Update on Technology Disruption

There was a fire at Hale Library on May 22, 2018. This is were the university houses it’s technology offices and the fire has cause disruption to many of the computer systems.

Currently, we are not able to access KSIS – the student information system. Students can still log into K-State Online, the online course delivery system. Summer semester is still scheduled to start June 4.

Here is the latest update from the Administration on the recovery efforts:

University employees within Information Technology Services, or ITS, and Telecommunications have been working around the clock since the fire to restore email, web and telephone service. It was critical for payroll to be completed, so last week ITS hired a vendor to host the HRIS system. Employees from ITS and Human Capital Services worked diligently throughout the weekend and on Memorial Day to complete the payroll process for the pay period ending May 19. The files were successfully submitted to the state Monday evening so June 1 paychecks will be issued on time to university employees.

Over the weekend, Belfor worked to remove the water and deploy chillers and dehumidifiers to improve the climate in the data center. In addition they cleaned and checked the equipment. We learned on Tuesday that the core servers supporting the administrative systems — KSIS, HRIS and FIS — are in good condition. ITS will soon use temporary power to begin assessing these systems. Once complete, we will develop a plan to bring the top priority systems online. We will keep you informed of the progress.

For updates please check https://www.k-state.edu/media/update/halelibrary/


NACADA Annual Conference Graduate Student Scholarship

NACADA offers scholarships to selected student members pursuing graduate education at either the Master’s or Ph.D. or Ed.D. level to attend their annual conference. This program will give selected individuals studying in the academic advising field or those with an interest in pursuing a career in academic advising an opportunity to attend the Annual Conference on Academic Advising in Phoenix, AZ, September 30 – October 3, 2018.

The scholarship will waive the student member registration fee to attend the annual conference.  The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

These scholarships are made possible due to the success of the NACADA Silent Auction held during the Annual Conference. 


  • be a current NACADA student member (Note: Student membership requires certification that the student is currently enrolled and is not fully employed in an advising position). Please see the NACADA Student Membership Application.
  • demonstrate an interest in advising as a profession.
  • provide a description of goals to be accomplished through participation in the NACADA Annual Conference


Once awarded a Graduate Student Annual Conference scholarship, recipients will not be eligible in subsequent years.

Application Components:

  1. Completed an application in the Submission Portal.
  2. Advising Resume/Vitae.  Please limit entries to material that pertain directly to academic advising.  Please include a current job position description or list of job responsibilities if nominee/applicant is currently employed in an advising-related position.
  3. Statement on your current area of study and career goals
    • Describe your interest in advising as a profession and your decision to pursue this career path
  4. Statement on Annual Conference and future NACADA participation
    • List and describe the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual Conference.
    • List and describe your plans for future involvement in NACADA – be specific about any goals for involvement in regions, committees, communities, areas of leadership interest, etc.
  5. Letters of recommendation
    • A required component of the application materials submitted for this award is two letters of recommendation from your institution’s officials, at least one of which must be an instructor in your field of study. These letters must be on institutional letterhead.  Please upload these letters and other application requirements no later than the specified deadline(s). Nominators/nominees should collect the letters and upload them as pdf’s.  Please don’t send these letters separately to NACADA officials.  Any recommendation letter should not contain information the nominee has not already seen.
    • Please make sure the letters outline the nominee’s qualifications and any professional development goals that could be achieved by attending the Annual Conference.

Scoring Criteria:

Graduate Student Annual Conference Scholarship Rubric

COMMITMENT of Scholarship Recipients:

If you are chosen as a recipient, part of your responsibility will be to document your experiences and reflect upon them so that we may promote the benefits of attendance to others.  You may opt to document and reflect on your experience in the following ways:

  • create a blog post for the NACADA blog
  • write an article for possible publication by Academic Advising Today
  • craft a digital story of some type with photos/slides from your conference experiences that can be shared
  • via social media using the Annual Conference hashtag with posts and photos from your experience
  • propose some other creative way to get the word out about your experience with prior approval from dawnkrause@ksu.edu, Executive Office Liaison to the Global Awards Committee

Questions about the scholarships?  Email Dawn Krause or call 785-532-0632
Submit an Application

Deadline to apply – June 1, 2018 – Midnight CST

Spring 2019 Course Schedule Announced

The following courses will be offered in Spring 2019:

EDCEP 816  Research Methods
EDCEP 829  Learning Principles
EDCEP 835  Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 838  College Student Development
EDCEP 839  Assessment of Academic Advising
EDCEP 851  Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854  College Student Athletes
EDCEP 863  Trends in Career Development
EDSP 853  College Students with Special Needs

Kansas State University Computer Systems Down for a Few Days

There was a fire in Hale Library on the main Kansas State University campus in Manhattan on May 22, 2018. The fire caused the University to have to shut down the university-wide computer systems, including email, Canvas, and KSIS.

Systems are slowly being brought back online. There may be some delays in responses to emails, posting of degrees, and delivery of diplomas.

Thank you for your patience.

Director of Student Success Position at Grand View University

Grand View University has a job opening for a Director of Student Success.

Serve as the champion – the chief expert and advocate – for student success and oversee inclusive academic support services for all student populations, including traditional, non-traditional, and online. Provide leadership and implementation of strategies to address persistence and completion issues.

Promotes, encourages, and measures activities related to student success. Implement the vision for academic support services at GV. Serve students by providing strategic oversight of and operational support for student academic success, including tutoring and other forms of learning support, student referrals for support services, and data analysis to inform programming, policy, and practice.

Provide leadership for a collaborative student success environment that sustains a network that connects student service areas including CETL, the Library, Disability Services, the college Deans, Graduate and Professional Studies, GV Complete, Student Life, Institutional Effectiveness, the Writing Center, the Math Lab, and the faculty in support of the student success mission.

For the full job description and application information, please visit: http://grandview.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=765689&&&nohd%23job

Pamela M. Christoffers
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Summer Semester Starts June 4

The summer semester for the Academic Advising Graduate Program runs June 4 to July 27.

Enrollment is still open. The following courses are being offered:

Course Offerings for Summer 2018
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

Enrollment for Summer 2018 is March 26 – May 18, 2018

Congratulate Spring 2018 Distance Graduates Through Virtual Commencement

By Grant Guggisberg

Kansas State University Global Campus is offering a virtual commencement to honor more than 330 spring 2018 graduates who have studied at a distance, many of whom cannot travel to Manhattan to attend on-campus ceremonies.

The virtual commencement website includes a list of graduating distance students, video commencement addresses, alumni resources and links to livestream on-campus ceremonies.

Faculty, staff, family and friends of distance graduates can participate in virtual commencement by posting congratulatory messages to graduates through the virtual reception.