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jason taylorJason L.Taylor, assistant professor in ELP, presents information and insights on the tradeoffs associated with President Obama's proposal for providing free Community College to eligible students. Click here for the article.


ErinDr. Erin Castro's article "Underprepared" and "At-Risk": Disrupting Deficit Discourses in Undergraduate STEM Recruitment and Retention Programming was published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice in November. This paper highlights deficit-oriented descriptions of underrepresented undergraduate students in STEM intervention programs at large public 4-year universities. Drawing from interview data and using critical discourse analysis, the author identifies how deficit discourses are mobilized among program staff and argues that such descriptions reproduce discriminatory perceptions of underrepresented students. Recommendations for practice are provided as they relate to campus-wide recruitment and retention efforts. Link to the article...


erinErin Castro, Ph.D., ELP Assistant Professor, was a presenter at the Education Justice Project's Symposium on Higher Education in Prison last month. Her presentation examined the politics of doing higher education in prison and the limiting reach of reduced recidivism as a rationale for college-in-prison programming. Read More...

deneeceDr. Deneece Huftalin has been selected by the Board of Regents as the eighth President of Salt Lake Community College.  Dr. Huftalin received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah in 2006.  Since that time she has served as a core adjunct instructor for our Master’s with an emphasis in Student Affairs program.  We are thrilled for her and proud to have her as one of our alumni!
Read the Salt Lake Tribune article...


ELP Assistant Professor, Dr. María C. Ledesma, is the lead author and coordinator for an American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Presidential Session. The session entitled, "Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narrative for Justice: Ameliorating on Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education,” is one of only nine Presidential Sessions selected for AERA's Annual Meeting, to be held in Chicago in April 2015. 

 

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Educational Leadership and Policy K12 degrees:

 *Teacher Instructional Leadership M.Ed.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Granite School District
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University of Utah
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