Diplomas Mailed to All Graduates

All diplomas are mailed. It will take about 8-12 weeks for the diplomas to be processed, printed, and mailed out. The degrees should appear on unofficial transcripts in KSIS in approximately 3 weeks. 

Congratulations graduates!

Save the date: Summer Advising Institute scheduled for May 19-20

By Steven Dandaneau

Mark you calendars for the fourth annual K-State/NACADA Summer Undergraduate Academic Advising Institute on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, in the Leadership Studies Building.

Brett McFarlane, director of university advising at the University of California, Davis, will serve as the keynote speaker. The institute also will feature sessions on such topics as a universitywide advising syllabus, summer school, first-year experience programs realignment and implementation of SSC-Campus integration with KSIS Advisor Center.

As always, all K-State faculty, staff and administrators with an interest in advising are encouraged to attend. Two breakfasts and a lunch on Thursday, May 19, are included gratis. Participants also will have the opportunity to present research or informational posters and tables, and to receive specialized training.

A registration link will be included in a follow-up announcement closer to the date of the institute. In the meantime, pose questions or send breakout session or poster presentation ideas to Steve Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies, at dandaneau@k-state.edu.

The Summer Advising Institute is sponsored by the University Advising Committee and the National Academic Advising Association. Funds are directed for use by the University Advising Committee by the provost and senior vice president and the vice president for student life and dean of students.

 

Research Presentation by Dr. Wendy Troxel

You are invited to attend the research presentation by Dr. Wendy Troxel who is interviewing for the position of Director of the Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success. The presentation is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016, at 9:30 am CDT in 119 Bluemont Hall on campus or you may attend via Zoom webinar. The information to access the presentation through Zoom is presented below. 

Dr. Troxel currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University. 

The position description is available at http://careers.pageuppeople.com/742/cw/en-us/job/492415/director-professor

Should you have questions, please let us know.

Thank you.

JP Regalado and Ken Hughey

Co-chairs, Search Committee for the Director of the Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success

Information to access the research presentation via Zoom webinar follows:

When: Apr 15, 2016 9:30 AM (GMT-5:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

https://ksu.zoom.us/j/854493272

Or iPhone one-tap:  14157629988,854493272# or 16465687788,854493272#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)

    Webinar ID: 854 493 272

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=BBLM0VdeERXjBPtKOf9XmBZEBFotLYVS

Academic Advising Student Receives Global Campus Scholarships

Jenna Gannon, master’s student in academic advising received the K-State Global Campus Scholarship for the Summer 2015 semester.

Distance students pursuing a graduate degree offered through K-State Global Campus can apply for scholarships for upcoming semesters. View available scholarships at http://global.k-state.edu/students/services/scholarships or find out how to give back to K-State Global Campus to support distance student scholarships at http://www.found.ksu.edu/global-campus.

Available Academic Advisor Positions at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), has openings for two Senior Academic Advisors.  Both positions consist of advising undergraduate students earning degrees in a combination of three STEM-related departments. Senior Academic Advisors provide one-on-one advising and guidance to students for the successful completion of major and degree requirements.

Please be sure to visit the website for the online application procedures: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/66721

Key duties include:

  • Assist in creating a plan of study based on academic and career goals, encourage participation in opportunities that can enhance collegiate and career success and provide mentoring, guidance and outreach to students who experience challenges and issues that may impact retention.
  • Create, coordinate and participate in student success and retention initiatives.
  • Welcome and advise transfer students at orientation and assist them in transitioning to the UI.
  • Coordinate faculty advising within the departments, connect students with faculty for specialized advising and mentoring; track student academic progress; keep and maintain confidential student records.
  • Acquainted with and refer students to campus resources, such as academic support services, internships, study abroad opportunities, and career services.
  • Coordinate evaluation of transfer credit for domestic and international course work; represent the departments and College at campus meetings and participate in recruitment programs and initiatives; assist in developing written materials for handouts and online.
  • Participate on, and bring an advising-based perspective to, departmental committees concerning curriculum, interdisciplinary majors and scholarships.
  • Provide assessments and recommendations to the departments concerning student issues, including scheduling, curricular, or obstacles students encounter that interfere with timely graduation.
  • Collaborate with the Career Center on internship initiatives and collaborate with advising colleagues on programming, staff development and training.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly developmental and community-oriented activities within the College and participate in Commencement.

**Detailed job description below.  Please email Amanda Jensen (amanda-m-jensen@uiowa.edu) with any questions.**

The Senior Academic Advisor classification is the second classification in the Academic Advising job family. For more information about this job family, visit:   https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PCA

Note to Applicant:

The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included.

Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

Proficiency levels are defined as:

Working Experience – Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

Extensive Experience – Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

For more information about competencies, visit:  http://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies

Education Required:

A Master’s degree in a core liberal arts and sciences discipline or higher education administration, or a combination of education and experience.

Experience Required:

  • Experience, typically 3-5 years, working directly with undergraduate students as an academic advisor advising for major and university graduation requirements or in a related student services position in which the primary responsibility in the position consists of one-on-one meetings with students concerning academic and college policies and requirements.
  • Familiarity with undergraduate academic policies and practices.
  • Extensive proficiency with oral and written communication in an educational setting.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, web-editing and social media and Excel.
  • Extensive interpersonal skills, including the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks while maintaining a professional demeanor.  Extensive experience maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to address the advising needs of undergraduate students who are struggling academically is required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to address advising needs of high-achieving students is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in mathematics, computer science and /or chemistry.
  • Experience working as a professional academic advisor for undergraduate students in a stem-related major at a public or private college/university for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Working knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures are desirable.
  • Experience managing an advising caseload of 150 or more students for a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Experience teaching in a liberal arts and sciences core discipline, career course or college transition course.
  • Extensive skills in Microsoft Excel.

Academic Advising Graduates Attend College of Education Celebratory Brunch

We were so pleased that four graduates and their families were able to attend the College of Education Graduation Brunch on May 15, 2015. It is always so thrilling to finally meet students in person and have them experience the Kansas State University family atmosphere for themselves.

Several other academic advising graduates were unable to attend the brunch, but did attend the Commencement Ceremony.

Congratulations to all the graduates and good luck in your futures!

Leslie Jakeman and family.

Leslie Jakeman and family.

Melita Prins and her husband with Dr. Ken Hughey.

Melita Prins and her husband with Dr. Ken Hughey.

Amy Morgan and family.

Amy Morgan and family.

Miriam Bucsh and her sons.

Miriam Bucsh and her sons.

Spring 2015 Commencement Activities

Time has whizzed by and the semester is quickly coming to an end. The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 pm in Manhattan, Kansas. There are a number of events planned for the day. Note many of these will have separate invitations and require you to RSVP to the organization extending the invitation.

Friday, May 15, 2015

College of Education Graduate Brunch 
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th
Manhattan, Kansas
Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education.

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony 
1 pm
Bramlage Coliseum
Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.

Global Campus Graduation Celebration
4 pm to 6 pm
Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas
All students who have applied for Spring graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus.

Please note that if you do plan to come to Manhattan, it is important to make hotel reservations as early as possible. For more information to help plan your visit, please visit the K-State Admissions page on visiting Manhattan http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/visit/manhattan.html and the other websites below.

Campus Map
http://www.k-state.edu/maps/

Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau
http://www.manhattancvb.org/

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
http://www.manhattan.org/

Restaurant Guides
http://manhattan.restaurantzero.com/
http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/182/20808/Kansas/Manhattan-restaurants
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g38877-Manhattan_Kansas.html

Live Webcast
Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at: http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/

Virtual Commencement
http://www.dce.k-state.edu/students/commencement/
A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings. If you have any questions, please contact me.