Teaching Support

Syllabus Requirements

Wichita State University has provided University Syllabus Template, which include guidelines for information that should be included on every course syllabus including Title IX, Academic Honesty, the University Grading Scale, and other resources for students.

Blackboard Orientations

Wichita State’s Learning Management System is Blackboard. Whether you are new to Blackboard or have years of experience, we encourage you to work with our Instructional Design & AccessTeam (IDA) to prepare for the upcoming semester. Please contact IDA to schedule a Blackboard Orientation.

Classroom Technology

Classrooms across campus are equipped with uniform technology and media equipment. Attend one of the scheduled Classroom Technology Training sessions to be able to receive keys to your scheduled classrooms.

Online Teaching

The Office of Online and Adult Learning and the Instructional Design & Technology group have many resources for online teaching at WSU, including best practice guidelines, procedures, and an Online Faculty Fellows group.

Tenure Resources

University Tenure, Promotion, Full Professor Incentive Review, and Post Tenure Review information can be found on the Faculty Senate website. Policies are also posted for individual colleges.

Universal Design in Courses

The standards for course accessibility are evolving and codifying through practice and legal action. To ensure that you are always providing the most accessible course you can, read about our Accessibility Responsibilities, and contact Instructional Design & Access for consultation.

Academy for Effective Teaching

The Academy for Effective Teaching recognizes the importance of effective teaching to the successful education of students and, thus, to the mission of the University. Members of the Academy assist new and existing faculty as well as graduate teaching assistants by offering confidential mentoring or sharing of resources and experiences. This is a wonderful resource for any teaching professional on campus.


Guest Artist Contact/Request Form

Please submit this form at least one month prior to the event. More time is better when airline travel is required.

This information is reviewed by the Director of SPA then used by the Dean's office to generate a contract for the artist.

Request for Expenditures

Please use this form for requesting purchases & expenses not related to guest artists or travel.

This must be submitted to the Director of SPA before items are purchased. If your item has not been pre-approved, SPA may not be able to reimburse you, or pay the vendor, for the expense.


This form is needed for all vendors or guest artists when requesting reimbursement, honorariums or contract fees.

****Please allow for adequate time to complete all steps in order to ensure reimbursement.****


Each traveler must fill out the Department Travel Request Form (link below) before any travel arrangements are made to ensure reimbursement.


Information is put into Chrome River to obtain a Pre-Authorization (PA) before anyflights are booked or hotel reservations are to be made.


Complete travel reservations after PA is completed.


All receipts & documentation is to be completed in Chrome River within 5 days of returning. Work with the department to ensure all is complete.


Department Travel Request Form

*REQUIRED* or all travel regardless of where you are going or if you are requesting funding.

Form must be submitted to the School Director & Administrative Specialist at least 3 weeks, or budget requests may not be approved.

If you are using Sunflower Travel, contact Laurie O'Leary for rates and to book your airfare: : (316) 733 2753.

If you are requesting airfare and not using Sunflower Travel, you must include 2 quotes of complete listings from different sites, showing that what you are requesting is less than both the sites' lowest rate listed. Here is an example of an acceptable quote.

Per Diem is not reimbursed by the SPA.

Student Travel Form

This form is one of the final steps in the process - after funding has been approved and travel arrangements have been made.

This form *MUST* be completed when traveling with students.

Travel Office

More information about travel can be found here.



Student Time Sheet

All time is now online MyWSU>Employee Dashboard

Timekeeping website