Drop Dates for Summer 2018

For Summer Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • June 12, 2018 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 15, 2018 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 20, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 5, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you are dropping your last (only) class, you will need to contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester. Scott Schlender <scottsch@ksu.edu> is the contact in the Graduate School.

KSIS is Operational

Following the May 22 roof fire at Hale Library, most of the shared network services are available for students, faculty and staff. Some programs are still being evaluated or are undergoing maintenance. A list of operational systems and frequently asked IT questions is available on the IT Services blog.

With an increase in network activity starting today, it is possible for stressed equipment to fail, which may cause temporary outages. Please be patient if an unplanned outage occurs. IT Services is monitoring all network equipment and continues to order and replace equipment as needed.

Purdue University Honors College Seeks Advisors

Purdue University Honors College is hiring two new Honors Advisors.  

Background on the Purdue University Honors College:
Our mission is to create and foster well-rounded, well-educated global leaders. We work to create student leaders on campus who impact society from their very first semester. The four pillars, our primary tenets, come together to help us accomplish this mission. They are leadership development, undergraduate research, community and global experiences, and interdisciplinary academics. 

 Full description of the open positions:

 As an Honors Advisor, you will provide supplemental advising about the Honors College curriculum and experience to current and prospective Honors College students at Purdue University.  You will assist students in creation of short and long term curricular and co-curricular goals as well as provide information regarding curricular and co-curricular programs and opportunities including Study Abroad, Honors, 21st Century Scholars, Leadership Development, etc. This position will advise approximately 375 incoming freshman. Additionally, you will develop and share strategies for academic success, coach students in development of professional behaviors, and conduct audits on students’ progress toward their degree.  You will also provide guidance about graduate / professional school, career / internship opportunities and the job search process, and help students link learning and professional preparation in the workplace.

 **This position represents two vacancies.**

 Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position.
  • One year of experience in academic advising, student services, graduate teaching, research, or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents.
  • Must be able to work independently with guidance from supervisor in a team-oriented environment.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)


  • Knowledge of academic advising for undergraduate students.
  • Knowledge of key issues related to recruiting and advising highly motivated, high-achieving undergraduates strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
  • Ability to work independently with guidance from supervisor in a team-oriented environment.

 Additional Information:

  • A cover letter is required in order to be given full consideration for the position, and should specifically address your interest in and fit for the position within the Honors College.
  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply here.

Summer Graduation Procedures Deadline – June 1, 2018

This is a reminder that students intending to graduate Summer 2018 need to notify Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2018 and submit the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form.


1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2018 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course to submit the final project.

2) All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. The application may not be available until after the start of the semester. Note: KSIS is currently unavailable due to fire. As soon as it comes back online please take care of this  requirement. The delay will not interfere with your graduation date. 

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link: http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/stuGraduationApply.html

3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this summer, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2018. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: https://kstateacademicadvisinggraduateprogram.org/final-project/ On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree.

After the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is processed by Graduate School staff, you will receive an e-mail with information about graduation and commencement.

4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by June 25, 2018. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information (https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/final-project/). The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey (khughey@ksu.edu) should you have questions about the academic advising final project.

A program of study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. The program of study must be on file before the final exam form can be submitted to the Graduate School. If you have not completed this, please contact Pam as soon as possible. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/. Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1 pm.

Update on Technology Disruption

There was a fire at Hale Library on May 22, 2018. This is were the university houses it’s technology offices and the fire has cause disruption to many of the computer systems.

Currently, we are not able to access KSIS – the student information system. Students can still log into K-State Online, the online course delivery system. Summer semester is still scheduled to start June 4.

Here is the latest update from the Administration on the recovery efforts:

University employees within Information Technology Services, or ITS, and Telecommunications have been working around the clock since the fire to restore email, web and telephone service. It was critical for payroll to be completed, so last week ITS hired a vendor to host the HRIS system. Employees from ITS and Human Capital Services worked diligently throughout the weekend and on Memorial Day to complete the payroll process for the pay period ending May 19. The files were successfully submitted to the state Monday evening so June 1 paychecks will be issued on time to university employees.

Over the weekend, Belfor worked to remove the water and deploy chillers and dehumidifiers to improve the climate in the data center. In addition they cleaned and checked the equipment. We learned on Tuesday that the core servers supporting the administrative systems — KSIS, HRIS and FIS — are in good condition. ITS will soon use temporary power to begin assessing these systems. Once complete, we will develop a plan to bring the top priority systems online. We will keep you informed of the progress.

For updates please check https://www.k-state.edu/media/update/halelibrary/


NACADA Annual Conference Graduate Student Scholarship

NACADA offers scholarships to selected student members pursuing graduate education at either the Master’s or Ph.D. or Ed.D. level to attend their annual conference. This program will give selected individuals studying in the academic advising field or those with an interest in pursuing a career in academic advising an opportunity to attend the Annual Conference on Academic Advising in Phoenix, AZ, September 30 – October 3, 2018.

The scholarship will waive the student member registration fee to attend the annual conference.  The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

These scholarships are made possible due to the success of the NACADA Silent Auction held during the Annual Conference. 


  • be a current NACADA student member (Note: Student membership requires certification that the student is currently enrolled and is not fully employed in an advising position). Please see the NACADA Student Membership Application.
  • demonstrate an interest in advising as a profession.
  • provide a description of goals to be accomplished through participation in the NACADA Annual Conference


Once awarded a Graduate Student Annual Conference scholarship, recipients will not be eligible in subsequent years.

Application Components:

  1. Completed an application in the Submission Portal.
  2. Advising Resume/Vitae.  Please limit entries to material that pertain directly to academic advising.  Please include a current job position description or list of job responsibilities if nominee/applicant is currently employed in an advising-related position.
  3. Statement on your current area of study and career goals
    • Describe your interest in advising as a profession and your decision to pursue this career path
  4. Statement on Annual Conference and future NACADA participation
    • List and describe the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual Conference.
    • List and describe your plans for future involvement in NACADA – be specific about any goals for involvement in regions, committees, communities, areas of leadership interest, etc.
  5. Letters of recommendation
    • A required component of the application materials submitted for this award is two letters of recommendation from your institution’s officials, at least one of which must be an instructor in your field of study. These letters must be on institutional letterhead.  Please upload these letters and other application requirements no later than the specified deadline(s). Nominators/nominees should collect the letters and upload them as pdf’s.  Please don’t send these letters separately to NACADA officials.  Any recommendation letter should not contain information the nominee has not already seen.
    • Please make sure the letters outline the nominee’s qualifications and any professional development goals that could be achieved by attending the Annual Conference.

Scoring Criteria:

Graduate Student Annual Conference Scholarship Rubric

COMMITMENT of Scholarship Recipients:

If you are chosen as a recipient, part of your responsibility will be to document your experiences and reflect upon them so that we may promote the benefits of attendance to others.  You may opt to document and reflect on your experience in the following ways:

  • create a blog post for the NACADA blog
  • write an article for possible publication by Academic Advising Today
  • craft a digital story of some type with photos/slides from your conference experiences that can be shared
  • via social media using the Annual Conference hashtag with posts and photos from your experience
  • propose some other creative way to get the word out about your experience with prior approval from dawnkrause@ksu.edu, Executive Office Liaison to the Global Awards Committee

Questions about the scholarships?  Email Dawn Krause or call 785-532-0632
Submit an Application

Deadline to apply – June 1, 2018 – Midnight CST

Spring 2019 Course Schedule Announced

The following courses will be offered in Spring 2019:

EDCEP 816  Research Methods
EDCEP 829  Learning Principles
EDCEP 835  Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 838  College Student Development
EDCEP 839  Assessment of Academic Advising
EDCEP 851  Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854  College Student Athletes
EDCEP 863  Trends in Career Development
EDSP 853  College Students with Special Needs