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K-State Today

January 10, 2018

Professional development awards for advisors

Submitted by Stephanie Bannister

The University Advising Committee and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies are offering academic advisor professional development awards of up to $1,000 to subsidize participation in advising-related professional activities and/or conferences or meetings during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Applications are invited from any faculty or professional advisors at K-State: Manhattan, Polytechnic, Olathe or Global campuses. Five awards are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Attendance at professional conferences provides advisors with opportunities to further their work, increase their knowledge and skills, network with other professionals, and enhance their experience. It also increases the recognition and reputation of Kansas State University.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 30 for the spring semester.

An applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time or part-time employee at the university serving in some advising capacity.
  • Apply to attend professional development activities or a professional conference relevant to his/her field.
  • Use the funds to help cover registration, travel, meals and/or accommodations.
  • Preference will be given to first-time applicants. Funds can only be used for the professional development experience applied for. Funds not used by the end of the fiscal year must be returned. Recipients of awards may be asked to present a session or poster at one of the advising workshops during the year.

To apply for the professional development funds, the following are to be submitted:
1. Application for funding (doc.)
2. A letter of application for the award addressing the following:

a. Outline and description of professional development opportunity.
b. Benefits to the employee and the department/unit and how this opportunity will improve or transform your
advising practices as well as the general advising of the university?

The application documents are to be submitted electronically to Steve Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies, at dandaneau@k-state.edu by Jan. 30 for the spring semester.