2018 October Convening- Arizona State University
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10/22/2018 to 10/24/2018
When: Monday, October 22-24, 2018
12:00 PM

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 Call for October 2018 Learning Exchanges


The theme of October’s convening reminds CPED members that mentoring and advising in EdD programs needs to be vastly different in many ways from what occurs in traditional doctoral programs—focusing first and foremost on the needs of our students as scholarly practitioners. During this convening, we will discuss the demands, challenges, and rewards this type of mentoring and advising brings to faculty and to EdD program (re)designs.  

To learn about and submit an exchange, Download the Full Call

Convening & Registration Information


Exploring and Expanding the Concept of Rigor in CPED-Inspired EdD Programs

Facilitators: Kofi Lomotey & Jess Weiler, Western Carolina University

This workshop is built on research and institutional knowledge uncovered about rigor in our CPED-influenced program and programs across our nation. This workshop is timely because of the continuous pressure EdD programs are under to illustrate/document that they are as rigorous as PhD programs. In this workshop participants will have opportunities to:

  • discuss how rigor is defined and operationalized within their programs;

  • increase their understanding of the challenges faced by EdD programs nationally with

           regard to rigor;

  • contribute to and extend the existing understanding of rigor as it applies to the CPED-inspired, education doctorate;

  • understand how to re-engineer programs with rigor and integrate CPED’s principles into this process;

  • gain ideas for framing, communicating and ultimately defending the rigorous nature of programs to stakeholders;

  • learn from others who have lessons to share from engaging in similar work or who, through program improvement and/or CPED alignment, have developed programs with clearly articulated and illustrated indicators of rigor;

  • participate in a discussion regarding appropriate next steps.


This workshop will be collaborative in the truest sense of the word.


Using Protocols to Support the Dissertation-in-Practice Experience

Facilitator: Nancy Fichtman Dana, University of Florida

As a follow up to her June convening large group learning exchange focused on the use of protocols to facilitate productive conversations about the professional practice doctorate, join Nancy Fichtman Dana in this workshop to explore the ways protocols can be used within EdD programs themselves with a particular focus on supporting EdD students through several critical junctures in their Dissertation-in-Practice journeys. We’ll briefly explore one model for actualizing CPED principles within the dissertation-in-practice experience to contextualize the session, and subsequently learn several protocols designed to help EdD students: (1) explore problems of practice, (2) select a problem of practice for study, (3) frame the problem as a research question, (4) develop a plan for study, and (5) analyze data. 


Click Registration button at the top of this page to register.

Early Bird Registration (Until Sept .28)      $150

Late Registration                                       $225

*Registration closes Oct. 12, 2018


Marriott Properties (Book by Sept. 29, 2018)

Residence Inn        $133 per night
Springhill Suites     $133 per night

 Book for Either Marriott Location Here.

Hilton Properties (Book by Sept. 29, 2018)

Hampton Inn & Suites Glendale/Westgate $129 per night

Home 2 Suites Glendale/Westgate $129 per night


*Shuttle service between hotels and the CPED Convening venue will be provided. See shuttle times and locations.


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October 22-24, 2018

Theme: Mentoring and Advising Our Students and Ourselves

Hosted by Arizona State University at the West campus, LaSala
* All meetings will be held in University Center Building (UCB) *

Monday, October 22, 2018

Shuttles run from hotels to ASU West Campus between 7:15am and 1:00pm

10:00 AM Registration opens


*Convening Begins*
1:00 PM Welcome & Convening Overview
1:30-3:30 PM Large Group Exchange
3:30-3:45 PM Break 
3:45-5:00 PM Learning Exchange Breakouts 

Shuttles run from West Campus to Westgate hotels 4:45pm-6:00pm
Free night

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Shuttles run from hotels to ASU West Campus from 7:45am-8:30am 

8:30 AM Overview & Announcements 
9:00-10:15 AM What do we mean by Impact? Q-Sort
10:15-10:45 AM Social Networking Break
10:45 AM-12:00 PM Learning Exchange Breakouts
12:10 PM Dissertation in Practice Award
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 
1:30-1:45 PM Greetings & Updates from New Impacting Education Editor in Chief Stephanie J. Jones
1:45-3:00 PM Large Exchange
3:00-3:30 PM Social Networking Break
3:30-4:45 PM Learning Exchange Breakouts 
5:00-7:00 PM Arizona State University Reception 

Shuttles run from West Campus to Westgate hotels from 6:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018   
Shuttles run from hotels to ASU West Campus from 7:45am - 9:00am - No return shuttles to hotel

8:30 AM Good morning & Overview 
9:00 - 10:00 AM Large Learning Exchange
10:15 am-11:30 AM Learning Exchange Breakouts
11:30-12:00 PM Team Time
12:00 PM End of Convening


View a listing of exchange sessions here.



The West Campus of Arizona Sate University is approximately a 25 – 30-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (in light/moderate traffic). While there are car rental options at the airport, there are also frequent and plentiful offerings for taxis or Uber rides around the greater Phoenix airport. Taxis or Uber rides are always quickly and readily available for getting to and from the airport, the West Campus, and hotels or other sites in the Northwest Phoenix area.


Enjoy shopping, dining, and more within walking distance of your hotel at the Westgate Entertainment District

View a directory for the Westgage Entertainment District.


Learn about Arizona State University and the 2018 October Convening:

CPED - ASU - Teachers College

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