CPED Improvement Groups (CIGs)
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In an effort to enhance CPED as a Knowledge Forum on the EdD, we offer the opportunity for members to develop CPED Improvement Groups (CIGs).

CIGs are a combination of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)—organized groups with research specialties that increase the exchange of knowledge, andNetworked Improvement Communities (NICs) – a colleagueship of expertise building on the hard work and creativity of many. In CPED, CIGs will 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.”

Given this definition, CIGs collaborate for at least one year and aim to accomplish:

  • Focused, cross-institutional learning about specific topics, contexts or components, that relate to CPED-influenced EdD program development and delivery and the CPED Framework (EdD definition, principles for program design and design-concepts);
  • Development of best practices, tools and resources to support member learning;
  • Use of research to determine effects;
  • Dissemination and promotion of what is learned including publications, presentations, etc.

  Current CIG Opportunities

CPED Improvement Science CIG

On-Line EdD CIG

EdD Programs for Social Justice CIG

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)
Headquartered @ The University of Pittsburgh School of Education
5522 Posvar Hall - 230 S. Bouquet Street - Pittsburgh, PA 15260
info@cpedinitiative.org   +1 (412) 648-7428