[Minor revision–posted 10/2/20 (replaces 9/11/18 edition)]
Operating Policy and Procedure
OP 30.12: Publication and Online Posting of Official Publications and Academic Calendar
DATE: October 2, 2020
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Operating Policy/Procedure (OP) is to ensure standardized procedures concerning official publications and protection of the integrity of Texas Tech University's official publications and academic calendar as they appear on the World Wide Web.
REVIEW: This OP will be reviewed in October of even-numbered years by the Director of Official Publications with substantive revisions presented to the Senior Vice Provost and the Provost and Senior Vice President.
The Office of Official Publications oversees preparation of publications comprising the official bulletin series. These include both the online and printed versions of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog and the School of Law Catalog. Online versions of all catalogs are administered through the university's online catalog management system*, and it is the responsibility of the Office of Official Publications to manage user access to the system.
The office also publishes the online Faculty Handbook and maintains the official online listing of the university's Core Curriculum and final exam schedules. In addition, Official Publications participates in the approval process for changes, deletions, and additions to the course inventory via the university's electronic curriculum management system†.
The Office of Official Publications also prepares the university's official academic calendars for publication in the bulletin series and for general distribution on the Texas Tech website. In addition, the Office of Official Publications annually prepares three university commencement programs for publication.
No college, department, or other unit may change or supplement any of these documents on the World Wide Web or include its own degree requirements in a separate listing that differs in content from the official publication listing.
Current information pertaining to areas covered in the catalogs is available throughout the year from the Official Publications office. Photocopies of information appearing in back issues of catalogs also may be obtained from the office.
Official academic calendars and copies of each official publication are available on the Official Publications website (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications) or in the office's printed archives.
The office coordinates the distribution of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog to all faculty, staff, and incoming students.
* Acalog as of October 2017
† Curriculog as of October 2017
04 Audit Services
30 Academic and Student Affairs – General
32 Academic Policies – Faculty
34 Academic Policies – Students
36 Academic Programs
40 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
48 Communication Services
52 Information Technology
60 Environmental Health and Safety
61 Facilities Management
62 Financial and Accounting
63 General Services
64 Graduate Programs (Faculty and Students)
65 Research Accounting
67 Mail Services
68 Communications and Marketing
69 Payroll and Tax Services
70 Human Resources
72 Purchasing, Contracting, and Payables
77 Student Services and Registrar
78 Traffic and Parking