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2020 CPED Student Research Forum: Building Community for Emerging Scholarly Practitioners
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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2020 CPED EdD Student Research Forum
October 13, 2020

EdD Student Research Forum

Building Community for Emerging Scholarly Practitioners

CPED is excited that the #CPED20 October & Virtual Convening will include an opportunity to expand participation to a wider CPED audience -- specifically, EdD students. This year, we are dedicating a day to students which includes a series of presentations and workshops intended to build a supportive student community within the CPED network. This will be an opportunity for students to present and share work in practice, along with networking with fellow scholarly practitioners.

The EdD Student Research Forum is free of charge and open to all students enrolled in CPED member EdD programs.

IMPORTANT: Students must have login credentials to the CPED website to register. Please contact your EdD program's CPED Delegate or the CPED Team at [email protected] to create your account.

Register Here

Tentative Agenda

The student conference will be approximately five hours long.  You are not required to attend every session. 

A detailed agenda will be published after registration has been completed. 

  1. Welcome 
  2. Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 1 
  3. Workshop: Micki Caskey 
  4. Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 2
  5. Keynote: Nick Sousanis 
  6. Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 3
  7. Wrap up

Keynote: Nick Sousanis, EdD

Dr. Sousanis will share his experience and process of developing an alternative format EdD dissertation at Teachers College, Columbia University. Nick will engage members in activities to help think beyond a five chapter dissertation. Additionally, he will work with students during the student research forum on dissertation development.

Workshop: Micki Caskey, PhD
Dr. Micki Caskey will share her experience working with EdD students to support their academic and professional writing.

Dissertation in Practice Poster Sessions - Call for Participation

The Dissertation in Practice poster sessions are an opportunity to share your dissertation work in progress with fellow EdD students and faculty mentors. The intent of the session is to provide open and collegial feedback on work in progress.

The in-session peer and faculty feedback will be guided by the 2020 CPED Dissertation in Practice scoring guide. We invite proposals from students who are preparing to defend their proposal, are in data collection, or, are preparing to defend their dissertation.  


  • Each session will be 1 hour long. 

  • There will be 5 students in each session, along with one faculty moderator. 

  • Each presenter will have no more than 6 minutes to present their study. 

  • You will create a 1 page/slide virtual poster to display during your presentation.

  • After everyone has presented, student participants will engage in discussion with faculty and audience members. 

If you are interested in attending or presenting, please register below.

*NOTE: In order to register, your CPED website login must be linked to your CPED institution. If you are unsure whether your login is linked to your CPED institution, please reach out to [email protected] for registration assistance.

Register Here 


Contact Carolyn Carlins, Operations Manager, [email protected]


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Patton, S. (2013). The dissertation can no longer be defended. Chronicle of Higher Education, available at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dissertation-Can-No-Longer/137215

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