Leadership in Academic Advising Doctoral Program

The next cohort for the Leadership in Academic Advising doctoral program will begin in the summer of 2022. Applications are due on December 1, 2021. The information and admissions process is overseen by K-State Online. Here’s the main webpage: https://online.k-state.edu/ Then you’d work your way through the pages to get to the PhD in Leadership in Academic Advising here: https://online.k-state.edu/programs/leadership-academic-advising-doctorate/ There you can get information about the admissions requirements, the curriculum, and the summer session requirement. There’s also a Frequently Asked Questions section with a lot of good info. A series of information session will be held over the next few months (recordings will be available for those registered):

 If you have questions, please contact Dr. Wendy Troxel, wgtroxel@ksu.edu.

Procedures for Summer 2021 Graduation

Students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Summer 2021 should follow the steps below:

1) E-mail Pam McGlynn 
Notify me that you plan to graduate the end of the Summer 2021 semester. Deadline June 8, 2021

I will submit Approval to Schedule Final Exam forms for all students that notify me they plan to graduate. 

2) Submit the graduation application
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. 

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) Enroll in a credit course at K-State
It is required that students be enrolled during the semester in which they complete degree requirements, i.e. coursework and final project. If you have completed all required coursework, there is a one credit course available, so you can be officially enrolled. Contact Pam McGlynn for details. The Canvas course to submit the final project is NOT a credit course. It has no work, except to submit the final project. 

4) Submit Academic Advising Final Project to K-State Online-Canvas Course by July 1, 2021.
A K-State Online course will be created for submitting final projects. Pam McGlynn will manually add students to the course that notify her they plan to graduate.

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 Pam McGlynn if you have questions about the academic advising final project.

Program of Study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. All Master’s students should have a Program of Study on file after the completion of nine credits. If you do not have an approved program of study, please contact Pam McGlynn as soon as possible.

Utah Valley University Hiring Several Academic Advisors

The First-Year Advising Center at Utah Valley University is excited to announce multiple full-time openings for academic advisors. This advisor/counselor role emphasizes advising practice that is holistic, proactive, and data-informed. We hope to employ individuals passionate about student success, who are excellent communicators that can build rapport quickly and maintain meaningful personal relationships with our first-year students.

A successful applicant will have a master’s degree and two years of broadly related experience in education or helping professions.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the online job portal through the following link: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/…

Questions should be directed to Elaine Lewis (elainel@uvu.edu).

Kansas State Polytechnic Seeks Academic Advisor

Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina, Kansas seeks an academic advisor to join its Academic and Student Services team.  This position is responsible for academic advising.  Academic advising is a decision-making process in which advisors assist students to realize the maximum educational benefits available to them in order to better understand themselves and to use the resources of K-State to meet their educational needs and aspirations.  Advisors collaborate with faculty and staff to address the academic advising needs of individuals and/or groups of students.   

For more information visit: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510621/academic-advisor

Commencement Ceremony Schedule Change, More Guest Tickets

Kansas State University’s commencement ceremony schedule has changed slightly. The Graduate School and College of Arts and Sciences will both now have just one ceremony each. The Graduate School ceremony, which includes the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 14, and the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15.

All Master’s in Science in Academic Advising graduates (2020 and 2021) will attend the Graduate school ceremony on Friday, May 14 at 9 am.

A reminder that all graduates/graduation candidates who RSVP’d by the April 26 deadline will now receive eight guest tickets to their ceremony via their K-State email by Monday, May 10.

For more information regarding ticketing, guests, parking, and more check out our online Ceremony Guide. Please encourage guests to text kstategrad to 888777 on the date of the ceremony they are attending for any weather-related updates.

Students, continue to check your K-State email for more updates regarding the in-person ceremonies and continue to share your journey to the ceremony using #KStateGrad on any social platform.

Summer Enrollment Still Open

Enrollment for Summer 2021 is open now. The semester begins June 7, 2021.

Course Offerings for Summer 2021
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 836  Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising
EDCEP 838  Student Development Theory
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development
EDCEP 864 Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
EDSP 853 College Students with Special Needs

NACADA Awards and Scholarships Available

Annually, NACADA awards multiple scholarships in the following categories. Scholarships are only available for Masters/PhD level students.

Global Awards and Scholarships application season continues! We would like to encourage you to seek a nomination from a supervisor, colleague, mentor, advisor, or self-nominate for the following scholarships:

Deadline: April 30, 2021 – 11:59 PM CST
Graduate Student Research Institute Scholarships

Deadline: May 3, 2021 – 11:59 PM CST
International Conference Scholarships

Deadline: June 1, 2021 – 11:59 PM CST
Summer Institute Scholarships

Deadline: July 1, 2021 – 11:59 PM CST
NACADA Scholarships: Master’s Level

Deadline: August 18, 2021 – 11:59 PM CST
New Advisor Annual Conference Scholarships
Graduate Student Annual Conference Scholarships

Annually, NACADA awards multiple scholarships in each of these categories and the pool of applicants is normally low. We offer monetary awards to support your professional development needs as well as event registrations to NACADA events that can enhance and compliment your educational endeavors.

Deadlines are upcoming this spring and summer so get started now to submit a quality application! Visit the links above to understand eligibility and submission requirements for each category. 

Kind Regards,  

Brandan Lowden
Chair, Global Awards Committee

Liz Alcántara
Content Program Coordinator
lizbeth@ksu.edu
785-532-0632 

NACADA Names Melinda Anderson as Executive Director

MANHATTAN — NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising has selected Melinda Anderson as executive director of the 15,000-member association hosted by the Kansas State University College of Education. Her tenure begins in June.   

“Dr. Anderson is phenomenal — so much so it bears repeating: phenomenal,” said Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education. “What stands out about Melinda is her intense focus on student success. She’s a systems thinker, true collaborator, data driven, energetic and has a strategic vision about NACADA’s global orientation. She is absolutely the dynamic, well-rounded scholar we were searching for.”  

Anderson’s leadership was clearly valued as she had just been elected by the association’s global membership to a one-year term as board of directors president, a position she will step away from as executive director.

“I am so honored and thrilled to be offered an opportunity to work with very talented colleagues at Kansas State University and in the association,” Anderson said. “I am looking forward to joining the executive office for NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and continuing to raise the profile of our work focused on student success through excellence in academic advising.”  

Anderson currently serves as the interim associate vice chancellor for student success at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She previously served as associate dean of undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, director of pre-health and pre-law advising at Virginia Commonwealth University and associate director of academic advising at the College of William and Mary.  

An active NACADA member since 2009, Anderson was a regular presenter at regional, national and international conferences and served as NACADA Region 2 chair, emerging leader mentor and Inclusion and Engagement Committee member. 

NACADA is a nonprofit association of higher education professionals that promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally, with membership in 35 countries. The association provides opportunities for professional development and networking through its conferences, institutes, communities of practice, research, journals and publications.

NACADA’s Charlie Nutt Inspires International Award

Submitted by Patrice Scott

After traveling the world and dedicating his career to promoting academic advising as the cornerstone of student success, Charlie Nutt, executive director of NACADA: The Global Community of Academic Advising, has inspired an international award named in his honor.   

The Charlie Nutt Award was established by two European associations, UK Advising and Tutoring, or UKAT, and the Netherlands’ Landelijke Vereniging van Studieadviseurs, or LVSA. Announced during the associations’ joint conference on March 31, the award is in “recognition of the magnificent work Charlie has done for advising globally and the emergence of a global community of academic advisors.”  

Nutt was stunned by the announcement.  

“I cannot fully express my deep gratitude for this thoughtful and amazing award,” Nutt said. “I am very proud of the work that NACADA and the board of directors have undertaken to promote and expand opportunities for professional development, research and networking in the field of academic advising and student success across the globe. Thank you from my heart to Oscar van den Wijngaard, David Grey, and the UKAT and LVSA leadership for this honor.”  

It was especially meaningful to Nutt when the name of the recipient was announced. The inaugural Charlie Nutt Award was presented to Gavin Farber, academic advisor in the Fox School of Business at Temple University, because he “exemplifies the purpose of the award in promoting and supporting international collaboration.”  

“I am so proud of Gavin and am honored that he was selected,” Nutt said. “He has made many international contributions through advisor mentoring, connecting advisors around the world and contributions to UKAT. Gavin is definitely impacting our field globally.”

Dodge City Community College Seeks Advising Specialist

Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas is looking for a Advising Specialist. The Academic Specialist advises students and assists them in making informed college major and career choices by collaborating with college faculty and community college/university counselors to remain current with transferability of courses, majors, and admissions requirements, and the employment trends for career pathways.  The Advising Specialist will provide activities to increase retention rates, course completion rates, graduation rates, and transfer rates for program participants at the Connection Center and Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC). 

For More information and to apply, please visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=fb38771a-5afe-4371-bf51-3936ebb49ef7&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

Title V Advising Specialist