Online Faculty Support

Wichita State Online offers an array of support services to help you develop courses and programs for online delivery. From course development, marketing and enrollment, or administrative support, our services will enable you and your department to deliver engaging learning opportunities to online students.

Online Program Proposals

Online Course Proposals

Faculty Development

Online Faculty Fellows

Blackboard Training

WSU Faculty Toolbox

Quality Matters Training (coming soon)

 Online Course Support

Open PDF Version - Procedures for Online Course Instruction

Accreditation Standards and Best Practice Guidelines for Online Learning

Wichita State IDA Website and Resources

Options for Proctored Exams at WSU

Using ProctorU

Governance of Online Programs

Wichita State Online is operated by The Office of Online Learning who facilitates the development and delivery of Wichita State University's online courses and programs by providing tools and resources for students, faculty and staff.

The Office of Online Learning reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management, Dr. Richard Muma.

The Online Learning Advisory Committee provides input into decisions regarding policies and procedures for the Office of Online Learning.

The Online Faculty Fellows provide quality assurance support for online course design and serve as ambassadors for online education at Wichita State.

Accreditation Standards for Online Learning


Online Advisory Committee

In an effort to ensure that faculty, staff, and students have an input into decisions about policies and procedures for the Office of Online Learning, an advisory committee was established. Deans of each of the colleges nominate one faculty member to serve for a two year term. Other members include representatives from Unclassified Professionals:

  • Barton School of Business: Sue Abdinnour, Professor and Omer Professor in Business, Department of Finance, Real Estate, & Decision Sciences (2018)
  • Education: Jim Granada, Senior Fellow, Curriculum & Instruction (2019)
  • Engineering: Bayram Yildirim, Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (2018)
  • Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Carrie Dickison, Online English Coordinator, English (2019)
  • Fine Arts: Vacant
  • Health Professions: Nicole Rogers, Aging Studies Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences (2018)
  • Library: Mary Walker, Associate Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian (2018)
  • Graduate Council Representative: Vacant

Instutional Memberships

Additional resources for faculty are available through memberships that support online, hybrid, and technology-mediated teaching and learning.

Quality Matters

Wichita State University subscribes to Quality Matters (QM) as its quality assurance model for the design of online courses. WSU's outcomes for adopting the QM processes are to:

  • Validate online and blended course quality by an external process;
  • Provide significant professional development opportunities for faculty;
  • Raise quality assurance as a priority activity;
  • Strengthen HLC accreditation package.

Learn more about Quality Matters

Email the WSU QM Coordinator to request more information

Online Learning Consortium

Wichita State University subscribes to Online Learning Consortium for its quality assurance model for the operation of online programs, The Quality Scorecard. OLC provides a wealth of professional development resources for WSU faculty and staff.

OLC Website

Request Support or Information

Contact The Office of Online Learning: