Facilities and Services

Lubbock Campus

Approximately 25,000 students attend classes in Lubbock on the University campus which consists of 1,839 acres in one contiguous tract and which contains 128 buildings with a plant value of over $700 million. These figures do not include the New Deal and Junction centers nor the Health Sciences Center facilities. In physical appearance, the campus buildings are predominantly in the architectural style of the Spanish Southwest. Newer buildings have been designed to harmonize with the original Spanish Renaissance motif.

Center at Junction

The Texas Tech University Center at Junction is located approximately 120 miles northwest of San Antonio in the Central Texas Hill Country. Junction Center consists of two academic buildings, a large lecture hall-dining area with meal service, five combination housing and classroom study units, a smaller seminar house, and a two-story laboratory and housing complex. Housing is available for 100 persons in modern, air-conditioned and heated accommodations and another 100 in ten screened cabins that share a large central bathhouse.

Faculty, students, administrators, and civic and professional groups may use the Junction Center for short courses, workshops, conferences, seminars, field camps, and on-site research projects between September and April while regular credit courses are offered May through August.

The Texas Tech University Center at Junction is open all year with food service provided when groups of twenty or more are on the campus. Inquiries should be directed to the Junction Center administration office at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech University Agricultural Field Laboratories-Lubbock County

The principal teaching and research field laboratories unit for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is located in northeast Lubbock County, six miles east of New Deal on FM 1729. These field laboratories supplement the facilities located on the main campus at Lubbock.

The unit consists of 982 acres of irrigated farm land typical of the soil types of the South Plains area. Two buildings are used in conjunction with studies related to soils and crops for teaching and research. There are three swine buildings, a horse center, sheep center, beef cattle center, Burnett Center for Beef Cattle Research and Instruction with feedmill and feedlot, necropsy unit, and a physiology-metabolism laboratory. These field laboratory facilities are used by students and researchers as integral parts of their programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Texas Tech University Research Farm-Pantex

The Research Farm at Pantex is located northeast of 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. This unit consists of approximately 400 acres of irrigated farmland, 7,500 acres of dryland for crop production, and 8,000 acres of native rangeland. It serves as a field laboratory for agricultural research and education, adding strength and flexibility to the academic programs at Texas Tech.

Admissions and Records

Admissions and student records are maintained in West Hall by the Director of Admissions and Records and staff. This office is under the direction of the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Athletic Facilities and Programs

Texas Tech provides intercollegiate athletic programs for both women and men. The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big 12 Athletic Conference and conducts its program under the rules and regulations of these bodies. University policy is set by the Board of Regents. The Athletic Council is to advise the Board of Regents, the Office of the Chancellor, and the President of Texas Tech University on matters relating to the development and supervision of intercollegiate athletic programs. The Athletic Council is composed of members from 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 seventeen sports responsible to the director.

Since 1974, the women's athletic program has grown rapidly. The program currently includes intercollegiate soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, golf, softball, tennis, and track and field. Teams participate in Big 12 Conference and NCAA competitions.

The men's program includes football, basketball, cross country, track, baseball, golf, and tennis. The Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium, named for Texas Tech's late President Emeritus and his wife who provided the initial funds to make construction possible, provides 47,500 permanent seats for football games. Synthetic turf covers the playing field, which is surrounded by a balsam track, and the lighting system permits television to be originated from the stadium.

Track and soccer events are held at the R.P. "Bob" Fuller Track and baseball games are played at Dan Law Field. Basketball games are held in the Municipal Coliseum, located on the north edge of the campus near Jones Stadium. This facility, 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 modern Athletic Training Center, located just south of Jones Stadium. The facility contains over 3 million cubic feet of space; all sports can prepare for competition by using the two-level complex. One of its main features is an artificial turf football field that can be rolled out to reach a maximum length of 64 yards. A full-size wooden basketball court, four tennis or volleyball courts, nets for baseball pitching and hitting baseballs and golf balls, a 250-yard circular track with six lanes, and a 5,500-square foot weight room are other features.

Bookstore

The University Bookstore, centrally located on the campus, is owned by the University and operated, under contract, by Wallace Bookstores, Inc. In addition to a complete selection of textbooks, supplies, and other equipment for classroom and laboratory work, the Bookstore provides special ordering, caps and gowns for graduation, book selection assistance, and repurchase of usable textbooks.

Broadcasting

The University operates a television station and two FM radio stations.

Operating on a frequency of 88.1 Mhz with a power of 35,000 watts (ERP), KTXT-FM provides a service of music, news, and special programs of interest to the campus community. It provides a channel of communication within the Texas Tech community and from the University to the Lubbock community. KTXT-FM is operated by the School of Mass Communications and is managed by a faculty director and staffed by Texas Tech students. Station facilities are also used by students enrolled in Telecommunications courses.

KOHM (FM) 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 (Channel 5) is an open-channel, noncommercial, educational television station operated by the Division of Extended Learning. The station's studio, transmitter, and 817-foot antenna-tower are located on the southwestern part of the campus. It broadcasts over 90 hours of programming each week.

Channel 5 is staffed and managed by professional personnel. It is a member of the 334-station PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) noncommercial television network. The station has complete studio and remote production facilities and provides a wide range of programming for the approximately 380,000 South Plains residents within its signal coverage area (a 60-mile radius of Lubbock).

Much of the regular programming on Channel 5 is used in the curricula of the University's academic departments. In addition, the station acquires and produces programming especially designed as a component of college credit courses (for resident and nonresident students) and as stand-alone, noncredit educational presentations serving a diverse array of interests and needs. KTXT-TV also operates a 7-channel closed-circuit television cable system that feeds instructional television programming to classrooms throughout the Texas Tech campus.

Liaison between the station and the University's faculty and staff, for instructional and other academic support services, is provided by the Coordinator of Instructional Television.

Computer Sales and Service

The High Tech computer store, located in the University Center east basement, provides computers, peripherals, and software from a number of major manufacturers at educational agreement discounted prices to qualified members of the campus community. To take advantage of these discounts, customers must be full-time Texas Tech faculty, staff, or students. In addition to the wide variety of equipment and software, High Tech houses one of the most comprehensive computer and peripheral service departments in the area. The computer store welcomes both personal and departmental business.

Computing Facilities

The University provides extensive computing resources for students, faculty, and staff for use on approved projects in the areas of instruction, research, and administration. Many departments also provide computing resources for their constituents to use. Academic Computing Services (ACS) operates the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC) and Texas Tech University Network (TTUnet).

The ATLC provides about 150 microcomputer and terminal workstations. The large ATLC Open Access Area provides desktop units with convenient access to available servers for e-mail, general purpose computing, and other applications accessible via the network. Several microcomputer labs are available for faculty and students. The micro labs include two Power Macintosh labs, two PC labs, and a Faculty Multimedia lab. There is also a Teleconference Room that can be used for shortcourses, video training, and incoming satellite teleconferences on information technology topics. More information may be found via the web at http://www.acs.ttu.edu/ and http://www.net.ttu.edu about computing and network services provided by ACS. General information may be found at http://www.ttu.edu/ttuweb/.

TTUnet is a 12,000+ node campus network and includes a 400-line remote access dial-up service and a wide-area network servicing 23 remote locations. TTUnet is an extensive ATM and Ethernet network serving all campus academic, ancillary, and administrative buildings with high-speed connections to the Internet, as well as the local administrative network­TechNet. ACS also operates systems including Digital/Alpha OpenVMS servers, Digital/Alpha Unix servers, and a variety of other servers to provide e-mail and other key application services. General access and general use servers are also provided.

A help desk with trained personnel is located in the ATLC Open Access Area and provides assistance to users of the Digital Open/VMS systems and the ATLC microcomputer labs. Limited statistical consulting and programming assistance are offered as a service to all users, as are user guides to supplement programming assistance. A continuing series of shortcourses and other computer training is available through ACS, and there is a wide selection of software available for use in the ATLC. A variety of print services are also available. Computing accounts are issued in the ATLC; more information on computing accounts may be found at http://www.acs.ttu.edu/accounts.

Copy and Fax Services

CopyTech quick copy service has two locations­CopyTech West Hall, 162 West Hall, and CopyTech Engineering Center, 14 Engineering Center Basement. Both locations offer high-volume quick copies, self-service copiers, color copies, laminating, transparencies, folding, binding, course packets, and fax services. CopyTech accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and departmental accounts and provides free pickup and delivery to all campus locations.

University Copy Service manages the self-service copy card and coin-operated copiers located in the libraries and at various satellite locations across campus. Copy cards may be purchased at the UCS office in the stacks of the main Library (S403/S404) and at vending machines located in the libraries. UCS also manages copiers for single or multi-departmental needs, including delivery of paper and toner, key operator service, and machine problem-solving. University Copy Service also serves as a campus point-of-contact with copy machine vendors in the local area and has information on copiers currently available on the U.S. market.

Development Office

The Office of Development directs institutional advancement efforts on behalf of the University and the Health Sciences Center. It is concerned with attracting funds from the private sector in support of student aid, faculty enrichment, capital improvements, research, and special programs. Endowment gifts are an important focus. The Development Office is the central receiving office for all contributions, and it coordinates and directs fund-raising functions, gift processing, acknowledgments, records, and reports. It administers Texas Tech Foundation, Inc. Development personnel work with faculty and others to approach foundations, corporations, and individuals for support; they also provide guidance on major gift solicitation and advice on various types of gifts including bequests, trusts, and gifts of property. All gifts of real estate and major gifts-in-kind must be approved by the Board of Regents in advance of acceptance.

Editorial Service

The Office of Official Publications and the Office of University News and Publications provide editorial assistance for any University area planning to publish brochures, handbooks, pamphlets, or other printed material for distribution either internally or externally.

Copy for all such publications containing academic information (courses, curricula, fees, University policies, etc.) should be reviewed by the Official Publications staff before publication, preferably prior to typesetting. The University publishes Publications Guidelines which are also official operating policy. These guidelines, available from the Office of University News and Publications, cover stationery, brochures, business cards, pamphlets, etc. All University divisions are urged to avail themselves of these guidelines to avoid possible publication problems.

The News and Publications Office also advises divisions on publicity and media relations, both locally and nationally. Staff includes writers, photographers, video specialists, and magazine designers. Each department in the University is assigned a public relations specialist in the Office of News and Publications.

Extended Learning

Texas Tech recognizes its commitment to serve the community, state, and nation through a continuing education program that combines teaching, service, and researchthe major functions of the University. Faculty participation in extended learning expands the University's capability to offer cultural, recreational, and professional educational opportunities to lifelong learners. Extended Learning offices are housed in McClellan Hall, KTXT-TV, the Foreign Language Building, and the Journalism Building.

Through a variety of educational services and methods, Extended Learning deals with individuals and agencies of government, industry, and business. Nontraditional and part-time students as well as residential students can participate in distance learning (at both high school and university levels), short courses, conferences, institutes, extension credit and off-campus courses for resident credit, educational television through KTXT-TV, classical music through KOHM-FM, English as a Second Language through the Intensive English Program, computer training given through the division's microcomputer laboratory, and special programs and courses for children through the Institute for the Gifted. The division also designs education and training programs for business, industry, and agencies using the expertise of University staff and faculty.

All classes meet the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Extended Learning is a member of the University Continuing Education Association and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Housing and Dining Services

Residence Halls. The residence hall system provides group living and learning centers consisting of eighteen residence hall complexes with accommodations for over 5,500 students. Students may select from a variety of living options including upper-class, co-ed, smoke-free, and intensive study floors or halls. Gordon Hall, a suite-style residence hall, is designated as the Honors Residence Hall. Gaston Hall and Apartments are open year-round to accommodate upper-class and graduate students. Carpenter-Wells Residence Hall Complex, opening in the fall of 1998, provides apartment-style amenities arranged in four-bedroom flats or three-bedroom townhouses. Carpenter-Wells Residence Hall will also be open year-round.

All residence hall rooms are provided with Ethernet connections, giving students direct access to the University's computer systems and the Internet. A computer lab, located in Chitwood-Weymouth Hall, is available for student use. Faculty are encouraged to contact the Department of Housing and Dining Services with program ideas supporting the academic goals of students.

Dining Services. Residence dining halls offer an extensive variety of entrees and accompaniments for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Five locations offer an all-you-can-eat dine-in service. The Food Court at Stangel-Murdough, a new concept, will offer ala carte dine-in or carry-out foods. Sam's Place (deli-convenience store) and Sneed Snack Bar add to the variety of dining services offered.

Faculty, staff, off-campus students, and other guests may purchase meals in any residence dining facility. Meal tickets for the all-you-can-eat dining options may be purchased at the residence hall office. The Food Court at Stangel-Murdough, Sam's Place, and Sneed Snack Bar accept cash or Tech Express.

Conference Services. During the summer months the residence halls are available to provide housing and dining services for University-sponsored conferences, camps, and short courses. Services offered for conferences include linen and housekeeping service, desk services, and dining services. For assistance with Housing and Dining Services, contact 742-2661.

Institutional Research

This office provides routine, regulatory, and special reporting, research, and analysis for the University. It also maintains databases and a depository of data about Texas Tech. The services of the office are available to all faculty members. Faculty can contact the office at 2-2166 or via its Web site.

International Affairs Office

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is composed of the Division of International Education Programs, the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), the Division of Public Education, the International Cultural Center, and several support units. 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 International Education Programs Division provides information, counseling, and advisement to international students and scholars 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 at least $250 per semester and $125 per summer term enrolled is charged for sponsored international students. The public education division, funded through the University by an external support group, provides an outreach program of an international dimension for students K-12 in West Texas. ICASALS provides special research and development projects for faculty, staff, and students. The International Cultural Center houses all units of the Office of International Affairs and the area studies programs of the University. It offers attractive facilities for all types of meetings and conferences and special events and represents Texas Tech's commitment to internationalization.

International Textile Center

The International Textile Center has a continuing history of service to the fiber and textile industries in Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world. The scope of the center includes research, testing, and evaluation involving: cotton, animal fibers, man-made fibers, and such exotics as carbon and ceramics; yarns and fabrics made from these fibers; textile processing systems; dyeing and finishing; and fabric treatments for specific purposes such as flame and high-temperature resistance.

The primary purpose of the center is to conduct research and education programs aimed at increasing total demand for the natural fibers produced in Texas. Through a wide variety of testing and experimentation, it assists textile manufacturers in solving processing problems. It also assists plant and animal breeders in the development of fibers that perform better both in processing and consumption. Ongoing research yields new textile products and improved processing techniques.

Collaborative research and teaching programs enable students from different colleges at Texas Tech to use the center in fulfilling requirements of their courses and dissertations. Short courses dealing with fiber selection, handling, processing, and marketing are attended by U.S. and international students. Post graduate research is carried on by scholars from all over the world.

The facilities at the center include a Materials Evaluation Laboratory for determining the properties of fibers, yarns, and fabrics; a complete Short Staple Spinning Laboratory with 1,300 ring spindles and 200 open-end spinning units; a Long Staple Spinning Laboratory for processing animal fibers and long-staple synthetics; a Weaving Laboratory for producing both plain and fancy woven fabrics; a Knitting Laboratory for producing both circular and warp knitted fabrics; a Chemical Processing Laboratory for researching textile dyes, finishes, and chemicals; a special-purpose library; and a lecture room fully equipped with audio-visual aids.

Libraries

The mission of the Texas Tech University Libraries is:

·To support the University's teaching, research, and service mission and its quest for excellence in all endeavors;

·To be a recognized research library of distinction as evidenced by high quality collections and service, supportive and caring environment, and cordial interactions with the people it serves, both on campus and in the larger community;

·To provide and promote the use of information resources needed by the University's students, faculty, and staff;

·To provide information resources by participating in reciprocal borrowing agreements among libraries in the state and nation; and

·To support the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, which provide for freedom of access to collections and confidentiality of user records.

The Texas Tech University Libraries consist of the University Library, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Architecture Library, and the International Cultural Center Library. The libraries are the newest member of the Association of Research Libraries.

The libraries contain over 1.3 million volumes, 16,716 subscriptions, and 1 million units of microforms. Over 1.5 million items are included in the government documents collections, one of two regional depositories for U.S. Government Documents in Texas. The University Library is also a depository for U.S. patents and trademarks.

A library-faculty liaison program provides for on-going communication between the library and the University's academic departments. This program is the heart of the collection development effort, which includes evaluating and assessing the current collection, as well as identifying and purchasing materials that support the teaching and research needs of the University. Liaisons are also actively involved in instructional activities such as presentations to classes on library use and graduate student consultations.

ACCESS:Newsletter of the Texas Tech University Libraries is published fall and spring semesters and is sent to all full-time faculty. Each issue of ACCESS contains articles announcing major resource additions to the collection, new and expanded services, trends in the information business, and key personnel changes.

The newly constructed Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library features a regional depository for historical information pertaining to West Texas and the Southwest, as well as the Vietnam Archive, the University Archives, and other special collections and rare books. The University Library houses the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative and the Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism.

In addition to traditional print material, microforms, and audio-video formats, the libraries offer many electronic resources. The library web page (http://www.lib.ttu.edu) provides access to the online catalog for the University Library, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Law Library, and Architecture Library. It also provides access to the catalogs of other research libraries, as well as the TTU Health Sciences Library and the Lubbock City-Country Library. The library web page provides full text access to over 1,600 journals in a variety of electronic databases and full text journal collections. Electronic collections cover all subject areas and currently include Project MUSE, IDEAL, Lexis-Nexis UNIVerse, ABI/INFORM, Periodical Abstracts, Ei Village, MathSciNet, and many more. Online resources are available from all PC's in each of the TTU libraries, as well as by remote access. A number of CD-ROM databases supplement the resources available online and are located in the Reference area of the University Library.

Georgia Lyerla Research Travel Grants are available annually on a competitive basis to tenure-track faculty who need assistance with travel expenses to other libraries, archives, museums, and repositories. The TexShare Library Card program gives borrowing privileges to nearly every public four-year college and university in Texas. Cards are also available for many other libraries in the country, as the libraries are a member of the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.

Each spring, as part of the observance of National Library Week, the library hosts a Faculty-Staff Book Exhibit and reception. This event recognizes University authors of books published during the preceding year.

The University Library subsidizes charges levied by lending libraries for interlibrary loans as well as charges from commercial document delivery sources. Services to faculty include renewal by mail, study carrels, delivery of books and articles to academic department offices, and a reserve collection. Requests for interlibrary loans and delivery of library materials can be made online via the library web page.

The Friends of the University Library/Southwest Collection was established to help the University Libraries achieve goals of excellence. The Friends have participated in unique literary and historical events, such as the dedication by the Southwest Collection of the papers of long-time West Texas Congressman George Mahon and a mini-symposium on "Southwestern Literary Images." In addition, the Friends sponsors rare book auctions, trips, exhibits, and other special events.

The University Library is undergoing a comprehensive renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2000.

Mail Services

PostTech, a University-operated contract postal center located in 103 University Center, provides a full-service mailing facility for faculty, staff, and students. The U.S. Postal Service handles registered, certified, insured, express, and international mail. Airborne, Federal Express, and United Parcel Service are available for commercially consigned shipments. Packaging and mailing materials are sold, and private mail boxes are available for rental. PostTech also serves as the campus point-of-contact with the USPS for mail delivered to the Texas Tech residence halls.

MailTech, in the new Administrative Support Center on Fourth Street, delivers incoming interdepartmental and U.S. mail and processes outgoing mail and commercial carrier shipments. Mail is delivered and picked up at most departments twice a day. Department-initiated special pick-ups are available upon request. Information on USPS and commercial carrier rates and services is available upon request.

The campus Bulk Mail Center, located in the PrinTech Building, prepares bulk mailings for authorized campus activities including labeling, inserting, sorting, sacking, and delivery to the U.S. Postal Service. The center maintains a computerized mailing list of faculty and staff campus addresses that is available for purchase. Full or partial lists can be generated and specialized mailing lists can be created and maintained for the University community upon request.

Museum

The Museum of Texas Tech University is a general museum consisting of several components: the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Lubbock Lake Landmark, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, and the Val Verde County Research Site.

The mission of the Museum is to collect, document, preserve, interpret, research, and disseminate knowledge about natural and cultural material from Texas, the Southwest and other regions related by natural history, heritage, and climate. The Museum's collections, exhibitions, programming, and research complement the diverse interests of Texas Tech and its role in public and professional education in local, state, national, and international communities. Through classroom instruction, practicum, and field work, the Museum provides both theoretical and practical education. It is dedicated to acting as a responsible partner to Texas Tech and the community of museums.

The Museum mounts temporary and permanent exhibits in the social and natural sciences and the visual arts. The Lubbock Lake Landmark contains a complete cultural sequence from Clovis (12,000 years ago) to historic times. The Moody Planetarium offers public and specially designed school programs. The Natural Science Research Laboratory affords research opportunities in botany, mammalogy, medical zoology, ornithology, and vertebrate paleontology.

A Master of Arts degree in Museum Science is offered as an academic component of the Museum with specializations in general museum administration, and museum preparation and exhibition. Curatorial training is available in anthropology, art, history, historic clothing and textiles, and the natural sciences.

Curatorsmost of whom hold joint appointments in University academic departmentsare involved in research. The results of their research periodically appear in the Special Publications and Occasional Papers series produced by the Museum in conjunction with Texas Tech University Press. MuseNews is the newsletter of the Museum and is published four times yearly.

The Museum of Texas Tech University Association contributes significant amounts of monetary and volunteer support to the Museum. In addition, the Museum Association publishes The Museum Digest and the Museum Journal.

The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Office Supplies

The Central Warehouse, located in the Physical Plant Building, has Central Stores, Receiving and Shipping, and Moving and Delivery Service for campus operations.

Central Stores stocks a large volume of office, custodial, maintenance, automotive, and various other parts and supplies. A limited amount of office furniture is also stocked. The items are sold for departmental use to valid account holders in the Tech Financial Management System.

Receiving and Shipping receives and distributes inbound shipments to the requisitioning departments. They also provide outbound shipment service with very thorough record maintenance.

Moving and Delivery Service is provided for a nominal fee. Moves of furnishings and equipment within an office, building, or across campus will be made upon request. Delivery of supplies purchased at Central Stores and other miscellaneous services are also provided.

Personnel Department

The benefits section of the Personnel Department administers the various faculty retirement and insurance programs and provides new faculty orientation and sign up and other benefit services to University employees.

Personnel Relations

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity is involved in the staff functions relating to labor relations and the activities of employee associations; affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for Texas Tech University employees in response to federal and state mandates on this subject; and grievance processing for employees.

Faculty also have the option of presenting a grievance to the Grievance Committee of the Faculty Senate. This procedure is found in Appendix C.

Questions or discussion concerning the above subjects should be directed to the Director of Affirmative Action and Personnel Relations.

Printing and Graphic Design

PrinTech is a modern facility equipped to provide the University community with competitively priced, full-service graphic design and printing. Graphic services include desktop publishing, graphic design, computer graphics, high resolution scanning, and superior resolution output on imagesetter systems. Printing services include single-color quick printing and four-color offset printing ranging from letterheads, posters, pamphlets, business cards, and brochures to instructional materials, magazines, periodicals, and books. Camera services include PMTs, halftones, negatives, and duotones. Bindery and mailing services include perfect binding for books, folding, labeling, and a full-service mailing facility for bulk or not-for-profit mailings. Customer service representatives are available at the PrinTech Building (across from the Rec Center).

Psychology Clinic

Psychological testing, long- and short-term counseling, and psychotherapy are available to the University faculty, staff, and students and to the children and adults in the community. Established primarily to provide practicum experience for advanced graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology, the clinic accepts clients on a referral basis from other agencies or as a self-referral. The fee for this service is based on a sliding scale and is discounted for Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students.

Publications

Issues of the Bulletin of Texas Tech University-comprised of the Undergraduate Catalog, Graduate Catalog, Law School Catalog, and Distance Learning Catalog-are prepared by the Office of Official Publications. This office is also responsible for preparing the University's Class Schedules which are distributed for each registration period. Other publications containing University policies such as Scholarships and Financial Aid and the Faculty Handbook are coordinated through Official Publications. Current information pertaining to areas covered in these publications is available throughout the year from the Office of Official Publications located in the Administrative Support Center. Back issues of many of the catalogs can be obtained from this office, as can the official University calendars prior to their publication in the bulletins. All current publications prepared by this office, as well as approved University calendars, are available on the Web at www.ttu.edu/~offpub.

The Office of News and Publications serves as the public information and media relations authority for the University. The University News Bureau manages comprehensive publicity campaigns as well as local and national media relations for print and broadcast media. Photography and video assistance is available from Photographic Services and Video Services, respectively. As mandated by the OP Manual, the Office of News and Publications oversees University publications style and design outlined in the Publications Guidelines. The office also maintains the calendar of campus events.

Texas Tech has three official Student Publications-The University Daily, the student newspaper published Monday through Friday during the long terms and Tuesday and Friday during the summer session; La Ventana, the University's yearbook; and Amigos! New Student and Freshman Directory. A Student Publications Committee of faculty, students, and staff appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs selects editors and generally oversees the student publications program.

The award-winning Texas Techsan Magazine, a publication of the Ex-Students Association, is sent, with the support of the University, six times a year to alumni and former students. The publication reflects a full range of current University programs, news, and campus life. Stories represent a mixture of topics appealing to a wide-ranging reader interest emphasizing alumni spotlights, faculty expertise and research, University issues, and Ex-Students Association programs. Faculty are encouraged to contribute current research activities, academic endeavors, and honors to the "Through the Arches" section of the magazine.

As executor of the publishing imprint of the University, Texas Tech University Press is charged with the advancement of knowledge and the preservation of scholarship by means of publication. The Press issues two primary types of works, whose purposes are complementary. Its purely scholarly titles are intended to record and disseminate the fruits of scholarship in several disciplines in which the University maintains significant research interests. The popular titles of the Press serve a broader educational mission, advancing knowledge outside academe, among the University's public constituency. The Press has a backlist of more than 200 titles and has accrued a wide reputation in several fields, among them mammalogy, natural history, history of the American West, costume and textile history, literary criticism, contemporary fiction and poetry, and Texana.

Purchasing/Payables

Information on purchasing items for University use may be obtained from Purchasing/Payables. Purchasing policies are set forth in A Guide to Purchasing and University OPs numbered in the 72 series. The purchasing/payables office has additional information concerning materials and equipment available on state contracts, the QISV (Qualified Information Systems Vendor) Catalogue Purchasing Program, and for developing specifications for purchase from other sources, including historically underutilized businesses.

Research Services

This office supports the University's research mission by providing centralized administrative and management services for sponsored projects. Sponsored projects include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements­from both public and private sectors­which support research, instructional, and service projects. The office provides information on funding programs, assists with proposal development and submission, reviews and negotiates grants and contracts, and prepares reports concerning University research activity.

Southwest Collection

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is comprised of Rare Books, the University Archive, the Vietnam Archive, the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative, and the Southwest Collection. The Southwest Collection is the regional repository for historical information pertaining to West Texas and the Southwest. It has collected and makes available for research more than 1,600 collections of personal papers, and noncurrent business and institutional records, as well as a noncirculating library of Texana, Western Americana, maps, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, taped interviews, films, videotapes, and microfilm. 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 Collections/Special Collections Library Building north of the University Library. Inquiries and donations are welcomed, and tours are available.

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The clinic serves as a practicum 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 the 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, and anyone needing these services should contact the clinic office, 257 Foreign Language Building; call 742-3908 for an appointment.

Teaching Academy

The Teaching Academy was formally inaugurated in 1997 to demonstrate, support, promote, and recognize teaching excellence at Texas Tech University. The mission and goals statement of the Teaching Academy includes the following definition: "A teaching academy can be loosely defined as a group of faculty who are considered excellent or highly interested in teaching and who have been tapped by their institutions to engage in advocacy, service, or advising on teaching matters. The central idea of the academy is that effective teachers, working through an honorary and service-oriented collective, can have a significant impact on an institution's pursuit of teaching excellence" (in Svinicki and Menges, Honoring Exemplary Teaching, 1996).

To be considered for membership in the Teaching Academy, faculty must be nominated by a sitting member of the academy and submit an application, which will be reviewed by a selection committee from the academy. New members are inducted into the academy at a ceremony in the spring semester. The organizational structure of the Teaching Academy includes an executive council elected from the full membership of the academy, with one representative from each college (except two from Arts and Sciences). The council meets regularly to consider the current teaching culture across campus, methods used to evaluate and reward teaching, requests from the Provost's Office, and other appropriate issues. For further information about the Teaching Academy, contact the Office of the Provost, 742-2184.

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) provides University faculty with a variety of services and programs related to the enhancement of teaching and the adoption of instructional technology into the teaching and learning process. Beginning in the spring of 1999, the TLTC will be located on the first floor of the north wing of the library.

The center's Faculty Multimedia Lab, which is available for technology workshops and individual faculty use, is equipped with PC and Macintosh computers, scanners, printer, CD-ROM writer, and projectors. Software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Front Page, MacroMedia Authorware, and Claris HyperCard is available for use in the lab. The center offers a number of technology workshops in such areas as Web-based instruction, Internet utilities and software, interactive authoring software, and distance learning, lecture, and presentation software. Customized technology classes may be arranged on request.

The TLTC also offers confidential consultations to faculty and teaching assistants to aid with issues related to teaching. Other activities sponsored by the center include a faculty roundtable series, a teleconference series, and the Faculty Internet Users Group. The center also sponsors a competitive grants program for faculty to encourage excellence and innovation in instruction and the integration of appropriate technologies into the classroom. For further information about any of these programs, contact the TLTC office at 742-0133.

Texas Tech Foundation

Texas Tech Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation established solely to support the University and the Health Sciences Center by seeking and obtaining gifts for their educational programs. The foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is housed within and administered by the Office of Development on the Texas Tech campus. Gifts are tax-deductible and are so receipted and acknowledged to the donor. The donor may designate the use and purpose of the gifts; endowments are a high priority. Advice on planned gifts, including real and tangible personal property, bequests, remainder interests, life estates, and insurance is available.

Texas Tech Police Department

The Texas Tech Police Department and its officers are commissioned through the Board of Regents and are charged with protecting lives and property on the campuses of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as assisting the members of the Texas Tech community in creating a suitable environment for achieving the goals of the University and the Health Sciences Center. The department reports through the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. The Police Department enforces state laws and city ordinances; assists with enforcing the traffic and parking rules and regulations; and is responsible for responding to all calls for emergency services. The department may be contacted in the event of an emergency from any campus phone by dialing 9-911. The department is also responsible for seeing that only authorized persons remain in campus buildings and facilities after hours. The Police Department, which provides these services 24 hours a day year round, is located at 2901 4th Street.

Traffic and Parking

The University has established traffic and parking regulations to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of University business and to provide parking space as conveniently as possible within the limits of space available. Operating a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege and is conditioned, in part, on compliance with certain rules and regulations.

The person in whose name a vehicle is registered by the University is responsible for the proper operation and parking of this vehicle and will be held responsible for violation of University rules. The University does not assume responsibility for the safety of vehicles or their contents or for damages caused to vehicles parked or driven on the campus. This responsibility must be assumed by the owner or operator of the vehicle.

All motor vehicles operated on campus, other than those qualified by a visitor's permit, must be registered by the University and have the parking permit displayed as required. The campus is defined as all lands owned by the University.

Reserved parking spaces are assigned to faculty and staff members as space is available. Each parking permit issued designates a specific parking lot and space. The fee for reserved parking is charged by the academic year, and permits may be purchased for either nine or twelve months.

A reserved parking permit authorizes parking in a specific space assigned during the hours 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Spaces are not reserved on Saturdays, Sundays, or designated University holidays. Such permit does not allow the faculty or staff member to park in spaces designated for visitor parking.

Vehicle registration forms and Traffic and Parking Regulations may be obtained at the Traffic and Parking Services Office.

University Center

The University Center is one of the few buildings on campus specifically constructed and operated for the out-of-class activities of the campus community. The building features the outstanding Allen Theatre, a large covered courtyard, and numerous services and facilities for the use and convenience of its patrons.

Retail and service areas in the UC are extensive and are constantly being enhanced. Service areas include Raider Express, Tech's first convenience store; High Tech, the campus computer store; the American State Bank branch; the PostTech mailing and shipping service; and the University Center Information Center.

Numerous food service options are available (see the section entitled "Housing and Dining Services").

The UC also offers twelve meeting rooms, including two ballrooms, which may be used by any registered student organization or campus department. The Games Room has pocket billiards, snooker, billiards, table tennis, and more than 35 electronic games. The UC also offers a check cashing service, ATMs, a posting area for notices, a TV lounge, and houses the Student Association.

University Center Food Services

Faculty, staff, students, and guests may enjoy a variety of food selections at the Center Market located in the University Center. Blimpie, Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut Express, Raider Rock Grille, and Cappuccino's serve sandwiches, pizzas, pastries, and beverages.

University Caterers provide professional catering for events in the University Center, Merket Alumni Center, and other on-campus locations as well as some off-campus events. All off-campus catered events must be University-affiliated.

For additional information on University Center Food Services, call 742-1966.


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