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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)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.