In response to the questions from students, faculty and college staff, below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. These questions will be added to as the need arises. For now the questions are simply in chronological order.
An application form is required for EACH class (form is at the link on the left menu bar)
Please note: The advising guide is the over-riding document if there is an inconsistency between the documents.
A) If Faculty in CoE, faculty must sign for undergraduate research
A) If Co-Op, must be approved through Co-Op office or the department coordinator may sign the form.
(Cannot count as both)
A) The only criteria military service can count for is leadership and possibly global learning. Receiving leadership credit depends on training and experience. If your leadership formal training was extensive (not a few days only) and concerning leadership, submit a 2020 form and a leadership report if you think it is a candidate. Be clear on the specific leadership training you received. Further details about leadership are available on the menu to the left.
Military service and study abroad - if you spent over six months in a country where English is not the primary language and worked with nationals (just spending time on base will not receive credit), then submit a written summary of the experience.
A) It depends on training and experience. Submit a report if you
think it is a candidate. (This is also true for those who receive an
Eagle award from Boy Scouts)
A) Yes, no more than 2 criteria per student. Possible for Global (if travelled with EWB group overseas), Service Learning (if enrolled in a service learning class), and Leadership (must have formal training (class) and submit a report describing formal training and leadership experience). Be sure to get these PRE-APPROVED to ensure that the activity will receive 2020 credit.
A) Yes, ALL minors at Wichita State University are credited for the
A) ENGR301 - The Engineer as Leader. Taught the first time in Fall of 2010, this course was developed with the Dean's advisory board.
B) HMCD 308 (same as PSY 413, PSY 346, and PHS 308), Leadership in Self and Society.
C) HNRS 152F, Leadership: Personal and Organizational Challenges for Change.
D) MGMT 360, Principles of Management
E) MGMT 462, Leading and Motivating
F) IME 664, Engineering Management
A) If you want credit for a co-op or internship NOT through the co-op office, then your department chair must sign the form.
A) Simply submit the 2020 approval form with your signature and give to the engineering student records office. The student records office will confirm the minor (or second major).
A) Remember the rules of service learning; it must 1) be an educational experience that is course-based and credit -bearing.
2. be an organized service activity consisting of an intentional and thought-provoking application of classroom learning to active and engaging work by participating in a group project that meets identified community needs.
3. Include structured reflection on the service activity to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
So, anything that serves the community (local and global), uses engineering skills, and you earn WSU credit for.
College of Engineering Class, Service Learning in Engineering ENGR202. 1 credit hour.
A) Yes, however, the primary language in that country must NOT be English. You may study any class at the university.
A) Anything that you served as a leader. Something where you apply several aspects of your learning in the leadership class.
A) The report should NOT be about the class, but rather, about the leadership experience you have had and how you applied what you learned in the class to your leadership experience. The report may be brief and should discuss explicit concepts from the the class with details of what you did in your leadership experience. There is a rubric to assess the report and template available in the leadership link on the left of the webpage.
A) An extra course 400 level or above as long as they have the calc sequence (Math 242, 243, 344). The extra class must NOT be required for the degree.
A) One full semester at 40 hours per week OR Two full semesters at 20 hours per week. Summer semesters count as half (so, two summers at 40 hours per week OR four summers at 20 hours per week).
A) No, you must complete three different criteria.
A) If you are receiving three credit hours of more for travel to a country where English is not the primary language, then the activity will count for 2020 study abroad. If no college credit, the activity would be considered global and must include: An authentic and substantive goal, such as producing a design for a client or solving an engineering problem, Working in a team with people living in other countries or with a client from another country, a focus on requiring the students to learn more about culture through improving their intercultural communication competence, and opportunities for professional presentation of the global learning experience.