Texas Tech University

Teaching and Research Resources


Academic Testing Services

Academic Testing Services is an approved national testing site and is available to provide proctored testing services in a secure and standardized environment.


The official learning management system for Texas Tech is Blackboard Learn 9.1. Blackboard is supported by the office of eLearning & Academic Partnerships.

Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE)

Through opportunities such as undergraduate research, study away and service breaks, the TrUE team is committed to providing resources and opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in high impact learning practices.


This website provides information, links and resources for Texas Tech's institutional curriculum requirements and policies including Core Curriculum, Multicultural requirements, Communication Literacy requirements and Lab Science requirements.

eLearning & Academic Partnerships

The eLearning team provides resources and training for online instruction including, but not limited to, Blackboard support, help with instructional design, and resources for online accessibility.

Student Disability Services (SDS)

The SDS office provides resources, programming and services for students with a disability. If you have students with disabilities, letters of accommodation (LOAs) will be sent to you electronically from sds@ttu.edu.

Syllabus Statements

There are four required syllabus elements. Each faculty member should include in the course syllabus statements on university policy concerning academic honesty (OP 34.12, Grading Procedures, Including Academic Integrity), special accommodation for students with disabilities (OP 34.22, Establishing Reasonable Accommodation for Students with Disabilities), student absence for observance of a religious holy day (OP 34.19, Student Absence for Observance of Religious Holy Day), and accommodations for pregnant students (Title IX: Pregnancy and Parenting). Faculty may also include any of the recommended syllabus statements

Creating an Effective Syllabus

"How Do I Create an Effective Syllabus" is a White Paper revised by Mitzi Ziegner and Alec Cattell at the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center (TLPDC). This document discusses topics such as the goals and functions of a syllabus, tips for writing effective learning outcome statements, and the required components of all TTU syllabi. An annotated list of additional resources on creating a syllabus is also included.

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center (TLPDC)

The primary mission of the TLPDC is to support the university's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The TLPDC offers a multitude of resources and programs geared towards teaching and learning and we invite you to reach out or visit our website for more information.

Teaching Whitepapers

Please feel free to review this collection of helpful resources related to a variety of teaching topics.


Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR)

The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a number of resources, services, and development opportunities to support faculty research endeavors. The VPR also oversees issues related to safety and research compliance for the institution.

Human Research Protection Program (IRB)

Supported through the VPR, Texas Tech utilizes the Cayuse IRB review process. THe Human Research Protection Program offers faculty resources and training to assist in the IRB review process.

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

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    University Library Building, Room 136, Mail Stop 2044, Lubbock, TX 79409-2004
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