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The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual was adopted to bring WSU policies and procedures together in one manual, and was initially compiled from the following sources:

The manual was first adopted July 1, 1997, and reaffirmed July 1, 2014. Policy manual sections lacking an effective date were in effect previous to when the manual was first adopted. Additions or revisions to the manual must be proposed by an Initiating Authority and approved by the President as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy

The manual is the official compendium for all university policies and is regulated by Andy Schlapp, Executive Director of Government Relations. Chris Cavanaugh, Director of Internal Audit, maintains the manual. If you would like to be notified of additions and revisions to the manual, send an email to Chris Cavanaugh requesting to be added to the email notification list. Visit "What's New" periodically for links to recent additions and revisions to the manual. 

Recent Additions and Revisions

2.06 / Students with Disabilities - Academic Adjustments
Revision Date: July 11, 2016
To update reference to handicapped students to students with disabilities.

3.41 / Compliance with ADA/Section 504 - Employees
Rescission Date: July 11, 2016
Discrimination review procedures outlined in Section 3.47 (effective June 17, 2016) are now used to address ADA complaints at the initial level.

8.20 / Compliance with ADA/Section 504 - Students
Rescission Date: July 11, 2016
Discrimination review procedures outlined in Section 3.47 are now used to address ADA complaints at the initial level.

1.06 / University Committees
Rescission Date: June 17, 2016
Procedures outlined had fallen out of use and some committees had disbanded. Rescission will not impact existing committees or the ability to use committees as needed.

1.06 / Affiliated Corporations
Revision Date: June 17, 2016
To add Wichita State University Innovation Alliance, Inc. and WSIA Investments Corporation to roster of affiliated corporations (renumbered former Section 1.07 to fill vacated Section 1.06).

3.47 / Discrimination Review Procedures for Students, Employees and Visitors
Effective Date: June 17, 2016
To establish review procedures to be followed when a complaint is made by a student, employee or visitor that alleges discrimination on the basis of a protected status (excluding discrimination based on sex), or retaliation in the University's employment practices, educational programs and activities. The procedures were rewritten and supersede those used previously.

6.04 / Appointment Statuses
Revision Date: June 17, 2016
To update parameters of appointment statuses and notice of non-reappointment, with new parameters established for employees hired on or after July 5, 2016.

19.01 / Acceptable Use (standards for University computing and information technology resources)
Revision Date: June 17, 2016
To update and clarify acceptable use standards via the insertion of new items 4, 5, 7, 8 and 19 in the policy statement. An exception clause was added to item 16 for the University Police Department or Office of the General Counsel engaged in legal investigations.

Chapter 19 / Technology
19.02 / Content (incorporated into Section 19.01)
19.08 / Usage of Personal Digital Assistants (no longer necessary)       
19.09 / Network/System Administrators (no longer necessary)
19.11 / Access to Computing and Information Technology Resources Upon Cessation of Employment (incorporated into Section 19.01)
19.14 / Required Computer and Information Technology Training (incorporated into Section 19.01)

Rescission Date: June 17, 2016
Technology sections above were either no longer necessary or incorporated into Section 19.01.

19.05 / University Information Technology Resources and Email
Revision Date: June 17, 2016
To specify the format for employee email addresses for University business use and retiree email addresses when requested.

Prior Year Additions and Revisions

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014