Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Planning is underway for the spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. Because it is impossible to predict the status of the pandemic in May and we plan to host ceremonies for spring, summer, and fall 2020 as well as spring 2021 graduates, we will hold commencement in an outdoor venue. 

Spring 2021 Ceremonies will be hosted on the below dates.
*Details about overall schedules will be forthcoming. 

Manhattan Ceremonies:
Friday, May 14, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Information regarding ceremony schedules, location, and details for participation by graduates will be posted throughout the spring semester. Updates will be made available on the website and will be sent to graduates via their K-State email. 

K-State Scholarship Network Application Deadline is March 15

The K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) is an online application portal that will connect you to additional scholarship opportunities.

You will create a profile in the system that will help match you to specific scholarship opportunities provided by K-State donors and offered through university departments, potentially including your own academic college and/or department.

Make sure to submit your K-State Scholarship Network application by the March 15 priority date!

https://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships-aid/scholarships/ksn/

Programs of Study

The Graduate School requires an approved program of study after the completion of nine credits (three courses) in the Master in Science in Academic Advising program. This is NOT a requirement for Certificate students.

The program of study lists the courses you intend to take to complete the requirements of the Master’s in
Academic Advising degree.

Which elective course do you plan to take? 

  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 – Spring, Summer

Your advisor is the major professor on your supervisory committee. Two additional faculty will serve on your committee. The committee reviews your final project. Do you have a preference for which professors serve on your committee? The following graduate faculty are available to serve on committees: 

  • Sean Bridgen
  • Doris Carroll
  • Christy Craft
  • Judith Hughey
  • Kenneth Hughey
  • Marilyn Kaff
  • Craig McGill
  • Charlie Nutt
  • Lisa Rubin
  • Karen Sullivan-Vance
  • Dan Wilcox

When you are ready, please send Pam McGlynn an email with your elective and committee members choices.I will generate your program of study through our new electronic form system. If you have not taken a course yet, I will need to put in “placeholder” semesters for the courses. You are not required to take the courses in the semesters that are listed on the form, but the electronic form cannot be submitted with “blanks”.

The program of study will be electronically signed by the faculty on your committee and submitted to the Graduate School for approval. Once it is approved you will receive an email from the Graduate School. Please do not fill out the form yourself. As a department we have decided that I will do the forms for all MS in Academic Advising students. Thank you, Pam 

Master’s Required Courses

  • EDCEP 816. Research Methods
  • EDCEP 829. Learning Principles
  • EDCEP 835. Foundations of Academic Advising
  • EDCEP 836. Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising – Fall, Summer
  • EDCEP 838. Student Development Theory
  • EDCEP 851. Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising – Fall, Spring
  • EDCEP 854. College Student Athletes
  • EDCEP 863. Trends in Career Development
  • EDSP 853.   College Students with Special Needs – Spring, Summer
  • Elective course – EDCEP 812, 839 or 864
  • Final Project – Due early in the semester you graduate (March 8, July 1, October 8)

If not noted above course is offered every semester. All courses are 3 credits.

Reminder: Academic Advising Zoom Gathering, Feb. 22 at 7 pm

There is an optional Zoom gathering for all students in the Certificate and M.S. in Academic Advising programs tonight. The purpose of this gathering is to get better acquainted, to review the requirements of the programs, and to answer any questions that you have about the programs. This virtual gathering will be held at 7:00 pm (Central Time) on Monday, February 22, and you can join us by using this Zoom link: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/8733479630.

Monday, February 22
7pm (Central Time)
https://ksu.zoom.us/j/8733479630

University of Arkansas Seeks Two Advisors

The Department of Athletics at the University of Arkansas is now accepting applications for the position of Academic Counselor. Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Director of Academics, the Academic Counselor will monitor academic progress of student-athletes in compliance with NCAA, Southeastern Conference and the University of Arkansas rules and regulations. The Academic Counselor will work with coaches, staff and professors to foster an atmosphere that retains student-athletes and culminates in graduation from the University while supervising a graduate assistant. Duties will include advising and building relationships with a diverse student-athlete population, coordinating graduation plans, facilitating personal development programming, assisting with career development, monitoring continuing eligibility including APR, and other assigned projects.

We are looking to hire for two positions.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/…

Reminder of Drop Dates for Spring 2021

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS. If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

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

  • February 15, 2021 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2021 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • March 1, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 2, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.

How’d You Get That Job Panel February 11

Join us to hear student affairs and academic advising professionals share their career journeys into higher educations – February 11, 2021 4:30 to 6 pm CST via Zoom.

To register or learn more about the event, email Cassy Llewelyn (cwalker@ksu.edu).

Drop Dates Updated

Incorrect dates were listed for drop deadlines in the last post.

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS. If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

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

  • February 15, 2021 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2021 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • March 1, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 2, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.

Academic Advising Zoom Gathering, Feb. 22

Hello! I hope your first week of classes has gone well!

I am writing to invite you to an optional Zoom gathering for all students in the Certificate and M.S. in Academic Advising programs. The purpose of this gathering is to get better acquainted, to review the requirements of the programs, and to answer any questions that you have about the programs. This virtual gathering will be held at 7:00 pm (Central Time) on Monday, February 22, and you can join us by using this Zoom link: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/8733479630.

I hope that you will consider joining us! We would love to see you.

Monday, February 22
7pm (Central Time)
https://ksu.zoom.us/j/8733479630


Christy
Christy Moran Craft, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Dept. of Special Education, Counseling, & Student Affairs
College of Education
Kansas State University

Drop Deadlines for Spring 2021 – Update

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS. If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

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

  • February 15, 2021 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2021 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • March 1, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 2, 2021 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.