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Events, deadlines, and timeframes

Grade submission deadline for fall 2018

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2018 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 10 – Friday, Dec. 14.

Grade submission deadline

Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2018 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Nov. 6-16

The fall semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 for submitting ETDRs (electronic theses, dissertations, and reports) to the Graduate School.  All ETDRs must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository system.  Use the resources below to help finish by the deadline.

Walk-in ETDR help sessions Nov. 6-16

  • Nov. 6 (Tue) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 7 (Wed) — 4-6 p.m.
  • Nov. 9 (Fri) — 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov. 13 (Tue) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 (Thu) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 (Fri) — 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Center in Seaton Hall, Room 1 (basement level). The center has Windows and Mac computers, scanners, Microsoft Office suite, and Acrobat Pro software to fix problems with PDF conversion.  Continue reading “Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Nov. 6-16”

Grading in KSIS training for Fall 2018 now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the fall 2018 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

All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, November 30, 11 a.m. – 12 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 fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Get involved with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

October marks the fifteenth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month
(NCSAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The goal of NCSAM is to increase the awareness of the cybersecurity landscape and to bring awareness to various strategies we all can use to keep our information protected. It is our shared responsibility to protect ourselves, our colleagues, our family members, and K-State’s valuable information and technology resources.

Information Technology Services is sponsoring various events and activities throughout the month of October including:

  • Conducting presentations/training.
  • Providing sessions for various student clubs on careers in information security and information technology.
  • Sharing tips and best practices via K-State Today and Twitter.
  • Hosting Shred Day.
  • Encouraging the campus to participate by spreading the word of how to stay safe online.
  • Culminating in “Dark Tales from the Net” – a discussion of horror stories about sharing too much information.
  • And more.

On Mon., Oct. 1, ITS will kick off the month with a State of IT Security presentation by Chad Currier, Chief Information Security Officer.


This presentation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How can you get involved?

  • Attend events.
  • Follow us on Twitter. Help us spread the word by retweeting using the hashtag #CyberAware.

Top Hat rep on campus Sept. 12; instructors can have individual meetings

by Information Technology Services

A Top Hat representative will be on the Manhattan campus Wednesday, Sept. 12. Instructors who would like to meet with Jay Meloff and discuss using Top Hat for their courses should send Jay an email (jay.meloff@tophat.com) to schedule an individual meeting.
Continue reading “Top Hat rep on campus Sept. 12; instructors can have individual meetings”

Training dates now available for Advising in KSIS

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are now available. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are provided in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Tues., Sept. 4, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 5, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sept. 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 14, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for further training options.

KSIS Class Scheduler training available for Fall 2018

Class scheduler training now availableKSIS Class Scheduler training is now available for sign up in HRIS. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • 1:30 – 3 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 8
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m., Mon., Nov. 5

Class Scheduler Tools (NEW)

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 17
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Mon., Oct. 15
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 12

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Wed, Sept. 19
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Fri., Sept. 21

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help Friday, Aug. 10

The summer semester deadline for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.  Electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository. Use the following resources to finish up this week:

  1. Attend a walk-in ETDR help session 1-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in the Dickens 1 computing lab (located east of Hale Library). The lab has 32 Windows computers.
  2. Send an ETDR Request Form to get help via email on formatting issues, PDF conversion, K-REx, and so on. Attach thesis/dissertation files  by using the “paperclip” icon (near the Submit button or at top). Requests are answered within 24 hours during the deadline week. 
  3. Use the ETDR Review Checklist to catch 99% of errors that cause ETDR rejection by the Graduate School.

Continue reading “Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help Friday, Aug. 10”

ERP Task Force presents “What is possible” vendor demos

K-State’s Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force will host three vendor demonstrations in early August on the topic of “What is possible with modern enterprise systems”. The task force will look at options for K-State’s major enterprise systems which support the critical business functions of human capital management, financial management, and student management. “Right now, we are not working to select a specific vendor or product, but instead look at the various options and assess K-State’s readiness to take on such a major effort”, commented Cindy Bontrager, vice president of Administration and Finance.

The following vendors will provide a 90-minute presentation followed by a brief question and answer session:

  • Workday – Wed., Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m. Zoom meeting ID: 534-258-432
  • Ellucian – Mon., Aug. 13, 1 -3 p.m.
  • Oracle Cloud – Tue., Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m.

All presentations will be held in the Wildcat Chambers (formerly the Union Little Theater) in the K-State Student Union.

“While the sessions will be available via Zoom and recorded, we hope that many people will take the opportunity to attend all three sessions in person”, said Gary Pratt, Chief Information Officer.

“The goal of the demos is to help people who work every day in K-State’s systems to understand the advances that have been made in the area of applications known as cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems”, said Rob Caffey, chair of the Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force. “The first task is to get people thinking more broadly about what is possible. Then the task force will hold a series of listening tours in the early fall to hear what people think we need, what is working and not working, etc.”

The Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force includes 16 professional staff members from across campus and is co-sponsored by Cindy Bontrager (VP for Administration and Finance) Pat Bosco (VP for Student Life), Jay Stephens (VP for Human Capital Services), and Gary Pratt (Chief Information Officer).