Wichita State University has provided a syllabus template (Model Syllabus Template), which includes guidelines for information that should be included on every course syllabus including Title IX, Academic Integrity, the University Grading Scale, and other resources for students. The Syllabus Template has been updated (Summary of the template changes for Fall 2019), that includes revisions of the sections for the Counseling and Prevention Services, Title IX, and Student Health Services. It also includes a new section, First Generation Students, have been added.
Wichita State’s Learning Management System is Blackboard. Whether you are new to Blackboard or have years of experience, we encourage you to work with our Instructional Design & AccessTeam (IDA) to prepare for the upcoming semester. For information on both online and face-to-face Blackboard training resources, please visit the WSU Blackboard Training website.
Classrooms across campus are equipped with uniform technology and media equipment. Attend one of the scheduled Classroom Technology Training sessions to be able to receive keys to your scheduled classrooms.
WSU Online and the Instructional Design & Access group have many resources for online teaching at WSU, including best practice guidelines, procedures, and an Online Faculty Fellows group.
Academic Integrity / Academic Dishonesty
Academic Affairs and Student Affairs work together to address violations of academic integrity. Whenever a faculty member imposes a sanction for a violation of academic integrity, they must report this using the online Incident Report. This allows for tracking of multiple violations. Policy, procedures and the Incident Report are available on the Student Conduct webpage.
University Tenure, Promotion, Full Professor Incentive Review, and Post Tenure Review information can be found on the Faculty Senate website. Policies are also posted for individual colleges.
Universal Design in Courses
The standards for course accessibility are evolving and codifying through practice and legal action. To ensure that you are always providing the most accessible course you can, read about our Accessibility Responsibilities, and contact Instructional Design & Access for consultation.
Academy for Effective Teaching
The Academy for Effective Teaching recognizes the importance of effective teaching to the successful education of students and, thus, to the mission of the University. Members of the Academy assist new and existing faculty as well as graduate teaching assistants by offering confidential mentoring or sharing of resources and experiences. This is a wonderful resource for any teaching professional on campus.