July 18, 2014
Texas Tech now offers continuing education and professional development courses at the Hill Country campus.
Beginning July 23, Texas Tech University will offer new continuing education and professional development courses at the Hill Country campus, located in Fredericksburg. This is the first time Texas Tech’s Worldwide e-Learning program has offered these types of courses for community members on a regional campus.
“Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning is very excited to expand the role of Texas Tech in the Hill Country by offering continuing education,” Vice Provost Melanie Hart said. “Worldwide eLearning provides expertise for the design, development and implementation of high quality online courses and programs, training in pedagogical best practices for teaching online and compliance with federal and state regulations, including state authorization.
“The goal of Texas Tech’s Worldwide eLearning is to offer high quality degree and certificate programs to students where they are, regardless of the geographical location.”
“How to Get Your Manuscript Published” will be the first continuing education course offered and will be taught by Texas Tech instructor Christine Granados, an award-winning author and journalist. Granados has been published in Texas Monthly and Texas Observer, has worked as a journalist for several newspapers and was inducted into the Texas Institute for Letters in 2014.
The course occurs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23-24 and is open for teachers and the general public. The course is worth 15 developmental credits for teachers and 1.5 credits for continuing education.
Texas Tech will host a free presentation at the Hill Country campus October 8 and 15.
Later this year, Texas Tech’s Worldwide e-Learning and Texas Tech’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host a free presentation at the Hill Country campus 3 to 4:30 p.m. October 8 and 15, presented by Robert Ricketts, director of Texas Tech’s School of Accounting and Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation at Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business.
Ricketts will give a remote presentation about inequality and economy based on author Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Piketty’s book has generated a great amount of debate among policy makers, calling for sharp increases in tax rates on upper incomes in order to combat the economic problems associated with growing income inequality.
During this presentation, Ricketts will review the arguments made by Piketty and his critics, and he also will discuss the possible implications for tax and fiscal policy.
“The plan is to increase similar learning experiences ,” Hart said. “I am a strong believer in the concept of the lifelong learner, and these programs and classes will be excellent educational opportunities for lifelong learners.”
Texas Tech’s Worldwide e-Learning continues to expand its online degree programs and number of courses and plans to add more faculty within the near future. As of right now, Texas Tech offers 60 online programs at the Lubbock campus and at five other regional campuses (El Paso, Fredericksburg, Highland Lakes, Junction and Waco).
To register for the courses, visit www.fredericksburg.ttu.edu and download a course flyer for more details.
Texas Tech University eLearning & Academic Partnerships is dedicated to bringing you a quality education anywhere. With more than 80 fully online degree programs and seven regional teaching sites in Texas, pursuing an education through Texas Tech is possible at any location.Twitter