K-State Graduate Student Leadership Workshop Series

Presented in partnership by the Graduate School, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, and the Leadership Communication Doctoral Program

This leadership workshop series is open to any K-State graduate student who desires to develop their capacity to work with others and make positive change through their work, studies, and professional organizations.

Leading with Your Strengths Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

Participants will learn a strengths-based approach that supports personal well-being, building positive relationships, improving engagement and fostering a positive workplace culture.

Presented by: Mike Finnegan, Assistant Professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies & Kiley Moody, Managing Director, Scholar Services

RSVP for in-person session by Feb 24: https://forms.gle/FRuKhouxgRcaDZU46

Or join by Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/169927000

Developing Adaptive Leadership Friday, March 6, 2020 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

In our work and lives, we face many conflicts, challenges, and opportunities. To make progress requires us to think and act differently. In this session, participants will strengthen their leadership skills to manage self and mobilize others. Come prepared to engage!

Presented by: Tim Steffensmeier, Director, Leadership Communication Doctoral Program & Tamas Kowalik, Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas Leadership Center

RSVP for in-person session March 4: https://forms.gle/AmhHGkFJQsHsNe78A

Or join by Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/120541905

Intercultural Leadership Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

Leading across cultures requires us to intentionally recognize and address inequity in order to build a more socially just world. In this session, we will explore interpersonal and systemic elements of culture, power, and privilege and how these impact the practice of leadership and the creation of inclusive classrooms, labs, and workplaces.

Presented by: Trisha Gott, Associate Director & Assistant Professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies & Mac Benavides, Graduate Research Assistant, Staley School of Leadership Studies

RSVP for in-person session by March 17: https://forms.gle/HdwSqQ1v4zDArZTR6

Or join by Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/537648630

Civic Leadership and Citizen Scholarship Monday, April 13, 2020 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

As members of the K-State academic community, our studies and work are situated – physically and virtually – within local and global communities facing complex challenges. We all play a role in the civic mission of our institution, to generate knowledge and talent to advance the well-being of those communities. This session will help participants explore their present and future work, and consider how relationship, dialogue, and practice can be an explanatory lens to make sense of citizen-centered, community-engaged scholarship.

Presented by: Brandon W. Kliewer, Assistant Professor of Civic Leadership, Staley School of Leadership Studies & RJ Youngblood, Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center

RSVP for in-person session by April 9: https://forms.gle/pLCaGqyarTvvDZrP9

Or join by Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/376704032

Reminder: Drop Dates for Spring 2020

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS.

For Spring 2020 Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • February 10, 2020 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 17, 2020 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 25, 2020 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • March 30, 2020 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

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 and Student Success Advisor Position at Johns Hopkins University

As part of a broad initiative to support highly talented and motivated first-generation, limited-income (FLI) students, Johns Hopkins University has created a new Success Coaching Program within Academic Advising. Staff in the program have a hybrid role of academic advising and success coaching. As academic advisors, they assist students with course registration, academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, and developing post-graduation plans. They troubleshoot academic problems, monitor academic progress and academic standing, and advise on policies and procedures. As success coaches, they use an appreciative, strengths-based advising model in order to increase retention, completion, engagement, satisfaction, and social mobility among FLI students.

Academic Advisors/Success Coaches report to the Director of the Advising/Coaching program. The program itself is a partnership among Homewood Student Affairs and the offices of academic advising in our two undergraduate schools on the Homewood Campus. In this second phase of the program build-out, we intend to hire four advisors/coaches simultaneously. Two advisors/coaches will be embedded in the Academic Advising office in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences; two advisors/coaches will be embedded in the Academic Advising office in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Review of applications begins February 17, 2020.

For more information visit: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Academic-and-Student-Success-Advisor-MD-21218/625210100/?from=email&refid=10396803400&utm_source=J2WEmail&source=2&eid=99600-202005271105-18705360500&locale=en_US&fbclid=IwAR3HtI1ZEAqKCrTU73XY1HjS7eruNiFr_3id_f2Ru6J0CHJC47F4M-vv8j8

Entry Level Academic Advisor Position at Purdue University

Purdue University is currently looking for an Academic Advisor for the Krannert School of Management. As an Academic Advisor in the Krannert School of Management, you will play an integral role in a dynamic team focused on student academic success. As an advisor, you will work to establish strong relationships with students and assist them in exploring their areas of study and navigating Purdue University. This position has a large impact on students’ matriculation and retention within Krannert.

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s Degree
  • One year of relevant work experience
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of required education and related work experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents
  • Basic skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

PREFERRED:

  • One year of academic advising or student services experience
  • Knowledge of academic advising.
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement: Defined Contribution Waiting Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Academic-Advisor-IN-47906/624687700/

Drop Dates for Spring 2020

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS.

For Spring 2020 Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • February 10, 2020 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 17, 2020 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 25, 2020 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • March 30, 2020 – 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.

If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School (Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu).

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 (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) 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: http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/stuGraduationApply.html

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: https://academicadvising.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/final-exam-form-spring-2020.doc

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 (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 Dr. Ken Hughey (khughey@ksu.edu) 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:http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/. 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