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33.99.99.C0.03 Academic Department Chairs           Approved: April 30, 2007

Revised: September 28, 2017

Next Scheduled Review: September 28, 2022

Procedure Statement


Academic department chairs hold mid-level administrative positions in the university. Appointed by the college deans and subject to the approval of the Provost, chairs represent their respective departments in college and university matters and act as liaisons between departmental faculty and the college dean.


Reason for Procedure

This procedure addresses the appointment, regulation, and evaluation of academic department chairs across the university.

Department Chair Manual PDF

The Mission:

The Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies provides leadership, coordination, management, and support to the e-learning activities of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The office works collaboratively to provide educational opportunities throughout Texas and beyond, provide open learning environments so that learning can occur anytime and anyplace, and distribute faculty knowledge and expertise to benefit society and the economic vitality of the Coastal Bend.

The ODELT website provides various services to assist faculty: 

Academic Digital Resource Centers

  • We have created a course in Blackboard that contains helpful information for instructors.  Log into Blackboard using your university credential to take advantage of these resources.

Continuity of Learning 

  • Be prepared in the event of campus closure!
  • We developed resources, guides, and tutorials for both instructors and students to ensure continuity of learning.
  • Access Instructors Guide and Students Guide for the Continuity of Learning.

Individual consultations with instructors

  • Call or email our instructional designers if you have questions regarding your course design, Blackboard, or best practices in distance education.

Online courses and programs development

  • We provide support and assistance to faculty with the development of new programs, a revision to existing programs, or offering of a program online.

Professional Development and Training

Video Production Services

  • We will help instructors with creating and editing media presentations and making them compliant.  Please, call 361-825-2122 for an appointment.

Turnitin® at TAMUCC

Plagiarism has never been easier than it is today. The power of the internet makes it easy to find thousands of relevant sources in seconds, and with a few click of a mouse, button students can locate, copy, and paste together a research paper, or report.  It can be very time consuming for educators to check and verify suspected plagiarism, so many don't bother.

Help is here.  The Provost office has provided TAMUCC faculty with a tool to help combat plagiarism, Turnitin®.  TAMUCC now has an institutional license to use this full-featured plagiarism prevention tool developed by iParadigms, LLC.

The Distance Education & Learning Technologies department provides training for using Turnitin's tools.  New users should contact Faculty & Staff Help-Desk at to request an instructor account with

Tutorial resources for faculty can be found at TAMU-CC's Turnitin Resources webpage.