Teach a First-Year Seminar

Teach your passion or interest, join a team of interdisciplinary instructors, and help new students become part of WSU.

We are looking for faculty and instructors who want to add to or join current WSU offerings of First-Year Seminar courses.

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First-Year Seminar Resources

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Teaching Today

Teaching Today is Wichita State's monthly teaching newsletter. Each month, the Office of Instructional Resources brings you information and training you need to be successful in the classroom.  You can find Teaching Today here by clicking the link below, and you can also subscribe by sending a request to OIR@wichita.edu.

Use the In This Section dropdown at the top right of the page to see the newsletters for 2023 as well as access links to newsletter archives going back to 2019. 


FYS News

Richard Martin, World War II veteran, served on a B-29 bomber over Japan. In this image, he speaks to the class in the Ablah Library C-Space.
First-Year Seminar

Nov. 11, 2019 -- Richard Martin was only 18 years old when he was drafted into the Army Air Corps. Now he’s 94 years old and the last living member of his squadron. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the students of WSU 102 “Innovations of WWII” met him in the Ablah Library C-Space.

Students in “First-Year Seminar: Food and Culture in the Hispanic World
First-Year Seminar

Oct. 3, 2019 -- Beginning in fall 2021, first-year freshmen will be required to take one first-year seminar course for introduction to life at Wichita State. The courses will not be required for returning or transfer students, but are encouraged for those new to WSU.