University Teaching Grants
Recipients of the Fall 2018 Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grant and Spring 2019 grant and award deadlines
Mark your calendars for Founders Day

uNID-based account archiving

University Teaching Grants

Deadlines: Jan. 11, 2019 and March 8, 2019

Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary professional affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Awards are made for amounts up to $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for groups for items such as equipment, supplies or travel where appropriate.

Click here for more information.

Recipients of the Fall 2018 Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grant and Spring 2019 grant and award deadlines

The Office for Global Engagement offers grants of up to $10,000 for departmental or interdisciplinary teams composed of a minimum of three faculty members to improve global learning on campus as part of the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) initiative at the University of Utah. Global learning refers to curriculum revision to include global learning outcomes and assessment. Information about the grants can be found here.

The Fall 2018 Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) grant recipients are:

  • Claudia Geist, Sociology, and team in the Sociology Department: Theresa Martinez, Marcel Paret, Lazarus Adua, and Megan Reynolds. Project: Making the Global Explicit – Systematically Incorporating Global Learning in the Sociology Core Curriculum.
  • Dean McGovern, Bennion Center, and team in the Bennion Center: Andi Witczak and BobbiJo Kanter. Project: Expanding Assessments to Enhance Community Engagement and Global Learning Across the Disciplines at the University of Utah.

Project proposals and information for all GLAD grant recipients can be viewed here.

Deadline for the Spring 2019 GLAD grant pre-proposals: Jan. 11, 2019. To apply, click here.

Deadline for the Faculty & Staff Excellence in Global Engagement Award: March 1, 2019. For more information and to nominate a colleague click here.

NOTE: there are two excellence awards available annually: one for a faculty member and one for a staff member.


Founders Day 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Mark your calendar! Founders Day is almost here.

To celebrate the founding of the University of Utah in 1850, the Alumni Association each year recognizes alumni and honorary alumni who have excelled professionally, served the local and national communities, and supported the university in its mission. 

This year’s honorees are:

Distinguished Alumni

  • Lily Eskelsen García BS’80 MEd’86
  • Robert Grow BS’73
  • Dr. Raymond Price, BS’83
  • Lana Dalton MSW’13

Honorary Alumna

  • Gail Miller

You can read more about the honorees here.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $150 per person; $1,500 for a table of 10. You can purchase tickets here.

To purchase a patron table ($2,500), please contact Mary Thiriot at 801-581-3716 or

uNID-based Account Archiving

In order to streamline centrally administered management and reduce risk for the University of Utah, starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and monthly thereafter, the Identity Access and Management team will archive the accounts of inactive users who meet all the following criteria:
  • Not a current employee/student/affiliate, and
  • Account has existed for at least 18 months, and
  • User has not logged in for at least 18 months, and
  • Password not changed in at least 18 months

In addition, accounts of university affiliates who are “current,” meet all the above selection criteria, and have no end date will be selected for archiving. If/when an archived user returns to the U and needs his/her account re-activated, an automatic process running twice per day will move the account out of archived status.

What won’t be affected as part of this project (out of scope):

  1. UMail account access and UMail forwarding capability for inactive users
  2. Accounts for systems managed locally (e.g., department, college and business unit-specific accounts)
  3. Access changes on termination
  4. Access changes on org moves

The U’s Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this project and process. Currently, there are a total of ~400,000 inactive personal accounts, ~172,000 of which have never been used and ~270,000 of which meet all of the above criteria. A university-wide awareness campaign has begun and individuals with inactive accounts will be contacted directly prior to the archive date and given instructions to keep their accounts active if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact the UIT Help Desk at or 801-581-4000.

UIT Help article: Archived uNID-based accounts.