Presentation on theme: "Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID) – Education University of Colorado, Boulder School of Education participation in CID Innovations within School."— Presentation transcript:
Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID) – Education University of Colorado, Boulder School of Education participation in CID Innovations within School of Education Collaborations with other CID-Education schools
School of Education participation in CID 10 schools nationwide participating in CID – Education. Two CU committee members attended CID Summer Convening. Many schools focusing innovations at program area level (I.e. math education). CU SoE revising entire doctoral degree. CU School of Education program areas: –Research & Evaluation Methodology; Educational Psychology; Instruction & Curriculum; Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice; Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity
Innovations within School of Education Old approach: –Various, highly individual apprenticeship experiences and course activities –Sporadic conference attendance –Uneven preparation of students New approach: –Equalized opportunities for research and teaching apprenticeships –Better coordination of course activities –More balance and stronger preparation for all students
Innovations with School of Education Our goal: –To develop a cohort of students who form a community of scholars and later become leaders in evidence-based educational research, policy, and practice Our method: –Integration of first year preparation for all students Our plan: –First year required core program, including “Big Ideas” course, yearlong courses in Quantitative Methods and Qualitative Methods, and program area seminars
Innovations within School of Education “Big Ideas” of the discipline: –Covers topics, concepts, and theories with which all students of educational research should be familiar. –Creates shared knowledge despite diverse backgrounds. –Serves as a springboard for more advanced coursework in each program area.
Innovations within School of Education Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: –Provides an understanding of theory and practice in both research traditions. –Better illustrates relationships among methods and the link between research question and method.
Innovations within School of Education Program Area Seminars: –Lets entering students pursue their area of specialization during the first year. –Provides all students a regular and comfortable forum for discussion and presentation of important topics in their area of specialization.
Collaborations with other CID-Education schools Joint program reviews with partner institutions. Research and evaluation of process. CU taking the lead in developing instruments for assessment of education doctoral program innovations. Graduate students from all CID-Education schools producing autobiographical narratives on commonalities and differences within doctoral education. Focusing on areas of research preparation, mentorship, diverse career aspirations, and the future of the field.