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#CPED21 Virtual Convening
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM to Friday, October 22, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT
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Save the Date for the #CPED21 Virtual Convening!

Workshops & Scholarly Practitioner Research Forum: October 19, 2021
Convening: October 20-22, 2021

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Table of Contents:

  1. Convening Theme
  2. Pre-Convening Workshops
  3. Convening Day 1 Agenda
  4. Convening Day 2 Agenda
  5. Convening Day 3 Agenda
  6. Registration
Theme: Setting a Community Responsive Agenda for the Next 100 Years
Operationalizing the CPED Framework to prepare educational professionals who engage inquiry for and with communities and ensure all students learn and thrive in just and equitable systems.

With the passing of the 100th year anniversary of the creation of the education doctorate, we say goodbye to the decades of confusion that has surrounded the degree. As a CPED community, we claim the EdD as the professional practice doctorate in education and together seek to transform the advanced preparation and practice of educational professionals. Looking forward, we strive to establish the next 100 years of the EdD as the degree through which practitioners impact learning via collaboration with communities and the centering of equity and justice in educational outcomes.

The coalition of changemakers that comprise the CPED membership represents a community that is rich with interdependence that builds upon the shared vision of developing scholarly practitioners that are highly responsive to community needs in their own contexts of practice.  The colleges and spaces of learning we all represent comprise communities of their own—that share culture and lived experiences instrumental in bringing faculty and students together to be responsive to their localized community contexts through the actionable research and outcomes that emerge from community-focused study agendas.  Then there are the local community contexts that exist in and around educational institutions that can benefit from collaboration with, and shared power and influence for, the improvement of community conditions.  So, community, and its many intertwined layers, means a great deal to us if we intend on carrying a spirit of community responsiveness into the next 100 years of EdD graduates.

As we step into this next phase, we wonder, How do we harness the power of the CPED community in conjunction with the research-focused community of our schools of education to improve the communities where our graduates work and lead? To answer this question, we ask CPED Community Members to interrogate their EdD programs and:

  • Reflect on the CPED Framework, in particular the CPED principles, that suggest EdD programs: 

Principle #1: “are framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice.”
Principle #3: “provide opportunities for candidates to develop and demonstrate collaboration and communication skills to work with diverse communities and to build partnerships.”

  • Examine how their laboratories of practice teach candidates to build partnerships and coalitions that engage and bring community members together, build capacity, and provide coordination support, to make present more underrepresented voices at decision-making tables.
  • Contemplate how their EdD programs provide inquiry as practice that teaches community-engaged research, translational research, or applied research, and offers candidates the tools to collaborate with community stakeholders’ to gain an “intimate and necessary understanding of the assets, concerns, values, and activities of their constituents and communities” (Konkel, 2015).
  • Evaluate how their program’s signature pedagogies and mentoring and advising structures teach candidates to look beyond their own view and elevate the voices of marginalized people in their inquiry and leadership work so that these groups can experience the benefits of research innovations and interventions (Yates et al, 2020)
  • Demonstrate how their scholarly practitioner graduates are prepared for the ongoing impact and improvement of problems of practice through community collaboration.
  • Consider the possibility of partnerships across communities for the improvement of the EdD program and the faculty and students that teach and learn in them.


Pre-Convening Workshops

Tuesday, October 19th
11:00am - 1:00pm ET

Workshop A: How the Program of the Year (POY) Was Won: Will Your Program be the Next CPED Program of the Year?

Learn the secrets of successful Program of the Year Award applications from recent winners and look ahead to the 2022 application cycle.

Mentoring and Advising EdD Candidate Groups: Utilizing "Critical Friends" Protocols to Build Community and Co-Construct Knowledge:

Participants will review the CPED Design Concept of Mentoring and Advising and experiment with a group mentoring and advising model that utilizes a critical friends protocol to facilitate group dialogue

Presenters: Joy C. Phillips, Deanna Hill, Harriette Thurber Rasmussen, Nicole Y. Baird, Tynika Young-Aleibar, and Francis L. Cardozo from Drexel University.

Workshop Registration

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Day 1 of the #CPED21 Convening

11:00 - 11:50 AM - Convening Opening

  • Reflecting on the EdD and Post-Secondary Education with Tim Knowles, President, Carnegie Foundation
  • Revealing of the CPED Strategic Visioning Process with Manuelito Biag, Senior Associate, Carnegie Foundation

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Learning Exchanges

  • Improvement Science: Equity and the EdD
  • Getting to Know Our Students' Dissertations: A Qualitative Analysis of the DiP
  • Promoting Students' Reflections on Positionality and Disruption of Educational System within an Online Multicultural Leadership Course
  • Designing and Conducting Research Grounded in Community Need
  • Put Me in Coach: Scaffolding student's Revision of their Writing to Widen the Field

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Networking Sessions 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Learning Exchanges

  • DIP and RCR: Melding the Dissertation in Practice with Responsible Conduct of Research for Delivering High Quality Approaches/Solutions to Problems-in-Practice
  • Purposeful Peer Mentoring as Vehicle for Enhancing and Nourishing Communities of Practitioner Scholars
  • Sharpening our Tools: The Evolution of an EdD Program within the CPED Framework
  • Faculty as Guide-on-the-Side: Strengthening EdD Relevance to Practice by Supporting NIC Leadership Development as part of the DiP/EdD experience
  • Fostering Inquiry as Practice through Research Dialogues: Examples and Considerations for Emerging and Developing Scholar Practitioners

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Day 2 of the #CPED21 Convening (open to non-members)

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Learning Exchanges
  • Public pedagogy in community: A research assistant team approach
  • Preparing Scholarly Practitioners; Student Perceptions of Research Competencies and Implications for CPED Programs
  • How does the IRB apply to practitioner inquiry? Questions and challenges for the Improvement Science dissertation
  • Supporting and Mentoring Students Through a Dissertation in Practice
  • Focus on Women: Promoting Educational and Career Advancement
  • Developing Leaders via Experiential Learning Partnerships Focused on Social Justice

1:15 - 2:00 PM - Networking Sessions

2:15 - 3:15 PM - Learning Exchanges

  • Action Research as a Signature Pedagogy to Create Justice-Oriented Community Change
  • Accessibility Matters: Universal Design and the Professional Practice Doctorate
  • Adopting a Program Evaluation Report as an Alternative Qualifying Exam format for the EdD
  • Creating and Implementing a Summer Writing Retreat for Students Writing their Dissertations
  • Supporting EdD Students in a Growing Program: Improving the Advising Model and Creatively Using Resources

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Virtual Reception (members only)
Using Gathertown- a unique, online platform that allows for virtual, intimate engagement, the reception will include fun and entertainment!

Friday, October 22, 2021. Day 3 of the #CPED21 Virtual Convening

12:00 - 1:00 PM -  Plenary Session: Introducing Member-designed Prototype Tools to support EdD Program Design & Improvement
In this interactive session, members of the CPED Strategic Planning Team will reveal tools that they have developed through a design-based, human-centered process that will support CPED members in improving their EdD programs. 

1:15 - 2:00 PM - CIG Meetings & Sponsor Session

  • Online & Hybrid  CIG
  • Improvement Science CIG
  • Dissertation in Practice CIG
  • Social Justice & the EdD CIG
  • MURAL Presentation: Ward Bullard will facilitate and introduction on how to use MURAL in online teaching.

2:15 - 3:15 PM - Learning Exchanges

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging Stakeholders in DiP Research
  • Developing a Scope and Sequence of Practitioner Inquiry Knowledge and Skills
  • Mobilize the system: Mutual Inquiry around the Political Issues Surrounding the Adoption and Implementation of Alternative EdD Dissertation Formats
  • Developing collaborative scholarly practitioners: Lessons learned about building a community of inquiry in online EdD preparation
  • Addressing Equity for International Students in EdD Programs

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Learning Exchanges

  • Welcoming the New Cohort: Lessons Learned from the Design and Implementation of a Peer-Led Online Orientation Program
  • It’s a Match! Using Gallery Walks to Collaboratively and Effectively Match EdD Students with a Dissertation Committee Chairperson
  • Who am I?: Answering the Urgent Call by Exploring Program Experiences that Impact Identity Development and Influence Community Responsiveness
  • The Courage To Construct a CRT Course, In These Contentious Times
  • Intellectual Incompetence and the Doc Student


Member Registration: $100
Member Student Registration: FREE
Non-Member Registration: $115 (NOTE: Includes access to day two of the convening  only - Thursday, October 21, 2021)

Registration is open for the #CPED21 Virtual Convening! Our goal is to stay true to the CPED vision of a convening; with lots of interaction, sharing, and learning across our membership. With our virtual setting, we anticipate record numbers of members participating. Therefore, we invite all of our members to consider this opportunity to participate!

We invite you and your colleagues to attend the convening as a professional development opportunity. We hope you will join us for this unique and collaborative experience with fellow EdD colleagues. 

Member Registration


Non-Member Registration


Scholarly Practitioner Forum

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