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The Region's Leader

Birds eye view of college buildingsThe Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is committed to helping people lead richer, fuller lives. We are proud of a land-grant tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and service, and we welcome the challenges of the 21st Century. It is because of our students, work ethic, scholarly productivity, and emphasis on outreach that we are consistently ranked first in the state of Utah and among the top 30 graduate schools of education in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report.  Across the diverse departments and units that comprise the CEHS, faculty practice what they teach. 

Goal 1: Masterful Teaching

The CEHS values high-quality teaching. Therefore, departments and units in the college will focus on these aims:

  • attract and retain a diverse and highly qualified faculty;
  • encourage faculty to use cost-effective, best teaching practices;
  • build alliances within and outside the college to enrich our teaching;
  • provide an infrastructure for developing and sharing empirically based teaching innovations;
  • seek funding to support additional endowed chairs.

Goal 2: Research/Scholarship Productivity   

Because scholarship and grantsmanship are hallmarks of our college profile, we aim to accomplish the following:

  • continue an emphasis on new faculty grants and faculty development;
  • emphasize research and scholarship in tenure/promotion discussions;
  • increase faculty productivity through journal articles, books, and professional presentations;
  • publicize grant competitions and encourage grant submissions to support expanded programs;
  • increase the number of patents and licenses linked to technology transfer.

Goal 3: Public Service and Outreach

Our land-grant mission involves constructive engagement with those we serve. Therefore, our aims are to:

  • increase the visibility of programs through effective advertising as well as regional and national leadership;
  • enhance the delivery of academic programs through technology-based instruction;
  • pursue new external partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration;
  • utilize technology for quality mentoring of off-campus graduate students;
  • provide service to professional groups that assist our stakeholders. 

Goal 4: CEHS Infrastructure Development

Faculty recognize that development activities support the aims of quality teaching, research, and service. We seek to accomplish the following:

  • continue our emphasis on technological literacy for all CEHS students;
  • mentor undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity, including conference presentations and publications;
  • update our classrooms, laboratories, and faculty with high-quality technology tools;
  • provide training and support for on-line courses and technology-based teaching;
  • expand opportunities for faculty through funded professional travel and enhanced facilities for programs.

Our People Make a Difference

The CEHS mission is achievable because our people—excellent students, faculty and staff, department heads and directors—possess the intelligence, drive, and vision to make a difference in people’s lives. We are a college of wide-ranging interests and talents, but we share a commitment that transcends our specializations: an interest in doing good work that benefits others. Looking ahead, we are therefore optimistic about strengthening our ranking as one of the top-ranked colleges in the nation. Thanks to the people who make up the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, our future seems bright with promise.