We understand that the changes our communities are experiencing due to the COVID-19
virus are happening rapidly. WSU students are transitioning to online-only learning,
WSU staff and faculty are adjusting to working remotely, community leaders are scrambling
to make decisions to protect and inform the public. We are here to help make transitions
smooth by providing a central area for resources to make this unprecedented situation
Keep up to date on WSU's COVID-19 plan here
We understand that the transition to a solely online learning format can be confusing and overwhelming. There are many resources available to you as a WSU student that can assist you with the transition during this difficult time. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your advisor, Bethany Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Walker at email@example.com. They are available to help you navigate these changes and can point you toward the resources you need to be successful.
- If you have not taken an online course previously, visit WSU’s step-by-step process for ensuring that you are prepared to transition to an online format.
- To stay connected with WSU's campus and all of the supports to help you succeed, visit WSU's Online Student Resources. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.
- Read tips for success from a WSU online student.
- Writing, research, and communication is still vital to your success. There are several
resources available for you.
- Microsoft Guides offers training modules for Microsoft Office products.
- The WSU Ablah Library is currently closed; however, there are multiple resources online to assist with your research needs. You can also contact a librarian through the library's website.
- The WSU Writing Center can help you with the writing process. From brainstorming to revisions, trained tutors can help with any stage of your writing. The Writing Center is currently closed; however, the Online Writing Center is available. You will need to sign in with your WSUID.
- For more information about accessing services through the Office of Financial Aid, Student Health Services, OneStop and International Student Services.
- Stay connected with Student Involvement's Virtual Events! Join together with other Shockers for film screenings, trivia days, crafts, and more!
It is imperative that you care for your physical and mental health during this time. WSU’s Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is still open and available for students.
Transitioning from in-person classes to an online-only format poses several challenges. WSU has many resources to assist you with the transition and maintaining your courses for the remainder of the semester.
- Instructional Design and Access is available to help with the design and delivery of quality, accessible classes. IDA also has a newsletter with a list of resources for the classroom, self-care, and ideas for social engagement while staying physically distant.
- The WSU Help Desk has several resources available, including how to remote into your desktop and how to set up a VPN.
- Information Technology Services (ITS) has a list of FAQs and teleworking success tips.
- Changes to IRB approved human subjects research.
Navigating the rapidly changing situation is a difficult task. Information is evolving daily and keeping up can be a daunting task. There are several resources that have up-to-date information in one place to help leaders keep pace with the changes.
- KDHE has a resource center dedicated to providing information about COVID-19 including a printable factsheet.
- The League of Kansas Municipalities has a resource list for municipalities
- Kansas Municipal Utilities has a large list of resources and press releases regarding public utilities
- National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID19 Action Tracker
- The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management has resources for finance responses to COVID-19.
- The National Council of Nonprofitshas compiled multiple resources for nonprofit organizations. These resources can help with staff and volunteers, finances, donors and community support.
- Nonprofit Quarterly has advice about using the new federal laws in place regarding COVID-19.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy lists multiple resources about how to manage, lead and communicate during this time.
- Network for Good offers guidance, resources and tips for fundraising during a global crisis.
- Fundraising can still occur while staying safe and healthy. The Association for Fundraising Professionals has a list of resources for development professionals and nonprofit organizations.
- There are many resources for nonprofit organizations to use for communicating and
- Google for Nonprofits offers ways to work together from safe distances.
- Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits has several options, both free and paid, that can assist with operating and managing your organization remotely.
- Zoom has a free option and has discounted pro accounts for nonprofits.
- Slack is a team collaboration system. Slack is currently offering free service for nonprofits during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Connecting with your staff depends on reliable internet connectivity. Mobile Beacon is offering discounted hotspot services.
- Missing WSU? Go on a Virtual Tour with WSU!
- Keep up with all news and COVID-19 updates with KMUW
- Do you want to help out during this crisis? Do you need help? The Wichita Eagle created a list of resources that can be accessed or donated to.
- A WSU Communications Student built ICT Response which is a resource website for local businesses, volunteer opportunities, resources for assistance. This list is updated frequently.
- Want to support local businesses? Wondering what the shelter-in-place means for getting fresh, local food? Wave’s Funky Fresh Farmer’s Market is online!
- Staying active is important. Taking a walk, doing yard work, playing with your kids and/or pets are all ways to keep moving. If you want a more structured activity, YMCA 360 has online fitness videos, including Yoga, Kids Fitness, and Boot Camp.