TheREACH (Regional Electronic Academic Communication Highway) Program Center is responsible for the coordination and deployment of quality distance education at UT Permian Basin. REACH supports faculty and academic supportive staff through a variety of programs, activities, and resources that support the University's mission to provide quality education to all qualified students in a supportive educational environment.
Major functions of REACH are:
- Support faculty, staff, and students to create better learning environments and improve educational outcomes.
- Provide professional development opportunities to improve instructional technology skills.
- Serve as a resource unit enabling the university community to engage students, faculty, and staff.
REACH periodically assesses institutional and academic needs, obtains input from the Provost, consults with faculty and refines functions accordingly.
Affiliations & Partnerships
REACH Distance Learning courses and programs are featured at the following web sites:
GradTX sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is a program designed to help adults return to college and finish their bachelor's degrees.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements participating institution indicates UTPB follows proper procedures and provides necessary documentation to operate under NC-SARA.
UTPB is a member of Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.
University of Texas System Online Consortium (UTOC) featuring online courses and collaborative programs across the UT System universities.
UTPB is a provider to the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) meeting all TEA requirements for accepted dual credit courses delivered to state public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
UTPB is an institutional member of The Online Learning Consortium, formerly Sloan-C. OLC is a leading professional organization devoted to the quality of online learning worldwide.
UTPB is a member of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
UTPB partners with edX.org to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, enhance teaching and learning on campus and online. Introduction to Sociology is the first MOOC UTPB launched with edX as UTPermianBasinX.