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September 9, 2015

University Advising Committee accepting applications for professional development grants

Submitted by Steven Dandaneau

The University Advising Committee invites applications for its fall semester professional development grant program. Up to five members of the K-State community may be awarded a $700 grant to support travel to, and participation in, scholarly or professional advising-related meetings. The committee will issue a second call for spring and summer conferences.

Last year, this program identified 10 recipients who attended, and, in some cases, presented at, a variety of national and international conferences. Given that the popular National Academic Advising Association's annual conference is Oct. 4-7, the committee proposes an especially efficient application process in order to facilitate possible participation.

In one-page, applicants should identify the meeting they plan to attend and offer a rationale for committee support. How is participation expected to aid the applicant in advising-related work? How might it contribute to improved student success? The applicant should email their statement to Steve Dandaneau, UAC co-chair, at dandaneau@k-state.edu, and copy their direct supervisor. The application deadline is Sunday, Sept. 13. A committee will review applications on Monday, Sept. 14, and strive to communicate their decisions no later than Tuesday, Sept. 15.