2018 June Convening- Florida State University
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2018 June CPED Convening Theme— Evidence of Impact: Measuring Change and Changing our Measures

 Export to Your Calendar 6/13/2018 to 6/15/2018
When: Wednesday, June 13-15, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Augustus B Turnbull Conference Center
555 W Pensacola St
Tallahassee, Florida  32301

Online registration is available until: 6/14/2018
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Rooms have been blocked at the below hotels.Note walking distance.. buses will not be provided.

Residence Inn - Rate: $119/night (0.2 miles)
600 W Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Rate $139/night (0.3 miles)
824 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee,FL 32310

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Hotel Duval - Rate: 139/night (1 mile)
415 N Monroe Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Courtyard Marriott - Rate: $109/night (1.8 miles)
1018 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Tallahassee International Airport (TLH)
3300 Capital Cir SW, Tallahassee, FL 32310

Directions from the Airport
Head east on Terminal Loop Road
Continue on Capital Cir SW.

Turn right onto Capital Cir SW
Turn left onto Springhill Rd
Turn right onto W Orange Ave
Turn left onto S Adams St
Continue onto S Bronough St
Continue onto Duval St

Turn left onto W Pensacola St
    Destination will be on the left

Augustus B Turnbull Conference Center

555 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32301


Pre-Convening Workshops

CPED is offering 3 workshops at the 2018 June CPED Convening. Both will be on June 13, 2018 from 8am-12pm prior to the convening. The cost for each is $50. To participate in these workshops, please select the session when registering for the Convening.

Exploring and Expanding the Concept of Rigor in CPED-Inspired EdD Programs

Facilitators: Kofi Lomotey & Jess Weiler, Western Carolina University       

This workshop is built on research and institutional knowledge uncovered about rigor in our CPED-influenced program and programs across our nation. This workshop is timely because of the continuous pressure EdD programs are under to illustrate/document that they are as rigorous as PhD programs. In this workshop participants will have opportunities to:

  • discuss how rigor is defined and operationalized within their programs;

  • increase their understanding of the challenges faced by EdD programs nationally with regard to rigor;

  • contribute to and extend the existing understanding of rigor as it applies to the CPED-inspired, education doctorate;

  • understand how to re-engineer programs with rigor and integrate CPED’s principles into this process;

  • gain ideas for framing, communicating and ultimately defending the rigorous nature of programs to stakeholders;

  • learn from others who have lessons to share from engaging in similar work or who, through program improvement and/or CPED alignment, have developed programs with clearly articulated and illustrated indicators of rigor;

  • participate in a discussion regarding appropriate next steps.

This workshop will be collaborative in the truest sense of the word.


Contextualizing Improvement Science in Dissertations in Practice

Facilitators: Robert Crow, Western Carolina University and Debby Zambo, CPED

This workshop is designed for CPED members who want to know more about, or deepen their understanding of, improvement science and Dissertations in Practice. In this workshop participants will learn about:

·The overarching tenants of Improvement Science and how they relate to the DiP and support CPED’s principles

·Ways to incorporate the tools of Improvement Science into the DiP process

·Quality standards for writing an Improvement Science DiP

The workshop will be hands-on and action oriented. Participants will leave with ideas, strategies, and tools they can take back to their institutions to use with their students, faculty, and administrators. 


Building/Redesigning an Online Program with the CPED Framework: A Bootcamp

Facilitators: Sara Ewell, Northeastern University and Elan Paulson, Western University

Although there are unique challenges embedded in designing high-impact professional doctoral programs for online delivery, virtual learning environments also offer new opportunities for preparing educational leaders as ͞well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. This workshop is designed primarily for faculty and staff involved in various aspects of the (re)design and delivery of a CPED-influenced EdD program, but who may be relatively new to online learning. In this boot camp—using a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities—we will address a selection of major issues arising from leading, designing, teaching, and evaluating online EdD programs. This workshop will be focused on fully online program (re)design, but may be of interest and relevance to those involved in blended programs as well. Those who already offer online EdD programs will also benefit from exchanging online program improvement strategies in this session.


Convening Agenda  DRAFT

The CPED Convening is hosted by Florida State University, Tallahassee and will be held at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center. The convening opens at 1:00 PM Wednesday, continues all day Thursday, and concludes at noon Friday. See the DRAFT agenda outlined below for more information:


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00am-12:00pm Pre Convening Workshops

·Exploring and Expanding the Concept of Rigor in CPED-Inspired EdD Programs

Facilitators: Kofi Lomotey & Jess Weiler, Western Carolina University    

·Contextualizing Improvement Science in Dissertations in Practice

Facilitators: Robert Crow, Western Carolina University and Debby Zambo, CPED

·Building/Redesigning an Online Program w/ the CPED Framework: A Bootcamp

Facilitators: Sara Ewell, Northeastern University and Elan Paulson, Western University


8:00am-1:00pm Check-In


Lunch on your own 


1:00pm Welcome  

1:30pm-2:00pm Opening

2:00-3:30pm Plenary Session – Florida State University

Facilitating Productive Conversations about the Professional Practice Doctorate: The Use of Protocols

Presenter: Nancy Fichtman Dana, University of Florida


3:30-4:00pm Networking Break

4:00-5:15pm Learning Exchange Breakouts and CIG Meeting


· Reimagining the Education Doctorate: A Program’s Journey to Designing an Online EdD Program

Presenters: Patrice Iatarola, Toby Park, Linda Schrader, Stacey Rutledge, and Kristal Clemons, Florida State University

· Impactful Dissertations: Learning to Cultivate Change

Presenter: Tracy Goodson-Espy, Appalachian State University

· The Impact of Program Information Materials on EdD Program Success

Presenter: Elan Paulson, Western University

·EdD Graduates: Their Experiences and Impact

Presenters: Micki M. Caskey and Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University


Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:30am Welcome & Overview

9:00-10:15am Collaborative Plenary Session – W.T. Grant Team

                            Presenter: Bill Firestone, Rutgers University

10:15-10:45am Networking Break

10:45am-12:00pm Learning Exchange Breakouts and CIG meeting


· Scholar Practitioner Reflections: A Program’s First Cohort Presents Their Research

Presenters: Taka Mays, Robin Montgomery Krause, Kay Caster, Kema Gadson, Courtney Preston, Florida State University

·Measuring the Impact of Embedded Fieldwork on Community Partners & Students: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Presenters: Jennifer Moradian Watson, and Laura Gonzalez, California State University, Fresno

·Learning from Alums: Design Implications of Graduates’ Feedback

Presenters: Edmund Hamann, Eileen Boswell and Guy Trainin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

·Improvement Science: How to Connect Evidence, Measures, and Change

Presenters: Jacqueline Hawkins and. Kristi Santi, University of Houston


12:10-12:30pm Program of the Year Award 

12:30-1:30pm Lunch  

1:30-1:45pm Greetings & Updates from New Impacting Education Editor in Chief Stephanie J. Jones

1:45-3:00pm Plenary Session – CPED

3:00-3:30pm Networking Break

3:30-4:45pm Learning Exchange Breakouts and CIG Meeting


·Data Analysis and the EdD Student: Tips and Tools for Teaching the  Research Skills Needed for an Impactful Dissertation Experience

Presenter: Nancy Fichtman Dana, University of Florida

·Collaborative Working Groups: A Networked Assessment Model

Presenters: Rhonda Jeffries, Yasha Becton, Chris Bogiages, Leigh D'Amico and Suha Tamim, University of South Carolina

·Developing a Signature Pedagogy for an Executive Format Doctoral Program

Presenters: James E. Bartlett and Michelle E. Bartlett, North Carolina State University and J. Jordan Dolfi, Doctoral Student


5:00-7:30pm CPED Reception hosted by Florida State University

with presentation of the David G. Imig Distinguished Service Award


Friday, June 15, 2018

9:00am Good Morning and Overview
9:00-9:30am October 2018 Convening – Arizona State University
9:45-11:00am Learning Exchanges

· Employing the Etic/Emic Approach to Inform the Problem of Practice
Presenters: James Mc Dowelle and Art Rouse, East Carolina University
· How Brave Can You Be? Assessing Impact with Developmental Evaluation
Presenter: Harriette Thurber Rasmussen, Fielding Graduate University
· CPED-influenced MEd Program: Considerations for Design and Implementation
Presenter: Timothy E. Jester, University of Alaska Anchorage
· Impact Measurement in an Online Professional Doctorate
Presenter: Swapna Kumar, University of Florida

11:00am-12:00pm Closing


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