Training and Development

Training and Development works to support and enhance the overall professional growth and development needs for UHCL faculty and staff.

As a member of UHCL staff, you have a variety of training and development resources available to you.  For more information, contact your Training & Development Specialist, Holly Sobota.

  • Training Resources
  • On-site Training

    Sessions created per request and provided on a recurring basis

    Training Need: Variety of skill & leadership needs

    Summary: Your in-house T & D Specialist provides a menu of options to attend during work hours

    Access: Training Schedule

  • Skillsoft Online Training

    Online Training System; peruse available content at your leisure

    Training Need: Online Training Modules (Variety of Topics - Microsoft Office, Leadership, etc.)

    Access: Skillsoft Website Login using you UserID: PeopleSoft ID and
    Password: your DOB (mmddyyyy)


  • TAP (Training Access Portal)

    Online Mandatory New Hire & Annual Training, as well as departmental specific modules

    Training Need: Mandatory Training

    Access: TAP Website Login using your PeopleSoft ID and password

Mandatory Training

There are two types of mandatory training UHCL employees must complete in accordance with state of Texas, and University of Houston System Board of Regents mandates. The courses are to be completed by all new or returning university employees (including faculty, staff, student workers, and temporary employees paid through the payroll system).

Annual Mandatory Training

Annually, all University of Houston System employees complete required online training courses. 

It is the responsibility of each employee to complete mandatory training.  Employees who do not complete annual mandatory training by the published deadline will not have met their job expectations and will therefore not be eligible for merit increases per the Employee Development Training Policy.

New Hire Mandatory Training:

All new employees must complete New Hire Mandatory training courses as required by state of Texas, and University of Houston System Board of Regents mandates within 30 days of being notified of enrollment.  Listed below are the courses and the required passing scores for each course.

Required Courses

Course Name Associated Law/Policy Minimum Quiz Score
New Hire - EEO Texas Labor Code, §21.010 80%
New Hire - FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 80%
New Hire - Fraud Awareness/Code of Ethics BOR Policy 57.01 80%
New Hire - SecureOurSystems Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 202 80%


  • Human Resources

    Phone: 281-283-2160
    Fax: 281-283-2158

    Bayou Building B2537
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 167
    Houston, TX 77058-1002