program of Study lists the courses you intend to take to complete the requirements of the degree. It will not list when you will take the courses. 

Which elective course do you plan to take? 

  1. EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education – Fall
  2. EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising – Spring
  3. EDCEP 864 – Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics – Summer

Your advisor (found in KSIS) is the major professor on your supervisory committee. Two additional faculty will serve on your committee. The committee reviews your final project. Do you have a preference for which professors serve on your committee? The following graduate faculty are available to serve on committees: 

     · Doris Carroll 
     · Christy Craft 
     · Judy Hughey 
     · Ken Hughey 
     · Marilyn Kaff 
     · Charlie Nut
· Lisa Rubin
     · Dan Wilcox

When you are ready, please send an email with your elective and committee members choices to Pam McGlynn.

Pam will generate your Program of Study through our new electronic form system. It will be electronically signed by the faculty on your committee and submitted to the Graduate School for Approval. Once it is approved you will receive an email from the Graduate School. Please do not fill out the form yourself. As a department we have decided that I will do the forms for all MS in Academic Advising students. 

Enrollment for Spring 2021

Enrollment for Spring runs November 2, 2020 – Jan. 25, 2021

Course Offerings for Spring 2021
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory
EDCEP 839 Assessment of Academic Advising* – Completion of EDCEP 816 Required
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development
EDSP 853 College Students with Special Needs
EDCEP 864 Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

K-State Seeks Student-Athlete Services Post Graduate Intern

K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for a Student-Athlete Services Post Graduate Intern, which is a temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible position for up to 24 months.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the day-to day operations of the Student-Athlete Enhancement Center
  • Mentor student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of selected student-athletes
  • Supervise study table, unofficial initial eligibility evaluations of prospective student-athletes, recruiting and other projects as assigned
  • Assist with academically at-risk student-athletes, new student-athlete orientation and summer bridge student-athlete transition program
  • Participate in weekly professional development meetings

For more information and to apply visit: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/742/cw/en-us/job/509818/studentathlete-services-post-graduate-intern-kstate-athletics

Virtual K-State Reception, October 6, 6pm – 8pm Central Time

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs is hosting a virtual K-State reception to be held by Zoom during the NACADA annual conference. Specifically, it will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm (Central Time) on October 6, 2020. You are invited to attend this reception even if you are not attending the NACADA conference, and you are welcome to participate for as little or as long as you would like during those two hours.

There will be formal remarks by K-State faculty and staff at the top of each hour (6:00pm and 7:00pm). The rest of our time together will be used to connect with each other, to share memories from the program, etc. We hope to see you at least for a short period of time at some point during those two hours!

Please contact Pam McGlynn if you would like the Zoom link.

Graduate School Commencement Update

MS in Academic Advising Graduates will participate with the College of Education at the Graduate School Commencement at 4 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020.

The Graduate School Commencement is scheduled for two ceremonies on Friday, November 20th in Bramlage Coliseum. Graduates from the following colleges will be participating at the 8:30 a.m. ceremony: Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; and Engineering. Graduates from the colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, K-State Olathe and K-State Polytechnic will participate in the 4:00 p.m. ceremony.

Only faculty who are hooding terminal degree candidates will be allowed to participate in the ceremonies due to social distancing guidelines. I know that this is disappointing but we want to accommodate the graduates and up to two guests per student.

Army West Point Hiring an Athletic Academic Support Coordinator

The United States Military Academy, also known as Army West Point, is excited to announce that we are hiring for the position of Athletic Academic Support Coordinator. 

This position will be assigned to Football, working along side the Director of Football Academic Support. Specific duties include: coordinating and monitoring the academic success of cadet-athletes, conducting weekly meetings, compiling academic reports, communicating with faculty and coaches, as well as assisting with continuing eligibility.

Please note a few things; first, the link will have the title of “Training Instructor NF-04,” that is simply the coding for the job, the title of the position is Athletic Academic Support Coordinator once hired. Secondly, we understand that the job being posted through a government site can be confusing at times. If applying, please do not hesitate to reach out to me so I can help guide you through the questions and process.  

The job is currently posted at the link below, and will be open until October 5th; applications need to be submitted prior to the close date. Any and all questions/inquires are welcome; please feel free to reach out to me directly at eric.wall@westpoint.edu or 845-938-7818


Eric Wall
Director of Athletic Academic Support
United States Military Academy – West Point
(845) 938-7818

Dr. Lisa Rubin receives N4A research award and publishes article

Submitted by Patrice Scott

Lisa Rubin, associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, recently received a research award from the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, orN4A, and published her findings.  

Rubin was the lead author of “Collaboration Between Athletic and Campus Advisors: Ensuring College Athletes’ Success,” which was published in a special edition of this fall’s Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Her co-author was Will Lewis, lead academic advisor-intended business at the University of Georgia.  

“We interviewed 28 advisors at NCAA member institutions across the country — a mix of faculty, professional and athletic advisors — and asked how they collaborate and communicate,” Rubin said. “We examined reporting lines and even where advisors’ offices were located on campus and discovered both presented barriers.”  

The researchers offered general suggestions for innovative practices such as serve on each other’s search committees, identify liaisons between athletic advisors and major advisors, conduct a complete review of academic advising on campus and create a mentor program between units across campus.   

“What’s nice about K-State is we already have an advisor forum and are ahead of many universities that are very siloed,” Rubin said. “Another area where K-State is leading is in the area of title differentiation.”  

She said title differentiation not only helps professionals define one another’s roles but also clarifies the difference for student-athletes, who are often confused why they have two advisors: one in athletics and one in their major. K-State Athletics’ academic staff are academic counselors. 

Other suggestions include having athletic advisors assist with summer orientation and registration so they interact with student populations beyond athletes.   

“We were honored to be recognized by N4A with the research award and the opportunity to present our study as a webinar in July, making our findings immediately accessible to the practitioners who support students every day,” Rubin said.

Academic Coordinator Position at Campbell University

The Student-Athlete Support department at Campbell University has an opening for an Academic Coordinator.

This position will serve as the academic advisor for Men/Women Track & Field and Cross Country and Men’s Soccer.

Campbell is a small private school located 45 minutes south of the Raleigh area in beautiful Buies Creek, NC – the home of the Fighting Camels.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Interested candidates can apply here

University of Idaho Position Available

The University of Idaho Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Tutor/Academic Coordinator.

The Tutor/Academic coordinator provides support and education to elevate students’ learning experience at the University of Idaho (U of I). This position fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals.

This position is responsible for all facets involved in the coordinating of the SASS tutoring program. Duties include but are not limited to hiring, training, evaluating, reporting and schedule creation for all SASS tutors. This position maintains close liaison with U of I athletic administrators, coaching staffs, faculty, and campus academic support areas.

This position will also provide academic support for 1-2 athletic teams. Duties include, but are not limited to: academic counseling, academic coaching of student-athletes that present academic risk factors, assisting with course registration and monitoring NCAA Progress Towards Degree.Questions? Reach out to Krista at kristagray@uidaho.edu

Those who are interested are encouraged to apply using the link below: