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College of Education Spring 2018 Newsletter


Julie Lounds TaylorThe 2018  J. George Jones
and Velma Rife Jones
Memorial Lecture

In case you missed our lecture this year by Dr. Julie Lounds Taylor
"Transition to Adulthood for Youth
on the Autism Spectrum,"
you can view the video here

LoomawaimaThe 2018 Pathways for American Indians Through Higher Education (PATHs) Lecture Series

In case missed our lecture this year by
Dr. Tsianina Lomawaima
"Competing Claims: Indigenous Nation Building and U.S. Empire in Federal Indian Boarding Schools"
                        You can view the video here.

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. The convenience of the work schedule doesn’t hurt either.

Read more about this important study >>


Will SmithExperience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

William Smith, ECS Professor, co-authored a new study that explores challenges faced by black male students.


sped ranking logosSpecial Education receives top rankings from US News and College Choice

Congratulations to the Department of Special Education for being ranked 15th for their Online Licensure Program and 16th best Bachelor's of Science in Special Education.


Sayro PawSecondary Licensure Student Receives National and State Recognition

Ms. Sayro Paw was selected to present her research, "Immigration stress among refugees resettled in Utah" at the 2018 National Conference of Undergraduate Research.




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!


University of Utah Committment


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

Dawn Stevenson Dawn Stevenson is the Coordinator of K-12 School Counseling and Career Awareness and Student Services at the Utah State Office of Education. She has been a leader in the nearly state-wide Utah Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program since August 1998. Prior to that time, she was a counselor at Provo High in Provo, Utah, one of two programs receiving national recognition in the 1998 US Army Planning for Life Awards.

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Last Updated: 4/20/18