Recent Additions and Revisions

19.15 / Software Copying - rescinded

Revised: April 27, 2021 | Effective: July 1, 1997

19.17 / Purchases of Computer Hardware

Effective: April 27, 2021

Initiating Authority:

Information Technology Services serves as the initiating authority.

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy describes the University’s requirements for purchases of Computer Hardware.

Reason Or Need For Policy:

This policy is being proposed to establish a University-wide standard for purchasing Computer Hardware in order to ensure that all purchased hardware is compatible the University’s technology environment and compliant with the University’s technology standards, applicable policies, regulations, contracts, and vendor licenses.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

  1. WSU Policy 1.04 (Execution of Contracts) and Procedure for Execution of Contracts and Commitment of University Resources
  2. WSU Policy 14.01 (General Purchasing Policies)
  3. WSU Policy 14.04 (Externally Sponsored Research Programs)
  4. WSU Policy 19.05 (University Information Technology Resources and Email)
  5. WSU Policy 19.10 (Retirement of Computer and Information Technology Resources)
  6. Kansas Information Technology Executive Council Information Technology Security Standards 7230A
  7. WSU Device Lifecyle Process

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Werner Golling, VP of Finance and Administration
  • Ken Harmon, CIO
  • Mark Rodee, CISO
  • Shadi Tafaroji, Director of Client Services
  • Shawn Ehrstein, Director, Emerging Technologies and CAD/CAM (NIAR)
  • Misha Jacob-Warren, Deputy General Counsel

1.09 / Strategic Plan Implementation

Revised: April 20, 2021 | Effective: August 8, 2017

Initiating Authority:

Office of the President

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to:

  • To restate the membership and primary responsibilities of the Committee to reflect current practice and to ensure adequate balance of academic and administrative representation is on the Committee.
  • Format policy consistent with University policy standard form

Reason Or Need For Policy:

Policy is required by HLC for accreditation.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

N/A

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel / Kelly Herzik, Associate General Counsel
  • Kaye Monk-Morgan, Vice President Strategic Engagement and Planning
  • Rick Muma, President

11.21 / Issuance of No Trespass Notice

Revised: April 13, 2021 | Effective: October 31, 2009

Initiating Authority:

General Counsel

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to formalize process and review procedures for no trespass orders consistent with state law and constitutional rights.

Reason Or Need For Policy:

See above.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

  1. K.S.A. 21-5808

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel / Kelly Herzik, Associate General Counsel
  • Rodney Clark, Chief of Police
  • Scott Jensen, Associate Dean of Students
  • Kyle Wilson, AD Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Faculty Senate – Aleks Sternfeld Dunn
  • UP Senate - Trish Gandu
  • USS Senate - Randy Sessions

21.01 Mandatory Face Coverings -- Rescinded

Revised: April 13, 2021 | Effective: August 3, 2020

This policy has been rescinded.

21.02 / Hosting Campus Events

Revised: April 13, 2021 | Effective: August 3, 2020

Initiating Authority:

Director of Special Events and Community Relations, Strategic Communications

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy was revised to remove the mandates from the policy.

Specifically, this removes all requirements for hosting campus events.

Reason Or Need For Policy:

This policy was revised to comply with the rescission of all County COVID orders.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

N/A

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Misha Jacob-Warren, Deputy General Counsel
  • Carmen Hytche, Director of Special Events

1.02 / Mission and Vision Statements for Wichita State University

Revised: March 17, 2021 | Effective: July 1, 2013

Initiating authoritity

  • Office of the President

Summary Of Policy Or Policy Change:

Vision statement was updated on March 31, 2020.  Policy revised to reflect updated vision statement.

Reason or Need for Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to correct and update the website.

Applicable Laws Or Regulatory Or Policy Authority:

HLC accredition requires publication of Mission and Vision statement.

Other Relevant WSU Policies:

All other website locations found had already been updated.

Reviewed By The Following University Stakeholders:

  • PET on March 16, 2021
  • Kaye Monk-Morgan, Vice President Strategic Engagement and Planning
  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel
  • Strategic Planning Committee

3.20 / Recruitment, Hiring and Onboarding

Revised: February 23, 2021 | Effective: July 1, 2004

Initiating Authority:

Human Resources

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to provide guidance and formalize University practices regarding recruitment, hiring and onboarding for all positions at Wichita State. It also changes the name of the policy (formerly Initiation of Employment).

Reason Or Need For Policy:

The University does not have a policy regarding recruitment, hiring, and onboarding for all positions, regardless of classification. This policy was created to provide consistent guidance for departments for these activities.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

  1. Policy 3.01 Affirmative Action Plan
  2. Policy 3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination
  3. Policy 3.31 / Background Checks for Employment
  4. Policy 3.46 / Veterans Preference
  5. Policy 3.51 / Pre-Employment Drug Screening
  6. Policy 3.61 / Workforce Transitions
  7. K.S.A. 75-4362, K.A.R. 1-2-20, K.A.R. 1-6-33, K.A.R. 1-9-25, and K.A.R. 1-9-26
  8. KBOR Policy II.C.2.b.iv. Criminal Background Checks

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Judy Espinoza, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Sheryl Propst, Director Talent Management
  • Susan Martin, Director of HR Operations and Systems
  • Jamie Olmsted, Leader of Total Rewards
  • Marcie Holsteen, HR Professional
  • Lana Anthis, Human Resources Business Partner
  • Rebecca Reiling, Human Resources Business Partner
  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel / Kelly Herzik, Associate General Counsel

11.09 / Pyrotechnics

Revised: February 2, 2021 | Effective: July 1, 1997

Initiating Authority:

Environmental, Health and Safety and the Fire Safety Office

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to ensure consistency with requirements for fireworks and pyrotechnic use on campus in accordance with applicable City of Wichita ordinances and State Fire Marshal regulations.

Reason Or Need For Policy:

This policy was revised to coincide with City of Wichita Ordinance Sec. 15.01.650—Chapter 56, Section 5601.1.3 and Section 5601.2 and K.A.R. 22-6-1 et seq. and to establish a procedure to coordinate with the University Fire Safety Office for firework or pyrotechnic displays on campus.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

  • K.S.A. 31-170; K.S.A. 31-501 et. seq.
  • K.A.R. 22-6-1 et seq.
  • Wichita Ordinance Sec. 15.01.650—Chapter 56, Section 5601.1.3 & Section 5601.2

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Mike Strickland, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Scott Murray, Fire and Safety Coordinator
  • Dennis Moore, Fire and Safety Coordinator
  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel
  • Kelly Herzik, Associate General Counsel

11.20 / Space Heaters

Revised: February 2, 2021 | Effective: November 1, 2008

Initiating Authority:

Environmental, Health and Safety and the Fire Safety Office

Summary of Policy or Policy Change:

This policy is being revised to state the use of portable space heaters in campus buildings and detail the impact of space heaters on safety and energy management.

Reason Or Need For Policy:

The changes to this policy were made to expand and clarify when portable space heaters can be approved for use in campus buildings.

Applicable Laws, Authority or WSU Policy (if any):

  • K.S.A. 31-132 et. seq.
  • K.A.R. 22-1-1 et seq.
  • 11.27 HVAC System Standards
  • Housing and Residence Life Handbook

The following University Stakeholders were included:

  • Mike Strickland, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Scott Murray, Fire and Safety Coordinator
  • Dennis Moore, Fire and Safety Coordinator
  • Stacia Boden, General Counsel
  • Kelly Herzik, Associate General Counsel
  • Scott Jensen, Associate Dean of Students