CAS Advising Syllabus

For appointments call (316) 978-3300, option 2

The vision of the College of Applied Studies Advising Center is to collaborate with students as they define, plan, and achieve their educational and professional goals.

CASA Staff
Location and Appointment Information
  • Human Performance Studies: Heskett Center 107 - Call (316) 978-3300, option 2 for appointments
    • Monday - Friday by appointment: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • School of Education: Hubbard Hall, 133-135 (temporary location) - Call (316) 978-3300, option 2 for appointments
    • Monday - Friday by appointment: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sport Management: Hubbard Hall 221 - Call (316) 978-3300, option 2 for appointments

    • Monday - Friday by appointment: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Organizational Leadership and Learning: Hubbard Hall 221 - Call (316) 978-3300, option 2 for appointments
    • Monday - Friday by appointment: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
College Overview

The College of Applied Studies offers Bachelor’s degrees in programs that prepare elementary and secondary teachers, exercise scientists, athletic trainers and sport administrators. The faculty of the college are student-centered and committed to excellence in teaching and student support services. Each program is built around interactive learning and hands-on field placements. The college offers state-of-the- art educational technology for students and faculty use The college departments are located in Hubbard Hall, the Heskett Center, and Corbin Education Center, which is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building. The college is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The college also offers graduate degrees in eight areas, a specialist degree in school psychology and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Advisors' Goals
  • Assist students in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effect on their life and personal goals.
  • Assist and encourage students by providing accurate information about required courses, graduation requirements, WSU resources and WSU policies and procedures.
  • Be accessible for advising appointments, telephone, email and web correspondence.
  • Assist students in utilizing university resources to maximize their educational and personal potential.
  • Create a plan of study (SEP) in Degree Works for each advisee and monitor their progress toward meeting ones chosen academic goals. 
  • Encourage students to develop decision-making skills and take responsibility for your educational plans and goals.
  • Help students define and develop realistic academic and professional goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
Student Responsibilities
  • Discuss your career goals with the advisor in order to determine the best major and plan of study to reach those goals.
  • It is strongly recommended that you meet with an advisor each semester with questions regarding enrollment, plan of study, change of major, grade point average issues, difficulties in class, and other academic concerns.
  • Provide your advisor with accurate information about your interests and abilities.
  • Arrive on time and be prepared for each appointment.
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience.
  • Know the requirements of your degree program and make sure that you are taking the courses your program requires for graduation.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or specific concern.
  • Become knowledgeable about college policies, deadlines, and procedures.
  • Become familiar with the College of Applied Studies handbooks and undergraduate catalog.
  • Follow through with all recommendations from your advisor.
  • Identify university resources and career opportunities.
  • Be aware of your actions and how they affect you, your academic progress, and your financial aid status.
  • Be professional in your field placements by: 1) respecting your supervisors, 2) dressing appropriately, 3) accepting constructive criticism and 4) being on time.
  • Request that all transfer work be sent to the registrar from each college attended, immediately following the semester in which the courses were completed.
  • Apply for “Degree Audit” two semesters prior to graduation.
  • Take any standardized tests in a reasonable time frame; allowing time for repetition if necessary.
  • Keep important documents such as TB tests, exception forms, emails, tests scores, and other documents.
Expected Learning Outcomes
  • Students demonstrate thinking abilities about their future goals and a plan of study to reach those goals.
  • Students use campus resources such as work-based learning, study abroad, and Career Services to assist them in achieving their academic, personal and career goals.
  • Students demonstrate familiarity with WSU resources, policies, on-line technology and meet with their academic advisor in order to enroll and meet all graduation requirements.
  • Students demonstrate how to use their catalog, advising worksheets, handbooks, and degre audit report to identify degree requirements.
  • Students demonstrate how to use online technology (DW, Blackboard, Banner Self-Service) to track individual progress toward a degree.
  • Students choose courses that contribute to the completion of the degree requirements.
  • Students develop a sense of responsibility and professionalism.
Specific Notes of Interest for Teacher Education majors
  • All prerequisites for entrance into the Teacher Ed. program must be completed by the end of the semester previous to Core I (e.g, basic skills, Psy. 111, Statistics, CI 270,  GPA, Background clearance, Health Certification Form, etc..)
  • All Secondary and Middle Level Majors are expected to begin Core I during a fall semester. Final semester of Teaching Internship is completed only in the Spring. Exceptions are highly unlikely, but may be discussed with the faculty advisor.
  • Elementary, Early Childhood, and PE majors may begin Core I either fall or spring. The professional courses are divided into 4 semesters, except for Early Childhood which has 5 semesters. Student teaching is available for either Fall or Spring.
  • Teacher Interns should take the PLT and Content testing either the semester before or during their final semester. Attempting early testing is not recommended.
  • All course work must be completed before the final semester of Teaching Internship. If a student must take a course during his/her final semester, an exception form must be submitted to the College of Applied Studies Advising office for committee approval.
Specific Notes of Interest for Non-Teaching Majors
  • Exercise Science, Organizational Leadershp, and Exercise Science programs require a 2.0 GPA.
Americans with Disabilities Act

If you have a physical, psychiatric/emotional, medical or learning disability that may impact your ability to carry out assigned course work, contact the Office of Disability Services (DS), Grace Wilkie Annex (phone: 978-3309). DS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary for you. All information and documentation of your disability is confidential and will not be released by DS without your written permission.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0205; telephone (316) 978-6791; e-mail