Academic Advisor position at University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Note: The deadline is March 22, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center at UNL is looking for someone to join their staff as an academic advisor. This will be a great collaborative opportunity to work with our team in continuing to enhance the advising we are doing within the college. While this person would serve as a generalist advisor with all undergraduate students of the college, they would be assigned specifically to working with students majoring in natural science and math. The College of Arts and Sciences houses 35 majors and 55 minors across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Interdisciplinary studies. More details, including how to apply, can be found at https://employment.unl.edu/postings/48632

Here is a link to the position posting as well as a brief description: https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Member-Services/Position-Announcements/Job-Detail/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4890/Academic-Advisor.aspx

 

Jackie Wilson-Schau, an Academic Advising Student, Receives National Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award

Jackie Wilson-Schau, Englewood, Colorado, was recently named the Outstanding Continuing Education Student – Credit by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. The award recognizes outstanding student achievement in professional and continuing education. Wilson-Schau also won this award at the regional level in October 2015. Award recipients will be honored at the UPCEA 101st Annual Conference, on April 8 in San Diego, Calif.

“My decision to pursue an advanced degree in academic advising has stemmed, in large part, from my reflections on my last year of coursework at K-State. I would not have had the ambition, the drive, or an understanding of the procedures needed to complete my final year of school had it not been for a fantastic mentor who showed me a way to change directions based on my interested and still finish my degree in a manageable time. I would like to help other students as this advisor helped me; giving them the foundation and route to complete their desired level of education and coursework, and to let them know that it’s okay to shift focus and try new vocational ventures,” continued Wilson-Schau.

Wilson-Schau completed her K-State undergraduate degree through distance education and is now pursuing a Masters in Academic Advising through the K-State online graduate program.

A Very Satisfied Customer

Hello to my KSU colleagues, former professors, advisor, and friends!

I just wanted to send a quick note letting you know that I have accepted a position at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN as the Associate Director of Exploratory Studies. I truly believe that the advising knowledge I gained from each of you and the Masters in Academic Advising program made this possible. Furthermore, my affiliation with NACADA has been a great resource. Thank you!

I am super excited to begin this new adventure in my advising career.

Sincerely,
Linda Gregory, M.S. 2015

Thank you Linda! So happy that you had such a successful experience in the Masters in Academic Advising program. Good luck with your new job!

Academic Advising Students Receive Global Campus Scholarships

Global Campus has awarded several scholarships to academic advising students, including the College of Education/Global Campus Distance Education Students scholarship. Congratulations to the following students!

College of Education Scholarship for Distance Education Graduate Students – $1000
Jessica Gannon
Ana Sanchez

K-State Global Campus Scholarship – $1000
Christopher Boxberger
Beth Elkin
Jacqueline Wilson
Stephan Watts

The Fall 2016 scholarship applications are due April 1, 2016. For more information about scholarships available to distance students, please visit the Global Campus website: http://global.k-state.edu/students/services/scholarships/

Procedures for Spring 2016 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2016. 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 (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course for 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 19, 2016.

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) 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, 2016. A Word file is available for download at: https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/resources/ 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 March 8, 2016. 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.

A 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: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/. The Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1 pm.

Graduates Enjoy K-State Family at Global Campus Reception

Academic Advising graduates also had the opportunity to celebrate graduation at a reception hosted by Global Campus. Students had the chance to meet faculty, fellow students, and Willie the Wildcat!

Students Travel to Kansas to Attend Commencement Ceremonies

One of the most exciting times for those of us involved in the online academic advising graduate program is the chance to meet students in person. We had that opportunity in December when several students attended Commencement and the College of Education brunch. Congratulations to the graduates!

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April Sanders-Aboulila and her mother.

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Kennyce Hart and family.

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Linda Gregory and her husband.

Congratulations to Academic Advising Master’s Graduates

The following students completed their Master in Science in Academic Advising in December 2015. We congratulate all these hardworking students and wish them success in their careers.

Jeffery Bouie
Christopher Boxberger
Kristy Cordero
Elizabeth Cranford
Joanne Cumberland
Derek Cunningham
Danielle Fischer
Linda Gregory
Laura Grey
Alicia Heffernan
Daniel Jensen
Kimberly Judd
Amy Kaufman
Leeanne Leclerc
Diana Lovendino
Aramis Martinez
Melody Matsuura
LaTonya McClain
Deanna Peacy
Thomas Roddy
Tracy Rupp
April Sanders-Aboulila
Kaleb Sands
Stephanie Stacey (Peterson)
Sandra Tofts
Sarah Warren
Sheneetra Wilson

Jackie Wilson-Schau, an Academic Advising Student, Receives Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award

Kansas State University Global Campus brought home four regional awards from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. The awards were presented at the association’s regional conference Oct. 19-21 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jackie Wilson-Schau, Englewood, Colorado, found her passion through K-State’s distance education program, finishing her undergraduate work in interdisciplinary social science with a 4.0 GPA. She is now continuing her education by pursuing an advanced degree in academic advising, inspired by her mentor through the university. Her goal is to provide excellent advising and personal support to students, like herself, who find themselves facing challenges they never imaged as young, incoming freshmen in college.

“I discovered K-State’s distance education program was truly an ideal fit for my life at the time. I completed my last 36 hours of coursework with K-State, finishing my final year of undergraduate work with a 4.0 grade-point average, and a feeling of self-worth and pride that I had not felt in a long time. My self-confidence improved through my completion of this degree, and I felt like I was taking a final step towards moving back into a state of normalcy in my life,” said Jackie Wilson-Schau

“My decision to pursue an advanced degree in academic advising has stemmed, in large part, from my reflections on my last year of coursework at K-State. I would not have had the ambition, the drive, or an understanding of the procedures needed to complete my final year of school had it not been for a fantastic mentor who showed me a way to change directions based on my interested and still finish my degree in a manageable time. I would like to help other students as this advisor helped me; giving them the foundation and route to complete their desired level of education and coursework, and to let them know that it’s okay to shift focus and try new vocational ventures,” continued Wilson-Schau.

The other awards include, Rick Scheidt, professor of family studies and human services, Excellence in Teaching Award, Grain Elevator and Processing Society, Innovative Noncredit Program Award, and Council for Public School Improvement, Mature Noncredit Program Award.

“These awards exemplify the hard work and dedication that Kansas State University faculty, staff and students put into their programs,” said Sue Maes, dean of K-State Global Campus. “We are proud and honored to have been acknowledged.”

NACADA Reads Webinar on Tuesday, October 27, at 12 Noon (Central)

NACADAreadsDo you like to read and participate in book clubs with other readers?  NACADA Reads, an online book club, offers participants professional development experience, exposure to research on critical trends, and a chance to develop the habit of scholarly inquiry.

Join us for a free NACADA Reads webinar on Tuesday, October 27, at 12 noon (Central) on “Advising is Advising: Toward Defining the Practice and Scholarship of Academic Advising” by Janet K. Schulenberg and Marie J. Lindhorst.

This pivotal article was the 2015 NACADA Annual Conference “Common Reading” and is a terrific choice for NACADA Reads.  Schulenberg and Lindhorst raise important questions about the true nature of academic advising and the professional status of its practitioners.  This year’s article can be downloaded HERE.  Join us on our Facebook Event page for updates, discussion questions, and to interact with the rest of the #NACADAreads community!  Information is also available here:  http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/NACADA-Reads.aspx.

How to participate in the free webinar on October 27:

Step 1:  Download the article and read it!  https://academicadvising.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/2015-nacada-common-reading-advising-is-advising.pdf
Step 2:  Download the Zoom software at:  https://ksu.zoom.us/download.
Step 3:  Gather friends and colleagues at 12 p.m. CST and join us at:  https://ksu.zoom.us/j/634572807.  The room will be open at 11:30 a.m. for you to test your system.  The room is available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 500 connections.
Step 4:  Listen and participate in the webinar; ask questions in our Q&A system and on Twitter using the hashtag #NACADAreads.
Come join interested colleagues discussing academic advising as a unique field of scholarship and practice!

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