New to Online Teaching

  Instructors come to online teaching at different points in their career and for different reasons. If you have face-to-face teaching experience, you’ll find that much of what you know will translate in some form to the online classroom. Content delivery, course design, and course management work together to create your students’ online class experience. … Read more

Working in a Team

To begin this course, you will need to have an account and login. If you are not logged in or do not have an account, click “Login to Enroll” in the upper right of your screen. Next, click on one of the lessons below. At the bottom of each window, you will have the option … Read more

Cooking Ethiopian Food

To begin this course, you will need to have an account and login. If you are not logged in or do not have an account, click “Login to Enroll” in the upper right of your screen. Next, click on one of the lessons below. At the bottom of each window, you will have the option to advance to … Read more

Getting Started with Computers Part 3: The Internet

In our current digital world, it seems as though everyone knows how to use a computer, and computers are replacing more of our manual tasks every day. This is great, but not everyone uses a computer. For those of us not familiar with computers, it often feels too late in the game or too challenging … Read more

Getting Started with Computers Part 2: Files

In our current digital world, it seems as though everyone knows how to use a computer, and computers are replacing more of our manual tasks every day. This is great, but not everyone uses a computer. For those of us not familiar with computers, it often feels too late in the game or too challenging … Read more

What to Do with Engineering Degrees

To begin this course, you will need to have an account and login. If you are not logged in or do not have an account, click “Login to Enroll” in the upper right of your screen. Next, click on one of the lessons below. At the bottom of each window, you will have the option to … Read more

Getting Started with Computers Part 1: Basic Operations

  In our current digital world, it seems as though everyone knows how to use a computer, and computers are replacing more of our manual tasks every day. This is great, but not everyone uses a computer. For those of us not familiar with computers, it often feels too late in the game or too … Read more

Adjusting to College for International Students

If you are an international student or considering becoming one, this short course will introduce you to many of the differences and emotions you may experience. We will cover the “W” curve, American classroom culture, social etiquette, the importance of staying in touch with your family and culture, finances, and how to make friends. Although … Read more

Adjusting to College for Adult Students

Non-traditional adult students face many challenges unique to their situation, whether they are returning for a second degree, completing a degree they never finished, or starting college for the first time. This short course will address the current college environment and many of these challenges. Please allow up to 30 minutes to complete this course … Read more

Teaching in the American Classroom

Anyone moving to a new country may experience a culture shock which even extends to classrooms and academia. International GTAs, instructors, and professors teaching in an American classroom may find their students’ behavior, attitudes, values, and interactions quite strange or even disrespectful. This course is intended to help introduce you to many of the differences … Read more

Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching

Welcome to Wichita State University Graduate School’s Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching 2018-2019 non-credit badge course. In order to earn this digital credential, you must view the four training videos, successfully complete an assessment covering all four trainings, and successfully complete a reflection essay assignment covering what you learned in these trainings. Please allow approximately three … Read more

Adjusting to College

Most first-year college students have had pre-conceived ideas and expectations about college since they were in high school. Some may look forward to college and entering adulthood, while others may be dreading leaving their home and the life they knew. No matter their expectations, almost all will face obstacles and issues they weren’t anticipating. These … Read more

Efficient and Effective Grading

Are you a new GTA or instructor? If so, grading will soon become a major part of your life, and learning a few tips and techniques for effective and efficient grading can help you become a more timely, consistent, and fair grader! In this short course you will learn about grading techniques, Wichita State’s Grading … Read more

Preparing to Teach a College Class

Congratulations on receiving your first college teaching assignment. The transition you are about to make from student to instructor will be exciting, challenging, and scary. If you are like most graduate students and new professors, it’s likely you have received little instruction on how to teach a college class, which is why this course was … Read more

Wichita State GTA Onboarding

This short, self-paced course is intended for Wichita State University GTAs, and will introduce you to the benefits and obligations of a GTA, your new role, Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Care Team, accessibility, and the Student Early Alert System. If you did not attend the mandatory new GTA … Read more

Wichita State Online Readiness Assessment

Course Objective: This short course will help guide you in developing the skills necessary to be successful in your online program. Please allow 30 minutes to complete this course. Note: Should you experience any technical difficulties, please try refreshing your page by clicking on the refresh arrow in the upper left of your address bar … Read more

Online Course Readiness

  Online courses allow for you to attend class according to your schedule, complete coursework from anywhere, and skip the commute. In addition to these conveniences, many students find that classes delivered online are more conducive to their personal learning style, and they participate more frequently through online discussion boards than they ever did in … Read more

Online Program Readiness

Online programs allow you to attend class according to your schedule, complete coursework from anywhere, and skip the commute. With the greater flexibility of online programs comes a greater need for time-management and organizational skills. This short course will help guide you in developing the skills necessary to be successful in your online program.   … Read more

The Importance of Placemaking

This short course created by Wichita State University is open and suitable for anyone interested in personal or community space-making. The course is divided into five lessons and a final competency quiz. To begin this course, you will need to have an account and login. If you are not logged in or do not have … Read more

The Great Eight Career Competencies

The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness: Oral/Written Communication, Digital Technology, Critical Thinking / Problem Solving, Teamwork / Collaboration, Professionalism / Work Ethic, Career Management, Global … Read more