Procedures for Summer Graduation

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

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

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 June 24, 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 (

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.

VCU is Hiring Academic Advisors

The Office of Undergraduate Studies within the School of Business at VCU is recruiting two (2) Academic Advisor positions.

Academic Advisors provide general academic advising services to students and advising-based perspectives to University colleagues and public stakeholders, such as students, family-members and prospective students. By integrating interpersonal and communication skills with general knowledge of curricula, policies (departmental, collegiate, and University), resources, and student development, advisors help student identify options, set academic and developmental goals, and make progress toward those goals.
Advisors participate in programs and initiatives that facilitate student engagement, success, and retention. Advisors also provide advising data and collaborate with academic and other University operational units on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention.

For more information, please visit

Summer Course Offerings

The following courses are offered this summer. 

Summer 2022
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 Disabilities

Summer enrollment is March 22 – May 23, 2022

The main summer session is June 6 to July 29, 2022.

EDCEP 835 will be offered May 23 to July 1, 2022.

EDCEP 829 will be offered July 5 to August 12, 2022.

Please double check the Course Schedule for offerings and time frames.

K-State Seeks Graduate Academic Advisor

The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University is seeking to fill a full-time regular position in graduate academic advising. The Graduate Academic Advisor will provide seamless advisement to College of Business graduate students and will act as a back-up to other students in need of advising support.

Screening will begin immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by 2/25/2022.

For more information please visit:

Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and External Funding is pleased to announce that there are limited funds available for Graduate Student Travel Grants. These awards are specifically designed for our graduate students who plan to present at, or attend, an academic or professional conference in Spring/Summer 2022.

The Office of the Associate Dean will award travel grants on a first come first serve basis, and allowable expenses include conference registration, lodging, and transportation. Given that limited funds are available for the Spring 2022 term, we highly encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible. If you know a student who is planning on presenting their work at, or attending a conference in the coming months, please reach out to them and encourage them to apply!

For a full view of the guidelines, scoring, and the application itself, please navigate to this web page:

If you or your students have any questions, please contact me or Grant Topjon ( in the ADR office.  

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information.  



Cindy Shuman, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean for Research and External Funding

17 Bluemont Hall

College of Education

Kansas State University

1114 Mid-Campus Drive

Manhattan, KS  66506


Missouri State Seeks Athletic Academic Advisor

Missouri State seeks Academic Advisor-Althetics. The Academic Advisor-Athletics assists in the development and coordination of academic assistance programs designed to enable student-athletes to receive appropriate and timely academic assistance. The Academic Advisor-Athletics assists assigned students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for their stated educational goals and directs students to resources within the University that provide assistance in making career/academic major choices, as appropriate.

First date of consideration is February 14, 2022, and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Program of Study Required for Master’s Students

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: 

  • Doris Carroll
  • Christy Craft
  • Marilyn Kaff
  • Craig McGill
  • Lisa Rubin

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.

Spring Course Drop Deadlines

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 –

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

  • February 7, 2022 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 14, 2022 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2022 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 4, 2022 – Last day to drop or withdraw from 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.

Click to access 2021-2022%20Academic-Calendar-for-Web.pdf

Advisor Position Available at KSU College of Health and Human

The Department of Personal Financial Planning (PFP), within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking an Academic Advisor to join their team. This position is responsible for advising all students, on-campus and distance, pursuing grad certificates, master and doctoral degrees. The Academic Advisor is also expected to develop recruitment plans, communicate with prospective students, and travel to industry events.

The position announcement can be found at Screening of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. 

K-State College of Business Administration Seeks Academic Advisor

The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University is seeking to fill a full-time regular position in academic advising. The college has a centralized advising model with 7 advisors who serve approximately 2500 undergraduates. 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 and academic departments.

See here for the position announcement:

For best consideration, apply by February 7, 2022.