2017 NACADA Annual Conference October 11-14, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising will hold it’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri, October 11-14, 2017. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/Annual-Conference.aspx

The Kansas State University Academic Advising Graduate Program reception will be Thursday, October 12, 5:30-7 pm at the Media Lounge in the Holiday Inn. 

Course Drop Deadlines for Fall 2017

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

  • September 11, 2017 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • September 18, 2017 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • September 25, 2017 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • October 27, 2017 – 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.

Reminder: Textbooks Should be Purchased Before Semester Starts

Students should obtain the required textbooks for their courses before the start of each semester. The required textbooks can be found on the Course Schedule: http://courses.k-state.edu/ 

Academic Advising courses can be found by clicking on the term one is registering for (Fall, Spring, Summer), then the College of Education, and then Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. Courses are listed in numerical order.

To find the required textbook(s) click on the book icon.

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A new screen will open up listing the required textbook(s).

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Students can also access textbook and related course materials from links provided in KSIS and the K-State Course Schedule. Information provided includes the name of the book, author, ISBN number, and associated costs.

To find Textbook Information in KSIS or K-State Course Schedule please visit the following website:

http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/stuFindBookInfo.html


NACADA Discounts

Some required textbooks and materials are available from NACADA. A NACADA Student Membership is $20. Members receive discounts on NACADA publications. The membership application form and a list of membership benefits are available at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Member-Services/Become-a-Member.aspx

Contact Bev Martin at bmartin@ksu.edu if you have questions regarding student memberships to NACADA.

NACADA member-produced publications utilized in the Graduate Certificate and Master’s Degree Programs in Academic Advising are (subject to change):

  • Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook, Volume 2  – ISBN 9780470371701  (EDCEP 835)
  • Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century (M22) – ISBN 9781935140221 (EDCEP 837)
  • Advising Students with Disabilities: NACADA Monograph (M19) – ISBN No. 9781935140191  (EDSP 853)
  • Career Advising: An Academic Advisor’s Guide  – ISBN 9780787983673 (EDCEP 863)
  • The Handbook Of Career Advising (P10) – ISBN 9780470373682 (EDCEP 863)

The link for the NACADA Bookstore is https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Store.aspx?category=1

If you are having trouble figuring out the textbook, please contact Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) or the course instructor.

Course Drop Deadlines for Fall 2017

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

  • September 11, 2017 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • September 18, 2017 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • September 25, 2017 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • October 27, 2017 – 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.

Fall 2017 Semester Starts Monday, August 21

Fall 2017 Semester starts Monday, August 21. Courses should appear in your Dashboard in K-State Online. Professors should email students with information about their course the first week of the semester. Or post in K-State Online.

Students enroll online using the interactive KSIS system. KSIS is Kansas State University’s student information system. The system manages the maintenance of student records, including enrolling in classes, accessing grades, and paying tuition. This interactive system is available at https://isis.k-state.edu/psp/ISIS/?cmd=login. KSIS can also be accessed directly from the K-State home page:http://www.k-state.edu/

For questions about KSIS, see http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/. Resources for specific help topics and Frequently Asked Questions are available. For help signing in to KSIS, contact the IT Help Desk at (785) 532-7722 or toll free 1-800-865-6143.

The Course Schedule is available on the K-State web site at http://courses.k-state.edu/. This schedule provides a listing of all classes offered during the semester, a description of enrollment procedures, an academic calendar, and other useful information.

The Course Schedule will provide the class number, which is needed to enroll in the course through KSIS. Academic Advising courses can be found by clicking on the term one is registering for, then the College of Education, and then Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. Courses are listed in numerical order.

A multi-semester list of scheduled courses is available on the Academic Advising Graduate Program website. Not all courses are offered each semester, so please plan ahead. https://kstateacademicadvisinggraduateprogram.org/courses/

Procedures for Fall 2017 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Fall 2017. If you are not planning to complete requirements this fall, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

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 Fall 2017 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 – August 21, 2017.

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 fall, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by September 1, 2017. A Word file is attached. It will also be available for download at: https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/resources/ 

On the Final Exam 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 Monday, October 9, 2017. 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/.  The Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1 pm.

Tuition for 2017 -2018 Academic Year

Tuition and fees for the 2017-18 year are $563.30 per graduate credit hour for distance learning courses. All academic advising courses are three credits at a cost of $1689.90 per course.