Since its beginning, the Utah Education Policy Center has operated as an independent, non-partisan university-based research center.
The Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) at the University of Utah is the foremost leader in providing valid, reliable, and rigorous research and evidence-based support to improve educational leadership, policy, and practice.
The UEPC believes in the transformative nature of collaborations between practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. Our engagement with you permits us to maximize the effectiveness and impact of our collective work.
Our Strategies to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
- Develop and mobilize knowledge and research
- Ensure valid, reliable, and rigorous research and approaches
- Build capacity for equitable and excellent education
- Expand the network of partners for educational improvement
- Elevate systems approach to support educators and improvement
Utah Education Policy Center History
Bridging Past to Present
Bureau of Educational Research is established in the College of Education
Milton Bennion Hall, a new building dedicated to education, is announced
Bureau moves to newly finished Milton Bennion Hall
Bureau publishes a research report on “The Organizational Climate of Schools” with a contract with the U.S. Office of Education
Bureau publishes three-part report on “Classroom Reinforcement”
Bureau of Educational Research is closed
Utah Education Policy Center approved as a University of Utah research center
UEPC reinvigorated and Andrea Rorrer, Ph.D., Professor and Cori Groth, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Faculty, from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy appointed Director and Associate Director of the Utah Education Policy Center.
UEPC relocates from Milton Bennion Hall to the Annex
UEPC and College of Education move to the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex