Iowa Academic Advising Network Drive-In Conference – Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Iowa Academic Advising Network (IowaAAN) is a professional development organization for current and aspiring academic advisors throughout the state of Iowa. The IowaAAN aims to foster personal and professional growth of its members by establishing opportunities for participation and discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas concerning academic advising within the state of Iowa and related areas of higher education.

We are pleased to be hosting our 10th annual Drive-In Conference on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC-Ankeny campus. This year’s conference will feature a keynote presentation titled “Facilitating Student Engagement: Some Strategies That Work and a Few That Don’t” provided by Dr. John Schuh.

You may recognize Dr. Schuh from his most recent contributions to textbooks used in many graduate programs, including Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession and Assessment in Student Affairs. Over the course of his 47-year career in Higher Education, Schuh served in administrative and faculty assignments at Wichita State University, Indiana University (Bloomington), Arizona State University, and Iowa State University from where he retired after serving as the Director of the Emerging Leaders Academy and earning the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Schuh is author, co-author, or editor of over 275 publications, including 33 books and monographs, 80 book chapters, and over 110 articles and has served on the governing board of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA), the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO-I), and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Foundation.

 The IowaAAN is excited to offer a limited number of scholarships for complimentary drive-in conference registration to full-time graduate students who are Iowa residents or enrolled in program within the state of Iowa. Graduate student scholarship applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in this outstanding professional development opportunity for free!

IowaAAN Graduate Student Promo 2019

Course Drop Dates for Spring 2019

The following are the deadlines for dropping courses Spring 2019

  • February 11, 2019 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 18, 2019 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 26, 2019 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 1, 2019 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you are dropping your last (only) class, you will need to contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester. Scott Schlender <> is the contact in the Graduate School.

Distance Students Can Now Obtain K-State Student IDs

Global Campus is pleased to announce that the Kansas State University ID Center will now provide distance students with student identification cards. 

Students should visit the K-State ID Center website:

Scroll Down to Global Campus ID and click.

Students will login with their eID and password. They will upload a photo per specific guidelines, upload a federal or state issued ID, and pay the same $18 fee as on-campus students. The ID will indicate it is not for identification purposes since they did not get the ID in person, but still can be used as proof they are a student and for discounts, etc.  

Correction to Graduation Date

Kansas State University’s Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 17, 2019.

Procedures for Spring 2019 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2019. If you are not planning to complete requirements this spring, it is recommended that you 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 2019 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. The application may not be available until after the start of the semester – January 22, 2019.

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) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this spring, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by February 1, 2019. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: 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. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree.

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 Friday, March 8, 2019. 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. 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. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1 pm.

Prerequisite Added for EDCEP 839 Assessment of Academic Advising

A prerequisite change is being approved and will take effect with the Spring 2019 semester. The change will require EDCEP 816 Research Methods in Education as a prerequisite for EDCEP 839 Assessment of Academic Advising. The content of EDCEP 816 related to research design in higher education is important as foundational knowledge for EDCEP 839. 

K-State Reception at NACADA Conference

Students, faculty and alumni had a chance to meet and catch up at the K-State Reception at the annual NACADA conference in Phoenix, October 1. What a great event!


Andrea Shea and Dan Wilcox


Ken Hughey, Nathan Vickers and Megan Carrol,


Dee Fleming and Valerie Wilson


Megan Preeland and Nicole Altheide


Andrea Shea, Tanya Wineland, and Megan Carrol


Elia Tamplin, Brandon Lowden and Nathan Vickers


John Buckley


Sara Ayres and Amy Rhodes


Donna Menke and Charlie Nutt


Neil Volker and Lisa Rubin


Janel Koons, Jamie Engel Newby and J. D. Koons



Dee Dee Fleming and Scott Byington


Sue and Chuck Scott


Catherine Brown and Lisa Rubin


Megan Chiavini and Doris Carroll


Pricilla Arciniega and Cindy Harper


Becca Dale, Miranda Cook and Amy Schmidt