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Office of Online Programs


The Origin and Mission

Established in Fall 2008, the Office of Online Programs has the purpose to coordinate and facilitate the growth and expansion of online programs at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The Office of Online Programs acts as the liaison between the Office of Provost, UCT, Schools and faculty to determine the programs that are offered online. Our role is to organize, and support the development of our new online and web-supported courses, and online programs to benefit the entire UHCL community.
Our office objectives include:
  • Develop and recommend plans and assessment activities for online course development.
  • Develop and implement training for faculty teaching online courses.
  • Advise and train faculty on approaches to enhance the quality of online courses.
  • Ensure compliance of online programs with accreditation standards mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
  • Implement and maintain accessibility standards in all online courses in compliance with state and federal laws. 


Following are the fully online programs at UHCL:

Undergraduate ( "Freshman and Sophomore level courses are not offered all online" )




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          News and Events


Upcoming New Online Programs  

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology (Degree plan starting in fall 2016, see your advisor)

Master of Science in School Library and Information Sciences (Degree plan starting in fall 2016, see your advisor)


Contact Information

Bayou Building Suite 2504
2700 Bay Area Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77058


Executive Director

Dr. Shanta Goswami Varma
Phone: 281-283-3056
Fax: 281-283-3009


Quality Assurance Evaluator II

Mr. Henry J. Newkirk, M.Ed., MIT
Phone: 281-283-3055


Online Programs Accessibility Specialist

Ms. Barbara Ellis, MA
Phone: 281-283-3057



Phone: 281-283-3054



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Online Course Support

Click the link to contact Online Course Support

Last updated: 08/10/2016 UTC
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