Highlights & News


Larry Parker & StudentsThe students of Dr. Larry Parker's 2015 Leadership for Social Justice class had the opportunity to put theory into practice: they developed a diversity action plan for the University of Utah. Read more about the DIversity Action Plan Proposal >>


peter millerDr. Peter Miller, discussed the rise in homelessness among young people and the special challenges that creates for students and schools. Dr. Miller received his doctorate from Educational Leadership & Policy at the U of Utah in 2005. He is currently at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Read more about this presentation>>


Jason TaylorELP Assistant Professor, Dr. Jason L. Taylor, is the 2016 recipient of the Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award given annually by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Read more about this award >>

 


Gerardo LopezGerardo Lopez is the 2016 recipient of the Derrick Bell Legacy Award given annually by the The Critical Race Studies in Education Association. (more info at: http://www.crsea.org/derrick-bell-legacyr/)

 


ELP Assistant Professor, Irene Yoon, has been awarded Seed Grant from the University of Utah Research Foundation to study school-wide inclusion for students of color with emotional and behavioral disabilities. This qualitative case study will examine the intersections of race and ability for students of color with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) who are experiencing academic and social-emotional growth in an inclusive, urban elementary school. Read more about Irene's grant >>


Irene YoonNew Publication by Irene Yoon

Trading Stories: Middle-Class White Women Teachers and the Creation of Collective Narratives about Students and Families in a Diverse Elementary School
Teachers College Record, 118(2), 2016 (The full PDF of the article can be accessed with a free TCRecord online account, or through the Marriott Library website’s access to online journals.)


Masters student, Wendolens Ruano Zazueta, has a piece, The Pain of our Bodies and Souls, in the latest issue of the Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs. This is an open-access journal and so you can read her article for free! You can find the issue here: http://ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa/vol2/iss3/


Amy Nguyen WiscombeAmy Nguyen Wiscombe, M.Ed. Student Affairs, will be a 2016 NCORE Student Scholar and receive a scholarship to attend the 2016 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in San Francisco in June.


Maria ReyesMaria Reyes, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been invited to participate on the 2016 Regional Conference Planning Committee for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).  The conference site is Boulder, CO.


Theresa PondTeresa Pond, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been invited to participate on the 2016 Annual Conference Management Team for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The conference site is New Orleans, LA.


Brenda DaoBrenda Dao, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been accepted as an intern for the 2016 The Placement Exchange (TPE) in Indianapolis, IN.  TPE is one of the largest placement services for student affairs professionals and is sponsored by seven national organizations at the annual NASPA Conference. In addition to supporting the Annual event, Brenda has been organizing activities for her peers in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy.


Sharon Aiken-WisniewskiNew Publication by Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski

A Preliminary Report of Advisor Perceptions of Advising and of a Profession

National Academic Advising Journal, Volume 35 (2)


Yong Mei NiNew Publication by Min Sun & Yong Mei Ni

Work Environments and Labor Markets: Explaining Principal Turnover Gap Between Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools

Educational Administration Quarterly, February 2016 52: 144-183, first published on December 4, 2015 doi:10.1177/0013161X15616659


Erin CastroNew publication by Erin Castro

Castro, E. L. (Ed.). (2015). Understanding Equity in Community College PracticeNew Directions for Community Colleges, 172: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cc.2015.2015.issue-172/issuetoc

Erin Castro is the editor for a special issue of New Directions for Community Colleges titled Equity in Community College Practice. She gathered scholars, administrators, practitioners, and activists from around the country to contribute chapters about increasing student-level equity in the community college context.  


Jason Taylor

ELP Assistant Professor Awarded Gates Grant to Study Transfer Students
Jason L. Taylor, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, is Co-Principal Investigator on a new grant that will fund a series of studies focused on helping community college transfer students earn baccalaureate degrees. The $700,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was awarded to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Utah. The grant will fund several studies that use a multi-state transfer student dataset and examine issues such as the effect of reverse transfer policies, student- and institutional-level factors that influence bachelor’s degree completion, transfer credit loss, and transfer shock. Another study will examine high-performing transfer partnerships to identify institutional policies and practices that facilitate transfer access and success.


 


ELP Summer 2016 Classes


ELP 7960-001
Community Engaged Partnerships
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:35 - 9:00PM
June13 - July 6


ELP 7460-001
Advanced Education Finance & Economics

Mondays & Wednesdays
4:35-9:00PM
May 16 - June 8


Academic Coordinator
Marilynn Howard

801-581-6714
marilynn.howard@utah.edu


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M.Ed. K-12 Teacher Instructional Leadership

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M.Ed. Student Affairs Emphasis

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Ed.D. in K12 Leadership
and Policy

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Joint MPA/Ph.D. Program


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