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.


Procedures for Fall Graduates

This is for students that intend to graduate Fall 2018. All graduates need to notify Pam McGlynn by September 1, 2018 and submit the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form.


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 Fall 2018 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. 

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 summer, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by September 1, 2018. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: https://kstateacademicadvisinggraduateprogram.org/final-project/ 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 October 8, 2018. 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/. Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1 pm.

K-State Events Announced for NACADA Conference

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

The K-State Reception is scheduled for Monday, October 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm.  It will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown, 15 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on the 13th floor patio. 

K-State Breakfast: Selected faculty will be available at breakfast at NACADA on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The breakfast will be held in North Ballroom 120 A-D from 7:15-8:30 am. The breakfast is held in conjunction with Advising Community Division Fair.

We hope you can join us at these K-State events!

Academic Advising Graduate Program Featured in Alumni Magazine

The Academic Advising Graduate Program and alumna, Kristi Lax-Walker, were featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of Global Campus Link.

advising article

Advising Positions Available at Purdue University

Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana, has four academic advising positions available. 

Applicants should apply online at https://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801156&tz=GMT-04%3A00. Please be aware there may also be additional academic advisor positions listed on Taleo, our job posting website.

Any questions about the posting should be directed to the talent acquisition specialist: Amanda Warren-Glowe, warren@purdue.edu.

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.