For Advisors & Faculty
In accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents academic advising policy, department and college-based advising systems are available to all students to assist in and provide for the following:
- Goal setting. Help students set both short-term and long-term educational goals.
- Information. Inform students of the graduation requirements of their department, help with strategic course selections so as to minimize the number of semesters required for graduation, and inform students of career opportunities in their field of study.
- Transitions-Inform students how to change colleges and/or departments and provide information to explain the process students follow to enroll in their curriculum and to drop or add courses during the semester.
- Accessibility. Have reasonable hours and methods of availability for students. Students should be able to set up appointments for an adequate amount of time to make curricular selections and semester schedule.
- Referral to campus resources. Be able to refer students to various campus resources: ACAC, University Counseling Services, Office of Student Life, and others.
Kansas State University is committed to providing effective advising services to students as an essential component of their educational experience.
Advising generally is required as a condition for enrollment, especially for new students. Continuing students are encouraged to seek academic advising regularly throughout their academic careers. Students are responsible for initiating advising contact and preparing for advising sessions. The advising relationship between the academic advisor and the student is protected by confidentiality.
- Advising Handbook
- Faculty Alert
- Incomplete Form
- Math and English placement agreement
- Petition for Reinstatement
- WIthdrawal Form
- FERPA Release Form
- Faculty Guide to Legal and Ethical Student Hiring
- A comprehensive resource from the National Association for Colleges and Employers.
- A FERPA Primer
- A summary of the key points of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Tips for Providing References
- Suggestions for serving as a reference.
- What Can a Faculty Member Say or Write
- Unsure what you can say about a student? This article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers can help.
- Career and Employment Services Alcohol in Recruiting Policy
- CES supports and endorses the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) professional conduct principles that states "serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process."
- Kansas State University Notice of Nondiscrimination
- Career and Employment Services supports K-State's commitment to nondiscrimination.