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Training and Development

Training and Development works to support and enhance the overall professional growth and development needs for UHCL faculty and staff.

As a member of UHCL staff, you have a variety of training and development resources available to you.  Please read below for available resources, or contact your Training & Development Specialist, Holly Sobota.


Training Resource

Training Need


Where to go?

How to access?

On-site Training Sessions

Both created per request and provided on a recurring basis

Variety of skill & leadership needs

Your in-house T & D Specialist provides a menu of options to attend during work hours

Visit the link for "Training and Development Courses" to the left of the screen to see recurring schedule and options for special-request sessions

See the recurring schedule or contact Holly Sobota at

Skillsoft Online Training

Online Training Modules

(Variety of Topics - Microsoft Office, Leadership, etc.)

Online Training System; peruse available content at your leisure

UserID: PeopleSoft ID
Password: your DOB (mmddyyyy)

TAP (Training Access Portal)

Mandatory Training

Online Mandatory New Hire & Annual Training, as well as departmental specific modules

Use your PeopleSoft ID and password

UHCL Educational Support Association

TESA Certification

Some STEM training items are provided at a cost by the UHCL ESA.

To learn more about STEM class offerings, please visit the ESA Website.

Training is offered at various area colleges, including UHCL. 

Visit the ESA/STEM site for course offerings, cost, and schedule


Mandatory Training

There are two types of mandatory training UHCL employees must complete in accordance with state of Texas, and University of Houston System Board of Regents mandates. The courses are to be completed by all new or returning university employees (including faculty, staff, student workers, and temporary employees paid through the payroll system).

Annual Mandatory Training:

Annually, all University of Houston System employees complete required online training courses. 

It is the responsibility of each employee to complete mandatory training.  Employees who do not complete annual mandatory training by the published deadline will not have met their job expectations and will therefore not be eligible for merit increases per the Employee Development Training Policy.

New Hire Mandatory Training:

All new employees must complete New Hire Mandatory training courses as required by state of Texas, and University of Houston System Board of Regents mandates within 30 days of being notified of enrollment.  Listed below are the courses and the required passing scores for each course.

Required Courses:

 Course Name

 Associated Law/Policy

 Minimum Quiz Score for Credit

New Hire - EEO          Texas Labor Code, ยง21.010   80%
New Hire - FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974   80%
New Hire - Fraud Awareness/Code of Ethics BOR Policy 57.01   80%
New Hire - SecureOurSystems Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 202   80%



Training Contact

Holly Sobota
Specialist, Training and Development

Telephone: (281) 283-2303
Fax: (281) 226-7210
Location: Bayou Suite 2537.04
Internal Mail: Box 167

Last updated: 02/20/2017 UTC
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