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|Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award|
About the DiP Award
This page offers resources to members and a general overview of the DiP award. Information about the 2019 DiP Award will be announced in Spring 2019.
2018 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winners:
Dr. Erin Natalie Kanoelani Thompson from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, From Mo`olelo to Mana`o: Transforming Postsecondary Support systems for Native Hawaiian Teacher Education Students
An Honorable Mention has also been given to:
Dr. Karen Caldwell from Johns Hopkins University, Example-Based Learning for Information Problem Solving in Arabian Gulf Higher Education
This area provides a list of all our prior winners and links to their dissertations in practice
The database offers a sampling of DiPs from member institutions to provide examples of format and content for DiPs.
General Overview of Submission Process
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.
Submitting institution may be a Designing & Developing, Implementing, Experienced and CPED member, but must have been an institutional member for at least 1 year. The Dissertation in Practice must have been successfully defended prior to the submission deadline, and must have been defended within the past year.
The EdD graduate must submit all required documents (.pdf format only) through the online submission process and able to be in attendance at the October CPED Convening.
The CPED DiP Award Committee will select finalists who will be asked to submit their full DiP for review. Award Committee members will draw on the following criteria in considering the award decisions, recognizing that submission may vary widely and achieve distinction in many ways.
The author(s) of the winning DiP will be invited to attend the October CPED convening where they will be recognized. The recipient(s) will be awarded a plaque, and a check for $1000. The recipient(s) will be encouraged to submit an article for publication based on the DiP.