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Upcoming convenings and events are listed in sidebar calendar.


“The convening has been an eye opening experience. Transformational.”
– Dr. Godfrey Saunders, Montana State University @ Augusta October 2017 Convening

What is a CPED Convening?

The signature activity of many Carnegie Foundation programs is a "convening." The term is meant to convey not only that these meetings are different from traditional conferences, but also that the central feature is coming together.

There are five key features that make the convening unique:

In addition, CPED has added the following component to represent the work that we do as a consortium.

  1. Idea Centered: key questions and proactive ideas focus each convening and engage participants in discussing and defining the future of the education doctorate.
  2. Mix of Pedagogies: plenary sessions, campus team-work time, structured small groups,presentations and social occasions make up the structure of a convening and promote intellectual community.
  3. Multiple Voices: A crucial component of the CPED convening is the voices of multiple stakeholders—faculty, deans and graduate students.
  4. Unstructured Conversations: convenings include the all-important social components to build personal connections and strengthen intellectual connections.
  5. High Expectations: CPED asks each institution team to complete several assignments in advance, which often involve consulting widely with leadership and other members of their institution.
  6. Critical Friends: In CPED, the role of critical friends is to support and empower each other by demonstrating a positive regard for people and providing an informed critique of processes and practices (Swaffield, 2005). 

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)
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4318 Posvar Hall - 230 S. Bouquet Street - Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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