Old Dominion University Has Available Position

Old Dominion University is hiring for a hybrid learning specialist and advisor position. The position will primarily focus on learning specialist responsibilities but will also advise up to 2 Olympic sports. In addition to advising responsibilities, this position will provide individualized academic support to at-risk students from all sports, collaborate with other advisors to best support student-athletes, and work with the Director of Educational Support Services to create and facilitate programs and services. Candidates should have previous experience providing educational support in some format (such as teaching, special education, learning specialist, etc). Candidates should have a completed master’s degree in education or a related field or a bachelor’s degree with experience equivalent to a master’s degree. Candidates should be knowledgeable about learning disorders and accommodations. Candidates should have considerable knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Interested candidates should send their resume to Erin Cousins at ecousins@odu.edu.

Procedures for Spring 2022 Graduation

Students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2022 should follow the steps below:

1) E-mail Pam McGlynn 
Notify me that you plan to graduate the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

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 March 8, 2022
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.

Certificate Completion Form

For those who completed the certificate coursework, please submit the official notification that you have completed the certificate. Below are the instructions for how to do so. Please submit that electronic form at your earliest convenience. Contact Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) if you have any questions.

This form should be used for students completing all future semesters. It should be submitted at the end of the semester.

Submitting your Graduate Certificate Completion Form

If you have completed the five courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, please follow these steps:

  1. 1)  Click on the following link: https://www.k-state.edu/grad/about/forms/
  2. 2)  Select “Graduate Certificate Completion” and click on “Submit graduate certificate completion form.”

On the form:

  • Ignore the “Staff Proxy” section.
  • Your student information should automatically be in the “Student Information” section.
  • In the “Program Information section, enter “Academic Advising” along with the semester that you completed your last course.
  • In the “Course Information” section, list the five courses that you took to complete the certificate along with the semester that you took each. If you did not transfer in any coursework, those courses will be the following:


EDCEP 829 Learning Principles 3 credits
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory 3 credits
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development 3 credits

Total KSU Credits = 15

If you transferred in any courses, you would list those in this section in place of the courses for which they served as substitutes.

  • Ignore the “Program Advisor” section.
  • In the “Program Coordinator” section, list the following:
    Name: Christy Craft
    E-mail: ccraft@ksu.edu

    Department: Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs
  • Click the “Submit” button.

Call for Proposals for NACADA Region 7 Conference

The Call for Proposals has been extended to December 20th and I wanted to reach out and encourage you all to consider submitting a proposal. As a graduate student you all have insight on what you’re learning and experiencing in your program and would offer a different perspective at the conference. You can learn more about the submission criteria here: https://nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-7/proposals.aspx and more about the conference in general here: https://nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-7/Registration-Information.aspx. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!Best,


Olivia Miller, MS
Senior Academic Advisor (Last Name A-K),
Graduate Programs
UMKC Bloch School of ManagementBloch
Executive Hall Suite 418H816-235-5126 
olivia.r.miller@umkc.eduShe/Her/Hers

Get Involved with NACADA’s Region 7 Conference

Bridgette Kells, an alumna of the Master’s program, is the Volunteer Co-Chair for the Region 7 NACADA conference in March and is looking for volunteers to assist during the conference. This is a great opportunity for those looking to connect with others working in higher education It is worth mentioning that you do not need to be a member of region 7 to attend/volunteer at the conference but as a K-State student they technically part of region 7 (even if they work in another region).

Those wanting to volunteer need to fill out this form expressing their interest. Then they need to make sure to register for the conference when registration opens in December. As the conference has some virtual components, we are accepting virtual volunteers to assist with those sections of the conference.

If you have questions please contact, Bridgette Kells, directly.

Bridgette Kells, M.S. ​|She ▪  Her ▪  Hers|
Academic Advisor ▪ Undergraduate Biology Program
College Advising & Student Services
2045 Haworth Hall ▪ 785-864-3500
brbkells@ku.edu
The University of Kansas

University of Kansas Has Openings for Advisors

The University of Kansas (KU) seeks academic advisors in the following areas.

·         Academic Advisor For Biology

·         Graduation Advisor

Oregon State University Seeks Academic Advisors

Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences is seeking two Academic Advisors.  These are a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, professional faculty position. 

This position supports the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) Office of Academic Advising’s mission by partnering with students in a collaborative process that promotes and supports the exploration, development, and achievement of their unique academic and professional goals. This position will have primary advising responsibilities across all undergraduate majors in CPHHS. 

For more information visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/110086

The University of Texas Permian Basin Seeks a Director of Academic Advising

The Director provides vision and leadership to Academic Advising, which includes all aspects of student-centered advising from first-time enrollment to degree attainment. The Director is responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation, and integration of outcome-driven efforts in academic advising that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence, thriving, and graduation).  The Director is responsible for the organization and operations of the Advising Center. The Director will serve as an expert on curriculum mapping and holistic advising and support the implementation of the Falcon Maps program. The Director will take the lead on Career Readiness strategies and the inclusion of career readiness in advising.

For the full job description and application instructions please visit the university website: Director of Academic Advising.

Reminder: Submitting Certificate Completion Form

For those who completed the certificate coursework this summer, please submit the official notification that you have completed the certificate. Below are the instructions for how to do so. Please submit that electronic form at your earliest convenience, Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) know if you have any questions about it.

This form should be used for students completing all future semesters. It should be submitted at the end of the semester.

Submitting your Graduate Certificate Completion Form

If you have completed the five courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, please follow these steps:

  1. 1)  Click on the following link: https://www.k-state.edu/grad/about/forms/
  2. 2)  Select “Graduate Certificate Completion” and click on “Submit graduate certificate completion form.”

On the form:

  • Ignore the “Staff Proxy” section.
  • Your student information should automatically be in the “Student Information” section.
  • In the “Program Information section, enter “Academic Advising” along with the semester that you completed your last course.
  • In the “Course Information” section, list the five courses that you took to complete the certificate along with the semester that you took each. If you did not transfer in any coursework, those courses will be the following:


EDCEP 829 Learning Principles 3 credits
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory 3 credits
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development 3 credits

Total KSU Credits = 15

If you transferred in any courses, you would list those in this section in place of the courses for which they served as substitutes.

  • Ignore the “Program Advisor” section.
  • In the “Program Coordinator” section, list the following:
    Name: Christy Craft
    E-mail: ccraft@ksu.edu

    Department: Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs
  • Click the “Submit” button.

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Seeks an Academic Advisor

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking an academic advisor in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) to provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students. Advise students transitioning between majors. Utilize excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills to help students explore and identify interests, skills, and abilities. For full listing visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/75814