Graduate Research Position Available – Manhattan, KS campus

This position is for local students only. Must be able to work at the Manhattan, Kansas campus.

College of Education
Office of the Associate Dean for
Research and External Funding

Lydia E. Skeen Graduate Research Assistant Position

The College of Education is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic graduate student to join our research team, headed by Linda Thurston, Lydia E. Skeen endowed chair in education and assistant dean for research and graduate studies.

Available immediately, 20 hours weekly, 10 month position. Compensation includes bi-weekly salary, eligible for group health insurance, and paid tuition.

Qualifications

Graduate student in good standing in a College of Education program; excellent oral and written English language skills; knowledge and experience in conducting research, including analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; experience in complex library research and writing literature reviews for research papers or grant proposals; technical skills in a Mac environment; outstanding work ethic and collaboration skills; and willingness to learn new professional competencies. Expertise in SPSS and survey construction using Qualtrics are desired.

Expectations

Our new research team member must be interested in developing such professional skills as writing grant proposals, conducting research, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The person who fills this position will work with OAD staff and with COE faculty and administrators in developing grant proposals and collecting and analyzing data for research studies.

Application Process

Please electronically submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and publication or a brief sample of your writing to Kathy Brown (klb@k-state.edu). This position will remain open until filled.

Office of the Associate Dean for Research

Kansas State University, College of Education
17 Bluemont Hall, 1100 Midcampus Dr.
Manhattan KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-5765

This position is for local students only. Must be able to work at the Manhattan, Kansas campus.

Global Campus Awards Scholarships

Two academic advising graduate students received scholarships from Global Campus and the College of Education to pursue their degrees. Congratulations!

Jacqueline Wilson, master’s student in academic advising, College of Education Scholarship for Distance Education Students.

Beth Elkin, master’s student in academic advising,  Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students.

Distance students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree offered through K-State Global Campus can apply for scholarships for upcoming semesters. View available scholarships at global.k-state.edu/students/services/scholarships. The deadline for spring and summer scholarships is November 2, 2016. The application will be available in September.

NACADA, Gates Foundation Collaborate on Student Success Research Project

By Patrice Scott

Charlie Nutt

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and two partner associations recently collaborated to produce the largest publicly available data set investigating administrator perspectives and approaches to academic advising.

Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the 74-page report titled “Driving Toward a Degree: Establishing a Baseline on Integrated Approaches to Planning and Advising” was released recently. Partners include the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, or NASPA, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC. The study was completed in collaboration with Tyton Partners and Babson Survey Research Group located in Oakland, California.

Charlie Nutt, NACADA executive director, said the data emerged from a 2015-2016 survey of 1,400 administrators from more than 1,000 institutions. NACADA leaders were actively involved in developing the survey.

“We’ve found effective academic advising to be a critical component of student success,” Nutt said. “The data in ‘Driving Toward a Degree’ has the potential to support real change by helping institutions identify where they currently stand and ultimately chart a plan for improvement.”

Nutt said the study revealed:

  • 82 percent of respondents reported that student retention and success are a primary objective of their institution’s strategic plan.
  • Only 19 percent of respondents said they believed their “institution successfully achieves an ideal advising situation.”
  • 44 percent of respondents reported moderate to significant growth in the number of undergraduate advising and planning staff.
  • Only 12 percent of institutions reported widespread use of three primary technology solutions: degree planning, early alerts and reporting/analytics.

NACADA is the global leader in academic advising and has 13,000 members worldwide. The College of Education is the host institution for the association’s executive office at K-State.

K-State Global Campus Has Two Available Positions

Director, Student and Faculty Services, K-State Global Campus

Kansas State University Global Campus seeks applicants for the position of Director of Student and Faculty Services. This position provides supervision of full-time and student staff focusing on prospective student, current student and faculty services and managing elements of the customer interface from first inquiry through application, enrollment, retention and graduation. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

Position description and application procedures posted at: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/493712/director. Call 785-532-5644 or email doadmin@k-state.edu for more information. Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required. 

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Marketing, K-State Global Campus

Kansas State University Global Campus seeks applicants for the position of Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Marketing. This position provides direction for enrollment management, marketing, market research, recruitment, retention, student services, military student services and academic advising initiatives for K-State Global Campus. This position works closely with the dean, K-State Global Campus leadership, university administrators and external constituents to strategically place K-State Global Campus in a position to respond to the needs of distance and non-traditional students. The associate dean will be an insightful, collaborative and persuasive spokesperson, both internally and externally, for K-State Global Campus mission and initiatives. Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred.

Confidential inquiries are welcome and nominations are invited. Nominations should include the name, current position, email address and phone number of the individual being nominated. Send nominations to the search chair, Duane Dunn, at ddunn@k-state.edu.

Position description and application procedures posted at: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/493685/associate-dean. Call 785-532-5644 or email doadmin@k-state.edu for more information. Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

2016 Graduate Named Utah Advisor of the Year

Liz Prettyman, an academic advisor at Utah State University Eastern, was recognized by the Utah Advising Association as the Utah Advisor of the Year. Ms. Prettyman graduated with a Master in Science in Academic Advising in May 2016.

Liz led the transformation of the advising office at Utah State University Eastern, Price campus over the last year. She helped transition it into a One-Stop service center, led the implementation of mandatory freshman advising and the effort to make advisors more visible on campus – all while completing her degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.

Congratulations to Liz!

Summer Course Drop Dates

For Summer courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • June 14, 2016 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 17, 2016 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 22, 2016 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 7, 2016 – 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.

Academic Advising Graduates Attend Commencement Brunch

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 when several students attended Commencement and the College of Education brunch on Friday, May 13. Congratulations to the all graduates!

Congratulations to our Master’s Degree Graduates

May 2016 Master’s Degree Graduates
Laura Ashley
Katharine Brandon
Mikayla Brent
Shelly Brownlee
Patrice Carey
Jody Cheatum
Brittney Coan
Margaret D’Onofrio
Todd Duntz
Lisa Foreman
Jenna Gannon
Kashonna Garcon
Margaret Gerry
Richelle Hawley
David Lasota
Jill Lomonte
Logan Meinert
Miranda Mulzer
Elizabeth Prettyman
Olivia Scarborough
Carrie Schmidt
Crystal Smith
Sarah Snyder
Margaret Sumruld
Ana-Alicia Tolento
Rebecca Zirger

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!

Commencement Ceremony Streaming Live

Graduate School

May 13, 2016, 1 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum

To watch a graduation ceremony live, visit this web page on the time and date a ceremony is scheduled. http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/spring2016/graduate-school.html

On the left is the list of graduation dates and times for each college.

Friday, May 13, 2016

http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/spring2016/graduate-school.html