The mission of University Outreach is to support the strategic objectives of the University of Houston (UH) by increasing institutional excellence, student access, external partnerships, and accountability and administrative efficiency by being responsive to UH academic colleges, area community colleges, students, and working collaboratively with other internal/external constituencies.
The Office of University Outreach is a major unit within Educational Technology and University Outreach (ETUO), primarily responsible for the administration of the following programs and initiatives.
Distance Education (DE): DE offers a variety of courses and degree programs via internet, hybrid, face-to-face and at our off-campus teaching centers. Each year, more than 20,000 UH students enroll in over 500 distance education classes, and this number is projected to increase.
Extension Programs: These are UH graduate degree programs typically offered to cohort groups outside the U.S. In that, UH Academic Colleges develop partnerships with outside organizations to provide these programs. Funding for extension programs comes directly from fees charged to the enrolled students
UH-Northwest Campus (NWC): NWC is a satellite campus that officially opened its doors Fall 2010 on State Highway 249 (Tomball Parkway) near Louetta Road. The campus features state-of-the-art technology, professional classrooms, beautiful surroundings, free parking, and covered walkways. The facility offers a variety of academic programs and a full range faculty/student support services.
Transfer Advising Program (TAP): TAP is designed to assist in the transfer process from community colleges to UH. Degree/Program specific transfer advisors are available from UH academic colleges and are conveniently located at the community colleges within the greater Houston area. TAP advising can be accessed on facebook via e-mail or through online chat.
Weekend U (WEU): WEU is designed to provide students with an alternative when scheduling courses, Weekend U offers core curriculum classes, a tuition discount, free parking, and the opportunity to accelerate degree completion. Weekend U classes are held Saturdays on the UH campus between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and are taught by the same qualified instructors that teach during the week.