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The Office of Academic Affairs is the primary coordinating body for academic affairs at Wichita State University. As Kansas' only major research university in a metropolitan area, WSU provides unparalleled teaching and learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Collections in this community

  • Academy for Effective Teaching

    The Academy is fostering effective teaching by assisting in the development of good teachers and the rewarding of accomplished teachers
  • In memory

    Collection includes obituaries for the University faculty, staff and administrators
  • Shockers United: COVID-19 Response

    This collection includes WSU documents: news, updates, and other materials related to the Wichita State response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Recent Submissions

  • Communication faculty member Dan Close passes away 

    Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2022-05-31)
    Dan Close, associate professor of communication, passed away Saturday, May 28. He was 63 years old. Close was a first-generation college student and a long-time Shocker who earned two degrees from WSU: a bachelor’s in ...
  • Former Wichita State First Lady Deborah Bardo dies 

    Office of the President; Strategic Communications (Strategic Communications, 2022-04-15)
    Deborah J. (Davis) Bardo, former first lady of Wichita State University, died April 15, 2022. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Bardo was married to WSU’s 13th president, Dr. John Bardo, for 44 years until his death on March ...
  • Bardo celebration quotes 

    Wichita State University; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2019-05-06)
    Faculty, students, colleagues and friends reflect on Dr. John Bardo's impact across the university and beyond.
  • It's a Great Day to be a Shocker 

    Wichita State University; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2019-05-09)
    Dr. Bardo's friend, Esther Headley, recalls the changes made to the university and the impact John had on WSU. Then follows a compilation of videos from the late Dr. John Bardo.
  • Celebration of Life: John W. Bardo, 1948-2019 

    Wichita State University; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2019-05-09)
    This video streamed live on May 9, 2019, at the Rhatigan Student Center Shirley Beggs Ballroom during a main public memorial celebrating life of President Bardo.
  • Professor Dharam Vir Chopra 

    Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics (Wichita State University, 2021-12-05)
    It is with great sadness to announce that Professor Dharam Vir Chopra of the department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. Although he was 89 years old, he was still active ...
  • Dr. Charles Burdsal passes away at 77 

    Department of Psychology (Wichita State University, 2021-09-12)
    Dr. Charles Burdsal, community psychology Ph.D. coordinator and professor of psychology, passed away on Sept. 10, 2021, in Wichita. He was 77 years old and still actively teaching classes at Wichita State University. Burdsal ...
  • In memory of Professor Victor Isakov 

    Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics (Wichita State University, 2021-05-17)
    Distinguished Professor Victor Isakov of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer. In 1988, Professor Isakov joined Wichita State ...
  • Wichita State University to pause employee vaccine mandate following federal injunction 

    Muma, Richard D. (Wichita State University, 2021-12-07)
    Earlier today, an injunction was issued by a federal judge in Georgia halting the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. Because of this injunction, Wichita ...
  • Wichita State University President John Bardo dies 

    Office of the President; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2021-06-14)
  • Update on vaccination and masking requirements at WSU 

    Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2021-10-22)
    Many of you are aware of President Biden’s recent executive order regarding COVID practices and protocols relating to vaccines, masking and physical distancing for federal contractors, and have had questions as to if — and ...
  • 2020 Wichita State Annual Report 

    Office of the President; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2020-12)
  • A handbook of reflections on the art of teaching 

    Academy for Effective Teaching; Flores, Michael B. (Wichita State University, 2021)
    Reflections on art of teaching offered by past winners of Wichita State University's Academy for Effective Teaching award.
  • A handbook for reflections on the art of teaching 

    Academy for Effective Teaching; Flores, Michael B. (Wichita State University, 2011-07)
    Reflections on art of teaching offered by past winners of the Academy for Effective Teaching award.
  • Academy for Effective Teaching Faculty Award 

    Academic Affairs; Academy for Effective Teaching (Wichita State University, 2021-09-13)
    In the fall semester of each year, representatives of the Academy go through an extensive process to solicit nominations of the most effective teachers campus wide (Award winners must have been teaching on campus for at ...
  • Academy for Effective Teaching Membership: the full list 

    Academic Affairs; Academy for Effective Teaching (Wichita State University, 2021-09-10)
    The full list of the Academy for effective Teaching membership
  • Academy for Effective Teaching charter members 

    Academic Affairs; Academy for Effective Teaching (Wichita State University, 2021-09-10)
    Roster of the Academy for Effective Teaching charter members.
  • The Academy for Effective Teaching: purpose and membership 

    Academic Affairs; Academy for Effective Teaching (Wichita State University, 2021-09-10)
    The purpose for the Academy for Effective Teaching is to recognize the importance of effective teaching to the successful education of the students and, thus, to the mission of the university. Members of the Academy assist ...
  • Shockers United: COVID-19 Response 

    Wichita State University; Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2021-06-24)
    Shocker United: Covid-19 Response is a section of the Wichita State University website, which purpose is to provide latest information and answers about the university's wide-ranging response to the pandemic.
  • Wichita State and Sedgwick County partner for COVID-19 testing 

    Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2020-08-14)
    Thursday the Sedgwick County Commission took a giant step forward against the spread of COVID-19 by partnering with Wichita State University’s new Molecular Diagnostic Lab (MDL) to increase lab testing capacity for ...

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