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(All events are “brown bag” lunch. Drinks will be provided.)

 OSEP Grant Funding Roundtable
Wednesday, October 25th
Noon to 1 pm
SAEC Research Hub

Drs. Chris Bischke, Matt Jameson, Susan Johnston, John McDonnell and Rob O’Neill will discuss the grant application process, tips for writing a strong proposal, and what they’ve learned as an OSEP funded faculty member. Strategies will be described for applicants to better position themselves to obtain OSEP funding and to ensure career development as a successful OSEP-supported faculty member. Q & A to follow.


Collaborating to Learn:  Benefits and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Collaboration at the U
Wednesday, November 8th
Noon to 1 pm
SAEC Classroom 3151

Collaboration spurs innovation. Bringing together groups of people who have different ideas, approaches, experiences, and areas of expertise creates a fertile environment for generating new concepts and methods. It is also a significant part of today’s funding landscape.  Internal, cross-disciplinary collaboration can strengthen faculty and student experiences. In this presentation Karen Krapcho, Broader Impact Specialist, will share information about the educational aspects of team science, and the how’s and whys you should collaborate with faculty outside of your college.


Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) and Special Education (SPED) Advising fall fest

October 31st and November 1st, 2017
2:00 - 6:00 PM
Food and Drinks Provided




Kathleen BrownReading Clinic receives Title llA Funding for 15th Year!

Congrats to Kathleen Brown and the rest of the Reading Clinic for their incredible work. Over the past 15 years, the University of Utah Reading Clinic has received just over $3.5 million from the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program to increase teachers’ knowledge of reading instruction and small group reading intervention.


Harvye KantorEducation Can't Solve Poverty - so why do we keep insisting that it can?

Education, Culture & Society Emeritus Professor Harvey Kantor discusses this in an interview with AlterNet.


Barth-CohenNew NSF Grant

Dr. Lauren Barth-Cohen is the PI for a joint project between the College of Education and the College of Science. Titled Building Coherence in STEM Learning Opportunities for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers across Disciplinary Boundaries, the goal of the grant is to create coherent STEM learning opportunities for pre-service elementary teachers.




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

Funston Whiteman Mr. Funston Whiteman attended the University of Utah and College of Education from the 2003-2005. As a teacher candidate, Funston was selected by the American Indian Teacher Training Program (AITTP) in order to be trained to teach American Indian populations at the secondary level. Today, Funston serves an Assistant Principal at Shawnee Middle School.

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Last Updated: 10/12/17