Advance industry and community partnerships to provide quality educational opportunities and collaboration to satisfy rapidly evolving community and workforce needs.
The University's progress and commitment to expanding partnerships and engagement with the community is evident through the success of the 8,029 work-based applied learning positions provided. Through partnerships and engagement, Wichita State is focused on developing applied learning opportunities that not only enhance the educational opportunities for our students but also support the economic, health, and cultural needs of our communities.
Strategic Plan Objectives
|Strategic Plan Objectives
|Key Performance Indicators
|Academic Year 20222
|Deepen partnerships with P-12 educational providers such as USD 259, on initiatives supporting educational experiences and achievement, access to higher education, and preparation for the workforce and community engagement.
|High School Programs
|BAASE, Career Technical Education Pathways in Engineering and Teacher Education
|When it comes to bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world experience, nobody offers more opportunities than Wichita State. Thanks to our location in Kansas' largest city, Shockers in every major can gain the skills, connections and confidence needed for career success—before graduation—with employers in virtually every industry. These opportunities prepare the Wichita State candidate for the workforce and engage the candidate in the community: 1)applied learning placements - paid, WSU-facilitiated jobs with local industry partners that build skills that go beyond classroom learning, 2) Co-ops - paid, multi-semester jobs, related to the student's major, and student can earn academic credit, 3) Internships are paid or unpaid work experience in professional settings, with academic credit and zero-credit options, completed full time or part time.
|Collaborate with other higher education institutions on initiatives enhancing student educational opportunities and supporting the economic, health and cultural needs of our communities
|Number of articulation agreements
|Agreements signed: 25
Total agreements in force: 72
|Agreements Signed: 6
Total Agreements in force: 98
|WSU Tech new to WSU
|Work-based Applied Learning on-campus and off-campus positions
|Work-based Applied Learning (Employed Student Salaries)
|Internships in field of study (Applied Learning Internships)*
|Grow relationships with business partners to generate new applied learning and research opportunities
|Shocker Career Accelerator
|Shocker Career Accelerator hosted 19 major on-campus recruitment events featuring 353 total employers.
|Employers conducted 278 on-campus interviews.
|Student Activity in Handshake (WSU’s Online Job Board & Career Platform)
|Regional Employer Activity in Handshake (WSU’s Online Job Board & Career Platform)
|Kansas Employer Activity in Handshake (WSU’s Online Job Board & Career Platform)
|Building additional bridges to further integrate community and business partners into campus environment and position the university as a more inviting place for members of the community to access resources and enjoy cultural activities.
|Small Business Clients supported; Kansas Small Business Development Center clients, workshops and attendees
|Increase the quality of the students' undergrad and grad experience
|32 Community Orgs served by 78 students.
|28 community organizations served by 73 students and 5 academic colleges
|Embrace a mission of service by enhancing community and regional engagement
|1 Baseline data is based on 2019 results.
2 AY22 Results represent Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 academic semesters.
* Applied Learning Internships include Coop, internships, practicum and federal work study.