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Awards
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CPED offers several awards to recognize the accomplishments of its member programs, students and faculty. These include:

Program of the Year

The Program of the Year (POY) award will be given annually to one or more institutions whose CPED-influenced programs show themselves to be distinctive, innovative, and useful to other CPED members. In other words, this award is not intended to identify a so-called “best” program among CPED members, but rather offer evidence of a proofing site that lifts up and features a program’s approaches and components that might stimulate change and innovation among other CPED-influenced programs.

The POY award identifies doctoral programs that have: a) adopted a mission, outcomes, curriculum, and practices that respond to its institutional context; b) integrated the CPED principles and design concepts through all aspects of its program including, but not limited to, admissions, curriculum, signature pedagogies, assessments, and DiPs;  c) innovative practices that may cause CPED members to grapple with something new or understand something differently; d) demonstrated evidence of quality, continuous improvement, and meaningful impact on students’ practice and their communities; and, e) demonstrated engagement and leadership within the CPED consortium. 

The POY selection process will include reviewing submissions from active CPED member programs for their consistency with the CPED Framework. The POY Award will provide a means for an institution’s program(s) to achieve distinction while simultaneously allowing the consortium to document and track long-term efforts to maintain the integrity and fidelity of CPED-influenced EdD programs. 

This award will be given annually to one or more institutions whose CPED-influenced programs show themselves to be distinctive, innovative, and useful to other CPED members. More information can be found here.

Dissertation in Practice of the Year

This prestigious award is given to EdD graduate(s) whose DiP shows evidence of scholarly endeavors in impacting a complex problem of practice, and aligns with CPED Working Principles. More information can be found here.

David G. Imig Distinguished Service Award

David G. Imig Distinguished Service award is presented in recognition of an individual who has 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.  More information can be found here.