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Title: Cashing in on Professional Development with the KStateNACADA Graduate Certificate in Academic Advisi

Cashing in on Professional Development with the
K-State/NACADA Graduate Certificate in Academic
  • Concurrent Session 37
  • Nancy Torno
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Amy Korthank Gabaldon
  • University of Iowa

Course Descriptions
Foundations of Academic Advising - Examines the
foundations of academic advising as essential
components of student success and retention in
higher education. Topics include developmental
advising research on academic advising models
and delivery systems advising skills, including
diverse populations and evaluation, assessment,
and reward systems for advisors and advising
programs. Essential information for advisors,
counselors, and administrators
Dr. Charlie L. Nutt Ed.D. 1999 Georgia Southern
University M.Ed. 1986 Georgia Southern
University B.S.Ed. 1977 University of Georgia
A.A. 1974 Brunswick College Dr. Nutt has over
20 years of experience in education at the
secondary and post secondary levels. He has
served as English faculty and administrator at
the community college level for 15 years, working
primarily in the areas of student support and
student success with particular focus on academic
advising and student retention programs. Since
2003, Dr. Nutt has been the Associate Director of
the National Academic Advising Association and
has served on the graduate faculty in the College
of Education at Kansas State University. Nutt has
written extensively in the area of academic
advising and has presented at various state,
regional, and national conferences. In addition,
he serves as a consultant for NACADA to
institutions in the areas of developing effective
advising programs, advisor development, and
student retention. He is a member of the National
Academic Advising Association, the American
College Personnel Association, the National
Council for Student Development, and the American
Association of Community Colleges
Multicultural Counseling - Adaptations of generic
interpersonal skills to meet the needs of diverse
populations in both counseling and advising
Assistant Professor/Associate Director Ata U.
Karim Ph.D. 1996 Southern Illinois
University M.S. 1991 California State University,
Long Beach Dr. Karim serves as Associate
Director of University Counseling Services at
Kansas State University. Since 1995, he has
worked to leverage diverse human potential
towards organizational and societal excellence.
He is an active resource and leader on
multicultural and intercultural issues of
training and development while also teaching in
the formal classroom. Dr. Karim authored
Intercultural competencies for peer educators in
the second edition of the Handbook of peer
educatior training, Jossey Bass publisher. He is
an active member of the American College
Personnel Association, having made many
conference presentations.
The College Student and the College Environment -
Study of the American college student and how
he/she is influenced by institutional policies,
practices, and other environmental variables.
Special attention will be given to contemporary
student development theory and research.
Beneficial to advisors and counselors.
Dr. Kenneth F. Hughey Ph.D. 1989 University of
Missouri-Columbia M.A.Ed. 1975 Southeast Missouri
State University B.S.Ed. 1972 Southeast Missouri
State University Dr. Hughey has 13 years of
experience teaching graduate courses in career
development. He is the former Associate Director
of Counseling for High Skills (1992-1998), a
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund project
designed to assist counselors in addressing the
career development of students planning to attend
community colleges, technical institutions, and
proprietary institutions. Prior to coming to
K-State in 1989, Dr. Hughey had 15 years'
experience in career guidance and counseling,
including working with college students and
adults in transition. Dr. Hughey has published
articles on career development in well-respected
journals, such as Professional School Counseling,
the Journal of Career Development, The School
Counselor, and the Journal of Counseling
Development. He is also the former Editor of
Professional School Counseling and serves on the
editorial board of the Journal of Career
Development and the Journal of Counseling
Development. Dr. Hughey is a member of the
American Counseling Association, the National
Career Development Association, and the
Association for Counselor Education and
Trends in Career Development - Integration of
major research/issue/policy contributions to
major aspects of career development, including
occupational adjustment and vocational fitness,
to assist advisors and counselors working with
college students
Assistant Professor Adrienne Leslie-Toogood Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology, 2001, University of
Manitoba Dr. Leslie-Toogood is a faculty member
at Kansas State University in the Department of
Counseling and Educational Psychology, where she
teaches within the student affairs program. In
addition to teaching courses, she coordinates
student practica and internship experiences and
is helping with the development of a new area of
specialization in intercollegiate sport. She
serves as a faculty representative on the
Intercollegiate Athletic Council, chairs the
Equity subcommittee, and also sits as a
departmental representative on the COE
FacultyAffairs committee. She provides lectures
throughout the state through the Presidential
Lecture Series and has a joint appointment with
Counseling Services, where she co-facilitates a
weekly seminar and helps to supervise doctoral
interns in their chosen area of specialization.
She is a licensed psychologist in the state of
Kansas and works as a consultant with
student-athletes on campus. She has presented
numerous times at National and International
conferences, and published articles in
peer-reviewed journals. Prior to her current
position, Adrienne worked at counseling centers
in both Canada and the United States.
Learning Principles - Exploration of learning
theories and an overview of research on factors
that enhance academic performance, including
psychosocial variables, learning styles, and
learning strategies. The course covers strategies
for enhancing student academic performance,
ranging from assessment to implementation, to
enhance the effectiveness of advisors and
Dr. Fred B. Newton Ph.D. 1972 University of
Missouri-Columbia M.A. 1969 The Ohio State
University B.A. 1965 Muskingum College Dr.
Newton has over 30 years of experience teaching,
counseling, and advising undergraduate students,
as well as 23 years of experience as Director of
K-States University Counseling Services, a
position he still holds. He has consulted and
conducted workshops with dozens of colleges and
universities on issues related to college student
personnel services, and he has presented over 60
research papers at professional conferences. He
has also published over 50 articles and book
chapters on topics related to college student
personnel services in such respected publications
as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the
Professional Psychologist Research and Practice,
the Journal of College Student Development, and
the Journal of Counseling and Development. Dr.
Newton is a licensed psychologist and member of
the American College Personnel Association,
American Psychological Association, National
Academic Advising Association, and the
Association of College and University Counseling
Center Directors.
Technology Information
Computer Requirements You will need a computer
that can connect to the World Wide Web with
specific browser requirements.
  • Browser Requirements
  • In order to access the courses, your web browser
    must meet the following minimum requirements.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 4.03 or higher (4.5
  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Cookies must be enabled.
  • If you wish to use chat feature, Java must be

Netiquette Rules for Electronic Communication
  • Stick to the topic of discussion and to its
  • Use the subject line to announce your topic.
    Often, busy people will only open messages that
    have creative subject lines.
  • Use only one topic per message.
  • Get to the point. A limit of one page (screen)
    per message is ideal.
  • Don't post advertisements (called "spamming") or
    chain letters to the class discussion.

  • Use courtesy and common sense in all your
    electronic communications.
  • Consider what you write, as it's a permanent
    record and can be retrieved easily.
  • Class discussions are confidential. Do not share
    or forward others' e-mail without permission.
  • When responding to another's message, don't quote
    back an entire message. Delete the excess
    ("snip") and make your comments at the very top
    before starting the quotes.

Use courtesy and common sense in all your
electronic communications. (cont.)
  • DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS. This is hard to read and
    is considered "shouting".
  • Avoid sarcasm, as it is easily misunderstood.
  • Avoid correcting others' grammar, punctuation,
    and spelling unless it is necessary to clarify
  • Avoid flaming. A "flame" is an abusive, harassing
    or bigoted message that attacks an author of a

Use courtesy and common sense in all your
electronic communications. (cont.)
  • Respect the opinions of others and be sensitive
    to the diverse nature of people in the class.
    Keep in mind that although you cannot "see" other
    members on the list, you can show respect for
    individual differences. Diversity issues may
    include the following and others race,
    ethnicity, religion, disabilities, gender, sexual
    orientation, age, social class, marital status,
    urban vs. rural dwellers. (See KSU
    non-discrimination statement.)

Recommendations for working in an on-line class
beyond netiquette
  • Advantages
  • You can work at your own pace.
  • You dont need to physically attend classes.
  • You have more time to think out your responses
    in the group discussion board.
  • You can go back and become part of a previous
    discussion if new information comes to light.

  • Disadvantages
  • There is no physical contact with your
  • Technology can be glitchy. (example taking a
    test and the computer threw you out).
  • Some professors have more experience in the
    on-line format and that can have an impact in how
    much self-teaching you may have to do.
  • The program is expensive.

Costs Tuition and fees are 291 per credit hour.
Payment of course fees is required at the time of
enrollment. There is a 75 non-refundable
fee. It is your responsibility to withdraw from
classes at any time after enrollment if you do
not plan to complete the course. Classes are NOT
administratively dropped if tuition/fees are
Transfer Credit Information Graduate Certificate
Program courses are delivered as regular Kansas
State University coursework. K-State is a fully
accredited institution. Ultimate transfer and
substitution decisions are the prerogative of the
receiving program/institution. K-State Graduate
School's position on transfer credits Upon
approval of the coordinator of the certificate
program, credits earned before the student enters
the certificate program may be applied to that
program. The program coordinator will determine
which courses students are allowed to transfer.
No more than 6 hours of approved graduate credit
may be transferred to the program.
Contact Information Donna Deam Office of
Graduate Studies Kansas State University 2
Bluemont Hall 1100 Mid-Campus Drive Manhattan, KS
66506-5312 Telephone 785-532-5595
Resources and Hints for working with K-State
Resources and Hints
  • Remember you will be getting your certificate
    through the College of Education Department of
    Counseling and Educational Psychology (EDCEP)
    but taking your courses through the Division of
    Continuing Education (DCE). This means that you
    will be working with information from different
    departments which can be confusing.
  • KEEP ALL EMAILS!!! Make a folder on your computer
    where you can put all emails pertaining to
    registration, codes and official information from
    the university, periodically save this on a more
    secure place than your desktop. Make separate
    folders for emails pertaining to each course you
    are in.
  • The person who can answer just about anything
    Cassy Walker, (785) 532-5541,
    senior administrative assistant, department of
    counseling and educational psychology.
  • Your professors! They are always happy to get
    emails and phone calls from students. Do not
    hesitate to contact them!

Resources and Hints cont.
  • Admission to K-State
  • Link from the NACADA website
  • You will be sent an email letting you know what
    course(s) you are eligible to register for. DO
    NOT delete the email with your course code.
  • If you want to work with the professor
    specifically and do not want to be in a graduate
    students section email that professor
    immediately after you enroll.

Resources and Hints cont.
  • KATS (K-State Access Technology Systems)
  • This system provides you access to your K-State
    records. KATS is accessed via the Web.
  • Your KATS log-in ID and password are sent to you
    once when you first enroll
  • How students might use KATSGrades
  • Semester Grades View your KSU grades by semester
  • Grades are no longer mailed to students. If a
    paper copy is required, you will need to contact
    the K-State Registrar's office at 785-532-6254,, or http//

Resources and Hints cont.
  • Transcript Requests
  • Request for K-State Transcripts
  • To order your K-State transcript, visit the KSU
    Registrar's Office web site and click on
  • Needed each semester for reimbursement for
    scholarships or grants.
  • DCE Facilitation Center
  • This centers website is where you will go to
    drop a course or request and grade of incomplete.

Funding Resources
Funding Resources
  • Your Department
  • Cover completely
  • Matching funds
  • Cover Textbooks
  • Your University
  • Staff Development Awards
  • Tuition Grants
  • Graduate Student Awards
  • Outside Funding
  • Different Associations
  • Community College Associations
  • NEA Foundation Grants for Staff in Public
    Higher Education

Benefits of the Certificate
Academic Benefits
  • The certificate program can be viewed as a
    precursor to a masters program
  • Since KSU is an accredited institution many
    people may be able to use the courses as part of
    a Masters or Ph.D program at their institution
    (based on approval).

Professional Benefits
  • This is the only professional training program
    that focuses specifically on academic advising.
  • Establishment of academic credentials.
  • Course work in each class will change and improve
    the way that you advise.
  • Projects in classes will transfer over into your
    real world working environment.

Personal Benefits
  • Collaboration with professional colleagues
  • Will help you get comfortable in collaboration
    projects that happen across universities.
  • Networking problems
  • There are many ears to turn to if you have a
    student dilemma.
  • Personal growth
  • I learned many things that carried over into my
    personal relationships.
  • Friendships!
  • Everyone is SOOO nice and supportive

  • The NACADA/K-State Graduate Certificate in
    ACADEMIC ADVISING is an informative,
    professionally stimulating program.