Academic Resources Conference events Aug. 11

All staff, instructors, and campus partners are invited to attend the  August Academic Resources Conference Aug. 9-12. The events are free, online and open to the campus community. One event each day this week will be offered in a HyFlex format so you can participate online or in-person 2-2:50 p.m. at Devlin Hall (room 010). Please email the Office of Instructional Resources  at if you require an accommodation to participate. The schedule for Aug. 11 is as follows:

  • Teams Meetings: New Updates, Tips, and Tricks — 9-9:50 a.m.: What is the difference between Teams Meetings and Zoom Meetings? As far as feature availability is concerned, it’s very little. In fact, in some cases, Teams now has the edge. Teams meetings have transformed dramatically in the last year, so if you haven’t checked in for a while, you won’t want to miss this session. Presented by Ali Levine.
  • Teaching Resources for You — 10-10:50 a.m.: There are so many resources to help instructors improve in the craft of teaching, but if you don’t know what they are or how to find them, it’s hard to benefit from them. This session will show you what the university has for you. Presented by Carolyn Speer.
  • Accessibility for Math and Science Courses — 11-11:50 a.m.: Math and science courses present special challenges in the area of accessibility. This session will introduce instructors to the methods to make their math and science courses accessible for all learners. Presented by Jay Castor.
  • Supporting Freedom of Expression on Campus panel —Noon-12:50 p.m.: Wichita State values and supports freedom of expression and this panel discussion will provide instructors and others with information about how to support FoE on our campus. This panel discussion will be led by President Rick Muma. It will also include Dr. Teri Hall, Student Affairs vice president, and Dr. Neal Allen — political science associate professor, department chair, undergraduate advisor, and WSU’s Washington D.C. and Topeka internship coordinator. This session will be live-streamed on YouTube.
  • Copyright Considerations for Teaching — 1-1:50 p.m.: Do you know the lay of the copyright landscape for education? This University Libraries sponsored event will help. Presented by Maria Sclafani and Jessica Pierpoint.
  •  HyFlex Session: You Can Afford Video! — 2-2:50 p.m.: Would you like to add a video to your university website, your course or on social media? Are you worried you don’t have the budget to do what you want? This session will show you how you have the budget to have a video. Come in person to Devlin Hall (room 010) or join synchronously online for this HyFlex session. Presented by John Jones.
  • Introduction to Panopto — 3-3:50 p.m.: Panopto is the university’s video creation and hosting solution. If you are unsure how to use it, this session is for you. Presented by Jay Minster from Panopto.