WSU Internal Control All-Star - How You Can Earn a Credly Digital Badge
Internal controls help keep our resources applied to our mission and the university's arrow pointing up! When you earn the WSU Internal Control All-Star digital credential, you demonstrate your understanding of your vital contribution to the university's internal control system.
The WSU Audit Update Blog recently featured a 12-part "Your Role in Internal Control" series explaining the origins and components of internal control systems. Everyone has a role in internal control!
You can earn the WSU Internal Control All-Star - Credly digital badge by scoring 90 percent or better on a 70-question exam about the series. This is a free noncredit badge.
The exam will take you around 90 minutes to complete, depending on your previous familiarity with internal control concepts. The exam is in the form of a Qualtrics survey that you can access here:
I'm working with the Media Resources Center to update the episodes' video components. The new videos are an exciting enhancement to the badge program and should be ready early this summer! I have paused issuing all-star badges until the new videos are available.
The questions are generally in the order the information appears in the episodes. You may want to watch or rewatch each episode's video before answering some questions as you take the exam. It may also help to open the exam in a separate tab with a right-click.
Upon submitting the exam, you will see your score immediately, followed by your correct and incorrect answers. Qualtrics will forward your score and answers to me, Director of Internal Audit Chris Cavanaugh, for review and processing.
If you score less than 90 percent (which is rare), note your incorrect answers and retake the exam.
If you score less than 85 percent, please revisit the text pieces and rewatch the videos before retaking the exam.
From the first 40 credentials earned, eight scored 100 percent, and the average score was 96.4 percent.
I can visit you or your team to review the material and proctor the exam if you like. Let me know what works for you! I'm happy to answer any questions or comments about the material, the exam, or difficulties encountered at extension 5823 or by email at email@example.com.
To your success!
Your Role in Internal Control - Episode Links
Episode 1, Building Upon Your Good Work
Episode 2, Defining Internal Control
Episode 3, Five Interrelated Components
Episode 4, Control Environment
Episode 7, Information and Communication
Episode 9, This California Case Illustrates Why a Sound Control Environment is Essential
Episode 10, Risk Assessment - Do You Work From Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
Episode 11, Control Activities - More Tools at Your Disposal
Episode 12, A Final Walkthrough
Your Internal Control All-Star Badge on Golden Acrylic!
I have a limited supply of the Internal Control All-Star badge emblazoned on golden acrylic for those among the first assemblage to earn the credential.
It's a small memento of you earning recognition as an All-Star that would look great on your bookshelf or desk!
WSU Internal Control All-Star Honor Roll
President Rick Muma was the first to earn the WSU Internal All-Star badge, which he promptly added to his Linkedin profile!
Abdulaziz Abdulaziz - Technology Support Analyst, Upward Bound/Wichita Prep
Ellen Abbey - Director of Auxiliary Services
Larry Ramos - Executive Director, College Readiness/Retention Programs, Talent Search Program
Savina Jahnke - Office Coordinator/Billing, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sheila Krug - Associate Vice President and Controller, WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement
Staci Rongish - Accountant, WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement
Rebecca Reiling - Director, Human Resources Business Partners, Office of Human Resources
Yen Nguyen - Donor Compliance Coordinator, WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement
Lyndsay Pletcher - Budget Analyst, University Budget Office
Gina Riggs - Chief Privacy Officer, Information Security Office
Stefanie Ainley - Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Robyn Bongartz - Director, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Theresa Turenne - Senior Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Douglas Parham - Chairperson and Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ashley Purdum - Clinical Director and Associate Clinical Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Brian Fouch - Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Marsha Olson - Research Grant Administrator, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Fran Cook - Senior Contracts and Grants Specialist, Office of Research Pre-Award Services
James Elliott - Export Control & Compliance Officer, Industry & Defense Compliance Office
Franklin Schulte - Manager Accounts Receivable, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Carolyn Speer - Director, Office of Instructional Resources, MRC Instructional Design & Technology
Heather Merchant - Senior Educational Accessibility Specialist, MRC Instructional Design & Technology
Ryan Lohfink - Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Felicia Torres - Senior Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Josh Betzen - Financial Analyst, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Margaret Anderson - Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Darren Guy - Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Sarah Unruh - Senior Financial Specialist, Financial Operations - Accounts Receivable
Lana Anthis - Human Resources Business Partner, Office of Human Resources
Sarah Shaffer - Operations Manager, Public Policy and Management Center
Christina Covey - Financial Aid Specialist, Office of Financial Aid
Diana Austin - Human Resources Business Partner, Office of Human Resources
Jania Kistler - Executive Assistant/Director of Human Resources, WSU Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Werner Golling - WSU Vice President for Finance and Administration
Gregory Hand - Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions
Debra Pile - Chair and Associate Dean for Nursing Practice, College of Health Professions
Amanda Conner - Academic Program Manager, Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Lisa Clancy - Business Manager, Health Professions Dean's Office, College of Health Professions
Julie Brin - Business Manager and Executive Assistant, KMUW-FM Wichita Public Radio
All-Stars recognized to date: 40 and counting!
Wichita State University
Office of Internal Audit
Campus Box 85
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0085
Five Stars image credit: iStock/Anna Semenchenko