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UHD Co-Hosting Open Texas 2021 Virtual Conference March 11

The University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College and the Houston OER Consortium are hosting the Open Texas 2021 Virtual Conference on March 11.

Registration is free for this event and will provide a variety of professional development opportunities for librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners and advocates in Texas. 

The conference is jointly organized by the Texas Digital Library , Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas.

Dr. David Ryden, Interim Dean of UHD’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), serves as event co-chairman and CHSS Business Administrator Shandra Robertson is co-chair of the Host Committee and Program Committee.

For more information, visit the conference website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.