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|Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award|
About the DiP Award
This page offers resources to member, call for new member for the award and a general overview of the DiP award.
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.
Call for New Members: DiP Award Committee
The Dissertation in Practice (DiP) of the Year Award Committee is comprised of a group of CPED faculty members who work collaboratively over the course of an award cycle receive and review DiP submissions from member institution graduates and select an annual award winner(s) that offers an exemplar of the CPED definition of Dissertation in Practice. The Award process is both a means to honor exemplars from member institutions and a means to learn about the changes to dissertations that strengthen, improve, support, and promote the CPED framework through continued collaboration and investigation.
The Dissertation in Practice Award Committee is looking for new members to serve on this committee. Planning for and reviewing dissertation synopses to select finalists and then reviewing full dissertations to select a winner occurs between June and September. A planning meeting is typically held at the June Convening, and the remaining work is conducted online. The award is presented at the fall Convening. We work collaboratively throughout the process.
If you are interested in applying for this committee, please send 1-2 paragraphs describing your interest in serving on this committee, your skills/experience with collaboration and evaluating dissertations, and your ability to fulfill the responsibilities of this committee in the specified timeline to Maida Finch, co-chair of the committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Maida with any questions.
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 five 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.