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INFORMATION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

QUESTION LINK AUDIENCE
What to know for Spring 2021 Section #su_students Students
What are the expectations for wearing face masks? #masks Students
Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask? #shields Students
Where can I obtain a mask on campus? #mask_locations Students
How do I handle breaks during my in-person courses? #breaks Students
Do I have to stay six feet away from fellow students and my professor? #distancing Students
How will Wichita State prepare for possible disruptions of the semester? #disruptions Students
How will Wichita State continue to financial assist students? #help Students
How will faculty approach designing classes for the semester? #faculty_approach Students
What mental and physical health resources are available to students? #resources Students
How will Wichita State communicate with students and their families about COVID-19 related campus changes? #communication Students
Is the university reporting positive COVID-19 cases to the public? #reporting_cases Students
What is the university doing with reports of positive tests? #reports_of_positives Students
Will the university tell me if I may have been exposed to COVID-19? #inform_about_exposure Students
Academics Section #academics Students
What will classes look like? #course_delivery Students
What are important dates for Fall 2021? #important_dates Students
How might my classes change? #classes-change Students
Where do I go on the first day of classes? #first_day Students
What is "hybrid" course design? #hybrid Students
What fees will be associated with different modes of delivery? #online_fees Students
Can my professor require in-person attendance? #required_attendance Students
Can my instructor require me to turn on my computer's camera for my class? required_cameras Students
Can professors use Zoom for office or student hours instead of in-person office hours? #zoom_office_hours Students
What do I need to know about online exams and proctoring? #proctoring Students
What guidance are instructors given for working with students with disabilities? #disabilities Students
Is a condition that makes someone high risk for COVID-19 complications something that gets legal accommodation protections? #legal_accommodation Students
What happens if I get sick and cannot attend in-person class sessions? Are my professors required to create online-only content for me? #sick_attendance Students
Do professors have the authority to remove a student from class if they refuse to follow safety guidelines for wearing a face covering? #refuse_guidance Students
Academics: Student Academic Support Section #academics_support_section Students
Where do I find support for remote learning for my hybrid and online courses? #remote_support Students
Am I allowed to access Ablah Library? #ablah Students
What if I have a complaint about my class? #class_complaint Students
Remote Learning Section #remote_learning Students
How do I get the Zoom app to create and attend virtual meetings? #zoom_app Students
Are Chromebooks and hot spots still available for Wichita State students? #chromebooks Students
Housing and Meal Plans Section Housing FAQ Students
Student Resources and Support Section #support Students
How do I access the Shocker Support Locker? #ssl Students
What is Wichita State's Care Team doing to help support students? #care_team Students
Where do I go to get help with my COVID-19 related anxiety #covid_anxiety Students
Guidance for Graduate Students Section Graduate School FAQ Students
International Students Section International Updates Students
Guidance for Travel #student_travel Students
What are university guidelines on domestic travel during the semester? #domestic_travel Students
What are university policies for international travel during the semester? #international_travel Students
What are university guidelines for personal travel during the semester? #personal_travel Students
If I have recently traveled within the United States and feel no illness, are there steps I should take? #quarantine Students
Guidance for Health, Wellness and Prevention #health Students
What are the symptoms and what can I do to prevent the spread of viruses? #symptoms Students
What should I do if I think I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? #hwp_have_symptoms Students
What should I do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19? #hwp_exposed Students
What should I do if I have been notified that I have been in contact with someone with COVID-19? #hwp_notified Students
What procedures do I follow if I live off campus? #off_campus Students
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? #iso_v_quarantine Students
What should I do about my classes if I am in isolation or quarantine? #classes_iso_or_quarantine Students
What are best practices if I am in isolation or quarantine? #best_practices_iso_or_quarantine Students
Is the university reporting positive COVID-19 cases to the public? #reporting_cases Students
What is the university doing with reports of positive tests? #reports_of_positives Students
Will the university tell me if I may have been exposed to COVID-19? #inform_about_exposure Students
How do I access the Shocker Support Locker? #ssl Students
Questions about Contact Tracing Section contact_tracing Students
Is Wichita State University allowed to conduct contact tracing? wsu_tracing Students
How does HB 2016 define contact tracing and how does that affect Wichita State University? hb2016 Students
What entity is responsible for contact tracing? responsibility_tracing Students
Why is it important to self-report potential exposure or positive test for COVID-19? tracing_self_report Students
How should students in residence halls react to close contact or positive test for COVID-19? tracing_residence Students
How does KDHE define “close contact?” tracing_close_contact Students

INFORMATION FOR FUTURE SHOCKERS

QUESTION LINK AUDIENCE
What Future Shockers should know for 2020-21 Section #su_futureshockers Future Shockers
What health and safety practices are expected to protect each other from coronavirus infection? #safety_practices Future Shockers
What social distancing practices are expected? #sd_practices Future Shockers
What are the expectations for wearing face masks? #mask_expectations Future Shockers
What resources are available if I feel anxiety? #anxiety_resources Future Shockers
General Questions Section #general Future Shockers
Can I still visit campus? #visit Future Shockers
What other opportunities are there to connect with Wichita State? #connect Future Shockers
Is Wichita State open? #wsu_open Future Shockers
How will I obtain a high school transcript if my school is closed? #hs_transcript Future Shockers
My school is freezing grades. How will that impact my admission to Wichita State? #freezing_grades Future Shockers
My school is switching to a pass / fail system this semester. How will this impact my ability to be admitted to Wichita State University? #hs_pass_fail Future Shockers
My school is switching to a credit / no credit system this semester. How will this impact my ability to be admitted to Wichita State University? #hs_crncr Future Shockers
>How can I send my college transcript if my current college or university is closed? #transcript Future Shockers
If I want to take a gap year and defer my admission until Spring or Fall 2021, how will that impact my entry? #gap_year Future Shockers
Future Shocker Financial Aid Section #finaid Future Shockers
Is the May 1 acceptance date being pushed back to June 1 or later? #acceptance_date Future Shockers
Will the Freshmen Merit Scholarship deadline be pushed back to give more time to high school juniors to take standardized tests? #merit_deadline Future Shockers
Will merit awards be expanded/raised to offset family hardships faced? #merit_offset Future Shockers
Are there any special considerations for the 2020-21 academic year, if financial situations have changed significantly for students? #special_considerations Future Shockers
With ACT/SAT tests canceled, will I still qualify for a merit scholarship without a standardized test score on file? #merit_scholarships Future Shockers
I have decided to stay closer to home and attend WSU. Are there still opportunities for scholarships? #late_scholarships Future Shockers
Future Shocker Housing Section Housing FAQ Future Shockers
Orientation Section #orientation Future Shockers
Will students come to campus for orientation programs, or will they be held online? #online_orientation Future Shockers
Where can I find more information about orientation? #orientation_info Future Shockers
Academics Section #academics Future Shockers
What will classes look like? #classes Future Shockers
Will my fees change if my class moves to online-only delivery? #fee_changes Future Shockers
Does Wichita State have any technology recommendations for courses? #tech_recommendations Future Shockers
Is there anything else I will need for my courses? #course_needs Future Shockers
What academic resources are available for students ? #academic_resources Future Shockers
Can students still meet with an Academic Advisor? #advising Future Shockers
Where can students find support for remote learning, hybrid and online courses? #remote_support Future Shockers

INFORMATION FOR SUPERVISORS

QUESTION LINK AUDIENCE
Information for Supervisors #su_supervisors Supervisors
Increasing Employees Presence on Campus Subsection (Supervisor) #su_supervisors Supervisors
Why is WSU choosing to slowly increase employees' presence on campus? #sup_slow_increase Supervisors
Do I need to have plan for my area or department for employees who will be on campus? #sup_staffing_plan Supervisors
What else do I need to consider as I create my departmental staffing plan for social distancing? #sup_staffing_considerations Supervisors
What do I do when I have completed my departmental staffing plan for social distancing in the workplace? #sup_fininshed_staffing_plan Supervisors
How should I communicate to employees the plan for my area/department? #sup_emp_communication Supervisors
What if an employee is reluctant or declines the plan for our area/department? #sup_reluctant_employee Supervisors
Personal Responsibility of Employees While on Campus Section #sup_emp_responsibilities Supervisors
What are WSU's expectations for employees while on campus to reduce the spread of COVID-19? #sup_emp_expectations Supervisors
Why would WSU want to establish these expectations? #sup_expectations_reason Supervisors
How will employees be informed about these expectations while working on campus? #sup_expectations_comm Supervisors
Is there other guidance or training that employees may need? #sup_emp_training Supervisors
Supervisor Wellness Checks Subsection #sup_wellness_check Supervisors
Will WSU require employees coming to campus to do a personal wellness check? #sup_wellness_check_req Supervisors
Do employees have to record or report the results of their personal wellness check to myself or others at WSU? #sup_emp_report Supervisors
Can I, as a supervisor, ask employees if they are conducting their personal wellness check? #sup_wellness_ask Supervisors
What does a personal wellness check consist of? #sup_wellness_comprises Supervisors
What should I do if an employee indicates she have one or more of the above symptoms? #sup_symptomatic_emp Supervisors
Is there other information that I need to consider related to employee leaves and COVID-19? #sup_other_leave_info Supervisors
Supervisor Social Distancing Subsection #sup_social_distancing Supervisors
What is social distancing? #sup_distancing_def Supervisors
How do I incorporate social distancing practices for employees who will be on campus? #sup_incorporate_distancing Supervisors
What if an employee is reluctant to accept the area or departmental plan developed for social distancing? #sup_refuse_plan Supervisors
What if employees are not following social distancing protocols in the area or department, or while of the campus? #sup_refuse_distancing Supervisors
Supervisor PPE Subsection #sup_ppe Supervisors
What is personal protective equipment (PPE)? #sup_ppe_def Supervisors
What is the difference between a face mask and a face covering #sup_mask_v_covering Supervisors
How can departments order PPE? #sup_ppe_order Supervisors
What are the expectations regarding the use of face coverings while at WSU? #sup_face_coverings Supervisors
Are employees required to wear disposable gloves while on campus? #sup_gloves Supervisors
What if an employee feels the need for PPE, even if it is not required? #sup_need_ppe Supervisors
What if employees are not following established and required personal protective equipment expectations? #sup_refuse_ppe_expectations Supervisors
Supervisor Practicing Personal Hygiene in the Workplace Subsection #sup_personal_hygiene Supervisors
What is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19? #sup_reduce_spread Supervisors
What are other personal hygiene practices that can be used in the workplace to reduce the spread of COVID-19? #sup_emp_hygiene Supervisors
What if employees are not practicing personal hygiene in the workplace? #sup_refuse_hygiene Supervisors
Supervisor Cleaning and Disinfecting the Workplace Subsection #sup_cleaning Supervisors
What are employee expectations related to cleaning and disinfecting the workplace? #sup_cleaning_expectations Supervisors
What if employees are not following the expectations of cleaning and disinfecting the workplace? #sup_refuse_cleaning Supervisors
Supervisor Travel Guidelines Subsection #sup_travel Supervisors
Is WSU setting expectations related to travel? #sup_travel_expectations Supervisors
Keeping our Workplaces Safe Section #sup_safe_workplace Supervisors
What else can I do to support employees in my area or department to create a positive and safe work environment? #sup_support_emp Supervisors
What if an employee continues to be hesitant to be on campus? #hesitant_emp Supervisors
Managing Employees Section #managing Supervisors
What should I do if I have an employee(s) that states they are not feeling well or are ill? #employeesill Supervisors
What else can I do in preparation for a change to normal operations ? #preparation Supervisors
What should I consider in order to establish a telecommuting working arrangement with an employee(s)? #establish_arrangement Supervisors
Who determines if an employee can work from home or an alternate work location? #home_decisions Supervisors
Are there other things I can consider to manage staffing? #other_considerations Supervisors
Can an employee on an H1-B visa request to perform their work via a telecommuting arrangement? #h1b Supervisors
Is an employee required to have a dedicated home office for telecommuting? #sup_home_office Supervisors
What do I need to consider for Student Workers? #student_workers Supervisors
What should I do if I have an employee(s) that indicates they or a family member has/have a medical condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19? #sup_family_vulnerable Supervisors
What should I do if I have an employee(s) that has indicated they do not have a medical condition, but they are still concerned about workplace exposure to COVID-19? #sup_workplace_exposure Supervisors
What are telehealth services? #sup_telehealth Supervisors
What if an employee has an illness not related to COVID-19? #emp_illness Supervisors
What should I do as a supervisor if an employee notifies me that they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact? #sup_emp_has_symptoms Supervisors
What should I do if I have an employee(s) returning from a location that the CDC advises self-isolation and not returning to work? #self_iso Supervisors
Where can I access information on how to report time and leave during the COVID-19 period? #sup_covid_leave Supervisors
During the COVID-19 period, will I still need to approve time and leave reports? approve_time Supervisors
What if I have an employee that has a circumstance not addressed in these FAQ's? #not_address Supervisors
Recruiting / Hiring Section #recruiting Supervisors
If we have scheduled on-campus interviews for job openings, what do we do? #scheduled_on_campus Supervisors
Our unit has already made travel arrangements for interview candidates. Must the interview be rescheduled to an online format? #travel_interview Supervisors
What if our candidate does not have resources or online technology for video conferencing? #candidate_no_tech Supervisors
Our search committee has already conducted a portion of our interviews in-person. Is it OK to move to an online format since it is not consistent with previous arrangements? #search_committee_format_change Supervisors
Should the search committee still meet in person, or should they meet independently, through video conferencing technology for meetings and interviews? #search_committee Supervisors
Our candidate has already accepted an offer of employment with a designated start date but has informed us that they are ill, under self-quarantine, or is caring for others and will not be able to begin work as originally specified. What options do we have? #ill_hire Supervisors
Will my new hire need to complete onboarding in person? #onboarding Supervisors

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

QUESTION LINK AUDIENCE
INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES su_employees Employees
Personal Responsibility of Employees While on Campus Subsection personal_responsibility Employees
What are WSU's expectations for employees while on campus to reduce the spread of COVID-19? expectations Employees
Why would WSU want to establish these expectations? expectations2 Employees
How will employees be informed about these expectations while working on campus? informed_expectations Employees
Is there other guidance or training that employees may need? additional_training Employees
General Wellness Subsection general_wellness Employees
Do student employees of the University need to follow the employee or student processes for COVID exposure related concerns? student_employees_covid Employees
Can employees get tested for COVID-19 at WSU? voluntary_testing Employees
Reasons for Isolation and Quarantine Subsection isolation_quarantine Employees
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? iso_v_quarantine Employees
What should I do if I think I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? experiencing_symptoms Employees
What should I do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19? covid_exposure Employees
What should I do if I have been notified that I have been in contact with someone with COVID-19? contact_with_covid Employees
What if a member of an employee's household displays one or more symptoms of COVID-19, but the employee does not display any symptoms? household_symptoms Employees
If I have a possible exposure to COVID-19 or illness and am required to go home for self-isolation, will I get paid? isolationpay Employees
What should I do if I have recently traveled internationally or in the U.S.? recently_traveled Employees
Will I be required to notify WSU if I attend a mass gathering of 500 people or more? mass_gathering Employees
Personal Wellness Check Subsection wellness_check Employees
Will WSU require employees coming to campus to do a personal wellness check? personal_wellness_check Employees
Do employees have to record or report the results of their personal wellness check to myself or others at WSU? check_results Employees
What does a personal wellness check consist of? wellness_check_details Employees
What should an employee do if they have one or more of the above symptoms? symptomatic Employees
Social Distancing Subsection social_distancing Employees
What is social distancing? sd_definition Employees
What do social distancing practices look like for employees that will be on campus? sd_practices Employees
Personal Protective Equipment Subsection ppe Employees
What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? ppe_definition Employees
Will PPE be provided to employees if required? ppe_provision Employees
What is the difference between a face mask and a face covering? mask_v_covering Employees
What are the expectations for wearing face masks? masks Employees
Are employees required to wear disposable gloves while on campus? gloves Employees
What if I feel I need to use PPE, even if it is not required? ppe_not_required Employees
Practicing Personal Hygiene in the Workplace Section personal_hygiene Employees
What is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19? reduce_spread Employees
What are other personal hygiene practices that can I can use in the workplace to reduce the spread of COVID-19? hygiene_practices Employees
What are employee expectations related to cleaning and disinfecting their workplace? cleaning_expectations Employees
Communications, Questions and Concerns Subsection concerns Employees
What should you do if a student tells you they are positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, or is being tested, has symptoms, or is in quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19? student_informs Instructors
What should employees do if they have concerns about a co-worker who exhibits possible symptoms of COVID-19 (such as a cough) while they are working on campus? concerns_coworker Employees
What if an employee does not feel comfortable coming to campus? concerns_not_comfortable Employees
How will WSU notify employees if there is a need to change operations? change_in_operations Employees
Is the university reporting positive COVID-19 cases to the public? #reporting_cases Employees
What is the university doing with reports of positive tests? #reports_of_positives Employees
Will the university tell me if I may have been exposed to COVID-19? #inform_about_exposure Employees
What if an employee would like to provide feedback, share a concern or report an issue related to COVID-19 practices at WSU? feedback Employees
What if an employee has questions regarding their benefits or leave reporting? hr_questions Employees
What if an employee has questions about reporting their time? timekeeping_questions Employees
What if an employee or an employee's family member is part of a medically vulnerable population? family_vulnerable Employees
Questions about Contact Tracing Section contact_tracing Employees
Is Wichita State University allowed to conduct contact tracing? wsu_tracing Employees
How does HB 2016 define contact tracing and how does that affect Wichita State University? hb2016 Employees
What entity is responsible for contact tracing? responsibility_tracing Employees
Why is it important to self-report potential exposure or positive test for COVID-19? tracing_self_report Employees
How should students in residence halls react to close contact or positive test for COVID-19? tracing_residence Employees
How does KDHE define “close contact?” tracing_close_contact Employees
University Operations Section operations_emp Employees
Is the University continuing normal operations? operations Employees
How will WSU notify us if operations are changed? notifications Employees
Employee Leave and Benefits Section leave Employees
What should I do if I'm not feeling well or I am ill? illness Employees
What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or FFCRA? ffcra Employees
Has the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) made any special provisions for plan participants related to COVID-19? sehp Employees
What are telehealth services? telehealth Employees
What should I do if I have if I don't have a medical condition, but I am concerned about workplace exposure to COVID-19? exposure Employees
What if I still have questions regarding leave and work options? leavequestions Employees
Childcare Interuption Section childcare_interuption Employees
What are an employee's options if they are unable to work because they do not have childcare? no_childcare Employees
Are there options for childcare? childcare Employees
Telecommuting / Remote Working Section telecommuting Employees
Can I choose to work from home or an alternate location? choose_home Employees
Who determines if I may work from home or an alternate location? determineslocation Employees
Am I required to have a dedicated home office for telecommuting? homeoffice Employees
Where can I find tips and resources for working at home or an alternate work location? hometips Employees
What if I need to work from home or an alternate location, but I do not have resources to work at home? noresources Employees
If I am having issues with any IT resources, who should I contact? itissues Employees
Will the University cover the cost of my personal phone or internet for working at home? homecosts Employees
Guidance for Travel Section travel_emp Employees
What are university guidelines on domestic travel? domestic_travel_guidelines Employees
What are university policies for international travel? emp_intl_travel Employees
What are university guidelines for personal travel? emp_personal_travel Employees
If I have recently traveled within the United States and feel no illness, are there steps I should take? us_travel_steps Employees
My travel event has been canceled, what should I do? (WSU employee travel) canceled_event Employees
My travel event wasn't canceled, but I do not feel comfortable attending amid the COVID-19 outbreak - what are my next steps? (WSU employee travel) not_comfortable_traveling Employees
Will I be reimbursed for travel expenses I pre-paid with my personal funds if my travel event has been canceled? (WSU employee travel) travel_reimbursement Employees
What if my travel event hasn't been canceled yet? (WSU employee travel) future_event Employees
If my travel event has been canceled and there are charges on my pcard, do I still have to reconcile the charges? pcard_charges Employees
When I canceled my flight, the airline issued me a ticket credit to be used for a future flight. What should I do now? ticket_credit Employees
Who do I contact if I have questions regarding travel? travel_questions Employees

INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTORS

QUESTION LINK AUDIENCE
Questions about the Classroom and Campus Section classroom Instructors
Is there standardized syllabus language or trainings we can share with students to explain the importance of safe behaviors and compliance with campus policies? syllabus-language Instructors
What are the classroom capacities for the Spring? capacities Instructors
Can instructors change their classes from IIE/IIS to HYB or from HYB to IIE/IIS? code-changes Instructors
Can instructors change the course delivery plan that was already posted to the WSU website? delivery-plan-change Instructors
Can instructors request a new classroom based on changed class capacities? new-classroom-request Instructors
Do Instructors have to provide alternative, online content for students without asking if the request is COVID-19-related? covid-alternate-content Instructors
Are we ending in-person instruction before Thanksgiving Recess? thanksgiving Instructors
Can Instructors choose to end in-person instruction before Thanksgiving Recess even though we’ve moved back to the standard academic calendar? end-at-thanksgiving Instructors
What happens if we see another wave of increased COVID-19 positivity? another-wave Instructors
May I continue to use Zoom for all office or student hours and not hold in-person office hours? zoom_office Instructors
Can I choose not to come to the campus for the semester? stay_off_campus Instructors
Can I require in-person attendance? require_attendance Instructors
Questions about Health Section health Instructors
What happens if I get sick and can’t teach? instructor_sick Instructors
What happens if a student gets sick and cannot attend in-person class sessions? Am I required to create online-only content for them? students_sick Instructors
What you should do if a student tells you they have tested positive for COVID-19, has been instructed to isolate because of symptoms and/or testing, or is in quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19? student_informs Instructors
If an instructor has health and safety concerns and does not want to teach in person, can they continue to teach remotely? concerns-remotely Instructors
Can instructors still wear a mask while providing instruction? still-wear-mask Instructors
Can instructors be compelled to take their mask off to teach? mask-off-teach Instructors
Can an instructor require masks in the classroom or when students visit their office? require-masks-in-classroom Instructors
If an instructor has students who want to socially distance and students who don’t, can they designate part of their classroom for distancing? split-classroom Instructors
Can instructors ask students if they have been vaccinated? ask-if-vax Instructors
Can instructors require students to be vaccinated if they want to be in-person? require-vax-in-person Instructors
Will classrooms still be sanitized next semester? classroom-sanitization Instructors
How do I help my students manage COVID-19-related anxiety? covid_anxiety Instructors
Is a condition that makes someone high-risk for COVID-19 complications something that gets legal accommodation protections? accommodation-protections Instructors
Questions about Technology Section technology Instructors
Is there Information Technology (IT) support for personal devices for students who are remote-commuting? student-it-support Instructors
Are loaner laptops still available for students? compatible_laptops Instructors
Questions about Teaching Online Section online Instructors
What online test proctoring options are available? proctoring-options Instructors
How do I maintain test integrity in online courses? integrity Instructors
What fees will be associated with different modes of delivery? delivery_fees Instructors
What accessibility issues do I need to consider in my online course design? accessibility Instructors
Questions about Hybrid Teaching Section hybrid_section Instructors
Who decides what in-person contact is required for my class? decisions Instructors
Can I charge my students for test kits, proctored exams, etc.? testing-charges Instructors
Questions about Communication Section communication Instructors
How will WSU communicate with students and their families about COVID-19-related campus changes? communicate_changes Instructors
How will students know if my class has required in-person meetings? in_person_notification Instructors
General Questions Section general Instructors
What will the Spring 2022 calendar look like and will there be a spring break? spring22 Instructors
Will we be using HYB course codes for Spring 2022? hyb-spring22 Instructors