Four finalists named in Utah State University presidential search

After a nationwide search and a review of nearly 40 applicants, the Utah State University Presidential Search Committee has recommended four finalists to the State Board of Regents for the position of Utah State University President: Dr. Don Blackketter, Dr. Noelle Cockett, Dr. Keith Miller, and Dr. Mark Rudin. “The Utah State University Presidential Search […]

Strategic Workforce Investment encourages “stackable” academic programs to meet regional workforce needs

SB 103, Strategic Workforce Investments initiative, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, creates an incentive program for Utah’s public colleges and universities to regionally expand educational capacity for workforce development in a high-need strategic cluster that prepares students for high-growth and high-wage occupations. This program received an initial $1.5 million in ongoing funds in the 2016 Legislative […]

Math and Graduation: Overview of SB 196 – Math Competency Initiative

This is the fifth article in a multi-part series about math in high school and college leading to completion of a degree or certificate. The first article focused on math and high school preparation, the second on developmental/remedial math, the third on math and STEM, and the fourth on math instruction innovations at Weber State University. […]

Modern STEM facilities in higher education are critical to Utah’s future

Utah’s STEM industries are growing (STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, most job growth since the Great Recession occurred in the STEM fields. We know STEM jobs work: • STEM workers earn higher wages than other degree holders. • STEM job growth rapidly outpaces that of other industries. • STEM […]