Join CPED at the UCEA Meeting

Engage participants in discussions about research, policy, practice, and preparation in the field of education with a specific focus on educational leadership.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 3:45 - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)

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2022 CPED Dissertation in Practice Award Winner

2022 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winners 

CPED is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Dissertation in Practice Award. The purpose of this award is to honor scholarly practitioner work that adheres to the CPED definition of Dissertation in Practice (DiP): “scholarly endeavor that impacts a complex problem of practice”.   

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Call for IE Journal Special Issue - October 2023


Special Issue:

Designing, Developing, and Sustaining Doctoral Programs 

in a Post Pandemic Age


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

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2022 David G. Imig Distinguished Service Award Winner!

Announcing the 2022 David G. Imig Distinguished Service Award Winner!

CPED received several nominations of faculty members who have demonstrated important contributions to the Vision and Mission of CPED and/or the reclaiming of the EdD as the highest quality professional practice doctorate in education. Our Review Committee spent a great deal of time thoughtfully considering the merits of each application and had to make some tough decisions. As a result, this year we have three outstanding winners. Please see their names and distinctions below and join us in celebrating their noteworthy efforts! We will be awarding these winners at the upcoming CPED Convening Reception, October 13th, 6pm.

Dr. Nancy Fichtman Dana, University of Florida

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2022 Program of the Year Winners

Announcing the 2022 CPED Program of the Year Winners!

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Save the Date for the #CPED22 Convening!

#CPED22 Convening in Pittsburgh!

October 12 - 14, 2022

Mark your calendars — CPED is returning to in-person convenings this year! CPED is excited to share that the #CPED22 Convening will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in CPED's home city, Pittsburgh at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown from October 12-14, 2022.

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CPED Turns 15! A Note from the Executive Director

February 2022 marks CPED's 15th anniversary!
Please read this letter from CPED Executive Director Dr. Jill A. Perry

Happy 15th Birthday to CPED!

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Impacting Education Announces Editorial Board for 2022-2025

Impacting Education Announces Editorial Board for 2022-2025

CPED's academic journal Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming the Professional Practice is excited to announce its editorial board for 2022-2025. The editorial board includes a diverse group of 15 EdD faculty and graduates from CPED member institutions who each bring a unique set of skills, experiences, and research interests to Impacting Education.

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CPED Welcomes Two New Board Members

CPED Welcomes Two New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming Drs. Kofi Lomotey and William Crawley to the CPED Board of Directors! We're excited to have them on our Board and looking forward to their leadership. 

Dr. Kofi Lomotey

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CPED Improvement Groups (CIGs) are Getting a Make-Over!

Revitalization of CPED CIG Groups

CPED Improvement Groups (CIGs) consist of groups of members who share a common interest in specific topics, contexts, or components of EdD program design and who want to learn about and develop strategies for improving best practices. Such learning and improvement will support the CPED mission “to strengthen, improve, support and promote the CPED framework through continued collaboration and investigation.”

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CPED Staff Spotlight: Emma Abruzzo

Meet Emma Abruzzo!
CPED Graduate Assistant

“Educators hold the most consequential and admirable role in any community."

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Statement by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate in Response to The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Dr. Jill Biden and the Education Doctorate



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CPED Staff Spotlight: Carolyn Carlins

Meet Carolyn Carlins!
CPED Operations Manager

"There is no better feeling than seeing the difference you make."

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Program of the Year Winner Insights - University of Hawaii at Manoa

CPED Program of the Year Award Winner Insights
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - 2017

CPED’s Program of the Year Award (POY) is presented to distinctive and innovative programs. Explain how your program meets these qualities and the role each member in your team played in developing a program of this caliber.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was honored to receive the CPED Program of the Year Award in 2017. We are privileged to join amazing sister programs across the country in this distinction. Our program met the required qualities by focusing on our key principles and components of our EdD program with a focus on preparing professionals as educational leaders.

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First Upload of #CPED20 Convening Resources Available Now

First Upload of #CPED20 Convening Resources Available Now

We're excited to announce that the first set of #CPED20 Convening video recordings and learning exchange resources are ready for CPED members to view. Included are the Wednesday, October 14th keynote presentations, several learning exchange sessions, and the 2020 award presentations.

The remaining resources and video recordings are currently being processed and uploaded to our Resource Center. Due to the large quantity of media, resources will be released weekly throughout November.

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CPED Announces 2020 Award Winners

CPED Announces 2020 Award Winners

CPED is excited to announce our 2020 award winners! These recognize the accomplishments of CPED-influenced member programs, students, and faculty.

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Announcing New Impacting Education Series: 100 Years of the EdD

Announcing New Impacting Education Special Issue Series:
100 Years of the EdD

The Impacting Education (IE) journal is an open access, international blind peer-reviewed journal where academics and practitioners can publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as their outcomes.

This year marks 100 years since the founding of the first EdD program. To highlight and celebrate this milestone and the progress made toward making the EdD a degree that prepares scholarly practitioners for their work in the field, IE is running a special series of three themed journal issues. Each issue will be led by guest editors with content-expertise and will be published in the spring of 2021.

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Special Message from CPED Executive Director Jill A. Perry

Special Message from CPED Executive Director
Jill A. Perry

Greetings CPED Colleagues!

As we head into what will surely be a unique and challenging year, I write to offer best wishes from the CPED Team as you begin what may be an uncertain fall semester. Though these are unusual times, I assure you that we remain committed to the CPED mission: to strengthen, improve, support, and promote the CPED Framework through continued collaboration and investigation. To do this, we are putting member support front and center of our strategic priorities for the year.

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New Resource Center Additions

New EdD Design, Redesign, & Implementation Resources

New Resources Uploaded to the CPED Resource Center

CPED is excited to announce that we've updated the Resource Center for members with many new resources to download. These resources include research, essays, publications, learning modules, and presentation slides.

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New Impacting Education Issue - Activating Activism: Promoting Activism Within EdD Programs

New Impacting Education Issue
Activating Activism: Promoting Activism Within EdD Programs

CPED is pleased to announce that a new issue of our peer reviewed academic journal - Impacting Education - is now available to read for free.

This issue's special theme is Activating Activism: Promoting Activism Within EdD ProgramsThe themed issue is designed to highlight the challenges, the work, and the results of both EdD graduates and faculty as it relates to activism and becoming change agents within their local educational communities and beyond. 

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