Who We Are

Utah Education Policy Center History

1947

Bureau of Educational Research is established in the College of Education

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1958

Milton Bennion Hall, a new building dedicated to education, is announced

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1960

Bureau moves to newly finished Milton Bennion Hall

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1962

Bureau publishes a research report on “The Organizational Climate of Schools” with a contract with the U.S. Office of Education

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1964

Bureau publishes three-part report on “Classroom Reinforcement”

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1980

Bureau of Educational Research is closed

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1990

Utah Education Policy Center approved as a University of Utah research center

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2006

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.

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2008

UEPC relocates from Milton Bennion Hall to the Annex

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2014

UEPC and College of Education move to the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

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Since its beginning, the Utah Education Policy Center has operated as an independent, non-partisan university-based research center.

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Bridging Past to Present

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
  • 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