Welcome to Connect:ED, the site for AGS Adjunct Faculty for Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Here you will find recent or archived articles from issues of the Connect:ED newsletter as well as resources related to your role as an AGS adjunct faculty member.

Interested in Using GoToMeeting in Your Blackboard course?

First, contact Dr. Easley or Sean Stedwell to request your GTM account be activated. Then complete the basic 1-time setup step in Blackboard to turn on the service for your courses. Instructions for configuring Blackboard to use GTM are available here. Don't worry: it's very easy!

Email and Webaccess Update

The URL used to access OKWU email has changed. The new URL is https://login.microsoftonline.com.

To access Webaccess you may need to clear the cookies on your web browser, click here to find out how. If that does not work, the direct URL for Webaccess is https://webaccess.okwu.edu/selfservice/Home.aspx.

If you are having problems accessing your email or Webaccess please contact the IT Department at support@okwu.edu.

Tools for Reporting Course Participation

Effective July 1st, AGS has adopted a new attendance policy. All faculty (online and on-ground) are required to post attendance for every student for the first week of the course only. Immediately following the conclusion of the first session (Monday of second week for online courses), each instructor should log in to WebAccess and mark each student as either ‘Present’ or ‘Never Attended’ for the first session of class.

  • 5 Quick Tips for Helpful Feedback & Recommendations

    Christian RamseyWe all want to give useful recommendations and feedback to our students. Have you ever had a student repeat the same issues you are addressing in their work? I’ve been there. It may be that the students simply cannot grasp the material or the changes you are suggesting. On the other hand, it may be […]

  • Green Thumbs Are Not Hereditary

    Totidem VerbisHigher Purpose in Higher Education – Green Thumbs Are Not Hereditary When I first joined OKWU staff 9 years ago, I wondered about the designation cohort for the groups of students in AGS programs. I did not understand the term, but soon learned that it was a common model in education. As I considered it, […]

  • Q&A with Danielle Appeldorn

    Danielle AppeldornWhat do you do here OKWU? I am the Coordinator for Advisement and Tulsa Daily Operations. My job includes being the Lead Advisor for the advisement team. I also track and assign rooms for current and new cohorts. My Advisement assignment is mainly Online Nursing, but I have advised for every program we offer. What […]


GoToMeeting Integration

GoToMeeting is now available for integration into your Blackboard course environment. If you missed the live Orientation session, click the GoToMeeting logo above to view the archived recording. You may also go to Faculty Development > Workshops & Videos.


Faculty Rank & Promotion

AGS Adjunct are eligible for faculty ranks, promotions, and a variety of credentials related to the field of Christian higher education teaching. Visit this section to read about the various badges and to apply for promotion.


4C Quality Faculty Model

Explore the 4C Quality Faculty Model, the new framework we have developed around the four core qualities of a high quality faculty member: Competence, Caring, Commitment, and Connection.