Extended University (EU) is UTEP's gateway to students and communities near and far. Extended University serves as the hub for non-traditional academic programs, professional training and education, and community enrichment.
Through UTEP Connect, EU works with the university's academic colleges to coordinate and manage UTEP's rapidly growing portfolio of fully online degree and certificate programs as well as online and hybrid course development through the Center for Instructional Design (CID). EU also houses UTEP's Office of Professional and Pubic Programs (P3), which provides everything from customized training for businesses, government, and non-profits to personal enrichment courses ranging from archery to yoga and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which provides non-credit bearing learning opportunities to adults aged 50 and older.
Extended University's mission is to expand UTEP's reach beyond its beautiful desert campus to the Paso Del Norte region and the world beyond. We see opportunities to educate adult learners and military personnel, train corporate and government leaders, and enrich the lives of children and older adults through our broad array of credit and continuing education courses and programs. We strive to live up to our name--Extended University--by increasing access to UTEP's outstanding educational opportunities for all who seek them out.
Professional and Public Programs
The office of Public and Professional Programs provides everything from customized training to businesses, government, and non-profits to personal enrichment courses ranging from archery to yoga.
Memorial Gym, Suite 111
UTEP Connect works with the university's academic colleges to coordinate and manage UTEP's inventory of fully online degree and certificate programs. For a list of online programs, please see the UTEP Connect website.
Students accepted to UTEP Connect's fully online programs are subject to the policies and procedures in this section as well as UTEP's general policies and procedures applicable to all UTEP students.
Kelly Hall, Suite 115
Center for Instructional Design
The Center for Instructional Design is focused on providing research-based best practices in instructional design and development as well as instructional technology solutions that can help faculty members and instructors maximize their students’ learning experience. In addition to working with faculty on developing online and hybrid courses, the CID team trains faculty on emerging technologies and instructional resources used to effectively manage or enhance all types of teaching.
Undergraduate Learning Center, Suite 304
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides learning opportunities to enhance the enjoyment, meaning, and direction of adult lives as well as the health and well being of adults. OLLI seeks to develop a community of older learners on the UTEP campus in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Miners Hall, Suite 209
Kelly Hall, Room 115