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PD Workshops and Conferences

To reserve a seat for any professional development event, contact Jennifer Miles, CAIT Director at or 512-505-6460

HT Book Club All-Campus & Community Read-In feat. Colson Whithead’s The Nickel Boys

February 25
Virtual Zoom 983 5187 8505
5:30pm CST

In celebration of Black History Month, during the entire month of February, Huston-Tillotson University will host the 3rd Annual Campus Book Club, featuring Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys.

Join in on the fun by contacting Downs-Jones Library at for the free eBook!!

The Book Club All-Campus & Community Read-In will take place Thursday February 25th at 5:30pm CST, moderated by our very our Dr. Julie E. Hudson, Associate Professor of English and Mr. Hopeton Hay, KAZI Radio Book Review. Come listen, share and enjoy a robust discussion around The Nickel Boys!

Open Texas 2021

March 11-12
9am – 4pm daily

We are calling on all departments and faculty to review their syllabi and replace costly textbooks and materials with Open Educational Resources (OERs) and low-cost options whenever possible.

To learn more about OERs, please consider attending Open Texas 2021.  The organizers, hosts, and program committee are excited to offer this amazing virtual conference on March 11-12.

Registration for Open Texas 2021 is open — and it’s FREE

Step 1:  Click the link to register

Step 2:  Create an account

Step 3:  Forward registration confirmation email to

Audience: Administrators, Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty, Unit Directors, Library Staff


CAIT2 Coding Academy

Thursday April 8, 2021
Virtual Zoom
5pm CST

Huston-Tillotson’s CAIT2 Coding Academy is a collaborative project supported by the Apple Community Education Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to help prepare faculty to bring coding, creativity and community connected learning experiences to Huston-Tillotson University. Through training academies, selected educators will receive support to guide a small student-group to develop and implement a plan to integrate coding into their programs using Everyone Can Create and Everyone Can Code, and build curriculum based on iOS Intro to App Development and iOS App development with SWIFT.  Academy started July 2020 and will conclude April 2021.

Audience: Campus wide:  Faculty, Staff, Students; Community Partners, Technology Organizations, Youth Clubs


Calendar of Events


  • Quality Matters APPQMR Certification Workshop – April 14-15
  • Online Course Learning Community: Course Redesigns



  • Quality Matters APPQMR Certification—TBA
  • Online Course Learning Community: Course Redesigns—TBA
  • Canvas Training



  • CAIT2 Coding Academy
  • Canvas Training—monthly



  • University Institute and Professional Development Week
  • Canvas Training—monthly



  • Canvas Training—monthly
  • HT Fall Book Club Begins—September 1


Enrichment events subject to change—reference monthly newsletter for details.  Contact the CAIT for seat reservations