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National Ranching Heritage Center

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a 27-acre museum with seven galleries, 38 pieces of life-size bronze sculpture, and an historical park containing 48 ranch structures that have been moved to the site from locations throughout the Southwest. The structures—a bunkhouse, one-room schoolhouse, half-dugout, train, depot, blacksmith shop, barn, windmills, and more—date from the late 1780s to the early 1950s and have been authentically restored. They illustrate the development of the ranching industry in the Southwest. Dedicated on July 4, 1976, the NRHC hosts Ranch Day in the Spring, Heritage Halloween and Candlelight at the Ranch in late Fall, along with exhibits and education-based seminars and programs. Community and student volunteers help with these events. The National Ranching Heritage Center is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The historical park closes daily at 4 p.m. The NRHC is closed on all major holidays. For additional information, see


Online and Distance Learning at Texas Tech

Texas Tech University offers multiple certificate programs, bachelor’s degrees, and graduate degrees at a distance. These degree programs are delivered through a variety of modalities, including synchronous or asynchronous web-based instruction, as well as interactive video conferencing. Instructional technology available to faculty and students includes:

  • Blackboard learning management system (the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, 806.742.0133)
  • Confluence wiki (TTU IT Division – Technology Support Department 806.742.1650)
  • Computer-based training – business, financial, and technology skill development for online learners (, TTU IT Division – Technology Support Department, 806.742.1650)
  • SharePoint enterprise services – document collaboration, submission (TTU IT Division – Technology Support Department, 806.742.1650)
  • Online accessibility information (

The Office of the Provost works with Texas Tech colleges and departmental leaders on the development of new, online and distance degree and certificate proposals. The Office of Online Compliance and Regulation is responsible for compliance activities for federal and state regulations as well as accreditation activities related to online and distance learning.

Faculty who are developing or instructing courses in online formats are supported through resources within their respective college or school; the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (806.742.0133); the Information Technology Division (806.742.5151 or 806.742.1650); and the Office of Online Compliance and Regulation (806.742.7227). For more information about online and distance learning, visit the TTU Online and Distance Learning website ( or contact Dr. Peggy Miller ( or 806.742.2184) in the Office of the Provost or Dr. Justin Louder ( in the Office of Online Compliance and Regulation.


TTU Regional Sites

The Office of the Provost coordinates all programs offered at regional sites in El Paso, Fredericksburg, Highland Lakes (Marble Falls), Junction, and Waco.

Programs at these sites provide distance students with opportunities to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees with a blended delivery of face-to-face, interactive videoconferences, and online classes. Students may complete their degrees without the need to relocate or travel long distances from their homes and work.

Texas Tech partners with regional community colleges for lower-division coursework and offers upper-division courses to complete a bachelor’s degree at the TTU regional sites. Graduate degrees are offered through participating colleges at Texas Tech.

Students pursuing degree programs at TTU regional sites are held to the same entrance requirements as students at the Lubbock campus. Courses, curriculum, and graduation requirements at each site meet the same standards as those in Lubbock.

For more information about the various TTU regional sites, visit or contact Dr. Peggy Miller (, 806.742.2184.


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Psychology Clinic

The Texas Tech Psychology Clinic has a long history of providing quality services to the Lubbock area and university community. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Psychology Building and is operated by faculty from the clinical and counseling psychology programs. The purpose of the clinic is threefold: 1) to provide multi-disciplinary, evidence-based training to doctoral students under the supervision of program faculty, 2) to provide high quality, affordable psychological services to the university and the Lubbock community; and, 3) to advance theory-based mental health research. The Psychology Clinic provides a range of outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults, including individual, family, marital or couples therapy, behavioral parent training, parent-child-interaction therapy, vocational counseling, and psychoeducation. Therapists address a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal problems, emotional and behavioral problems, eating disorders, and problems with stress and coping. The clinic also provides psychological and vocational assessment services to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.

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Office of Official Publications. This office oversees preparation of publications comprising the official bulletin series, which includes both the printed and online versions of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and the School of Law Catalog. Official Publications also prepares three commencement programs annually and maintains parts of the online class schedules, including the final exam schedule and all course descriptions. The office updates the Faculty Handbook annually and publishes the handbook online. Official Publications prepares the university’s official academic calendars for approval by the Provost’s Office and for public viewing online and in the bulletin series. The office coordinates sale of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and distribution of the catalog to all faculty, staff, and incoming students. Official Publications maintains a course description website that lists all courses offered by the university; participates in the approval process for all new, changed, or deleted courses; maintains Banner course descriptions for every course in the official inventory; and maintains the official online listing of the university’s Core Curriculum and Multicultural Requirement. The office director serves as a member of the Academic Council. Official university calendars and copies of each official publication are available on the office website ( Information appearing in back issues of catalogs is available from this office and in a limited electronic archive on the office website.

Office of Communications and Marketing.This office is the primary public information, media relations and marketing headquarters for the university and provides services to the university community, including graphic design, photography, videography and social media training. The office also manages the home page for the university’s website, as well as other top level administrative Web pages. A professional staff member is dedicated to responding to media inquiries and supporting the communication needs of schools, colleges, departments and other programs. The team also oversees the university’s visual identity system and supports the strategic initiatives of the President’s Office with coordinated marketing efforts. The Office of Communications and Marketing reports to the President. For more information visit

Student Media.The Department of Student Media, located on the first floor of the Media and Communication Rotunda, provides out-of-classroom learning opportunities for students to use academic training obtained at Texas Tech in practical settings of publishing, such as the student newspaper, The Daily Toreador; digital media at; and the campus yearbook, La Ventana. All publications, productions and telecasts within the department are non-academic and considered student activities, free from administrative censorship. Student editors of The Daily Toreador newspaper and La Ventana yearbook have the authority to make all content decisions; consequently, they bear the responsibility for their decisions.

Student Media employs 50-75 students each semester as collegiate editors, reporters, photographers, videographers, anchors, graphic designers, print and digital advertising account executives, and members of the delivery staff and street team. Many student media participants have majors in the College of Media and Communication, while others may study other disciplines.

Alumni Magazine. The award-winning Texas Techsan, a publication of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, is sent six times a year to association members. The publication reflects a full range of current university programs, news, and campus life. Stories represent a mixture of topics and emphasize alumni accomplishments, faculty expertise and research, university issues, and Alumni Association programs. Faculty members are encouraged to send information about academic endeavors and honors to the “Through the Arches” section of the magazine.

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Purchasing and Contracting

Information on purchasing goods and services for university use may be obtained from the departmental website ( or from the Office of Purchasing and Contracting (806.742.3844).

Purchasing and contracting policies are set forth in the university OPs numbered in the 72 series. All purchasing functions, including access to policies, procedures, and the electronic processes can be viewed on the departmental website. The electronic system, TechBuy, handles all purchasing requisitions for the University. The website for Techbuy is To register staff and faculty members to use the system please access For support with any of the systems or a purchasing question, send an email to

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Student records are maintained in West Hall by the staff of the Office of the Registrar. This office provides student registration information and services, transfer of credit services, official Texas Tech University transcripts, Texas Student Initiative (TSI) compliance service, Athletic Certification, and FERPA compliance. The registrar’s office is under the direction of the Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

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