Wichita State University Spring 2023 Community Education Wichita.edu/communityeducation. Topics include Arts & Humanities, Business & Technology, Day Trips, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Hobbies & Leisure, Language Learning and Youth Programs. WSU employees get 10% off. Call to register 316-978-3731. * excludes day trips.

The spring 2023 Community Education guide has been released, and WSU employees get 10% off all Community Education classes excluding day trips. To register for a class, call 316-978-3731.

Get your free set of #WeSupportU mental wellness in the classroom cards.

Request a free set of #WeSupportU mental wellness in the classroom cards from Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS). The cards are designed to give instructors and staff who work with groups of students an easy-to-use mental wellness curriculum to incorporate into their content delivery.

The set includes more than 30 cards that can be used to lead students in short activities designed to increase peer connections and overall well-being. CAPS asks instructors and staff to consider incorporating them into their work with students this semester.

CAPS knows mental health is essential for healthy students and makes them better prepared to be academically successful.

The Office of Disability Services is using a new software system to distribute accommodation letters to faculty starting spring 2023.

They will be emailed to faculty and will state the name of the intake specialist and come from disability.services@aim.wichita.edu. The subject will read as “Class, CRN # – Notification of Academic Accommodation Services.”

Any questions or concerns about the accommodations can be sent to Disability Services at disability.services@wichita.edu.

The SPTE request form for spring 2023 pre-session courses is available. Request a form at the button below or contact the Social Science Research Lab’s office at 978-3384.

HealthQuest: Your plan to wellness

Employees enrolled in 2022 coverage through the State Employee Health Plan can earn a premium discount worth $480 annually and HSA/HRA rewards dollars up to $500 per year for each employee and covered spouse just by participating and logging healthy activities throughout the year.

In November, there is one event currently scheduled, worth up to one credit.

Take advantage of some of the on-demand and online options to earn HealthQuest credits.

  • Online Wellness Assessment: You can earn 10 credits for completing this assessment.
  • 2022 HealthQuest program overview video and quiz: You can earn three credits for watching this video and completing the short quiz.
  • Virtual health coaching sessions: You can earn up to 15 credits (max one health coaching per day, one credit each) by scheduling health coaching sessions. You can choose a health coach who is a nurse (RN), a dietitian or a trainer when scheduling sessions.
  • Learning modules: You can earn up to 12 credits by completing on-demand learning modules in the HealthQuest portal. There are many different topics to choose from.
  • EAP on-demand trainings: You can earn up to 10 credits combined by completing EAP on-demand trainings that you can access through the HealthQuest portal and attending EAP webinars (max one credit a day).
  • KPERS Financial Wellness Learning Module: You can earn 10 credits by completing this five-week learning module.

We’ll be publishing upcoming events each month, but if you’d like to plan in advance, check out all currently scheduled HealthQuest events.

Are you teaching a course during fall 2022?  If so, you will still need to have Student Perception of Teaching Effectiveness (SPTE) form administered to your course(s) if the results are needed for tenure and promotion, Faculty Activity Report, etc. If you have not already submitted a SPTE Request form, you can do so by clicking the link below. The due date for submissions is Sept. 28.

The Graduate School invites you to attend a virtual round table about online education. Representatives from online graduate programs and WSU Online Learning will talk about topics that include challenges that online learners often face and skills that help online students succeed.

Join us on at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 via Zoom. For more information about this event, including the Zoom link, visit the WSU Calendar.

On Monday, Aug. 8, the summer 2022 Student Perception of Teaching Effectiveness (SPTE) Results were delivered to the University Post Office for distribution to the departments. Additional SPTE Information can be found at https://wichita.edu/sslab.

Teaching Today, be in the know each month

The summer issue of Teaching Today is available and has everything you need to know about the upcoming Academic Resources Conference.

For example, did you know that all WSU staff and instructors are invited to the ARC? That’s right, the ARC has something for everyone. Learn more about upcoming sessions and read all about the newest changes to the Ultra Course Format grade book.

The Academic Resources Conference (ARC) provides training and discussion opportunities for all WSU staff and instructors, and as always we are free and online. It’s easy to attend, and here is what we have prepared for today, Wednesday, Aug. 17: