TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Welcome from CPED Executive Director Jill A. Perry
- Convening Preparation & Pre-Work
- Day 1 Agenda: Wednesday, October 14th
- Day 2 Agenda: Thursday, October 15th
- Day 3 Agenda: Friday, October 16th
- Special Thanks to the Convening Committee & Volunteers
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One of the features of the CPED convening is asking participants to complete “pre-work” (assignments that relate to the convening theme) in advance of attending the convening.
For our large group exchanges, we ask that you read the following:
- Unflattening Information & Excerpts of Nick Sousanis’ Comics Dissertation
- Research Versus Problem Solving for the Education Leadership Doctoral Thesis: Implications for Form and Function by Doug Archbald (2008)
- A Brief History of Doctoral Discourse by Christopher Loss (2015)
- Resources, the Future of the Dissertation, Council of Graduate Schools
- Convening Norms of Engagement
- Toast to the EdD – Help us raise a glass to 100 years of the EdD with these CPED signature cocktails/mocktails. We celebrate the centennial of the EdD at our Thursday reception!
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Familiarize yourself with the unique nature of CPED and our convenings by reading:
Unflattening: Reinventing Scholarship
Dr. Sousanis will present on his experiences writing and drawing his doctoral dissertation entirely in comics form. Published by Harvard University Press as Unflattening, the work argues for the importance of visual thinking for teaching and learning in both its subject and its form and challenges the forms of learning traditionally found in academic settings.
In his talk, which will draw on extensive visual examples from his own work, Sousanis will call attention to the dominance of the written word, encouraging instead an interconnected production of knowledge created from both verbal and visual forms.
About the Presenter:
Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an associate professor in Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he runs an interdisciplinary Comics Studies program.
He is the author of Unflattening, originally his doctoral dissertation, which he wrote and drew entirely in comics form. Published by Harvard University Press in 2015, Unflattening received the 2016 American Publishers Association Humanities award for Scholarly Excellence and the 2016 Lynd Ward prize for Best Graphic Novel.
Sousanis’s comics have appeared in Nature, The Boston Globe, and Columbia Magazine.
Learn more about Sousanis and his work here.
Dissertations for a Post-Pandemic World
Projects and reports such as Gutenberg-e, the 2016 CGS convening on The Future of the Dissertation, and the 2018 National Academies report on Graduate Stem Education for the 21st Century scholars have raised the call for new modes of scholarship and scholarly communication that better model the realities and demands of today’s work force.
The twin pandemics of 2020 challenge us to think differently not only about the format and dissemination of dissertations but also about the relationship between the scholar, the work, and the community in which it is situated.
This talk will explore what has changed, what is changing, and what new opportunities are on the horizon for rethinking the dissertation.
About the Presenter:
Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools
Suzanne Ortega became the sixth President of the Council of Graduate Schools on July 1, 2014. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the University of North Carolina (UNC) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (2011-14). Previous appointments include the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Vice Provost and Graduate Dean at the University of Washington (UW), and the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Ortega's masters and doctoral degrees in sociology were completed at Vanderbilt University.
With primary research interests in mental health epidemiology, health services, race and ethnic relations, and graduate education, Dr. Ortega is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and an introductory sociology text, now in its 9th edition. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Ortega has also served on review panels for National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on grants totaling more than $11 million in private foundation and federal funds.
Dr. Ortega serves, or has served, on a number of professional association boards and committees, including the boards of the Council of Graduate Schools, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the National Academies Committees on the Assessment of the Research Doctorate and Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, the NSF Human Resources Expert Panel and Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee, the North Carolina E-learning Commission, and the UNC, UNM, and UW Presses. She currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of American University in the Emirates.