Texas Tech University Center at Amarillo. The University operates the Texas Tech University Center at Amarillo. This farm consists of approximately 5,822 acres of deeded land and an agricultural use permit on an additional 10,000 acres controlled by the Department of Energy.
The University Center at Amarillo serves as a valuable resource for agricultural research and education, adding strength, flexibility, and prestige to the academic programs at Texas Tech.
Texas Tech University Center at Junction. The Texas Tech University Center at Junction encompasses 411 acres, including large stands of river-bottom pecan woodland, on the South Llano River in the Texas Hill Country. The campus area of the center consists of two academic buildings, a large lecture hall and dining area, four classroom and living quarter study areas, a two-story laboratory and faculty housing unit, and two combination seminar and housing units. Within these structures are twelve classrooms, four wetlabs, a darkroom, a library, and offices. The campus also contains an art complex of three cabins and a covered kiln area. Air-conditioned accommodations can provide for up to 130 people while an additional 120 can be housed in 10 rustic screened cabins that share a large central bathhouse. Full meal service is available year round for groups of 20 or more.
The center offers regular, full-credit undergraduate and graduate courses in intensive format over three-week periods during May through July. These courses ordinarily include art, biology, botany, zoology, entomology, range and wildlife management, geography, photography, education, and physical education. In addition to regular credit courses, the center is used for workshops, retreats, continuing education short courses, and other special activities. The center is available to Texas Tech student organizations, faculty groups, and researchers. The richness of the flora and fauna and the beauty of the physical setting create an unusually relaxing atmosphere for these programs while also providing the opportunity for intensive academic study.
Information about courses and activities may be obtained from the Office of the President.
Office of International Affairs. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is composed of the Division of International Education Programs with the Overseas Resources Center, the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), and the Division of Public Education. OIA facilitates programs that bring an international dimension to the University's roles in teaching, research, and public service. OIA works with and assists the various units of the University, coordinating international activities at Texas Tech. The programs division provides information, counseling, and advisement to international students on all noncurricular issues including immigration regulations, financial issues, personal concerns, and general American academic questions. The office also coordinates cross-cultural programming and other extracurricular activities with campus- and community-based organizations to facilitate development of cross-cultural understanding. OIA offers customized services to sponsoring agencies and students. Services to sponsoring agencies include monitoring of placement, customized billing procedures, timely reports, special program design, and maintenance of communications. Special counseling and advising, orientation, and administrative services are provided to sponsored students. An administrative fee of $200 per semester and $100 per summer term attended is charged for sponsored students.
OIA is housed in a new facility, the International Cultural Center, located at Indiana Avenue and Seventh Street.
Overseas Resources Center. A period of time spent studying abroad is one of the most effective means of increasing one's understanding of other peoples and cultures, improving one's ability to speak other languages, studying the problems and approaches to problems that are specific to other areas of the world, and gaining a new understanding of one's own society and culture. Many of the foreign language departments of the University regularly sponsor overseas summer programs for their students; other departments offer overseas programs occasionally.
The Overseas Resources Center, a unit of the Office of International Affairs, coordinates reciprocal student exchanges with universities in England, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. In addition, the center is the Texas Tech coordinating office for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). These types of exchanges allow qualified Texas Tech students to exchange places with students from other countries for a year or a semester and to receive credit for their academic work. The cost of these exchanges is usually much less than that of many other education abroad programs.
The center coordinates the London Semester Program offered by the Texas London Consortium.
Students may also study in Denmark through Denmark's International Study Program (DIS). This program offers qualified English-speaking undergraduates an opportunity to study the arts, humanities, social sciences, international business, and architecture in Denmark. Courses are taught in English by Danish professors. Texas Tech University is one of a select group of U.S. institutions that co-sponsors the program, and applications are handled through the center. Students should contact the Overseas Opportunities Counselor for information on reciprocal student exchanges, ISEP, DIS, and the London Semester Program.
In addition to coordinating programs, the center maintains a reference library of catalogs and announcements of overseas educational programs. These programs include those offered by Texas Tech University departments as well as those sponsored by other institutions. The staff of the center helps students clarify their objectives for overseas study and assists them in identifying educationally sound programs. Students may also receive guidance in applying for their chosen programs. Students who wish to study overseas are advised to begin planning at least a year in advance of their departure date.
ICASALS. The International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), a section of the Office of International Affairs, was created in 1966 to promote the University's special missionthe interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationships and problems of those areas, which encompass about one-third of the earth's land surface.
ICASALS' purpose is to stimulate, coordinate, and implement teaching, research, and public service activities related to all aspects of the world's arid and semiarid areas. ICASALS brings together the sciences, technologies, humanities, and arts, with those regions where low productivity and low rainfall significantly affect the inhabitants and economies involved. ICASALS serves as a contracting unit of the University for international development programs.
ICASALS administers a successful interdisciplinary master's degree option in arid land studiesthe only degree of its kind in the world. Drawing from all departments in all colleges at Texas Tech, the degree can be earned as either a Master of Science or a Master of Arts. Scholarship funds are available in support of the program, and graduate placement into related jobs has been 100 percent.
A special emphasis on arid and semiarid environments is the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design.
Approximately 150 Texas Tech faculty have been designated "ICASALS Associates" and provide a broad base of expertise for the numerous and varied functions of the center.
Disseminating information about arid lands research and development, ICASALS publishes several newsletters with international readerships. It supports and facilitates publications resulting from symposia, research, and professional meetings. ICASALS operates an international data exchange and coordinates research and consultations for international scholars, government officials, and students coming to Texas Tech for scholarly purposes.
Museum. The Museum of Texas Tech University is located on the campus at 4th Street and Indiana. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about natural and cultural material from Texas, the Southwest, and other regions related by natural history, heritage, and climate.
The building, completed in 1970, contains over 190,000 square feet of galleries, research facilities, classrooms, work areas, and storage space. The Museum complex includes the main museum building, Moody Planetarium, Ranching Heritage Center, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Diamond M Wing, Lubbock Lake Landmark facilities, and a 92-acre natural science and archaeological site in Val Verde County. A 40-foot mural, created in India ink by Peter Rogers, dominates the lobby. Museum exhibits include permanent and temporary displays drawn from its own collections as well as traveling exhibits.
The Moody Planetarium, an 82-seat auditorium with a Spitz A4 projector, has daily programs for the public. These programs are at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and 2 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A Master of Arts degree in Museum Science is offered using the entire museum as the teaching laboratory.
Although the chief source of funding for the Museum staff and facilities is Legislative appropriation, additional support for programs and exhibitions comes from the West Texas Museum Association, the Ranching Heritage Association, and granting agencies. Membership in the support associations is open to all persons interested in the Museum.
The Museum Education division conducts tours and programs throughout the year, including curriculum-based tours for public schools, public workshops and lectures, special events, and opening activities for major exhibitions. Volunteers from the community and Texas Tech are always needed and welcome.
The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (Thursday evening until 8:30 p.m.), and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum is closed on Monday.
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park. The Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park, a renowned archaeological site, contains a complete cultural record from the Clovis Period (12,000 years ago) through historic times, making Lubbock one of the oldest communities in the world. The Museum offers tours and programs related to the archaeological research that is on-going at the Landmark. Community and student volunteers assist in much of the educational programming offered at the site. The Landmark is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park is closed on Monday.
Ranching Heritage Center. An integral element of the Museum is the 14-acre outdoor exhibit of 35 historic structures, dating from the 1830s to about 1917, which have been moved to the site from locations throughout the state and authentically restored to illustrate the development of the ranching industry in Texas. The Ranching Heritage Center was dedicated on July 4, 1976. Special events such as Ranch Day in the fall and Candlelight at the Ranch in December are well attended by the community. The Ranch Host organization is made up of community and student volunteers who help in these and other events at the Ranch.
The Ranching Heritage Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The center is closed on Monday.
Libraries. The latest technology is integrated into library search and retrieval systems in order to
strengthen both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library Information System consists of a variety of online
services, including TechPAC, the catalog for the University Library, Southwest Collection, Law Library, and
Architecture Library. There is also access to a number of library catalogs at other major universities. Extensive coverage
for periodical indexes, abstracts, and other bibliographic and full text databases is provided by FirstSearch and
database suppliers. Additional online features include an interlibrary loan request form, a monthly listing of new books, and news items about the TTU Libraries. The University Library also provides access to CD-ROM databases, including indexes, abstracts, and government documents.
The 1.4 million books in the collection provide rich and timely support for the humanities, social sciences, and science-technology programs of the University. Over 900,000 microforms hold images of many specialized collections such as Western Americana, Wright's American Fiction, and Early American Imprints. Periodicals and other serial formats total nearly 15,000 titles.
The only regional depository for government documents in a Texas university resides at the University Library and includes over 1.5 million federal publications. This collection covers all subject areas with special strengths in Congressional information, U.S. census data, statistics, and federal laws and regulations. The University Library is also a patent and trademark depository.
An interlibrary loan service brings needed material to students from libraries throughout the world. Reference and service counters are located in each floor of the University Library, and librarians and trained staff provide a supportive and caring environment for students. Reciprocal borrowing agreements allow Texas Tech students to use libraries at other Texas public colleges and universities, as well as some private institutions. The University Library is open over 100 hours a week during each semester, and there are extended hours during final exam periods.
Southwest Collection. The Southwest Collection is both the University archives and a regional repository for historical information pertaining to West Texas and the near Southwest. Nationally recognized for its ranch-related records, the Southwest Collection also collects materials on such topics as agriculture, land colonization, petroleum, mining, water, urban development, politics, pioneering, and life of the times. In addition to personal papers and noncurrent business and institutional records, it collects, preserves, and makes available for research books, maps, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, taped interviews, movie films, video tapes, and microfilm.
Descriptions of specific collections are published by the Library of Congress in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections and are listed in the Texas Tech Libraries' on-line catalog, TechPAC.
All materials may be used by both the University community and the general public for research or reference. The Southwest Collection is located in the new Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library located adjacent to the University Library. Hours of service are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. Inquiries and donations are welcomed. Tours are available.
Municipal Auditorium-Coliseum. The Municipal Auditorium-Coliseum, located on the north edge of the campus near Jones Stadium, is operated by the City of Lubbock. Its facilities are frequently rented by the University for such occasions as convocations, registration, graduation exercises, cultural events, basketball games, rodeos, and other special events. The auditorium will seat approximately 3,200 persons and the coliseum, approximately 10,000 persons. Rental arrangements are made through the Contracting Office.
Athletic Facilities and Programs. As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big 12 Conference, Texas Tech provides intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women. Both programs operate under NCAA and Big 12 rules and regulations as well as under the auspices of the Texas Tech Athletic Council whose membership represents the faculty, the student body, the Ex-Students' Association, and one member-at-large appointed by the President. Athletic activities are organized under the Director of Athletics with head coaches in each of the sports responsible to the director. Texas Tech began competing in the newly formed Big 12 Conference in 1996, after a 35-year membership in the former Southwest Conference.
Women athletes currently compete in intercollegiate volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, golf, tennis, softball, and track and field. The program has grown rapidly since 1974 with teams participating in state, regional, and national competitions. In 1993 the Lady Raider basketball team claimed the school's first National Championship. The men's program includes football, basketball, cross country, track, baseball, golf, and tennis.
Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium, named for Texas Tech's late President Emeritus and his wife who provided the initial funds to make possible its construction, was built in 1947. Renovations have expanded seating to the present capacity of 50,500 seats, and the playing field was resurfaced with state-of-the-art Astroturf in time for the 88-89 football season. Athletic Department offices in the south end of the stadium underwent refurbishing in 1988.
Baseball is played at Dan Law Field where a modern lighting system permits nighttime use for the added enjoyment of both athletes and fans. Additional permanent seating recently brings the capacity to 5,614.
Track and soccer events are held at the R.P. "Bob" Fuller Track Complex, and basketball games tip off in the Municipal Coliseum, located on the north edge of the campus near Jones Stadium. The Coliseum, which seats 8,176, is operated by the City of Lubbock and rented by the University for its events.
During inclement weather, Texas Tech athletes can practice in the spacious Athletic Training Center, located just south of Jones Stadium. The facility contains over 3 million cubic feet of space, making it the largest full-circle membrane structure in the world for use by people. All sports may prepare for competition in the two-level complex. One of its main features is an artificial turf football field that can be rolled out to a maximum length of 60 yards. A full-sized wooden basketball court, four tennis or volleyball courts, nets for baseball pitching and hitting baseballs and golf balls, a 250-yard long circular track with six lanes, and a 5,500-square-foot weight room are other features of this versatile facility.
International Textile Center. The International Textile Center (ITC) is a complete research and
education facility at Texas Tech University. It is equipped and staffed to conduct the full range of research and
activities, from small-scale testing through large-scale manufacturing. Its activities revolve around research, testing, and evaluating cotton, wool, mohair, cashmere, other plant and animal fibers, and diverse man-made fibers; production and evaluation of yarns and fabrics; alternative textile processing systems; dyeing and finishing; and special yarn and fabric treatments. A fundamental objective is to foster greater use of the natural fibers and increased textile manufacturing in Texas.
Facilities at the ITC occupy 110,000 square feet of floor space and include a lecture hall equipped with audio and visual aids; a special-purpose library on fiber and textile subjects; a Materials Evaluation Laboratory equipped to measure properties of fibers, yarns, and fabrics; a Short Staple Spinning Laboratory equipped to handle all types of cotton and cotton blends; a Long Staple Spinning Laboratory for those animal, plant, and man-made fibers that are too long to process on the cotton system; a Weaving Laboratory capable of producing plain and fancy woven fabrics; a Knitting Laboratory with circular and warp knitting machines; a Chemical Finishing Laboratory with computerized color matching and quality control; a Chemical Processing Laboratory with commercial-scale equipment for dyeing and finishing raw fibers, yarn packages, and fabrics; and a Chemical Properties Laboratory for analyzing fiber contents, structures, and contaminants of textile materials.
The ITC is an integral part of the University's academic programs. It is used by the colleges of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Human Sciences for advanced degree programs, for special problems courses, and to otherwise augment course curricula. Also, post-graduate research is done by scholars from all over the world.
Other activities include the Texas International Cotton School, which is sponsored by the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and held twice a year at the ITC. Special short courses, conferences, and seminars may be arranged for companies, organizations, and associations. Special tours of ITC facilities may also be scheduled by appointment; more than four thousand people annually visit the ITC.
Computing Services. Current faculty, staff, and students have access to IBM (OS/390, VM), DEC (OpenVMS/Alpha), and UNIX computing systems, as well as various types of microcomputers for use in their education, research, and administrative activities.
Academic Computing Services (ACS), based in the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC) in the west, lower level of the Library, provides access to state-of-the-art large systems, servers, and microcomputer equipment and services. Microcomputers available in ATLC labs include Apple Power Macs and Digital Equipment Corporation PC systems. Terminal and microcomputer access to the Digital Equipment Corporation VMScluster and Ethernet-based network and to the IBM system is available in the ATLC and in academic buildings. The OpenVMS systems on the academic network serve as the primary academic large-system computing resource for instruction and research. A MasPar massively-parallel computing system with 2,048 processors is available for selected research projects. Services on the OpenVMS systems include general-purpose computing, electronic mail, plotting, and laser printing. ATLC resources include instructional and general-use microcomputer labs, a faculty development lab, a faculty multimedia lab (managed for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center [TLTC]), a teleconference room, a study-reference area, a Help Desk, and terminal and print dispatch areas.
ACS Help Desk support personnel assist users with a wide range of computing problems. Staff consultants teach shortcourses and help users with in-depth problems on the various computing resources available from ACS and University Computing Facilities (UCF). ACS produces four newsletters a year, help guides, and manuals on ACS computing systems and services.
Academic departments also provide computing resources for students and faculty in their areas.
Internet (an international network) and THEnet (Texas Higher Education computing network) are available for use by computing and network account holders. Messages and files may be transferred to other universities and other research organizations in Texas, the United States, and other countries. Access to online catalogs for Texas Tech libraries is provided via the TTUnet academic network.
University Computing Facilities operates an IBM 9672-R24 mainframe system supporting administrative, instruction, and research activities and offers such services as general-purpose computation, laser printing, optical scanning, and tape rental and storage.
For more information on the systems and software supported by Academic Computing Services and University Computing Facilities, refer to the ACS publication Computing at Texas Tech and other Advanced Technology Learning Center documents available in the ATLC from the information display rack.
Vending Machines. There are snack and soft drink concession machines in most buildings on the campus which are owned and serviced by contract vendors under the direction of the Director of Contracting.
KTXT-FM and KOHM (FM). KTXT-FM and KOHM are University-owned radio stations. KTXT-FM, managed by the School of Mass Communications, operates on a frequency of 88.1 Mhz with a power of 35,000 watts (ERP) and provides a service of music, news, and special programs of interest to the campus community. It also provides a channel of communication within the Texas Tech community and from the University to the Lubbock community. Managed by a faculty director and staffed by Texas Tech students, station facilities are also used by students enrolled in telecommunications courses. KOHM operates on a frequency of 89.1 Mhz with a power of 50,000 watts (ERP). An affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), the station also provides classical music and fine arts programming to the South Plains. KOHM is operated by the Division of Extended Learning with a professional staff.
KTXT-TV. A noncommercial educational television station, KTXT-TV (Channel 5) is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the University's Board of Regents and is operated by the Division of Extended Learning's Educational Television Department. The broadcast operation is part of a telecommunications service center that includes a seven-channel cable system, capable of feeding instructional television programming to classrooms throughout the campus, and a multiterminal telecommunications receive-only earth station, providing the University's principal access to communications satellites.
Channel 5's office, studio, production, master-control, transmitter and engineering facilities, and its 817-foot antenna-tower are located on the southwestern campus triangle, west of Indiana Avenue. From this location the station broadcasts approximately 90 hours (throughout most of the year) of very diverse programming each week. The signal coverage zone (encompassing the geographical area within a 60-mile radius of Lubbock) contains a population of approximately 380,000.
KTXT-TV is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a noncommercial network of 363 television stations interconnected by satellite. The station is staffed by professional personnel who produce many of the programs it broadcasts. They also produce programming to satisfy nonbroadcasting needs of the University and the community. Such work is greatly facilitated by a mobile production van.
Much of the station's regular programming is used in the University's classroom instruction. In addition, the station purchases, produces, or otherwise acquires instructional television series (that have been designed as college-credit courses or as less formal noncredit courses) and broadcasts them on special schedules as a bonus service to the University and Channel 5's South Plains viewers.
University Theatre. A regular schedule of major dramatic productions is presented each school year under the direction of professionally qualified members of the theatre arts faculty. Plays are chosen so that each student generation has an opportunity to see a representative selection of the great plays of the past as well as works by modern playwrights. These plays are presented in the University Theatre, which seats 395 patrons in a comfortable, continental arrangement.
A program of contemporary and original student-directed productions and a summer repertory season are presented in the Laboratory Theatre. Participation in these production programs affords laboratory experience for students in theatre arts, but all students of the University are eligible to take part.
Child Development Research Center. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences operates a Child Development Research Center which offers morning, afternoon, and full-day programs for children from birth to 6 years old. These laboratories provide varied opportunities for University students to acquire information and skills regarding the development and guidance of young children. The CDRC research components include investigations of child behavior, family interaction, and the generation of innovative strategies for promoting human development and family studies across the life span. Enrollment is open to children of any race, creed, or nationality. Applications should be made through the Child Development Research Center Office, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
Check Cashing Services. For convenience of the student, personal checks printed with magnetic ink characters may be cashed for limited amounts at the University Bookstore and the University Center upon presentation of current student identification card and valid driver's license. Checks returned by the bank may subject the student to suspension of check cashing privileges and/or disciplinary action.
The University Center also has several automatic teller machines available for students' use. Anyone having the ATM access cards honored by financial institutions may use these machines for a variety of transactions. The ATMs are located in the northwest lobby of the center and are normally accessible 24 hours a day.
Campus Bus System. The campus bus system, funded by the Student Services Fee, provides transportation throughout the campus and to nearby off-campus residential areas. On-campus routes provide service from the residence halls and commuter parking lots to the interior part of the campus.
University Police Services provides shuttle bus service from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m.
Psychology Clinic. The Psychology Clinic, located on the ground floor at the east end of the Psychology Building, was established primarily to provide practicum experience for advanced graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology. Psychological testing and long- and short-term counseling and psychotherapy are available to Texas Tech students and staff and to children and adults in the community. Clients are often referred to the clinic by other agencies or individuals, but no referral is necessary.
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, with facilities on the north side of the University Theatre Building, serves as a practicum site for students in the Department of Communication Disorders. Under faculty supervision, students in speech-language pathology and audiology provide clinical services for the students, faculty, and staff of Texas Tech University and other residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Assessment services and therapy are available for children and adults with hearing problems or disorders in language, voice, stuttering, or articulation. Individuals are accepted by self-referral and upon referral from other professionals. Anyone needing these services should contact the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Office, 257 Foreign Language Building, or call 742-3908.
Transcript Service. Copies of a student's transcript are available upon written request to the Registrar's Office. Adequate advance notice is required for transcript processing. Cost is $2 per copy, payable in advance. Contact the Registrar's Office, Box 45015, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5015.
Transcripts furnished from other institutions become the property of Texas Tech University.
Official transcripts may be withheld from a student who has an administrative flag on his or her record until the flag has been released. For information about administrative flags and the status of flags on students' records, refer to the section on "Administrative Flags" in this catalog.
Recreational Sports. The Department of Recreational Sports serves the leisure needs of Texas Tech students through its eight main divisions: intramurals, open recreation, sport clubs, aquatics, clinics and classes, special events, fitness, and the outdoor program.
Through the intramural program, competition is offered in many coed, men's, and women's sports activities. These competitive activities include individual, dual, and team competition organized for residence halls, clubs, fraternities, sororities, and for unaffiliated students in an "open" division. A campus community (CC) program has also been developed to provide competition for graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Open recreation provides an opportunity for informal, nonscheduled activities at the various recreational facilities on campus for students, faculty, and staff. The Student Recreation Center, comprising 131,000 square feet, provides for most indoor recreational needs. Included in the building is a new 5,100 square foot weight room giving the students over 9,000 square feet of weight training and cardiovascular workout space. The program also provides court reservation opportunities for tennis courts and racquetball courts and for checkout of a variety of sports equipment.
Sport clubs offer a unique diversion from academic life through instruction and extramural or intercollegiate athletic competition on a club basis. Organized clubs include archery, soccer, bowling, wrestling, lacrosse, water ski, aikido, kendo, racquetball, rodeo, polo, judo, volleyball, cycling, rifle, pistol, fencing, and tae kwon doall of which receive some funding from the Department of Recreational Sports.
Texas Tech's indoor-outdoor aquatic facility, which adjoins the Student Recreation Center, offers a wide range of water sports and activities to students. This facility is one of the most unusual in the nation, with a removable bubble top which allows participants to enjoy an outdoor facility during warm-weather months. The aquatic facilities and programs are available to students daily throughout the year.
The clinic and class program includes noncredit instruction in weight training, racquetball, squash, tennis, and other recreation-related activities. Fitness activities include a wide range of aerobics, fitness testing, individual analysis, and exercise prescription.
The special event program includes weekend tournaments, fun runs, triathlons, international olympics, and various other wild and zany recreational activities. Information on special rules and dates of activities can be obtained from the office on the upper level of the Student Recreation Center.
The outdoor program provides a unique service for students, faculty, and staff. It includes an outdoor equipment rental shop, regularly scheduled trip outings, and a resource area with information on outdoor activities. Students may reserve a variety of equipment ranging from canoes to lanterns through the outdoor program. The outdoor programs office is located on the upper level of the Student Recreation Center.
Motor Vehicle Regulations. Students who operate motor vehicles on campus are required to register their vehicles and comply with the currently approved and published Traffic and Parking Regulations. This publication and vehicle registration forms are available at the Traffic and Parking Services Office.
University Police Services. This branch of University operations is supervised by the Vice President for Operations. It provides police and security services for the entire University community (which is much larger than many towns in Texas) in addition to handling campus traffic and parking problems during times when the Traffic and Parking Office is closed.
Division of Extended Learning. For those who cannot attend regularly scheduled campus classes, Extended Learning offers college credit courses that may be completed at a distance. Extended Learning, a charter member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, is also an institutional member of the University Continuing Education Association, the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study, the International Council on Distance Education, and the Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education.
College-level credit courses are offered in a correspondence format through Extended Learning, and many courses may be accessed via the World Wide Web (http://www.dce.ttu.edu). Extended Learning courses allow many students to stay on track with their degree plans when scheduling conflicts occur or campus classes are closed. The Personal and Professional Development area of Extended Learning offers college credit courses by extension through special arrangements with various colleges. Extension courses are taught overload by Texas Tech faculty and do not require admission to the University for a student to receive credit. Campus academic departments ensure that all Extended Learning credit courses provide learning comparable to respective courses taken in residence.
A Texas Tech resident student may apply up to 18 hours of course work completed at a distance through Extended Learning toward a bachelor's degree. Such a student may not, however, enroll in or complete an Extended Learning course during the last semester or summer term before graduation unless the enrollment is approved by the academic dean. No more than 6 hours of the final 30 hours may be completed at a distance through Extended Learning, and none of the 6 hours may be part of the major or minor resident degree requirements. A student who has failed a course taken in residence may take that course or a degree-plan alternative through Extended Learning with approval of the academic dean.
Students must take a final exam at least 30 days before the semester ends to receive a grade for that semester. Final examinations are administered after all graded lessons have been returned to the Extended Learning office. Exceptions require instructor approval.
To enroll in an Extended Learning distance education course, the enrollment form located in the back of the Extended Learning catalog or at the Web site must be completed. All Texas Tech and University of Texas-Austin students must have the signature of their academic deans on the enrollment form. The cost for a college-level course is $53 per semester hour, plus an administrative fee.
University students may take elective courses through Extended Learning on a pass-fail basis under the same regulations governing resident students. The pass-fail form signed by the dean must be received by Extended Learning before the first course lesson. Once a lesson has been submitted, a student cannot switch from the pass-fail option to a letter-grade option.
Extended Learning courses are used to fulfill full-time student status on occasion. To petition use of such course hours toward full-time status (for financial aid, scholarships, health services, student services, etc.), obtain a computer printout of resident courses from the Registrar's Office; attach a receipt for Extended Learning courses; and submit documentation to the appropriate department (i.e., Financial Aid, Bursar, etc.) for a decision on the petition.
Accredited and approved by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Tech University High School enables traditional and nontraditional students to complete all course work necessary for earning Texas high school diplomas via correspondence or distance learning technologies. Comprised of over 100 courses, the high school curriculum includes core subjects, physical education courses, foreign language courses, and electives. Students may enroll in Texas Tech University High School while earning their diplomas, or they may earn high school credits that can be transferred to other public schools.
Contact Extended Learning in any of these ways: in person at the Continuing Education building located on the corner of 15th Street and Akron Avenue across from the Texas Tech Bookstore and the University Center; visit the Web site at http://www.dce.ttu.edu; call 742-2352 or 800-MY COURSE; fax the division at 742-2318 or 742-0405; or write to Extended Learning, Texas Tech University, Box 41008, Lubbock, TX 79409-1008.
The following college-level courses are offered via correspondence or distance learning technologies:
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Agricultural Science (AGSC)
1111. The Agricultural Industry
Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC)
3303. Cooperatives in Agriculture
Plant and Soil Science (PSS)
1411. Principles of Horticulture
4331. Soil and Water Conservation
4335. Soil Fertility Management
College of Arts and Sciences
2302. Cultural Anthropology
2301, 2302. Principles of
Economics I, II
1301. Essentials of College
1302. Advanced College Rhetoric
2301. Literature Before 1700
2302. Literature After 1700
2309. Technical Writing
3326. American Novel
3331. Short Story
4341. Professional Issues in English
2351. Regional Geography of the World
1300, 1301. Western Civilization I, II
2300. History of the United States to 1877
2301. History of the United States since 1877
3310. History of Texas
3338. History of Sports and Recreation in the U.S.
3339. The History of Baseball:
A Mirror on America
3382. Modern Latin America
3350. History of American
Mass Communications (MCOM)
1300. Introduction to Mass
0301. Essential Mathematics
0302. Intermediate Algebra
1320. College Algebra
1330, 1331. Introductory
1350. Analytical Geometry
1351, 1352. Calculus I, II
2300. Statistical Methods
2350. Calculus III
Music Theory (MUTH)
2300. Beginning Philosophy
Political Science (POLS)
1301. American Government, Organization
2302. American Public Policy
1300. General Psychology
2301. Child Psychology
3304. Introduction to Social Psychology
4300. Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
4305. Abnormal Psychology
4325. Drugs, Alcohol, and
4330. Psychology of Lifespan Development and Aging
Public Relations (P R)
3310. Principles of Public
Recreation and Leisure Services (RLS)
3301. The Process of Recreation Programming
1301. Introduction to Sociology
1320. Current Social Problems
1507. Comprehensive Spanish ReviewFirst Year
3310. Introduction to
Theatre Arts (TH A)
2304. Introduction to Cinema
College of Business
2300, 2301. Elementary
Accounting I, II
Business Law (BLAW)
3391. Business Law I
3320. Corporation Finance I
3323. Principles of Money, Banking, and Credit
3332. Real Estate Fundamentals
3334. Real Estate Finance and Investments
Information Systems and
Quantitative Sciences (ISQS)
2445. Introduction to Business Statistics
3344. Introduction to Production and Operations
3373. Managerial Communication
3350. Introduction to Marketing
College of Education
2318. Computing and Information Technology
4000, 5000. Special Topics in Instructional Technology
5318. Introduction to Small Computers in Education
Educational Psychology (EPSY)
4399. Individual Study
5369. Seminar in
Secondary Education (EDSE)
2192. Projects in Secondary Education
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering (CH E)
3321. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
4092. Professionalism and Ethics in Engineering
College of Human Sciences
Family Studies (F S)
2322. Courtship and Marriage
Food and Nutrition (F&N)
1410. Nutrition and Food
2310. Principles of Food
Human Development (H D)
2303. Life Span Human
Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (RHIM)
2312. Introduction to Beverage Management
2322, 3322. Hospitality Control
3350. Travel and Tourism
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