Graduate School Newsletter
September 8, 2022
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- STEM Graduate Faculty: SCOARE Workshop opportunity
- Graduate Faculty nominations process
- Graduate Department Heads Meeting
- September Brown Bag: Graduate School’s Policies & Procedures
- October Brown Bag: Orientation for new Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors
- Research and the State Volunteer Judging
- Graduate School new team member
- Faculty Upcoming Events & Deadlines
- Admissions Deadline for International Applicants
- International enrollments Fall 2022 update
- English Proficiency requirement for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)
- Reminder about drop/withdrawal deadlines
- Information for graduate students planning for Fall 2022 graduation and commencement
- Research Forum Registration is Now Open
- Grad Coffee Chats kick-off with K-State Libraries
- Registration open for graduate student writing events
- Registration open for fall fellowship information sessions
The product of a federally-funded grant, the Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence (SCOARE) Workshop is designed to equip graduate faculty mentors with the tools they need to help their advisees develop better scientific communication skills – writing journal articles, presenting at scientific conferences, and engaging in unstructured lab conversations. The workshop provides concrete tools to help.
The SCOARE Workshop is currently being offered in a virtual format as two (2) online, 3-hour sessions. There are three upcoming virtual SCOARE workshops. Registration is available here.
The complete workshop consists of 2 separate sessions; attendance at both workshop sessions is required.
- Option 1: Tuesday,November 1 and* Thursday, November 3, 2022; 9AM – 12PM Central (10AM-1PM Eastern / 8AM-11AM Mountain / 7AM-10AM Pacific)
- Option 2: Monday,November 14 and* Wednesday, November 16, 2022; 1PM – 4PM Central (2PM-5PM Eastern / 12PM-3PM Mountain / 11AM-2PM Pacific)
- Option 3: Tuesday,December 6 and* Thursday, December 8, 2022; 10AM – 1PM Central (11AM-2PM Eastern / 9AM-12PM Mountain / 8AM-11AM Pacific)
For questions, please contact Dr. Michael Young at email@example.com
Graduate Faculty nominations and requests for non-graduate faculty to teach graduate courses that are submitted by the 10th of the month will be reviewed by the Graduate Council Academic Affairs Committee during that month’s meeting. Nominations approved by the Academic Affairs Committee will be reviewed by the Graduate Council on the first Tuesday of the following month. Nominations received after the 10th of the month will be reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee in the following month.
Information on graduate faculty nominations can be found at the following link: https://www.k-state.edu/grad/faculty-resources/graduate-faculty/nominations.html.
Nominations and questions about the nomination process and timeline should be sent to Timon Smock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate School is launching a new initiative to build a stronger relationship with the department heads to better support graduate programs and the work of the graduate program coordinators. This meeting will be held on September 13th from 1:30-2:30pm in Leadership Studies, Room 114. Please RSVP by Monday, September 12th.
For information about this event, please contact Bailee Irwin at email@example.com or Miranda Schremmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate School invites you to join us on September 21st for a refresher on the Graduate School’s policies and procedures. In this session we will go over policy changes to the Graduate Handbook. The Brown Bag will be held September 21st in 121 Eisenhower Hall and via Zoom (https://ksu.zoom.us/j/99919430807, Passcode: BrownBag).
Please RSVP to this event by September 20th.
The Graduate School invites you to join us on October 19th for an Orientation for New Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors. The Brown Bag will be held in 121 Eisenhower Hall and via Zoom (https://ksu.zoom.us/j/99919430807, Passcode: Brown Bag).
Please RSVP to this event by October 18th.
The Graduate Student Council is encouraging Graduate Faculty and staff to volunteer as judges for the Research and the State held on October 27, 2022 in the Union Courtyard.
Graduate students participating in Research and the State are competing for selection to represent K-State at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit, where they will have the opportunity to share their work with state legislators. The students will need to be able to effectively communicate their research to the general public. To provide an evaluation of poster presentations from this perspective, some judges will be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.
The volunteer form is available here. Judges will be contacted in mid- to late-October with notification of their judging assignment.
For judging related questions, please contact the Graduate Student Council at email@example.com.
Bailee Irwin has joined the Graduate School as the Graduate School’s Communication and Marketing Specialist. Bailee is from Oswego, Kansas and obtained her bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis in Integrated Marketing in 2019. In her free time, she loves reading and working out. We are excited to have her as part of the Graduate School. Her contact information is, Phone: 785-532-6161, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Department Head Meeting, 1:30-2:30pm, Leadership Studies 114
Brown Bag: 11:30am-1:00pm, Eisenhower 121
Topic: Policies & Procedures
|Graduate Faculty Orientation, 10:00am-11:30am, Zoom
|Graduate Faculty Orientation, 3:30pm-5:00pm
|Associate Dean's Meeting, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Eisenhower 121
Brown Bag: 11:30am-1:00pm, Eisenhower 121
Topic: Orientation for new Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors
The standard Graduate School deadline for international applications for Spring was August 1. For International applicants currently living in the US with no plans to travel outside of the US, please submit program recommendations by October 1. For all other International applications, the deadline for programs to submit admission recommendations to the Graduate School is September 1. Please submit program recommendations as soon as possible.
Please see Graduate School website for information regarding international student admission.
The Graduate School has helped check-in over 100 international graduate students for the Fall semester. Programs that have applications with no decision for Fall 2022, please record a program recommendation in College Net, or work with the applicant to defer admission.
Students offered a GTA are required by KBOR (Kansas Board of Regents) to show proof of English Proficiency, with no exceptions. Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) requires at least a minimum score on the following: 22 on the TOEFL IBT, 7.0 on the IELTS speaking portion or 50 on the SPEAK (SPEAK is offered through the English Language Program).
If a student who will be a GTA was admitted without test scores because they completed a US degree within the last two years and/or does not currently have an English proficiency test score, they must take the SPEAK test portion of the test. Students can take the SPEAK test through the English Language Program.
For information, questions or for support with international admissions, please contact Teresa at email@example.com
September 12, 2022 is the last day to drop a course for a 100% refund. This deadline applies only to regular 16-week courses. Please remind students about this and other drop/withdrawal deadlines that are listed on the academic calendar for details, or refer them to the KSIS help guide to find drop/withdrawal deadlines for their courses.
The Fall 2022 graduation and commencement checklist has been updated. Please direct your students to graduation and commencement checklists to ensure they complete all requirements by the posted deadlines. Important dates:
- October 7, 2022 is the deadline for students to complete the KSIS graduation application form for their name to be included in the commencement program booklet. If they miss this deadline but meet other deadlines, they may still graduate and participate in Fall commencement, but their name will not appear in the program booklet.
- November 11, 2022 is the deadline to complete all requirements for Fall 2022 graduation, but students and faculty need to plan early in the semester to allow time for scheduling final exams, submitting forms to the Graduate School, and making final revisions to ETDRs.
For all dates and deadlines, please refer to the graduation and commencement checklists
For information about student success contact Dr. Megan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and the State is a multi-disciplinary research forum that encourages graduate students to focus on effectively communicating their work to diverse audiences. Ten presenters will be selected to represent K-State at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, where they will present their posters to state legislators and the public.
Registrations for Research and the State is now open and will close September 30.
Please encourage you students to participate in this event. More information and registration is available on the Research and the State webpage.
Please direct questions to Dr. Megan Miller at email@example.com
Graduate students are invited to join this Grad Coffee Chat to engage with fellow graduate students and with Graduate School leadership to build community and learn about resources to support their success.
K-State Libraries Academic Services department head Laura Bonella will share information about finding and using library resources, citation management tools, graduate spaces in Hale, and working with your librarian. In-person attendance is encouraged (we'll have coffee!). A Zoom link is provided upon registration to allow distance students and others to join if unable to attend in-person. Sept. 14, noon-1pm.
Please encourage your students to participate in this event. More information and registration is available in OrgCentral.
This Fall, the Graduate School, Department of English, and the Writing Center are partnering to offer “Grad Wildcats Write,” a series of events to support graduate students in taking charge of their writing skills and habits. Information and registration is available on the GSC Professional Development webpage and in OrgCentral.
- Sept 13 – Graduate-Level Writing Workshop, 2:00-3:00pm
- Sept 29 – Writing Group, 1:30-3:30pm
For more information or questions, please contact the Dr. Megan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate fellowship sessions offered in partnership with ORD and Nationally Competitive Scholarships
The Graduate School, Office of Research Development (ORD), and Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships are partnering to offer two informational sessions for graduate students to learn about graduate fellowship opportunities. Information and registration is available on the GSC Professional Development webpage and in OrgCentral.
- Sept 8 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
- Sept 29 – Identifying Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunities, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Megan Miller at email@example.com.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
Chicagoland Postdoc Recruitment Initiative Application Due
Graduate-Level Writing Workshop, 2:00-3:00pm
|Grad Coffee Chats Kick-Off with K-State Libraries, 121 Eisenhower Hall
Writing Group, 1:30-3:30pm
Identifying Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunities, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
Research and the State registration deadline
Deadline to complete KSIS graduation application for name to appear in commencement program
Deadline to complete all degree requirements, submit signed exam and ETDR ballots, and submit ETDR
Deadline to submit graduate certificate completion