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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


The Department of Mathematics supports and aligns with the University of Utah's mission to foster student success by preparing students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact as leaders and citizens.  We aim to uphold a culture that:

  • Commits to student success and engagement by providing personalized support and engaged learning experiences that increase access to the university and facilitate persistence through degree completion.
  • Engages in cutting-edge teaching and research that foster inter- and trans-disciplinary innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and knowledge and technology transfer.
  • Celebrates the rich diversity of people as well as creative and intellectual traditions by being inclusive in every respect.
  • Encourages fair and inclusive teaching practice that addresses the specific needs of our undergraduate and graduate population (including Math and Math Teaching major/minors, Master students, and Ph.D. students).
  • Creates a place for people to bring concerns, to empower people to speak up and to work on improving relationships and social interactions in the department.


The Workshop for Inclusive Teaching Practices (WITP) is aimed at
1.  increasing familiarity with inclusive teaching practices,
2.  building an active community of equity minded math educators in Utah, and
3.  empowering participants to implement inclusive teaching practices in their classrooms.

The workshop is scheduled for April 23rd, 2022, at the end of the Spring ‘22 semester as instructors are reflecting on their spring teaching and preparing for summer session classes. Summer classes are an ideal time for instructors to implement new inclusive practices because class sizes are smaller, timing is condensed, and the student population contains many non-traditional students and students who are retaking courses. The hope is that the implementation of equity focused practices and philosophy will improve students’ experience and outcomes in their mathematics classes.

More Information

The WITP at the U is modeled after similar workshops that took place at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2019 and 2020 (see that workshop's website for more information). 


  • Anne Fayolle, Graduate Student
  • Angie Gardiner, Undergraduate Program Manager
  • Dalyana Guerra, Instructor (Lecturer)
  • Christel Hohenegger, Associate Professor (Chair)
  • Cormac Laprete, Graduate Student
  • Akil Narayan, Associate Professor
  • Rebecca Noonan Heale, Associate Professor (Lecturer)
  • Firas Rassoul-Agha, Professor (Spring 2024)
  • Anurag Singh, Professor (Fall 2023)
  • Abby Linscott, Undergraduate Student


Last Updated: 2/2/24