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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Utah state law requires that the State Board of Education in collaboration with the State Board of Regents implement a curriculum program and delivery system that provides students with accelerated learning options, including early graduation from high school, concurrent enrollment in general and career and technical education, and an Advanced Placement program. The State Board of Education must allocate money to local school boards and charter schools for accelerated learning programs. In addition, it must develop a school performance report which includes the number of students taking AP and concurrent enrollment courses; the number and percent who pass the AP test; and the number and percent of those who receive college credit for a concurrent enrollment course. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) has specific policies for the awarding of credit for different AP scores; it authorizes each institution to determine the credit granted for IB examinations and/or diplomas. The Utah State Board of Regents defines concurrent enrollment as enrollment in college courses, for dual high school and college credit, by Utah public high school students who continue to be enrolled as high school students and counted in Average Daily Membership. Concurrent enrollment occurs through contractual arrangements between a Utah school district and a USHE credit-granting institution. Postsecondary credit earned through the concurrent enrollment program is transferable from one USHE credit-granting institution to another. Tuition or fees may not be charged to high school students for participation in the program although students may be assessed a one-time admissions application fee per credit-granting institution. State law also stipulates that the State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents may develop and implement a concurrent enrollment course of study in Mandarin Chinese, which must be taught over EDNET, the state's two-way interactive system for video and audio, to high school juniors and seniors in the state's public education system. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-101 - Higher Education Courses in the Public Schools - Cooperation between Public and Higher Education
Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-602.5 - School Performance Report - Components - Annual Filing
Utah Code Ann. 53B-16-105 - Common Course Numbering - Credit by Examination - Transferability of Credits - Policies
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R470 - General Education, Course Numbering, Lower-Division Pre-Major Requirements, Transfer of Credits, and Credit by Examination

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-101.5 - Concurrent Enrollment Instruction in Mandarin Chinese
Utah Code Ann. 53A-17a-120.5 - Appropriation for Concurrent Enrollment
Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-602.5 - School Performance Report - Components - Annual Filing

Early College High Schools

Utah Code Ann. 53A-17a-159 - Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Utah State Office of Education houses the Office of Adult Education. Adult education in Utah consists of programs and services for individuals over the age of 16 who have left high school and do not have a high school diploma, for individuals needing English language acquisition courses, and for individuals who need basic skills development. The Office uses UTopia, an online data tracking program of student outcomes in all adult education programs across the state to ensure compliance with federal and state standards and guidelines. State funds are appropriated every year to local school districts for adult education programs. According to statutes (Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-401 and Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-403), local school boards can implement classes for adult education, raise and appropriate their own funds for the adult education program, and charge tuition on a sliding scale for adults participating in adult education programs. Utah community colleges are also responsible for offering adult and continuing education along with vocational and technical education. Utah offers military personal and veterans the opportunity to receive college credit for prior learning and experience in the military. As a way to reduce recidivism rates, according to statute (Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-403.5), the State Board of Education and the Utah Department of Corrections are responsible for providing education opportunities for inmates. If the corrections facility is located within the service region of a community college, the community college takes responsibility for providing education opportunities. If the community college is unable to provide education programming, then the corrections facility can partner with other private or public agencies. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Academic Policy

Utah Code Ann. 53B-16-202 - Curricula at the Community Colleges

Adult Learners, Funding

Utah Code Ann. 53A-17a-119 - Appropriation for Adult Education Programs

Credit for Prior Learning

Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R473 - Standards for Granting Academic Credit for CTE Course Work Completed in Non-Credit Instructional Formats

Governance of Adult Education

Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-401 - State Board of Education to Supervise

Military/Veterans Education

Utah Code Ann. 26-8a-106 - Waiver of Rules for Education in the Military
Utah Code Ann. 39-1-63 - Tuition Assistance for National Guard Members - Use and Allocation - Appropriation
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-107 - Military Member Surviving Dependents - Tuition Waiver
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8e-103 - Tuition Waivers for Purple Heart Recipients - Qualifications - Limitations

Prisoner/Inmate Education

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-403.5 - Education of Persons in Custody of the Utah Department of Corrections
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

The Utah State Board of Regents (USBR) originally developed the Admissions, Access, and Articulation policy in 1982, and later revised it in 1984 and 1992. The policy requires Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions to provide potential transfer students with grade point average standards and course information to better help them with academic planning. The policy further encourages students to complete an A.A. or A.S. degree prior to transferring to a university, since all general education requirements will have already been met upon acceptance to a four-year institution. Another USBR policy adopted in 2005 relates to transfer through its establishment of common course numbering and common lower-division pre-major requirements. The same policy also states that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at any USHE institution will meet the general education requirements of any other USHE institution, thereby allowing them to transfer with upper-division status. Legislation passed in 2004 also addresses common course numbering, credit by examination, transferability of credits and requires the USBR to facilitate articulation and transfer in the state by avoiding unnecessary duplication of courses and allowing students to "proceed toward their educational objectives as rapidly as their circumstances permit." (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

Utah Code Ann. 53B-16-105 - Common Course Numbering - Credit by Examination - Transferability of Credits - Policies
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R470 - General Education, Course Numbering, Lower-Division Pre-Major Requirements, Transfer of Credits, and Credit by Examination

Comprehensive Initiative

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-603.5 - Unique Student Identifier - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems
Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-402 - Local School Boards: Powers and Duties Generally
Utah Code Ann. 53B-1-109 - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems - Use of Unique Student Identifier
Utah Code Ann. 53B-16-105 - Common Course Numbering - Credit by Examination - Transferability of Credits - Policies
Utah Code Ann. 53B-18-1101 - Higher Education Engineering Partnership

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-402 - Local School Boards: Powers and Duties Generally
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R461 - Admissions, Access and Articulation

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R355 - ?Planning, Funding, and Delivery of Courses and Programs via Statewide Telecommunications Networks

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

Utah Code Ann. 53A-13-108 - Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R461 - Admissions, Access and Articulation
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R470 - General Education, Course Numbering, Lower-Division Pre-Major Requirements, Transfer of Credits, and Credit by Examination

Transfer Agreements

Utah Code Ann. 53B-16-105 - Common Course Numbering - Credit by Examination - Transferability of Credits - Policies
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R461 - Admissions, Access and Articulation
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R470 - General Education, Course Numbering, Lower-Division Pre-Major Requirements, Transfer of Credits, and Credit by Examination
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R473 - Standards for Granting Academic Credit for CTE Course Work Completed in Non-Credit Instructional Formats
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) maintains a student unit record database that tracks students across the state's two- and four year colleges. It is indirectly linked to the state's K-12 system and other state datasets through common student identifiers. USHE is required by statute to establish multiple measures of institutional and student assessment in order to improve student instruction, academic programs and learning opportunities. The Board of Regents must submit a biennial accountability report to the legislature, which includes data on such factors as space utilization, faculty productivity, time to completion, scores on normed tests, and other measures related to the management of institutional resources. The Board is also required to assess and report on student achievement at the time of entry to each institution at critical midway points and at the student's exit. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-603.5 - Unique Student Identifier - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems
Utah Code Ann. 53B-1-109 - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems - Use of Unique Student Identifier

Development of Improved Information Systems

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-603.5 - Unique Student Identifier - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems
Utah Code Ann. 53B-1-109 - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems - Use of Unique Student Identifier

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1A-106 - School District and Individual School Powers - Student Education/Occupation Plan (SEOP) Definition

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1-603.5 - Unique Student Identifier - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems
Utah Code Ann. 53B-1-109 - Coordination of Higher Education and Public Education Information Technology Systems - Use of Unique Student Identifier
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives

Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R910 - Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination

Anti-discrimination

Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R910 - Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R801 - Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Nondiscrimination
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R803 - Students and Employees Called to Active Military Service
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R805 - Women and Minorities in Faculty and Administrative Positions
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FINANCE

The presidents of Utah institutions recommend resident and non-resident tuition and fee levels to the Utah Board of Regents for approval. Prior to adopting tuition increases, the Board must hold a public hearing during which it provides an explanation of the reasons for the proposed increase, an explanation of how the revenue generated by the increase will be used, and an opportunity for public comment from the students. Residency is determined by graduation from a Utah high school and/or 12 consecutive months of living in Utah prior to matriculation. The president of each institution may waive all or part of the tuition in behalf of "meritorious or impecunious" resident students to an amount not exceeding 10 percent of the total amount of tuition. Two and one-half percent of the waivers designated must be set aside for members of the Utah National Guard. In addition, institutions waive tuition for each eligible child and surviving spouse of Utah peace officers or firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty as well as individuals who are 62 years of age or older. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Utah Code Ann. 53B-21-109 - Student Building Fees
Utah Code Ann. 53B-7-101 - Combined Requests for Appropriations - Board Review of Operating Budgets - Submission of Budgets - Recommendations - Hearing Request - Appropriation Formulas - Allocations - Dedicated Credits - Financial Affairs
Utah Code Ann. 53B-7-101.5 - Proposed Tuition Increases - Notice - Hearings

Fee-Specific Policies

Utah Code Ann. 53B-21-109 - Student Building Fees

Funding Formula

Utah Code Ann. 53B-7-101 - Combined Requests for Appropriations - Board Review of Operating Budgets - Submission of Budgets - Recommendations - Hearing Request - Appropriation Formulas - Allocations - Dedicated Credits - Financial Affairs

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Utah Code Ann. 39-1-63 - Tuition Assistance for National Guard Members - Use and Allocation - Appropriation
Utah Code Ann. 53B-7-502 - Higher Education Tuition Assistance Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-101 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Waiver of Tuition
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-103 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Waiver of Nonresident Differential in Tuition Rates
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Partial Tuition Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104.5 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Tuition Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-107 - Military Member Surviving Dependents - Tuition Waiver
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8c-101 - Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Tuition Act: Title
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8c-102 - Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Tuition Act: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8c-103 - Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Tuition Act: Tuition Waivers for Surviving Spouses and Children of Police Officers and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty - Qualifications - Limitations
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8c-104 - Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Tuition Act: Notice of Tuition Waiver Approval - Annual Appropriation
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8d-101 - Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State Act: Title
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8d-102 - Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State Act: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8d-103 - Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State Act: Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8d-104 - Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State Act: Notice of Tuition Waiver Approval - Annual Appropriation
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8e-103 - Tuition Waivers for Purple Heart Recipients - Qualifications - Limitations
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-101 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Legislative Findings on Higher Education for Senior Citizens - Legislative Intent - Quarterly Registration Fee
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-102 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Enrollment on Space-Available Basis - Enrollment Reports
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-103 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Rules

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Utah Code Ann. 53B-7-101.5 - Proposed Tuition Increases - Notice - Hearings
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-101 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Legislative Findings on Higher Education for Senior Citizens - Legislative Intent - Quarterly Registration Fee
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-102 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Enrollment on Space-Available Basis - Enrollment Reports
Utah Code Ann. 53B-9-103 - Higher Education for Senior Citizens: Rules
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R511 - Tuition Disclosures and Consultation

Tuition Policies Related to Undocumented Students

Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-106 - Resident Tuition - Requirements - Rules
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RESIDENCY

Residency policies are determined by the legislature. To qualify as a resident, students must have established domicile in state for at least one continuous year prior to registration. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). Institutions of postsecondary education have the authority to grant resident status to any student who moves to Utah for purposes of education as long as they meet specific requirements. Active members of the armed forces stationed in Utah, and members outside of Utah who claim the state as their residence, and their dependents classify as residents for tuition purposes. Members of the Utah National Guard are also classified as resident students. Immigrants who hold student visas or other temporary visas cannot be classified as residents. However, immigrants who have been granted immigrant or permanent resident status are classified for resident status using the same criteria applicable to citizens. A student without lawful immigration status is eligible for resident tuition benefits as long as he or she attends a state high school for three or more years, graduates, and files an affidavit with the postsecondary institution stating that the student has filed or will file an application to legalize his or her status. Resident status is extended to members of any Native American Indian tribe whose lands lie within Utah or whose border is contiguous with the border of Utah. In addition, members of a federally recognized Utah Native American tribe who have graduated from a state high school are also entitled to resident student status. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Classification

Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-102 - Definition of Resident Student

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R803 - Students and Employees Called to Active Military Service

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-102 - Definition of Resident Student
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-103 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Waiver of Nonresident Differential in Tuition Rates
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-103.5 - Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Partial Tuition Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104.5 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Tuition Scholarships

Residency Policies Related to Undocumented Students

Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-106 - Resident Tuition - Requirements - Rules
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) oversees a variety of merit and need-based student aid programs funded by federal, state and private sources. The Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education Grant is the state's need-based grant for residents. UHEAA is the Utah FFELP loan guarantor and operates a loan purchase program which provides substantial borrower benefits through reduced fees and repayment options. Utah has several merit-based scholarships, one of which is the New Century Scholarship Program. Under the auspices of the program, students who complete an associate degree by the time they graduate from high school are awarded the New Century Scholarship, which is up to 75% of the tuition for two years at any Utah institution of higher education offering a baccalaureate program. Utah has several loan programs. The Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust is the state's savings plan. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Utah allocated 6,604 million for need-based aid and 1,793 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-102 - Early Graduation Incentives - Incentive to School District - Partial Tuition Scholarship for Student - Payments
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-701 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Title
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-702 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Findings and Purpose
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-703 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-704 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Scholarship Program Created - Qualifications
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-705 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Eligible Private Schools
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-706 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Scholarship Payments
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-707 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Board to Make Rules
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-708 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Enforcement and Penalties
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-709 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Limitation on Regulation of Private Schools
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-710 - Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Act: Review by Legislative Auditor General
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-101 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program - Eligible Students - Cancellation of Incentive Loans - Repayment by Recipient who Fails to Meet Requirements - Duration of Incentive Loans
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-102 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Number of Incentive Loans - Criteria for Awarding - Additional Awards
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-103 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Incentive Loan Appropriation - Administration of Incentive Loan Fund
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-101 - Success Stipend Program Act: Title
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-102 - Success Stipend Program Act: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-103 - Success Stipend Program Act: Establishment of the Success Stipend Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-104 - Success Stipend Program Act: Guidelines for Administration of the Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-105 - Success Stipend Program Act: Disbursal of Financial Aid - Additional Resources
Utah Code Ann. 53B-6-105.7 - Initiative Student Scholarship Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-103 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Waiver of Nonresident Differential in Tuition Rates
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-103.5 - Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Partial Tuition Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-104.5 - Tuition Waiver and Scholarships: Nonresident Tuition Scholarships
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-105 - New Century Scholarships - High School Requirements
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-108 - Regents' Scholarship Program: General Provisions - Board Policies
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-109 - Regents' Scholarship Program: Base Regents' Scholarship -Qualifications - Application
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-110 - Regents' Scholarship Program: Supplemental Award to Encourage College Savings
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8-111 - Supplemental Scholarship Award - Exemplary Academic Achievement - Regents' Diploma
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8d-104 - Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State Act: Notice of Tuition Waiver Approval - Annual Appropriation
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R603 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R605 - Higher Education Success Stipend Program
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R608 - Utah Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship Program
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R610 - Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority Federal Family Education Loan Program, PLUS, SLS and Loan Consolidation Program

Targeted Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-101 - Success Stipend Program Act: Title
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-102 - Success Stipend Program Act: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-103 - Success Stipend Program Act: Establishment of the Success Stipend Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-104 - Success Stipend Program Act: Guidelines for Administration of the Program
Utah Code Ann. 53B-13a-105 - Success Stipend Program Act: Disbursal of Financial Aid - Additional Resources
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R605 - Higher Education Success Stipend Program

Tuition Savings Plan

Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-101 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Purpose
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-102 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Definitions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-103 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Creating of Utah Educational Savings Plan - Powers and Duties of Plan - Certain Exemptions
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-104 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Office Facilities, Clerical, and Administrative Support for the Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-105 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Additional Powers of Board as to Savings Plan Trust
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-106 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Account Agreements
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-107 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Program, Endowment, and Administrative Funds - Investment and Payments from Funds
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-108 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Cancellation of Agreements
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-109 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Repayment and Ownership of Payments and Investment Income - Transfer of Ownership Rights
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-110 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Effect of Payments on Determination of Need and Eligibility for Student Aid
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-111 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Annual Audited Financial Report to Governor, Legislature, and State Auditor
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-112 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Tax Considerations
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-113 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Property Rights to Assets in Trust
Utah Code Ann. 53B-8a-114 - Utah Educational Savings Plan: Liberal Construction
Utah Code Ann. 59-10-114 - Additions To and Subtractions from Federal Taxable Income of an Individual
Utah Code Ann. 59-10-201 - Taxation of Resident Trusts and Estates
Utah Code Ann. 59-7-105 - Additions to Unadjusted Income
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R685 - Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust
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TEACHING QUALITY

Utah has looked at compensating teachers differently since the inception of its career ladder program in 1988. Under the program, school districts design and establish a system to reward teachers who demonstrate achievement or take on additional responsibility. During the past decade, the state has created programs to provide bonuses for teachers in hard-to-staff subject areas, excellence in the classroom and earning advanced degrees. Utah also helps recruit new teachers through the state funded T.H. Bell Teacher Incentive Loan Program, targeting high school seniors and lower and upper-division college students pursuing a career in teaching. Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, the state will provide an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-time teacher and a partial salary supplement for a part-time teacher who teaches one or more courses of a secondary school level mathematics course, integrated science in grade 7 or 8, chemistry or physics, and who holds the appropriate endorsement for the assigned course, has a qualifying educational background, and is either a new employee or received a satisfactory rating or above on the teacher's most recent evaluation. In 2008, the legislatures also created the Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program which provides scholarships up to an amount to paraeducators employed by school districts and charter schools who are pursuing an associate's degree or bachelor's degree to become a licensed teacher. (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-601 - Job Enhancements for Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Special Education Training
Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-602 - Job Enhancement Committee - Composition - Duties - Appropriation
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-801 - Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program: Definition
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-802 - Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program: Program Description
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-101 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program - Eligible Students - Cancellation of Incentive Loans - Repayment by Recipient who Fails to Meet Requirements - Duration of Incentive Loans
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-102 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Number of Incentive Loans - Criteria for Awarding - Additional Awards
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-103 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Incentive Loan Appropriation - Administration of Incentive Loan Fund
Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures - R603 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program

Licensure and Certification

Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-411 - Employment of School Personnel - Length of Contract -- Termination for Cause - Individual Contract of Employment - Employee Acknowledgment of Liability Protection
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-102 - Legislative Findings on Teacher Quality - Declaration of Education as a Profession - Annual Report.
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-104 - Board Licensure
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-106 - Qualifications of Applicants for Licenses - Changes in Qualifications

Programs Evaluation

Utah Code Ann. 53A-10-103 - Educator Evaluation: Establishment of Educator Evaluation Program - Joint Committee

Recruitment

Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-101 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program - Eligible Students - Cancellation of Incentive Loans - Repayment by Recipient who Fails to Meet Requirements - Duration of Incentive Loans
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-102 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Number of Incentive Loans - Criteria for Awarding - Additional Awards
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-103 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Incentive Loan Appropriation - Administration of Incentive Loan Fund

Supply and Demand Strategies

Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-601 - Job Enhancements for Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Special Education Training

Teacher Preparation

Utah Code Ann. 53A-3-411 - Employment of School Personnel - Length of Contract -- Termination for Cause - Individual Contract of Employment - Employee Acknowledgment of Liability Protection
Utah Code Ann. 53A-6-102 - Legislative Findings on Teacher Quality - Declaration of Education as a Profession - Annual Report.

Teacher Retention

Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-101 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program - Eligible Students - Cancellation of Incentive Loans - Repayment by Recipient who Fails to Meet Requirements - Duration of Incentive Loans
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-102 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Number of Incentive Loans - Criteria for Awarding - Additional Awards
Utah Code Ann. 53B-10-103 - Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program: Incentive Loan Appropriation - Administration of Incentive Loan Fund
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