WHO WE ARE
The Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) is the foremost leader in providing valid, reliable, and rigorous research and evidence-based studies and support to improve educational leadership, policies, and practices and impact the future of education in Utah.
The UEPC specializes in collaborations with the education community locally and nationally. This unique relationship permits us to focus on current issues in education while also engaging University faculty from various disciplines to contribute their expertise and research.
- Develop and Mobilize Knowledge and Research
- Transform teaching, learning, and leadership
- Build capacity for equitable and excellent education
- Expand the Network of Partners for Educational Improvement
- Elevate systems approach to support educators to make a difference
The Utah Education Policy Center began as the Bureau of Educational Research, which was established at the University of Utah College of Education in 1947. In 1990, the Bureau became the University’s Utah Education Policy Center. The College of Education remains home for the UEPC. Since its beginning, the Utah Education Policy Center has operated as an independent, non-partisan university-based research center.
The vision of the Utah Education Policy Center in the College of Education at the University of Utah is to lead in research, technical assistance, and professional learning to advance equity, excellence, access, and opportunities in K12 and higher education.
The mission of the Utah Education Policy Center is to inform and maximize the effectiveness and impact of educational leadership, policy, and practice through research and engagement with leaders, educators, policymakers and educational allies.
U of U Affiliation
The Utah Education Policy Center was founded in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in 1990. Since 2007, the Utah Education Policy Center has operated as an independent research center administered through the College of Education within the University of Utah.
This distinctive relationship puts us in a position to focus on current issues in education while also engaging University faculty from various disciplines to contribute their expertise and research. We appreciate the collaborations and contributions of our superb faculty research associates!
Utah Education Policy Center
1721 Campus Center Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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