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Grading in KSIS training sessions now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2017 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

Grading in KSIS training All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered monthly in spring 2017

Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for Spring 2017 are now available. The monthly sessions are for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. Previous sessions were limited to one month of a term. To make the training more available for staff members, the schedule is now set for one session each month.

You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled in 306 Calvin Hall:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

Additional ETDR walk-in sessions during ETDR deadline week of Nov. 18

Graduate students who plan to send their electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) to the Graduate School have about four weeks left before the semester deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, when ETDRs must be submitted via the K-REx system.

In addition to ETDR walk-in clinics every Tuesday through Nov. 8 in 301A Hale Library, five extended-help sessions are scheduled Nov. 14-18 in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library (adjacent to the IT Help Desk):

  • Monday, Nov. 14 — 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Distance students and those not on the K-State-Manhattan campus may schedule Zoom and phone meetings on a first-come, first-served basis by using the ETDR Request Form (K-State eID/password required).

More about ETDR services is on the ETDR website at k-state.edu/grad/etdr.

Grad students and faculty advisers: Major changes on ETDR templates for fall 2016

Oct. 28 update from the Graduate School:  Students graduating this semester, fall 2016, may use the new title, author, and copyright formats but are not required to do so.  Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, the Graduate School will only accept ETDRs formatted with the following new requirements.

 

Updated ETDR templates went online in mid-August.  Graduate students and faculty advisers should be aware that major format changes were made this summer to the title, author name, and copyright statement in the 2016 templates for Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports.  In addition, a new 500-word limit on abstracts (350 previously) was added to incorporate a change in January from the Graduate School.

ETDR templates downloaded prior to mid-August need to be updated to meet the new guidelines. For students who haven’t started writing in those templates, it may be faster to download a new template.  To get help modifying an older ETDR template, submit an ETDR Request Form (eID/password required).

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Grad students: More ETDR walk-in clinics this week; less ETDR support on April 22 deadline

Limited ETDR support is available on Friday, April 22. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in one of the walk-in clinics scheduled earlier in the week. Here’s the full schedule of ETDR walk-in help clinics the week of April 18-22:

  • Tue, April 19 — 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Wed, April 20 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Wed, April 20 — 1-5 p.m., 407 Hale Library
  • Thu, April 21 — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Fri, April 22 — 1-5 p.m., 407 Hale Library

Walk-in clinics are the fastest way to get ETDR help and answers.  Although requests for individual, one-on-one meetings can be made via the ETDR Request Form (and may be necessary for distance students), the usual 24- to 48-hour response time may hinder students who need faster answers during the deadline week of April 18-22.

Top resources during ETDR submission deadlines

1. Graduation and ETDR submission checklist (plus deadlines)

2. Convert your ETDR to PDF

3. Select keywords and subject categories (tip: write them down).  See the Guidelines for selecting keywords, and also the List of ProQuest subject categories.

4. Submit your ETDR to K-REx for Graduate School review.  Watch the new 7-minute video of the K-REx submission process.

5. Doctoral students only: Submit your dissertation to ProQuest

Thesis, dissertation ETDR walk-in workshops Oct. 22-Nov. 20

Graduate students and faculty advisers:  ETDR walk-in workshops are scheduled over the next five weeks to provide faster help on Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports before the Graduate School’s Nov. 20 semester deadline. These weekly ETDR workshops are an alternative to individual consultations.  Continue reading “Thesis, dissertation ETDR walk-in workshops Oct. 22-Nov. 20”

KSIS training for fall 2015 now available

KSIS Training dates and times are now available for fall 2015.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However registration is required.

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KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 14

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating.  The training session is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 9 Fairchild Hall.

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

Noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, is grade submission deadline for fall

by Monty Nielsen

Grades for the Fall 2014 term are due by noon Tuesday, Dec. 23. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online into iSIS is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete.  Continue reading “Noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, is grade submission deadline for fall”

Grade submission deadline is noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, for fall 2014

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for fall 2014 term are due by noon Tuesday, Dec. 23. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online or Canvas into iSIS is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete.  Continue reading “Grade submission deadline is noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, for fall 2014”