McFarlin Library, named in honor of the original donors, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFarlin, serves as the academic heart of the University. The library homepage may be found at www.lib.utulsa.edu. Undergraduates at The University of Tulsa have direct access to the library’s holdings of more than three million items that include more than 47,000 electronic journals and over 120,000 electronic books. The library collection also includes digitized University of Tulsa dissertations and archival materials, and extensive collections of electronic reference sources and databases, as well as print resources such as books, serials, government documents, microform and maps. The library’s worldclass Special Collections are available for undergraduate research and include extensive collections of manuscripts, historical archives, art objects, photographs and memorabilia in range of subjects that include Modernist literature, Native American history and the American West.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is responsible for the administration of all research and sponsored program activity. Faculty, students, and staff at The University of Tulsa engage in a wide variety of research activities, participating in both externally-funded and University-funded scholarship. ORSP helps identify sources of support, provides information on program guidelines and procedures, assists in proposal development, administers grants and contracts, and funds student research grants. Visit the ORSP website at https://utulsa.edu/research/office-research for more information. TU receives funding from various sources including private foundations, industry, and federal and state agencies. As a federally funded research institution, TU must comply with federal regulations regarding the conduct of research. For example, any research project involving human subjects must be submitted to ORSP for approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). When animals are to be used in research, prior approval must be obtained from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). A listing of many of these compliance issues may be found at the ORSP website.
The purpose of ORSP is to facilitate student interactions with our office and other administrative offices and to encourage students to further their scholarly pursuits at the University.
The Information Technology (IT) department provides all students and faculty with an individual network account that gives access to such services as high speed internet, the wireless network, an intranet space called Campus Connection, email, on-campus file storage, and off-site collaborative file storage. Residential students have access to both wired and wireless connectivity in University-owned apartments and residence halls. For a complete overview of IT supported services at the University, visit the IT website at www.utulsa.edu/it.
IT maintains computer labs at the Pauline M. Walter Academic Technology Center located in McFarlin Library. These labs are open 24 hours a day while classes are in session. The labs support an extensive array of software to facilitate teaching, learning, and research as well as high speed printers. The University of Tulsa also maintains numerous specialized teaching labs located across the campus.
For admitted and enrolled students, information technology help may be obtained by logging into the Campus Connection at https://cc.utulsa.edu. The IT Help Desk is located within the McFarlin Library and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Division of Lifelong Learning at The University of Tulsa serves as the academic outreach for University programs that represent each college. TU’s Lifelong Learning professionals recognize that the information individuals need to prosper increases every day and that continuing education at any age is an investment in the future. Professional development courses and non-credit courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professional development are offered.
Operating as three separate units within each college and as a stand-alone unit of the University, Lifelong Learning serves a world-wide market through the provision of noncredit public and customized in-company seminars, workshops, short courses, conferences, and professional certificate programs. Many courses meet the mandatory continuing education requirements of professional licensing and certification boards. Through the division’s unabridged education program, individuals may attend selected courses for personal enrichment at a greatly reduced cost.
The Division of Lifelong Learning hosts several professional post-baccalaureate certificate programs, including the only post-baccalaureate American Bar Association-approved paralegal program in northeast Oklahoma. For additional information regarding any of our programs, call 918-631-2070. For business programs, call the Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) at 918-631-2215. For science and engineering programs, call Continuing Science and Engineering (CESE) at 918-631-3088. For the Unabridged Education, Life Enrichment, and Certificate Programs, contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at 918-361-2070.
The University School at The University of Tulsa was established to offer the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma leadership and service in the field of gifted education. The mission of the school is to serve as a national model of excellence in pre-college education for students with high academic potential. A by-product of this service and leadership has been local, national, and international recognition for The University of Tulsa. Paralleling the goals of The University of Tulsa to provide excellence in education for academically able adults, the University School serves as a model of excellence in education for academically able children. In 2014, the University School was designated a Confucius Classroom for its exemplary Chinese language program. The University of Tulsa provides University School as a service to the community to demonstrate the high value it places on academic excellence and to provide an alternative educational option for gifted children.