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Events, deadlines, and timeframes

Training dates now available for Advising in KSIS

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are available for sign-up in HRIS. 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 in 306 or 318 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Wed., Sept. 13, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (318)
  • Mon., Sept. 25, 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 or 785-532-3138, for further training options.

Grad students and faculty: Two ETDR walk-in seminars September-October

Two walk-in help seminars are scheduled September-October for graduate students who want faster help on thesis/dissertation formatting, Microsoft Word, and LaTeX.  Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) sessions are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Both sessions are in 407 Hale Library.  Hale 407 has Windows computers, and attendees are welcome to bring their own Mac and Windows laptops.

Topics include:

  • How to use K-State’s ETDR writing templates (Word and LaTeX)
  • Timesavers, tools, and solutions in Microsoft Word
  • Review your ETDR to meet Graduate School requirements
  • Prior publication and copyright resources
  • Automated features (Table of Contents, figure/table captions, and more)

Each session starts with an overview of ETDR resources and concludes with a question/answer period.  Leave as soon as your questions are answered, or stay and learn more about ETDR resources and using Word efficiently.

Distance students or others who cannot attend may request an ETDR meeting via Zoom webconference, in person, or by phone.  Class presentations are also available in person or via Zoom.  Use the ETDR request form (K-State eID/password required) to specify what help you need and to schedule meeting times.  Response time is 24-48 hours.

New thesis/dissertation requirements for 2017 

These changes are now mandatory for all theses, dissertations, and reports submitted in 2017 and on:

  • Title format must be in sentence case (not ALL CAPS)
  • Author name format must be in standard name format with uppercase/lowercase, as shown in KSIS records (not ALL CAPS)
  • Copyright line new format:  © Firstname Lastname 2017.

For more resources, see the ETDR website.

Grade submission deadlines for summer 2017

Grades for the summer 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Friday, August 18. The August 18day after the instructor approves and submits the grades in KSIS they are posted to students’ academic records. Grades are posted every 24 hours so students can view their grades the day after the instructor submits them.

More information about grade submission deadlines are available from the Final Grade Submission Information – Summer 2017 page.  For information about submitting grades from K-State Online to KSIS, see Copy Final Grades from K-State Online to KSIS.

New KSIS navigation for students

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K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) was successfully upgraded to version 9.2 over the summer. KSIS 9.2 has a new navigation, personalization options, and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices.

The new Student Homepage provides quick and easy access to content most often used by students. Continue reading “New KSIS navigation for students”

Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Aug. 9-11

The summer deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, for submitting electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) to the Graduate School via the K‑REx repository system (krex.k-state.edu).

Walk-in help sessions are scheduled the last three days of the ETDR deadline week:

Wednesday, Aug. 9 — 3-6 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 10 — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 11 — 2-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library, which is adjacent to the IT Help Desk.  The MDC has both Windows and Mac computers, and all of them have Acrobat Pro for optimum PDF conversion.

Zoom conferencing for distance students

During the deadline week, students not on the K-State-Manhattan campus can schedule individual Zoom conferences and phone meetings by using the ETDR Request Form (K-State eID/password required) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want a preliminary review of your ETDR?  

  1. Before you submit your ETDR to K-REx, use the ETDR Review Checklist to catch 99% of errors that cause ETDR rejections.
  2. Use the ETDR Request Form (requires eID/password sign-in) to get a review by the ETDR consultant. Use the “paperclip” icon at top to attach your Word file or PDF, and specify “Email” as the contact method.

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

Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services has been working hard for several years to remove old equipment across the university as part of K-State’s Converged Infrastructure project for K-State 2025. On July 7, 2017, ITS decommissioned the Umberger Hall Data Center. Continue reading “Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned”

KSIS 9.2 upgrade completed

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services, or ITS, has successfully completed the KSIS upgrade to version 9.2. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible and innovative student information system available.
Continue reading “KSIS 9.2 upgrade completed”

Reminder: Sign out of KSIS by 5 p.m. today

by Information Technology Services

K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) will be unavailable 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23,  while Information Technology Services upgrades the system to a new release. KSIS will resume full operations on Monday, July 24.

Users should complete transactions and sign out of KSIS by 5 p.m. Friday, July 21. If you do not sign out by 5 p.m., you will be automatically signed out and any unsaved data will be lost.

After the upgrade, KSIS will have new navigation and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices. Users are encouraged to visit the new KSIS 9.2 Resources web page for an overview of new features, FAQs, and trouble-shooting tips.

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The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available. If you have questions, contact Diana Blake, associate director of the Information Systems Office, at dkblake@ksu.edu or 785-532-7843.

KSIS-upgrade migration downtime July 21-23

by Information Technology Services

The KSIS upgrade project began last fall, and the target date to complete the KSIS upgrade is Monday, July 24. KSIS will be unavailable during the upgrade window from 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23.

To prepare for the upgrade, KSIS users can do the following:

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After the upgrade, KSIS will have a new graphical, responsive web design and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available.

If you have questions, contact Diana Blake, associate director of the Information Systems Office, at dkblake@ksu.edu or 785-532-7843.