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October 2016 and June 2017 Convening Dates Confirmed

Mar 7, 2016
October 24 - 26, 2016 at Augusta University, Augusta GA June 12 - 14, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh, PA More information coming soon...  

Call for June 2016 CPED Writing Fellows

Mar 1, 2016
CPED invites faculty or student members with a strong focus in social justice to apply to become a CPED Writing Fellow. Deadline March 30, 2016. For more information, click here.

Engagement Opportunities!

Feb 29, 2016
We are seeking New Committee Members & CPED Improvement Groups (CIGs) Dissertation in Practice Award Committee --  Program of the Year Award Committee -- New Member Committee OR Develop a CPED Improvement Group (CIG) to focus on a specific area of interest.  Applications due March 15th. For more info, click HERE.

Call for Learning Exchange Sessions Proposals and Call for Reviewers

Feb 15, 2016
Call for Proposals for Learning Exchange Sessions and Call for Reviewers CPED Convening @Portland State & Washington State Universities June 6-8, 2016 Portland Oregon


Feb 10, 2016
CPED @ AERA- Washington DC April 8th 9:00-11:00 am - Members Only Meeting 11:00-1:00 pm - Board Only Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm - SIG 168 Co-Sponsored Location forthcoming

Call for CPED White Papers

Nov 23, 2015
The White Papers Project provides CPED participants a forum to explore complex issues and discuss promising practices that bear on the professional doctorate in education. The forum is meant to be a supportive and formative space for faculty, students, and graduates from CPED institutions opportunities to share accounts of their work or their work-in-progress. The submission deadline for the first issue of the CPED White Papers Project is …January 15, 2016

CPED Member Meeting @ UCEA

Oct 22, 2015
Topic: Getting Explicit About Social Justice: Operationalizing an Elusive Construct in Neoliberal Times

6 CPED Member Attend Carnegie Foundation Higher Education Network Session

Sep 25, 2015
6 CPED Member institutions are participating in the Carnegie Foundation Higher Education Network Meeting at UCLA with Louis Gomez this week to learn applications of Improvement Science to Practitioner Preparation this week. They will attend Louis Gomez's graduate course to learn how to teach and apply Improvement Science in professional preparation programs. Members include:   Loyola Marymount University: Jill Bickett Georgia Regents University: Megan Buning & Wayne Lord

2015 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winner

Sep 21, 2015
Congratulations to University of Hawai'i at Manoa graduate!

CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs

Sep 16, 2015
CAEP has formed a working group for the development of procedures and processes specific to the CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs. We are excited to learn that this group of leaders has representation from four CPED member institutions.  Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma* Colleen MacKinnon, University of Vermont* Kimberly King-Jupiter, Tennessee State University* Cindi Chance, Georgia Regents University* Tom Bordenkircher, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Blake West, NEA Monique Lynch, Walden University

CPED Members present @ UKCGE

Aug 30, 2015
CPED Members present about their CPED-influenced programs at the United Kingdom Council of Graduate Education (UKCGE) 2015 Annual Conference.  The conference had a record attendance from the UK and Europe.

Press Release: CPED Headquarters Moving to University of Pittsburgh

Aug 4, 2015
Carnegie Project on the Eduction Doctorate Announces Exciting Changes: New University to Host Headquarters,   and Administrative Services Expanded

CPED in latest Change Magazine

Jun 22, 2015
CPED in the latest issue of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Vol 47 Issue 3

New Blog: Balancing Research and Practitioner Needs

May 12, 2015
See the latest CPED Blog by Kathleen Weigel, Dean, College of Education, Lynn University

Call for Submissions - 2015 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award

Apr 1, 2015
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is now accepting submissions for the 2015 outstanding Dissertation in Practice Award. This prestigious award is given to EdD graduate(s) whose DiP evidences their scholarly endeavors in impacting a complex problem of practice, and aligns with CPED working principles.

Rutgers White Papers on the EdD

Mar 24, 2015
White Papers Issue I, March 2015 Investigates the impact of EdD graduates' dissertations in practice. Contributing Authors:  Anibal A. Galiana Michelle Rosen Patricia Tartivita Carrie Wojenski Editor: Alisa Belzer, Ph.D.   

CPED in School Administrator Magazine

Mar 3, 2015
The March 2015 issue considers "Rethinking Doctorates" for practical preparation of superintendents. Several CPED members have contributed including: The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner by Jill Alexa PerryFrom 'Ph.D. lite to a Practitioner's Ed.D. by Michael Chirichello & Mark WasicskoThe Single-District Dissertation by Craig HochbeinChoosing a Doctoral Program by Suzanne Painter

CPED Members Attend Carnegie Summit

Mar 3, 2015
Several CPED members attend the 2nd Annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement To learn about and collaborate on integrating Improvement Research into EdD programs.

Jane West provides CPED members a Washington Update at AACTE

Mar 3, 2015

Review of CPED Book

Feb 20, 2015
View Teacher's College Record review of Redesigning Professional Education Doctorates: Applications of Critical Friendship Theory to the EdD edited by Valerie Storey. Book Abstract:

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community Organizations

Feb 2, 2015
Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community OrganizationsA book edited by Judith J. Slater, Ruth Ravid, and R. Martin Reardon Details available here.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Ed.D. Programs as Incubators of Social Justice Leadership

Jan 29, 2015
The following call, though not from a CPED member, offers an opportunity to publish about your EdD program as it relates to CPED Principle #1. See details below.

Book Review of CPED Book

Jan 28, 2015
View Teachers College Record review of Placing Practitioner Knowledge at the Center of Teacher Education, by Margaret Macintyre Latta & Susan Wunder (Eds.)  

CPED FIPSE Products: Now Available

Jan 19, 2015
Several of the CPED FIPSE research "products" have now been completed. These resources are meant to help members and non-members redesign/improve their EdD programs. They are available here.

Ole Miss Launches New Ed.D.

Jan 8, 2015
The University of Mississippi now offers professional doctorates in the fields of mathematics instruction and higher education--based on CPED Principles. Read about the new degree

2014-2015 Holiday Hours

Dec 16, 2014
CPED Offices will be CLOSED December 22 - January 5th. Happy Holidays to all of our friends, colleagues and supporters!

CPED Member Central Florida to host ICDE: Proposals now welcome

Nov 25, 2014
The 2015 International Conference on Doctoral Education: Promises and Doubts will provide a forum for international debate concerned with diversity and difference in doctoral education.  The conference is currently accepting proposals to present papers and posters. Click here for more information.

"Awesome end to our doctoral journey" - 2014 DiP Winner, John Hendron Reflects on Award

Nov 7, 2014
 "This was an awesome ending in our doctoral journey and I’d recommend future teams or individuals to consider sharing their work for this type of recognition," John Hendron, one of the VCU collaborative DiP Winners. Read More on Dr. Hendron's Blog.

Joe Murphy, Doug Archbald & Louis Gomez

Sep 18, 2014
Convening Speaker Videos now available.  Hear Murphy's plea to "kill the dissertation", Archbalds' innovative practitioner-scholar dissertation model, and Gomez speak about using improvement science in dissertation writing. Videos of these three June 2014 convening speakers are now available to review and share.

2014 DiP Award Announcement of Winners

Sep 15, 2014
Congratulations to 2014 DiP Award Winners! Ryan Palmer, Ed.D., Portland State University and Derrick Deloatch, Ed.D., John Hendron, Ed.D., Angie Kim, Ed.D., & Shawnya Tolliver, Ed.D., Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySee full announcement here.

New CPED Videos

Sep 4, 2014
In an effort to help schools of education, faculty, current and potential students understand CPED and its role in distinguishing the EdD as a rigorous and relevant practitioner degree, we have developed two videos that are posted on our website. The first addresses the benefits of CPED for schools of education and its faculty (found here).

October 2014 Convening Registration & Call for Sessions

Aug 25, 2014
October 22-24, 2014 Hosted by the University of Missouri, St. Louis Complete details available on the convening page. Open to members only. Log in necessary to access information.  

2013 Survey: DiP Characteristics Posted

Aug 25, 2014
Find results from a 2013 member survey to learn more about how the dissertation in practice is enacted at member institutions. Survey results available here.

CPED Launches Learning Communities

Jun 19, 2014
The vision of the Consortium is to transform the EdD into the degree of choice for preparing the next generation of PK-12 practitioners.  We aim to do this by improving the efficacy and reliability of the professional doctorate in education by redesigning all aspects of EdD programs.  In Phase I of the project, Consortium members collaborated to establish its foundation - the principles and architecture that allowed programs to begin building context-specific EdD programs.

CPED Dissertation in Practice model highlighted in Harvard Education Letter

Jun 10, 2014
Article entitled, "District-Based Dissertations “Real-world” projects link research and practice" by Lisa Rosenthal (Harvard Education Letter, (30)3; May/June 2014), highlights CPED dissertation in practice model. Article found at  

June 2014 Convening: Presentation Resources

Jun 4, 2014
Resources now available.

Spring 2014 Newsletter Now Available

May 23, 2014
View the Spring 2014 CPED Newsletter here.

June 2014 Convening Registration OPEN

Mar 25, 2014
Hosted by the University of Colorado Denver - June 2-4

CPED Announces Addition of New Members

Mar 24, 2014
The Executive Director of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is pleased to announce the addition of 33 new member institutions and four additional California State System campuses. Of this new cohort, CPED will have its first international membership with two institutions from Canada and one from New Zealand.

AERA Panel Discussion: The Education Doctorate, A Degree for Our Times

Mar 12, 2014
Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate & AERA SIG 168 Doctoral Education Across the Disciplines Present a Panel Discussion The Education Doctorate, A Degree for Our Times: Understanding EdD Diversity and Commonalities Across Borders Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A, Fifth Level

Perry named Executive Director

Mar 6, 2014
Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Announces Executive Appointments Jill A. Perry Named Executive Director David G. Imig Appointed Board Chairperson Pittsburgh, PA, March 6, 2014 –The Board of Directors of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate announces the appointment of Jill A. Perry to Executive Director and David G. Imig to Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

CPED Announces Executive Appointments

Mar 6, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate announces the appointment of Jill A. Perry to Executive Director, and David G. Imig to Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

Call for Sessions: June Convening

Feb 10, 2014
Call for Proposals for Professional Development Sessions For CPED Members ONLY “Principles to Practice. Operationalizing CPED in the Local Context” Convening @ University of Colorado, Denver June 2-4, 2014 The CPED Convening Committee invites members to submit proposals for the upcoming June Convening Professional Development Sessions. Information and details below.

2013 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winners & Honorable Mentions Announced

Oct 2, 2013
As a means to honor the work of scholarly practitioners in professional practice programs, the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate seeks to recognize exemplary Dissertations in Practice. While the final product can use any research approach (historical, quantitative, qualitative, etc.) and any individual or group dissertation format, we are particularly interested in products that demonstrate a means to create change in practice and adhere to the CPED definition of Dissertation in Practice:

Conference on Doctoral Education - Accepting Proposals

Sep 30, 2013
The following opportunity might be of interest to CPED members:Submissions for Abstracts – Deadline 31 October 2013QPR Conference 2014, April 9-11, Adelaide

2013 Dissertation in Practice Award Nominees

Aug 2, 2013
The following is the list of graduates and dissertations that were nominated for the 2013 Dissertation in Practice Award.

2012 CPED Dissertation in Practice Award Winners Announced

Apr 16, 2013
Awardees Maria C. Paredes, Ed.D. Arizona State University Parent Involvement as an Instructional Strategy: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams To learn more about Dr. Paredes' personal dissertation experience, click here.   Amanda Burke, Ed.D., Arizona State University From Policy to Practice: Implementing “Move on When Ready” at the Local Level in Arizona

CPED PI & Faculty Member Meeting @ AERA

Feb 28, 2013
DATE:  Monday, April 29, 2013TIME:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.LOCATION:  San Francisco State University Downtown Campus - The Westfield San Francisco Centre - 835 Market Street - San Francisco, CA 94103 - Room 609PURPOSE:  Discussion regarding the upcoming Phase III of CPED and the future of the CPED organization.  Your participation and input in this discussion is very important.

CPED Dean's Meeting @ AERA

Feb 28, 2013
DATE:  Monday, April 29, 2013TIME:  8:00-9:30 a.m.LOCATION:  San Francisco State University Downtown Campus - Westfield San Francisco Centre - 835 Market Street - San Francisco, CA 94103 - Room 609

2012 Dissertation in Practice Award Nominees

Feb 20, 2013
The following is the list of graduates and dissertations that were nominated for the 2012 Dissertation in Practice Award.Glenn Baete, Ed.D., Joseph Burks, Ed.D., & Marty Pollio, Ed.D.Title: Bringing Urban High School Reform to Scale: Rapidly Moving Dramatic Numbers of Student to Proficient Performance

June 2013 Convening - Hotels Available

Feb 11, 2013
Hotels for the June covening are now open. A list of available hotels, rates and deadlines are listed here.

CPED @ AACTE 2013 in Orlando

Feb 11, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013   9:00-11:00 am  in Rosen Shingle Cr


Oct 25, 2012
Member Mtg: Saturday, 8:00-9:20amDenver City Marriott: Floor Lower Level 2 - Colorado G ----

UCEA CPED Meeting: Nov 17th

Oct 15, 2012
UCEA CPED Member Meeting:Nov 17th, 8:00-9:20am  Denver City Marriott: Lower Level2 - Colorado G 

2013 International Conference on Doctoral Education

Oct 1, 2012
Hosted by the University of Central FloridaTheme: Organisational Diversity and Difference in PracticeDates: April 16-18

To Ed.D. or not to Ed.D.?

Sep 1, 2012
Universities are working intentionally to refashion Ed.D. and transform it into a degree that truly serves professional practitioners.

October 2012 Convening Registration Open

Aug 21, 2012
For Members onlyPlease find Convening registration and accommodation information HERE

Univ of Louisville's Ed.D. capstones on NPR

Jun 15, 2012
The University of Louisville's CPED team is proud to share the following 3 part news story about three practicing Jefferson County Public School (Louisville, KY) that administrators collaborated on a capstone to earn their Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the Universit

June 2012 CPED Convening

Apr 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29, 2012 @ California State University - Fresno

Call for Nominations: Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award

Mar 21, 2012
As a means to honor the work of scholarly practitioners in professional practice preparation programs, CPED seeks to recognize exemplary Dissertations in Practice. Nominations due Friday, July 6, 2012.  More info here.

2012 Meetings & Convenings

Feb 15, 2012
2012 Meetings@AERA in Vancover, April 14  9am-11am Pan Pacific;Crystal Pavilion A2012 ConveningsJune 27-29: CSU-Fresno   Oct 3-5: William & Mary

Researchers and Fellows Announced for National Study to Redesign Education Doctorate

Feb 1, 2012
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) has announced the research team that will implement a mixed-methods, multi-case study to document the success of initial efforts to redesign the Education Doctorate (EdD). The 35-member team will consist of Faculty from CPED institutions who have engaged in the redesign of their own EdD programs and newly appointed CPED Research Fellows who are current students or recent graduates of EdD programs.

New Website on the Way!

Jan 10, 2012
Our tech guru has been working hard to redesign our site to make it more user-friendly.  We plan to launch this site in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Research Fellows Announcement

Nov 18, 2011
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is seeking doctoral students - currently enrolled at or recently graduated from CPED INSTITUTIONS - to participate in the CPED Phase II research agenda as Research Fellows.

Upcoming CPED Meeting Dates

Oct 19, 2011
November 2011 - UCEA:  Sat, Nov 19th, 9:40-11:00am Butler East-WestinFeb 2012 - AACTE: 2/18/2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Toronto - Hyatt Regency ChicagoApril 2012 - AERA: TBAJune 27-29, 2012: Convening @ California State University FresnoOctober 3-5, 2012: Convening @ The College of William and Mary

Oct 2011 UMV Convening Videos & Powerpoints

Oct 19, 2011
Visit the UVM Convening page to download powerpoints and view videos.

EdD spotlight in UCEA Review

Oct 11, 2011
The Fall 2011 issue of the UCEA Review is dedicated to the EdD. You can have a look here.

CPED Research Fellows 2011

Apr 19, 2011
CPED is proud to introduce seven Research Fellows for 2011. Please see their biographies (link) to learn about our newest members to the CPED consortium. Biographies

Palo Alto CPED Convening

Apr 18, 2011
AGENDA / PRE-WORK ASSIGNMENT For CPED members attending the Palo Alto Convening, June 6-8, 2011. More details.

UCEA Hosts Webinar on Powerful Learning in Leadership Preparation

Feb 3, 2011
Webinar: Friday, February 18 at 1:00pm CST 

FIPSE Updates

Dec 7, 2010
Dean’s Commitment: In the coming weeks, your deans will be receiving an email requesting a formal commitment to the project. I will be sure to copy the institutional PI on this request. Data Analysis: In the coming months, we will be doing an analysis of current data that we have from each institution. I recently requested a bit of additional data from your institutional PI regarding your program to complete the data we need to begin this analysis.

Join Us for the CPED Member Meeting at the UCEA Convention!

Oct 24, 2010
Be sure to attend the CPED Member Meeting at the UCEA Convention for an update on the FIPSE Grant: Friday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Sheraton New Orleans / Grand Couteau Room, 5th Floor.

UCEA Convention - October 28-31 in New Orleans

Oct 22, 2010
Don't miss presentations by CPED institutions at the UCEA Convention in New Orleans, October 28-31, 2010. Hope to see you there! 

New Publication: Educational Leadership Preparation

Oct 8, 2010
Educational Leadership Preparation Innovation and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Ed.D. and Graduate Education Gaetane Jean-Marie and Anthony H. Normore

CPED is Awarded a $700K FIPSE Grant!

Oct 8, 2010
CPED Awarded $700k FIPSE Grant!  CPED has been awarded a FIPSE grant of $700K for a three-year period. This funding will allow CPED to move into a Phase II which will focus on the research and development of our work.

AACTE Forum: Reclaiming the Profession: Challenges and Progress

Feb 16, 2010

CPED at AACTE in Atlanta!

Jan 22, 2010

UCEA looking for examples of effective leadership preparation

Dec 17, 2009
National Board Certification for Educational Leaders Rolls OutUCEA Executive Director Michelle D. Young participated in the official launch of the National Board Certification for Educational Leaders, a program of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, developed in cooperation with UCEA and other leading education groups. U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Governors Jim Hunt and Bob Wise, and Dean Kent McGuire highlighted the importance of this endeavor

CPED has a Facebook Page!

Dec 4, 2009
Do you use Facebook? Now you can keep up with CPED just like you keep up with your friends—by becoming a fan. You'll see CPED news and blog posts in your Facebook stream, keeping you up-to-date with CPED and the conversation! //--> //--> Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) on Facebook

Spencer Outcomes

Feb 24, 2009
Tue, April 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm Manchester Grand Hyatt, Room Mohsen AB Snacks and lunch will be provided (must RSVP—see below) This four hour session will be directed at:

Call for paper proposals—Consider your CPED work!

Feb 23, 2009
ILA 2009 Conference Proposal Deadline: March 1 Theme: Leadership For Transformation UCEA 2009 Conference Proposal Deadline: May 4 Theme: Leading for Learning—Reflecting on Innovative Practices and Partnerships

AACTE Presentation: Mapping Backwards to a Stronger Ed.D.

Jan 15, 2009
February 7, 2009 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Room: Burnham - Hyatt Regency Chicago Presenters: David Imig & Jill Perry Discussants: Jacqueline Edmonson (Penn State), Sharon Ryan and Richard DeLisi (Rutgers), and Tom McGowan (University of Nebraska)

Town Hall Meeting at AACTE

Jan 15, 2009
February 6, 2009 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: DuSable - Hyatt Regency Chicago

UCEA Sessions

Oct 27, 2008
For those of you attending the UCEA conference, please note the following presentations by fellow CPED members

New office

Sep 18, 2008
CPED has an office! Because CPED keeps growing, the University of Maryland has given us an office. The office serves as a space for coordinating and planning all aspects of the CPED initiative, and houses the project's director, David Imig, and the program director, Jill Perry.

Palo Alto begins!

Jun 4, 2008
We have arrived in Palo Alto for our third convening. Teams have brought amazing posters of their accomplishments over the past year. Over the next few days well be sharing our achievements and discussing the challenges that still face us as individual institutions and also as a group. In addition, this is the last time we will be with Lee Shulman as the President of the Carnegie Foundation. It is indeed a comemorative occassion!

Counting down to Palo Alto 2008 Convening

May 23, 2008
Our third convening is only a few weeks away and plans are still in the works. Teams are working prework and getting progress reports posted. Our new website has been a terrific new tool that will hopefully take off more after I introduce teams at the convening. We have a great plan set for the convening and are looking forward to another terrific 2 1/2 days of good discussions and good collaborations!

Palo Alto meeting

Apr 17, 2008
Jill - I have had a inquiry from my Dean as to whether or not video-conferencing may be available to broadcast any meetings or presentations back home?   Ted Creighton, Virginia Tech

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