Faculty and staff who need assistance with building their spring 2023 schedule, or needing a quiet space to work, can sign up for the weekly Schedule Building open labs in myTraining. There are also remote sessions available.

The spring 2023 schedule is due Sept. 2.  For all Schedule Building-related documents, please visit the Wichita State Schedule Building website. For more information, contact schedulebuilding@wichita.edu.

Wichita State University continues to host Beoshock, a High-performance Computing Cluster (HPC). This HPC is available and free to faculty members, researchers and students engaged in course work or research activities.

BeoShock runs the CentOS Linux operating system and features approximately 720 processor cores, two high memory compute nodes with 1.5 terabytes of memory, and four graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators.

For more information, visit the HPC web page.

The budget and accounting components of an SBIR/STTR application are one of the most error-prone parts of a typical Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) application. Learn how to make sense of it at a presentation event hosted by Jim Greenwood 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 via Zoom.

During the presentation, participants will learn the following:

• How to make sense out of the perplexing world of the SBIR and STTR cost proposals.
• How to keep records to the government’s satisfaction when you win an SBIR award.
• How to determine the best way to develop an indirect rate, what to expect in the way of government audits and how to navigate government accounting terminology.

While aimed at SBIR and STTR competitors and awardees, this is a one-of-a-kind regional workshop that provides valuable information for all applicants or recipients of government contracts and grants.

Image featuring arc22 multicolored dots, OIR Office of Instructional Resources logo and May 23-2, 2022.

As part of the 2022 Academic Resources Conference (ARC), the Office of Instructional Resources curates a list of suggested LinkedIn Learning courses we believe will be beneficial to faculty and their students.

LinkedIn Learning provides high-quality training and information, and it’s free for all Wichita State-associated members. Here are the May 2022 ARC suggested courses:

For more information or to access LinkedIn Learning as a WSU employee or student, visit the WSU Linked in Learning website.

SharePoint Essentials Training Sessions: Tuesday, June 7, Thursday, June 9.

Are you a faculty or staff member interested in learning more about SharePoint? Attend SharePoint Essentials training for an introduction to SharePoint features, including news posts, SharePoint pages and accompanying webparts, search features, document settings, sharing options, and an introduction to SharePoint lists.

In-person and online options are available:

  •  9 -11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 in person
  •  9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 9 live online session

Visit myTraining to reserve a spot. Space is limited, but additional sessions will be offered in the future. For more information, contact Ali Levine at ali.levine@wichita.edu.

The first training lab for the TM1 Budget System training lab for Fiscal Year 2023 will take place 9-11 a.m. April 28 at Jabara Hall 124. Attendants can register through myTraining.

The TM1 Budget System will open for Fiscal Year 2023 budget requests beginning on April 25.  To aid with this, training for budget and review officers exists through multiple options.

First, a training video titled “TM1 Training Video” is posted in the Employee Toolbox in myWSU, below the link to access the budgeting system.  You will not need to sign up for a class to access the training video. The video will be available at an ongoing basis.

Second, a TM1 training guide is available in the Employee Toolbox for your reference under “TM1 Training Guide” in PDF form.

Finally, the University Budget Office will host Open Training Labs (schedule below) for in-person training and assistance. Budget and review officers can register for the sessions through myTraining. If you are an experienced budget or review officer, you are likely to find the video training sufficient as a reminder of how the budgeting system works.

For faculty and staff new to the process, the Open Training Lab is likely to be beneficial in addition to the video training.

Open Training Lab dates include the following:

  • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. April 28, Open Lab in Jabara Hall, Room 124. Register through myTraining
  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m. May 4, Open Lab in Jabara Hall, Room 124.  Register through myTraining
  • 10 a.m.-noon May 11, Open Lab in Jabara Hall, Room 124.  Register through myTraining.

Please keep in mind that one of the most significant components of the budget are changes to existing positions. As always, changes to filled positions have to be made through the regular Human Resources (HR) form process. HR forms impacting FY ’23 must be submitted no later than May 20. Submissions after this date will not be incorporated into your FY ’23 adopted budget.

Planned dates for the budget calendar are outlined below:

  • April 25 – Budget system opens for changes.
  • May 20 – Final day for budget officers and review officers to complete budget requests within TM1 prior to VP review. Last day to submit HR forms.
  • May 27 – Final day for vice presidents to review requests and enter changes in TM1.

If you have difficulty logging in to the system (the link is found in the Employee Toolbox under “TM1 Fiscal Year Budget System”), contact Lyndsay Pletcher or Jason Post.  Please note, in order to access the TM1 system off-campus, you need an active VPN connection.

For more information, contact the Lyndsay Pletcher at 316-978-5826 or lyndsay.pletcher@wichita.edu,  Jason Post at 316-978-6532 or jason.post@wichita.edu, David Miller at 316-978-5821 or david.miller@wichita.edu.

Wichita State’s Community Engagement Institute now has Process Communication Model training available. The Process Communication Model (PCM) is a tool designed by psychologist Dr. Taibi Kahler to understand how and why people communicate. It helps participants to observe their behavior, understand the behavior of others, and equips participants to communicate more effectively.

PCM differentiates among six personality types, which we all have in us: Thinker, persister, rebel, promoter, harmonizer, and imaginer. Each type has its strengths and preferences and a different combination takes center stage in each person. The four steps to practicing PCM include the following:

  • Be aware of your personality – Understanding your communication preferences means knowing what you need to be in a good place. This will help to manage stress and take care of yourself.
  • Recognize what other people do, say, and show – Observing other people’s recognizable behavior reveals their preferences and enables you to communicate with them more effectively.
  • Adapt your communication style – Based on what you observe, you will know what to do, say, and show, so that you can make a genuine connection that works for you both.
  • Build stronger relationships – PCM fosters positive daily interactions at work, meetings, video calls, presentations, social situations, and at home.

For more information or to sign up for the training, please contact Cy Rogers, PCM trainer, at cy.rogers@wichita.edu.

Reminder:  An ePAF Refresher session is scheduled for today at 9:30 a.m. in 208 Hubbard Hall.

This event is designed for current Wichita State employees who complete ePAFs. We will be going over ePAF issues, questions, and concerns as well as any upcoming changes to the ePAF process.

Topics will include the following:

  • Quick run-through on how to fill out an ePAF
  • Discussion on common questions
  • Tour of helpful ePAF resources
  • Upcoming changes to ePAFs

Who should attend? The session is designed for current ePAF originators. ePAF approvers are welcome to attend if interested.

Registration for the event is available in myTraining.

Savvy Scholar Workshops - Writing An Awesome Literature Review, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Ablah Library Room 217.

Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings at the Writing an Awesome Literature Review workshop 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Ablah Library (Room 217.) The workshop is part of the University Libraries Savvy Scholar Workshops. All participants must register to attend.