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sacnas photoCollege of Education is major sponsor for the SACNAS 2017 Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is holding their annual 3-day conference in Salt Lake City October 19-21, 2017. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.


hula hoopsCreative Dance Can Increase Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research has demonstrated that play is central to the development of children’s language and cognitive skills. However, children with autism often have difficulties with social play and play with objects such as toys. This study examined methods for increasing the quality of play of three preschool-aged children with autism who were in preschool classes primarily comprised of children without disabilities.


stegner group2017 Stegner Writing Institute

The University of Utah's Urban Institute for Teacher Education and the Salt Lake City School District are co-sponsoring the 9th Annual Stegner Young Writing Scholars Writing Institute held June 5-16, 2017 with funding provided by the Salt Lake Education Foundation, and the University of Utah College of Education.




National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


Did you know that you have access to a wonderful online mentoring program to support you in your scholarship at no cost?

The College of Education has sponsored the University of Utah’s Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring. Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars now have access to a large variety of services and resources including webinars, multi-week courses, guest lectures, accountability writing buddy matches, discussion forums, and much more. The normal cost for individual NCFDD memberships would be $240/year for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, and $480/year for faculty.

 To register for your free NCFDD membership, click here!


Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Judith L. Lyon Dr. Lyon has been involved in higher education for more than 40 years, working in two multi-college community college systems, including the second largest; a public state university; and a large, multi-campus land grant research university.

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Last Updated: 6/22/17