Writing Center Online Tutoring for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Submitted by Karin Westman

To continue writing tutoring for K-State students during remote teaching and learning, the Writing Center has expanded its online tutoring options.

The center is now offering online writing tutoring in two forms:

  • Asynchronous eTutoring Sessions

The Writing Center’s “Get Written Feedback” schedule allows student writers to submit their writing and receive written feedback from a writing consultant within 48 hours. Sessions are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, so that feedback can be delivered to writers within the school week. Consultants will respond to issues of clarity, organization and development of content.

  • Synchronous Online Video Sessions

The center’s “Live Video Tutoring” schedule allows student writers with the technology to support video conferencing — computer, tablet, or phone with camera and speaker/microphone — to upload their document and meet with a writing consultant online in a 30-45 minute video chat.

All writing tutoring sessions are by appointment and can be scheduled through the English department’s Writing Center website.

The Writing Center at Kansas State University is sponsored by the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and by SGA through SCTE funding.

Graduation Regalia Returns

With Kansas State University planning to maintain its limited operations status through the end of the semester, the university has cancelled in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 9, May 15 and May 16 on the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. The traditional commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates will be combined with the December 2020 ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12 on the Polytechnic and Manhattan campuses.

The K-State Campus Store will be issuing refunds on recently purchased graduation regalia. Due to the special circumstances that have arisen due to COVID-19, the store will be accepting open packages. 

For more information please visit https://union.k-state.edu/news/2020/03/23/graduation-regalia-returns

Message from the Registrar: Withdrawal Deadline Extended

Dear Wildcat

K-State faculty and staff are working hard so that you can successfully complete your spring 2020 coursework. We know that the unprecedented change of moving courses to a remote learning option can be challenging but we are confident that your instructors and academic colleges are here to support you in this transition. In an effort to continue to assist you in completing a successful semester, university administration has provided some additional guidance and changes that we want to make you aware of.

EXTENSION OF THE WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
Although K-State has made the decision to extend the withdrawal deadline, we encourage you to try the new delivery methods of your courses as well as work with your academic faculty and academic advisors. They are here to provide resources and support as well as assist you in navigating this new remote learning environment.

Please note that a withdrawal does not mean you are eligible for any type of refund in tuition and fees. If you choose to withdraw from a course, the course will be included on your academic transcript with a ‘W.’ This ‘W’ indicates that you attempted the course but eventually withdrew prior to completing the course for a letter grade. ‘W’s do not count towards the overall GPA but it will count as attempted credit hours.

The new withdrawal deadline is now Monday, April 20, 2020

HOLDS
In order to smooth the way for remote advising and enrollment, the university has determined that some holds may be temporarily lifted as a way to assist with early enrollment for summer and fall 2020. Examples of holds that will NOT be temporarily lifted include but are not limited to the two categories below:

Holds that will remain applied to student accounts are:

    • Enrollment holds for students with a balance due of $250 or more
    • Advising to support students connecting with academic advisors,
    • Student Life to maintain any conduct holds, and
    • English Language Proficiency (ELP) to continue their procedures to have students demonstrate English language proficiency prior to enrollment holds.

When the University returns to normal operations, any holds that were temporarily lifted would be placed back on student accounts. 

REFUNDS
If the course can be completed but the student chooses to withdraw, the university is not offering refunds. The last deadline for a partial refund was on February 17. We encourage students to work with their faculty member to provide additional guidance and support specific to your course, including accommodation for students with little or no access to technology or internet.

Students should consult with an academic advisor if they are considering withdrawing from a course to review any implications to their academic progress or financial aid status. If you have any problems reaching your advisor, please reach out to your College.

The Office of the Registrar has created an FAQ page where students, faculty, and staff can find answers to questions about any changes to registration procedures as respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The university COVID-19 website will also provide links to these FAQs.

FINANCIAL AID IMPLICATIONS
If you are receiving financial aid, you will want to discuss the possible impacts of the decisions listed in this email with the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Each kind of aid has different rules and regulations.

For this reason, we highly recommend that if you are receiving financial aid of any kind (loans, scholarships, grants, etc…), you check on any financial aid implications before choosing the withdrawal option. Additionally, you may want to wait until closer to the respective deadlines, before choosing any of these options.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS, STUDENT ATHLETES
If you are an international student, a student athlete, and/or are receiving military tuition assistance or VA educational benefits, please be aware that you may be negatively impacted by withdrawing from a course.  If you are in one of these groups, you should not make any changes to your class schedule without first checking on how it will impact your eligibility and funding.

If you have questions or items we can assist you with, please contact the Office of the Registrar, registrar@ksu.edu.
Kelley Brundage
University Registrar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates are available at:

www.k-state.edu/covid-19/index.html

Enrollment Has Been Pushed to March 30

Due to Covid-19 and the extended Spring Break, enrollment for graduate students has been moved to March 30, 2020.

Course Offerings for Summer 2020
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 Special Needs

Summer semester runs June 8 to July 31, 2020.

Course Offerings for Fall 2020
EDCEP 812 History and Philosophy of Higher Education
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 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development

Fall semester begins August 24, 2020.

Enrollment for Summer and Fall Begins March 30 – edited

Due to Covid-19 Enrollment was moved to March 30, 2020 – edited March 24, 2020

Course Offerings for Summer 2020
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 Special Needs

Summer semester runs June 8 to July 31, 2020.

Course Offerings for Fall 2020
EDCEP 812 History and Philosophy of Higher Education
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 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development

Fall semester begins August 24, 2020.

Student-Athlete Development Post Graduate Intern

Kansas State University Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for a Student-Athlete Development Post Graduate Intern, which is a temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible position for up to 24 months.

An example of job responsibilities includes but is not limited to the following:

•Responsible for the planning and execution of community service opportunities, which include maintaining and updating the HelperHelper App. Support the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), including assisting with all SAAC community service projects, Wildcat Cup and Powercat Choice Awards

•Assist in all student-Athlete Development Programs and other educational sessions; serve as a career advisor for certain sport teams and assist with identifying programming needs for individuals or teams; serve as a member of the Athletic Departments Diversity & Inclusion Leadership team

•Participate in recruitment of prospective student athletes, including education to both prospects and their families on the various Student-Athlete Development programming opportunities

•Assist with various staff and student-athlete raining sessions (i.e. GA Bootcamp, Summer Bridge program, New SA Orientations, EDCEP111 University Experience Course, etc.); participate in professional development opportunities where applicable

Minimum Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s Degree at time of application in Sport Management, Student Development or related field

·       Minimum one to two years experience in intercollegiate athletics and direct work with a culturally diverse student-athlete population

·       Strong leadership capabilities

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills

·       Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills and analytical skills

·       Working knowledge of NCAA eligibility bylaws

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Previous experience in student-athlete development programs or career counseling with student-athletes.  Such as community services, personal development and leadership initiatives, career counseling of student athletes

·       Master’s degree in Sports Administration, student development or related field in education or academic principles

Other Requirements:

·       Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

·       Must be able to work evenings and weekends
This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter describing your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume which must contain three professional references with contact information (name, title, phone number, email address)

More information can be found at: https://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/13441592/student-athlete-development-post-graduate-intern

University of Kansas Advisor Position

The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS has an Academic Advisor position. This is a full-time, twelve-month, regular appointment. This position is responsible for advising undergraduate business students, pre-business students, and prospective students.

Utah Valley University has Two Academic Advising Positions

Counselor – First-Year Advising Center 

Utah Valley University (UVU) First-Year Advising Center seeks two individuals to serve as academic advisors to an assigned caseload of first-year college students. These individuals will counsel and advise new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of university-wide academic programs, student development, and career planning.

Successful candidates will manage a student caseload using predictive analytics and proactive outreach to improve retention. The duties of this role include explaining policies, making referrals, maintaining records, interpreting test scores, addressing academic standards issues, coordinating academic issues with faculty and staff, and attending meetings as assigned.

For more information and application procedures visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/18095

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.