Meet Amber, your champion for student success

My name is Amber Anderson, I’m from the office of Student Success at Wichita State University. I'm here to help you make your time at Wichita State successful by providing focused support in your online courses while you pursue your online degree.

Throughout the semester, I check in with you and help you find the resources you need to resolve any academic issue that may arise. I help online students access services like tutoring, counseling, advising, library, math or writing centers, and a multitude of other resources we have made available for our online students.

Just because you attend classes from a distance, you are not disconnected from Wichita State or our dedicated student support. Your success is very important to us!

 Online Student Success Tools

OneStop

OneStop Student Services provides support to students 24/7/365 in the areas of admissions, financial aid, student accounts, registration, general advising and Blackboard.

Go to OneStop: wichita.edu/onestop

Click OneStop logo image to visit the OneStop student services portal.

SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment

SmarterMeasure is an online readiness assessment tool provided to students who are enrolling in online courses. SmarterMeasure will help the student and their advisor understand learning styles, attributes, and life factors that will contribute to student success. The assessment can also demonstrate how much time and motivation students realistically have when approaching their online courses.

Request a SmarterMeasure Assessment, contact The Online Retention Specialist.

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Online Student Orientation

Students enrolled in a fully online program at Wichita State are required to complete online student orientation. The orientation course is offered fully online and provides students with understanding of how to use and navigate Blackboard and how to prepare for and participate in online courses. Online student orientation also covers computer adequacy for online learning, student learning styles and computer skills, and where to find resources for help.

The Orientation Module will appear in your personal Blackboard learning portal after you've enrolled in classes.

Navigating Online Learning Resources

Getting Started Video Tutorials

View the videos listed below to help you get on the right track of online learning at Wichita State.

Online Tips

As a new online student, it's important to learn how to properly communicate in your courses and master your routine. Take responsibility for your learning! 

Library Resources

Access University Libraries books, journal articles, ebooks, movies, or reach out to a librarian for support.

Online Writing Center

The Wichita State University Writing Center is a free writing resource available to all WSU students. Trained undergraduate tutors from a variety of majors will help you at any stage of your writing--from brainstorming to later stage work and revisions. Also available are graduates of our BA program and graduate-level tutors, many of whom are working toward their MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing.

Career Development

Nail the resume, land the interview and prepare for the job with the Career Development Center. Build marketable skills and gain professional work experience before and after graduation through targeted internships, one-on-one counseling, special workshops, career fairs and more. Now is the time to develop the right habits and skills for a lifetime of professional success.

  • Career Resources: Find tutorials and tips to improve your professional portfolio
  • Events: Learn about career readiness and fairs happening
  • Handshake: Browse Jobs & Internships