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2020 CPED Student Research Forum: Building Community for Emerging Scholarly Practitioners
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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2020 CPED Student Research Forum
October 13, 2020

Building Community for Emerging Scholarly Practitioners

We are very excited that the 2020 virtual convening format will provide an opportunity to expand participation to a wider CPED audience -- specifically, students.  This year, we are piloting a day dedicated to students which includes a series of presentations and workshops intended to build a supportive student community within the CPED network. This will be an opportunity for students to present and share work in practice, along with networking with fellow scholarly practitioners. The student forum is free of charge and open to all students at CPED institutions.


Tentative Agenda

The student conference will be approximately five hours long.  You are not required to attend every session.  A detailed agenda will be published after registration has been completed. 

Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 1 
Workshop: Micki Caskey 
Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 2
Keynote: Nick Sousanis 
Dissertation in Practice Poster Session 3
Wrap up


Keynote: Nick Sousanis, EdD
Dr. Sousanis will share his experience and process of developing an alternative format EdD dissertation at Teachers College, Columbia University. Nick will engage members in activities to help think beyond a five chapter dissertation. Additionally, he will work with students during the student research forum on dissertation development.

Workshop: Micki Caskey, PhD
Dr. Micki Caskey will share her experience working with EdD students to support their academic and professional writing.

Dissertation in Practice Poster Sessions - Call for Participation

The DiP poster sessions are an opportunity to share your dissertation work in progress with fellow EdD students and faculty mentors.  The intent of the session is to provide open and collegial feedback on work in progress. The in-session peer and faculty feedback will be guided by the 2020 Dissertation in Practice scoring guide. We invite proposals from students who are preparing to defend their proposal, are in data collection, or, are preparing to defend their dissertation.  


  • Each session will be 1 hour long. 

  • There will be 5 students in each session, along with one faculty moderator. 

  • Each presenter will have no more than 6 minutes to present their study. 

  • You will create a 1 page/slide virtual poster to display during your presentation.

  • After everyone has presented, student participants will engage in discussion with faculty and audience members. 


If you are interested in attending or presenting, please register below.

Register Here



Contact Carolyn Carlins, Operations Manager, [email protected]


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Dunn, S, (2014). The amazing adventures of the comic book dissertator. Retrieved 29 December 2019 from, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Patton, S. (2013). The dissertation can no longer be defended. Chronicle of Higher Education, available at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dissertation-Can-No-Longer/137215

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