Research and Learning Resources

Research and Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship supports the advancement of an ecosystem of research, scholarship, and creative activities, and aims at advancing student-centered scholarship by leveraging resources through teaching, research, service and community engagement to foster student learning, academic discovery and regional impact. The Office promotes and supports research and scholarship within The University of Texas at Tyler and through collaborative efforts with other universities, industries, businesses, and other stakeholders. The Office coordinates externally funded research projects; provides support for research development, post-award management and technology commercialization; and represents the interests of the UT System, the university president and the university community in their relationships with external funding agencies and sponsors. The Office assists faculty, staff, and students in protecting, developing, and commercializing intellectual property while also advancing scholarly activities by faculty and students and supporting the charge of the university to create and disseminate knowledge.

With regard to sponsored research, the Office supports comprehensive programs of academic research by assuring institutional and investigator compliance with applicable regulations, policies and industry standards while engaged in scholarly activities associated with animal and human subject research. The same assurance also applies to research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA) and the use of select or infectious agents. The Office provides information on research activities which are governed by a number of research oversight committees imposed by federal and state laws. Non-compliance may result in severe penalties to the institution, and in some instances, to the individual. It is the responsibility of faculty and staff to be familiar with UT Tyler policy as it relates to these research compliance areas. 

This office affirms its commitment to the following objectives:

  • To assist faculty and student researchers in meeting compliance requirements and in achieving approval for animal, human subject, rDNA, and select or infectious agent protocols submitted for IACUC, IRB or IBC review, as appropriate;
  • To review declarations of both funded and non-funded investigators no less than annually and to present conflicts of interests to the Committee on Research Integrity for management and monitoring; 
  • To provide resources and/or training to University faculty and students in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as established by the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI);
  • To assure investigator commitment to research integrity by responding to allegations of misconduct in research through inquiry and, if necessary, investigation;
  • To monitor and administer export control procedures for issues related to controlled technologies not protected by the fundamental research exemption (15 CFR 734.8) that remain subject to the EAR and/or to ITAR.
  • To monitor faculty effort reports, at random, or upon request to assure compliance with OMB regulations.

Ingenuity Center

The Ingenuity Center is a Research and Development Center creating and implementing initiatives designed to build on national, state and local efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement among Texas students. The Ingenuity Center focuses on increasing the number of students who study and enter science, technology, engineering, and math career pipeline by providing programs to teachers and students. The Mission of the Ingenuity Center is to ultimately prepare students to be “STEM College Ready” by improving the STEM preparation of teachers through research, professional development, curriculum development, and technical assistance. The Ingenuity Center utilizes a four-pronged strategy to address the quality and quantity of STEM teachers in Texas.

Strategy 1: Preparing College and Workforce Ready students

Strategy 2: Supporting STEM teachers and students

Strategy 3: Address the quality of the current STEM teaching force

Strategy 4: Preparing more qualified STEM teachers into the pipeline

The Ingenuity Center also provides a number of services to schools and education institutions across Texas and throughout the nation. The center employs a dynamic staff that can provide technical assistance, content and pedagogical content coaching, program evaluation services, grant writing assistance, vertical alignment assistance to meet College Readiness Standards, development of professional learning communities, school restructuring, and professional development programs live and online. Signature programs include Texas Project Lead the Way, University Academy After School Program, UT Tyler UTeach and the Innovation Academy.

Robert R. Muntz Library

Jeanne R. Standley, Executive Director

The University of Texas at Tyler Library supports the advancement of student success. As an essential academic unit, the Library serves as a center of discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas. The Robert R. Muntz Library confirms its commitment to the following goals:

  • Create lifelong learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff through an expansion of the libraries’ role in academic and campus activities.
  • Develop and maintain a thoughtfully chosen and well-organized array of resources that supports the curriculum and stimulates intellectual curiosity, while anticipating and responding to the changing educational environment.
  • Enhance student learning through the integration of information literacy across the curriculum.
  • Provide an environment that promotes research, reflection, and collaboration.
  • Promote high operational, service and ethical standards by ongoing evaluation of resources and services. 

The Robert R. Muntz Library collects, organizes, and provides access to a diverse collection of resources in support of the teaching and research missions of The University of Texas at Tyler.  Utilizing strategies that identify the recognized and anticipated needs of the University community, the resources are delivered in appropriate and available formats. The Library provides an eclectic mix of books, databases, and journals in print, online and recorded formats depending on the disciplinary and geographic needs of our users. The Library building also includes computers for student use and collaborative spaces for study.

The University Archives and Special Collections Department houses rare books, artifacts, and archival collections about the history of UT Tyler and East Texas. The UASC has distinct functions which drive its overall goals:

  • To document and preserve the teaching, research, community service and administrative functions of the University.
  • To document and preserve student life and activities of the University.
  • To develop and maintain documentation on local history, including Tyler and Smith County.
  • To provide research assistance and accessibility of materials to students, faculty, staff and outside researchers.
  • To ensure longevity of the records and collections at the University Archives and Special Collections.
  • To assist departments, faculty and staff in managing records with enduring value.

The Library also hosts UT Tyler’s institutional repository, Scholar Works at UT Tyler.  Scholar Works is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes the scholarly output of the UT Tyler community, including: theses, dissertations, faculty publications, and departmental newsletters.

The skillful, service-oriented library staff provides assistance to our users with their research and information needs. The Library Outreach Department offers educational programs, events, and exhibits, many of which are collaborative and/or supportive of activities taking place at the University.

The library provides an environment conducive to study and collaboration throughout the building and in the gardens.