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** 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.

Congratulations Class of 2018

Convocation Video>>




Check out our
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.

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


art to unitePeer Partners in the Elementary Art Classroom Lead to Growth for Students With and Without Disabilities

Jonathan Hale was teaching art at both Jordan Valley School, a school for students with severe and multiple disabilities, and Sprucewood Elementary School in Utah’s Canyons School District when he had an idea—what if he brought students from Jordan Valley into the art classroom at Sprucewood to work in grade level peer pairs?


Class settingNational Science Foundation Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah to develop and evaluate an on-line learning environment to support student learning in the biosciences.


Mickey IbarraU 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.




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

Bill Child William H. "Bill" Child serves as Chairman of the Board of R.C. Willey Home Furnishing. Under his management, the company has grown over the past 52 years from one employee to over 3,000 employees, from a 600-square-foot store to 14 large stores in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California, with an annual sales volume of over $800 million.

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2018 Convocation Video

2018 Convocation video

Last Updated: 6/26/18