Procedures for Spring 2020 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2020. Those not planning to complete requirements this Spring, should review this post to be familiar with the process.

1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Spring 2020 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. 

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:

3) The Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by February 3, 2020.  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.  

Word file:

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 March 9, 2020. 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 ( The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey ( should 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. 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.

It is required that students be enrolled during the semester in which they complete degree requirements, i.e. coursework and final project.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1 pm.

Congratulations Fall 2019 Graduates

The following students earned their Master’s in Academic Advising from Kansas State University this Fall. Commencement ceremonies were held Friday, December 13 in Manhattan, Kansas. Congratulations to all on their accomplishments.

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates. It will take 8-12 weeks from the official end of the semester (December 20) for diplomas to be received.

Cristen Alarie
Priscilla Arciniega
Elahé Bahadori
Darcy Barraclough
Andrew Bartsch
Jessica Boone
Travis Britz
Haylee Crouch
James Gilbert
Lisa Johnson
Christina Jones
Kasie Kidney
Collin Klein
Tara Knight
Katelyn Leviton
Rebecca McRae
Wesley Notestine
Samantha Ortega
Karlie Purdy
Juliet Quebatay
Allison Scully
Rebecca Schutt
Marissa Simplot
Sabrina Strong-Nasabal
Sadie Stutsman
Michele Tisdale
Rebecca Werthmann
Chelsea McClellan



Fall Commencement Day Activities

Time has whizzed by and the semester is quickly coming to an end. Congratulations on nearly completing your degree. The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 13 at 1 pm in Manhattan, Kansas. There are a number of events planned for the day. 
Please let Pam McGlynn know if you plan to attend any of the following events. Note some of these will have separate invitations and require you to RSVP to the organization extending the invitation.
Friday, December 13, 2019
College of Education Graduate Brunch              10:30 a.m. to Noon
Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th
Manhattan, Kansas

Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education. Free for graduates, $15 for guests. RSVP to Pam Monroe
Graduate School Commencement Ceremony           1 pm
Bramlage Coliseum

Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.
Master’s candidates participating in commencement exercises must wear a master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel. Master’s regalia differs from bachelor’s regalia and can be purchased through the K-State Campus Store or online at  http://www.cbgrad.comThe Academic Advising degree is a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Master of Science degree graduates wear a golden yellow hood.
For additional information please refer to Graduation and Commencement Information at
Global Campus Graduation Celebration      4 pm to 5:30 pm
Alumni Center
1720 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas
All students who have applied for Fall graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, December 13, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus. RSVP to
Please note that if you do plan to come to Manhattan, it is important to make hotel reservations as early as possible. For more information to help plan your visit, please visit the K-State Admissions page on visiting Manhattan and the other websites below
Campus Map
Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Restaurant Guides
Live Webcast
Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at:
Virtual Commencement
A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Please let Pam McGlynn know if you have any questions.

K-State College of Business Seeks Academic Advisor

The College of Business at Kansas State University is seeking to fill a full-time position in academic advising.  The college has a centralized advising model with 7 professional academic advisors who serve all the students in the undergraduate program. The advising team’s overarching mission is to enhance student success by providing individualized and comprehensive advising services that meet the needs of diverse student populations. The academic advisors work very closely with the college’s career development staff, academic departments and university support programs.

The individual in this position will:

  • Provide information about academic programs and main career paths in business
  • Teach sections of the Business Orientation course to new students
  • Work closely with students on developing academic plans that meet individual student’s needs, interests, and academic and career goals
  • Disseminate college and university policies and procedures in a timely and effective manner
  • Coordinate college new student orientation and enrollment programs
  • Develop and implement activities and programs to support and enhance academic advising services
  • Revise advising materials and resources
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty in the college as well as university support programs
  • Serve on college and university-wide committees

For full position description and application procedures, please visit:

Spring 2020 Enrollment Continues

Spring semester begins January 21, 2020Enrollment is October 28, 2019 – January 21, 2020. Enroll early for best selection of courses. 

Course Offerings for Spring 2020
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

The Course Schedule is available on the K-State web site at 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.

Programs of Study Required by Graduate School

The Graduate School requires a Program of Study after a student has completed 3 courses (9 credits) in the Academic Advising Master’s program.

The Program of Study lists the courses a student intends to take to complete the requirements of the degree. It does not need to list when a student will take the courses. There are a few pieces of information necessary to prepare the paperwork.

Select an elective course:

  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

The advisor is the major professor on a supervisory committee. Two additional faculty will serve on the committee. The committee reviews final projects.  The following graduate faculty are available to serve on committees: 

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

Please contact Pam McGlynn  to start the Program of Study process if you have completed 3 courses in the Master’s degree program.

Penn State Seeking a Student Success Center Coach

Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Student Success Center Coach. The position is at the University Park, PA campus. For more information about the available job please visit: