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Regis joins prestigious Carnegie Project on Education DoctorateApril 3, 2014
Weston, MA. – Regis College is proud to announce that it is one of 33 higher education institutions joining the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) this spring. The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is an action-oriented initiative that has brought together a Consortium of colleges and schools of education that work together to institute a clear distinction between the professional practice doctorate in education (EdD) and the education research doctorate (PhD); and to improve reliability and efficacy of programs leading to the professional doctorate in education.
This third cohort for the Carnegie Project includes international participation (two institutions from Canada and one from New Zealand) and brings the total national membership to 87.
“The expansion of the Consortium to a third cohort speaks to the credibility of this faculty-led effort and to our dedication to learn from diverse settings around the US and beyond its borders as a means to develop the strongest professional preparation in education,” stated Jill A. Perry, PhD, the Executive Director of the Carnegie Project.
Membership places Regis in good company in Massachusetts. The other three institutions participating besides Regis are Boston College, Northeastern University, and University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
“We are thrilled to become participants in the CPED,” said Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN. “Regis has a long, distinguished history in raising up educators for students K through 16, and with our doctoral program in higher education leadership we are bringing that quality to the next level of professional education.”
“The aim of the Consortium is to learn together. New members understand that acceptance into the Consortium is an invitation to enter into a change process for their EdD programs,” explained Kristina A. Hesbol, CPED Membership Chair.
“The vision of the Consortium is to transform the Ed.D. (referred to as a Professional Practice
Doctorate within the Consortium) into the degree of choice for preparing the next generation of practitioner experts and school (K-12) and college leaders in Education,” said Malcolm O.
Asadoorian, PhD, Vice President, Academic Affairs at Regis College. “Our membership,” he continued, “will strengthen our generation of new knowledge and scholarship about educational practice (or related policies) and contribute to stewarding the education profession.”