Texas Tech University Farm at Pantex. The University operates the Texas Tech University Farm at Pantex, located 12 miles east 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. The farm 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, 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 Director of Academic Programs for the Junction Campus, (806) 742-3399, Mail Stop 3082.
Office of International Affairs. 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. See also the Overseas Resource Center section in this catalog. 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 (see the ICASALS entry for additional information). The International Cultural Center houses all units of the Office of International Affairs; a library featuring specialized publications, videotapes, and CD-ROMs; the CNN World Report Television Archive; and the area studies programs of the University. It offers attractive facilities for all types of meetings, conferences, and special events and represents Texas Tech's commitment to internationalization.
Overseas Opportunities Resource Center. A period of time spent studying abroad is of more importance today than ever before. Students in almost any field will be more competitive in the globalized job market if they have studied abroad. For example, pre-med students will be more competitive when applying to a medical school if they have studied abroad. The reason for this is that study abroad offers a kind of education that can be obtained in no other way than through the experience of living in another culture for in this situation one is afforded the opportunity to view one's own culture through the eyes of another culture. This opportunity broadens one's perception of the world and enables one to gain skills in working cooperatively with people from other cultures. The experience obviously offers the opportunity to improve facility in other languages, to study problems and approaches to problems that are specific to other areas, and to gain a new understanding of oneself and one's own culture.
Many of the foreign language areas and other departments offer their own programs in the summer. Additionally, the Overseas Resources Center, a unit of the Office of International Affairs, coordinates reciprocal student exchanges with institutions in England, France, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Turkey, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Malta, Switzerland, Iceland, Spain, and Portugal. This type of exchange allows qualified Texas Tech students to trade places with students from other countries for a year or semester and to receive credit and grades for their academic work. The cost of these exchanges is usually much less than that of many other education abroad programs, and participants remain eligible for financial aid and scholarships through Texas Tech University.
There are also affiliated study abroad programs in which Texas Tech students pay tuition to another institution or program with which the University has an affiliation agreement. Through the center, participants in these programs remain registered in a non-tuition-bearing registration while they are away so that they are not required to reapply for admission upon return to the United States. They also remain eligible for financial aid and scholarships through Texas Tech. Transfer credit is earned for academic work completed on these programs. We can literally send students almost anywhere in the world on these programs--to Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia.
In addition to coordinating programs, the center maintains a reference library of catalogs and announcements of overseas educational, work abroad, internships, and volunteer programs. These programs include those offered by Texas Tech departments as well as those sponsored by other institutions. The staff of the center helps students clarify their objectives for overseas opportunities and assists them in identifying educationally sound programs. The staff assist students throughout the application process including an all-day orientation program to prepare students for their international experience, and, upon their return, the awarding of credit for academic work completed while abroad. Students wishing to study abroad are advised to begin planning at least one year in advance of their departure.
ICASALS. The International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), a division 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 a newsletter with international readership. 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, 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 Museum of Texas Tech University 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. The RHC is a 16-acre outdoor museum of 35 historic structures, dating from the late 1700s to 1917, that have been moved to the site from locations throughout the state. The structures--which include windmills, bunk house, one-room school house, sod house, train depot, barns, blacksmith shop, and more--have been authentically restored to illustrate the development of the ranching industry in Texas. The Ranching Heritage Center was dedicated on July 4, 1976. Special annual events include Ranch Day in the fall and Candlelight at the Ranch in December. The Ranch Host organization is comprised of community and student volunteers who help with these and other events at the Ranch.
The RHC is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Phone ahead for guided tours: 742-0498.
Landmark Arts Galleries. The mission of Landmark Arts: the Galleries of Texas Tech University is to promote fine arts development in our community through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists. A component of the Department of Art, the program integrates academic, professional, and real-world experience.
The galleries comprising this program include the Landmark Gallery, Folio, Studio Gallery, SRO-Photo, and the Sculpture Alternative. The Landmark Gallery is dedicated to the highest quality of exhibitions of contemporary art, and its presentations will include artist residencies, topical exhibitions, and internationally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery will host programs that engage and involve campus and Lubbock community participation. Folio is a professional venue primarily for works on paper. In the Studio Gallery, audiences can expect to see innovative final exhibitions by students pursuing fine arts degrees. At SRO Photo, the viewer will find an on-going series of exhibitions by nationally recognized photographers. At the Sculpture Alternative, viewers will find a range of compelling exhibitions of experimental work produced by graduate and undergraduate students.
The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Libraries. The latest technology is integrated into library search and retrieval systems in order to strengthen both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library's Web site offerings consist of a variety of online services, including the catalog for the University Library, Southwest Collection-Special Collections Library, Law Library, International Cultural Center 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, Lexis-Nexis, and other 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 network access to CD-ROM databases, including indexes, abstracts, and government documents. The Library's Web site address is http://www.lib.ttu.edu.
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.
A major renovation of the University Library is underway. Interim locations within the building will provide full service until construction is completed in the summer of 2000.
Southwest Collection--Special Collections Library. This library is composed 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 Collection--Special Collections Library Building north of the University Library. Service is provided 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 City of Lubbock.
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 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 NCAA 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 permit its construction, was built in 1947. Renovations have expanded seating to the present capacity of 50,500 seats. 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. The infield was resurfaced with Astroturf for the 1999 season.
Track and soccer events are held at the R.P. "Bob" Fuller Track Complex, and basketball games tip off in the new 15,000-seat United Spirit Arena, one of the finest on-campus basketball-volleyball facilities in the nation. The men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams will play in the arena, scheduled to open in fall 1999, which will also host other campus functions.
Scheduled to open in 2000 is a state-of-the-art Academic Services Building, located within the athletic complex near Jones Stadium. The facility will feature classrooms, a computer lab, a resource library, tutoring rooms and private study areas, as well as administrative offices.
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 development 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 (MVS), Compaq (OpenVMS/Alphaserver), 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 Dell PC systems. Terminal network client access to the Compaq VMScluster and the IBM system is available in the ATLC and most academic buildings. The OpenVMS systems on TTUnet, the campus 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 (programming languages, statistical programs, and laser printing). ATLC resources include four instructional and general-use labs, an open-access computing area, a teleconference room, a Help Desk, and a print dispatch area.
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 Services (UCS). ACS produces both printed and on-line documentation, including four newsletters a year, a campus computing magazine, help guides, and manuals on ACS computing systems and services. Most documentation is also made available on the Internet.
Academic departments also provide computing resources for students and faculty in their areas.
Internet access is 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. Dial-up (PPP) and World-Wide Web (WWW) services are available on TTUnet.
UCS operates an IBM 9672-R34 mainframe system supporting administrative, instructional, 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 Services, go to the ACS Web site at http://www.acs.ttu.edu/.
Vending Machines. There are snack and soft drink concession machines in most buildings on the campus that 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 Studies 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 Studies' 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 (which 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.
Texas Tech 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, an intimate, thrust-stage performance space. All Texas Tech students are eligible to audition for roles in TTUT plays or to work on production crews.
Child Development Research Center. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences operates a Child Development Research Center that offers a full-day program 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.
Learning Center. Under the direction of the Programs for Academic Support Services (P.A.S.S.), the Learning Center, located in 205 West Hall, provides students with learning assistance in the form of study skills and other special topic presentations, individual academic skills counseling, in-house peer tutoring, and a self-help learning lab. (Video and audio tapes, printed materials, and computer software are available for mathematics, English, study skills, history, and other specific subject areas. Test preparation guides are available for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, LSAT, and MCAT.) Supplemental Instruction is also offered in a limited number of subjects. SI targets historically difficult courses and provides students with regularly scheduled modified forms of discussion sessions. All students enrolled in Texas Tech may use the center free of charge. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 2-6 p.m. Sunday during the fall and spring semesters; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer.
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 notice is required for transcript processing. 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 hold on his or her record until the hold has been released. For information about administrative holds and the status of holds on students' records, refer to the section on "Administrative Holds" 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 5,100 square foot weight room giving the students over 9,000 square feet of weight training and cardiovascular workout space. In the planning stages is a 55,000 square foot addition to the Student Recreation Center with a completion date of spring 2001. The addition will include over 12,000 square feet of new weight and cardiovascular equipment, a 40-foot climbing wall, aerobic studios, 1/8 mile elevated jogging track, cardio theater, three new gymnasiums, and an indoor soccer playing area. 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 soccer, rugby, bowling, wrestling, lacrosse, water ski, aikido, kendo, racquetball, swimming, 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 that 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.
Texas Tech Police Department. This branch of University operations is supervised by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. It provides police and security services for the entire Texas Tech 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 Outreach and Extended Studies. For those who cannot attend regularly scheduled campus classes, Extended Studies offers college credit courses that may be completed at a distance. Extended Studies, 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 an asynchronous print-based format through Extended Studies, and many courses may be accessed via the World Wide Web (http://www.dce.ttu.edu). Extended Studies courses allow many students to stay on track with their degree plans when scheduling conflicts occur or campus classes are closed. Extended Studies also 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 Studies credit courses provide learning comparable to respective courses taken in residence.
Students interested in completing a degree through Texas Tech University's External Degree program may apply for admission through Extended Studies. To be considered for admission, students should submit an External Degree Application for admission along with a $50 evaluation fee. Additionally, students should request that transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended be sent to Texas Tech University External Degree, Box 42191, Lubbock, TX 79409-2191. Students may apply for admission to one of two programs currently available at a distance: Bachelor of General Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) or Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business (College of Business Administration). Interested students may request a Texas Tech University External Degree information booklet from Extended Studies.
A student may not enroll in or complete an Extended Studies course during the last semester or summer term before graduation unless the enrollment is approved by his or her academic dean. No more than 6 hours of the final 30 hours may be completed at a distance through Extended Studies, 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 Studies 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 Studies office. Exceptions require instructor approval.
To enroll in an Extended Studies distance education course, the enrollment form located in the back of the Extended Studies catalog or on the Web site must be completed. All Texas Tech 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 a $20 administrative fee.
University students may take elective courses through Extended Studies on a pass-fail basis under the same regulations governing resident students. The pass-fail form signed by the student's dean must be received by Extended Studies 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. Students enrolling in Extended Studies college courses must adhere to the provisions outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog concerning the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test. Contact the TASP office in Admissions, 136 West Hall, for additional information.
Extended Studies 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 Studies courses; and submit documentation to the appropriate department (i.e., Financial Aid, Student Business Services, etc.) for a decision on the petition.
Accredited and approved by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Tech University High School, Middle School, and Elementary School enable traditional and nontraditional students to complete course work by asynchronous print-based or Web-based technologies. Texas Tech University High School enables students to earn a Texas high school diploma. Composed 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.
Core courses such as math, language arts, science, social studies, and English are available for middle school students in grades 6-8. Elementary students may enroll by semester from kindergarten through fifth grade. The elementary program employs an integrated teaching philosophy that blends core courses such as math, language arts, science, social studies, and reading with electives such as art and music into each semester's curriculum.
Contact Extended Studies 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 Studies, Texas Tech University, Box 42191, Lubbock, TX 79409-2191.
The following college-level courses are offered via print-based or Web-based technologies:
Interdisciplinary Studies (I S)
1100. Freshman Seminar
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Agricultural Science (AGSC)
1111. The Agricultural Industry
Agricultural and Applied Economics
3303. Cooperatives in Agriculture
Plant and Soil Science (PSS)
1411. Principles of Horticulture
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
2311. Technical Writing
3326. American Novel
3331. Short Story
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
3350. History of American
Mass Communications (MCOM)
1300. Introduction to Mass
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
Public Relations (P R)
2310. Principles of Public
Recreation and Leisure Services (RLS)
3301. The Process of Recreation Programming
1507. Comprehensive Spanish ReviewFirst Year
3310. Introduction to
College of Business
2300. Financial Accounting
2301. Managerial Accounting
Business Law (BLAW)
3391. Business Law I
3320. Corporation Finance I
3323. Principles of Money, Banking, and Credit
3332. Real Estate Fundamentals
Information Systems and
Quantitative Sciences (ISQS)
2345. 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
5318. Introduction to Small Computers in Education
5340. On-line Communications and the Internet for Educators
Educational Psychology (EPSY)
4399. Individual Study
Counselor Education (EPCE)
5369. Seminar in
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. Science of Nutrition
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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