Creating a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced learning outcomes for all students
** Attention!! **
The Zumbro Family Scholarship is a newly established scholarship opportunity for freshman and continuing American Indian students affiliated with a Utah-based tribe. The opportunity is for two, $5,000 awards – please see hyperlink for further details.
The deadline for application is Friday, August 3, 2018.
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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION LECTURE SERIES
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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.
U Alum Mickey Ibarra receives Mexico's highest honor - the Ohtli Award
For Mickey Ibarra, advocacy has always been a way of life. That lifetime of advocacy has earned Ibarra the highest honor bestowed by the Government of Mexico — the Ohtli Award — in recognition of his contributions to the well-being, prosperity and empowerment of Latino communities in the U.S.
William Smith Receives Two Awards from 12th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Education, Culture & Society Professor, William Smith, has received an unprecedented two of four awards this year from the 12th District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is now nominated for the International Award given in July 2018.
Deciding to Stay or Go: Making a Difference Matters
U College of Education releases report on why teachers remain in the profession. A study by the Utah Education Policy Center, UEPC, in the College of Education at the University of Utah, found that choosing to make a difference isn’t just a reason for becoming a teacher. As it turns out, teachers report that making a difference in the lives of children and young adults, and contributing to the greater social good are among the top factors in their decisions to remain a teacher.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTDOCS, AND FACULTY:
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!
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.
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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