Creating a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced learning outcomes for all students
2018-2019 J. George Jones, Jr and Velma Rife Jones Endowed Lecture Series
Higher Education Seminar Series Brownbag
Benjamin Crump, J.D.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Educational Leadership & Policy Alumnus selected as Weber State University President
Brad Mortensen, has been selected as the new president of Weber State University. Brad received his PhD from ELP in the Fall of 2009. Congratulations, Brad!
UITE Alumna Wins National Teacher Award
In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, Stephanie Hunt of Clayton Middle School in the Salt Lake City School District has been named the Utah recipient of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The 51 teachers, representing each state, and the District of Columbia, each receive $10,000 for demonstrating their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.
UURC Instruction the Focus of Nationwide Research Study in Botswana
The Botswana Ministry of Education, the University of Botswana, and Stepping Stones International, have undertaken an empirical study of the University of Utah Reading Clinic’s (UURC) model for helping teachers make challenging grade-level text and word study accessible to students with a wide variance in reading ability.
Microaggressions are subtle—often unintentional—statements or actions that reveal unconscious biases toward members of marginalized communities. While anyone may experience prejudice or stereotyping, the term “microaggressions” is used specifically in connection to those in historically marginalized groups, which include gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, national origin and citizenship status or any of these intersecting identities.
Even though these comments are not always intended to be rude or insulting, the impact of microaggressions is harmful because they perpetuate stereotypes in both casual and systemic ways. At a personal level, they communicate that a person doesn’t belong. For example, when someone tells a person of color that they speak English well, it implies that the person doesn’t look like English is their first language. The impact of this statement labels the person of color as an outsider, which can be alienating. Read the article >>
State after-school programs make a difference for students in Utah
affected by intergenerational poverty
Utah Education Policy Center releases new study on after-school programs
A study by the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) found that students who participated in after-school programs designed to serve those affected by intergenerational poverty performed better on year-end state assessments in English language arts, mathematics and science compared to their performance in the years they did not participate. Moreover, students in these programs also performed better the longer they were in the after-school program. Students tripled the average academic gains in assessment scores after attending for three years compared to the gains in scores for one year of attendance. The report that contains a longitudinal analysis of student outcomes can be found at uepc.live/igp2018
Ongoing through 4/28/19
The Clothesline Project
Eccles Health Sciences Library - Spencer S. (E LIB)
Ongoing through 4/28/19
The Clothesline Project
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Main Level
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Math Education Seminar: Exploring a Content-Focused Approach to Describing and Improving Instructional Quality in Mathematics
Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends
Carmen Boyden Pingree received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah, in History and Special Education/Political Science respectively. Her master's degree thesis was the Identification of Previously-Unidentified Individuals with Autism in Utah. She was a consultant in Autism Genetic Studies for UCLA, Stanford University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah Autism Research Program. She has numerous national publications on the topic of autism.
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University of Utah Committment
A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL THRIVE
Deans and administrators through the University of Utah campus issued this letter in mid-October to affirm their commitment to creating an inclusive environment where there is no tolerance for acts of racism or bias in any form.