University Of Houston-Victoria
About Technology Services
The University of Houston-Victoria provides computer and telecommunication support for faculty and students primarily through the Technology Services Department. This department is responsible for providing those resources in the most cost effective manner to meet the goals of the institution, the University of Houston System (UHS), and the state of Texas. Its responsibilities include operating and maintaining academic and administrative server systems, microcomputers, campus network operations, telecommunications services, and interactive video operations. Technology Services also operates and supervises six microcomputer labs and two special projects rooms supporting academic computing. The department provides a variety of training courses for faculty and staff on software and technology topics. It also develops and maintains application programs and data access applications in support of administrative functions. Technology Services assists in developing and implementing information resource strategic policies and procedures.
The primary challenge for UHV Technology Services centers around serving a geographically diverse student base and an active faculty and keeping up with evolving technologies. This challenge involves making the technological leaps required to maintain and expand support of distance education in the transmission of instruction through Internet-accessible online courses and interactive video technology. UHV must also maintain those services in a reliable and effective manner. UHV, along with the other components of the UHS, is in the process of implementing online courses and programs, along with interactive courses, in support of specific geographical areas of its service region so as to increase the availability of instruction to remote audiences. An additional challenge is to provide UHV faculty and staff the support and technology resources needed to encourage innovative uses in instructional activities, research and development, and institutional information distribution.