The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) launched in 2007 with the goal of redesigning doctoral preparation for professional practitioners. It is now an independent initiative working collaboratively to improve professional preparation in education. CPED and its Board of Directors recently accepted 22 new graduate schools of education as members into the consortium, joining the more than 80 existing member schools of education in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pk-20 education and the organizations that support it. CPED institution members and their faculty engage in a model of professional development to learn from and with each other the best ways to design professional preparation, and to integrate improvement ideas and research into the preparation of aspiring P-20 leaders.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education. Since October 2014, it has been administered by Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research.
The Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification that involves the documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. The application process for the Community Engagement Classification is administered by the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University.