The primary responsibility of the Academic Technology (OAC)
is to enhance and sustain an environment within the University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in which integrated, computational
solutions are developed to meet educational, clinical and research requirements.
Digital ID's allow e-mails to be digitally signed, which guarantees authenticity,
and can allow access to restricted sites within the University. UTHealth
has a contract with VeriSign, a Certificate Authority approved by the
State of Texas, which means digital signatures certified by VeriSign are
Contractors and others having legitimate, professional affiliations with
the university may be granted "guest" access to The University
of Texas Houston Health Science Center at Houston information systems.
To be granted "guest" access, an individual must be sponsored
by a faculty or administrative and professional (A&P) employee of
UTHealth. Sponsors may request "guest" access for an individual
by logging in below and completing the subsequent form. Individuals who
are not university employees or students must be listed in the university
directory service as guests if they are to have non-public access to any
UTHealth information resource.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is dedicated
to providing the highest quality education possible in the health sciences.
In addition, the University is committed to the development of scholarly
courseware and content that is designed to meet the specific needs of
the health science community. The Multimedia Scriptorium (MmS) is a creative
resource that facilitates this mission.
The Multimedia Scriptorium team assists the University in development
of a variety of projects ranging from complex courseware to simply designed
departmental web pages. The team provides some fee-for-service work, as
well as contributing their time to worthy projects at no charge.
The Academic Technology (OAC) provides a full range of services
to integrate, process, and distribute information for the academic community.
Our programmers and systems analysts will consult with University faculty
and staff to determine the pieces required for effective systems, identify
other groups within the Health Science Center with complementary data
needs and determine the combination of custom and off-the-shelf software
that provides the best price/performance solution. In those cases where
custom programming provides the best solution, the OAC offers software
development on a fee-for-service basis.
The Academic Technology (OAC) supports the integrated,
computational solution of The University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston by providing educational programs through the Multimedia Scriptorium.
These programs are available for all UTHealth students, faculty, and staff,
free of charge. Please call 713.500.3502 to reserve a place for you.
Area Network (LAN) Manager Support
The Academic Technology provides support for LAN Managers within
UTHHSC in the following areas:
- Notification and publication of UT system and Health Science Center
standards for computers and networks
- Distribution and support of networking software and key network applications
- Assistance in troubleshooting network and operating system problems
- Notification for projects/issues of broad interest or of a critical
- Maintenance of the Managers' mailing list.