Reminder: Fall Graduates Must Contact Pam McGlynn

If you intend to graduate Fall 2018, please contact Pam McGlynn as soon as possible. There are forms that need to be filled out and you need to be added to the Canvas course to submit the final project.

For more information about Procedures for Graduation please read the post: https://kstateacademicadvisinggraduateprogram.org/2018/08/13/procedures-for-fall-graduates/

NACADA Annual Conference Scholarship Awarded to Brenda Kutz and Tanya Wineland

Brenda Kutz and Tanya Wineland, students in the Master’s in Academic Advising Graduate Program, have been awarded Graduate Student Annual Conference Scholarships. This scholarship covers the registration fee for the NACADA Annual Conference.

The 2018 NACADA Annual Conference theme is “Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising.” The conference is in Phoenix, AZ September 30 – October 3, 2018.  https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/Annual-Conference.aspx

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising, honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

Congratulations Brenda and Tanya!

For information about NACADA scholarships, please visit:  http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/Scholarships.aspx.

This post was updated from July 5, 2018.

Course Drop Dates for Fall 2018

For Fall 2018 courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • September 10, 2018 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • September 17, 2018 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • September 24, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • October 26, 2018 – 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 <scottsch@ksu.edu> is the contact in the Graduate School.

Programs of Study Required by Graduate School

The Graduate School requires a Program of Study after a student has completed 3 courses (9 credits) in the Academic Advising Master’s program.

The Program of Study lists the courses a student intends to take to complete the requirements of the degree. It does not need to list when a student will take the courses. There are a few pieces of information necessary to prepare the paperwork.

Select an elective course:

  1. EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education – Fall
  2. EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising – Spring
  3. EDCEP 864 – Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics – Summer

The advisor is the major professor on a supervisory committee. Two additional faculty will serve on the committee. The committee reviews final projects.  The following graduate faculty are available to serve on committees: 

     · Doris Carroll
     · Christy Craft
     · Judy Hughey
     · Ken Hughey
     · Marilyn Kaff
     · Ann Knackendoffel
     · Charlie Nutt
     · Lisa Rubin
     · Dan Wilcox

Please contact Pam McGlynn  to start the Program of Study process if you have completed 3 courses in the Master’s degree program.

Advisor Position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking an academic advisor to provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center).

For more information and to apply please visit:  https://employment.unl.edu/postings/60645

Drop Dates for Fall 2018

For Fall 2018 courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • September 10, 2018 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • September 17, 2018 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • September 24, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • October 26, 2018 – 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 <scottsch@ksu.edu> is the contact in the Graduate School.

Alumni Contribute to the NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal is the biannual (published in June and December each year) refereed journal sponsored by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. The NACADA Journal exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory and practice of academic advising in higher education.

June 2018 Issue features two authors with connections to Kansas State University. The full text of the articles can be downloaded from the NACADA Journal site: http://www.nacadajournal.org/toc/jnaa/current

Assessing Advisor Competencies: A Delphi Method Study. By Donna Menke, Shaunna Stuck, and Sara Ackerson     PDF of article

Donna Menke  earned her doctorate in Student Affairs at Kansas State University and taught online in the Academic Advising graduate program.

Leaders’ Perceptions of the Professionalization of Academic Advising: A Phenomenography. by Craig M. McGill    PDF of article

Craig M. McGill is a senior academic advisor at Florida International University. He  earned a doctorate from FIU in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. He also has a Master’s in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.