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Assistant NDSU professor appointed to Carnegie Project committee

Posted on 11/16/2012

Chris Ray, assistant professor in North Dakota State University's School of Education doctoral programs, was appointed to the executive committee for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, which is a collaborative effort to examine the profes­sional doctorate in education, the Ed.D.

The project aims to redesign the doctorate in education to better prepare education practitioners in the nation's schools, colleges and educational organizations, and to better differentiate the doctorate in education from the research doctorate in education, the Ph.D. The role of the executive committee is to serve as an advisory board for the program's directors, provide input on planning and conference meetings, and to establish the direction for the consortium's research agenda. Members of the committee also oversee other committees.

Through his role with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Ray is the principal investigator for the NDSU partner project, working to redesign NDSU's doctorate in education according to the Carnegie Project's principles to better prepare education practitioners. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education research team studying the implementation of ongoing curricular change in doctorate in education programs across the United States. Ray co-chairs the committee to establish quality criteria for doctoral dissertations in education programs.

Most recently, Ray was invited to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as part of a select team of educators to attend a pilot workshop to learn about improvement science and the Carnegie Foundation's focus on using networked improvement communi­ties to systematically advance education at all levelsnationwide through increased research collaborations.

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council of Academic Deans from ResearchEducation Institutions, and supported by the Fund for the Improvement for Post-Secondary Education.

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