California State University Fresno (California State University System) CPED Progress on the Doctorate of Educational Leadership Beverly Young, Joan Bissell, Sharon Brown-Welty and Jothany Blackwood
Evaluation of Signature Pedagogy Using Inquiry Questions • What is the group’s consensus of the definition of Signature Pedagogy? • What are the benefits of having a Signature Pedagogy? • What are the challenges related to having a Signature Pedagogy within a program? 4. What, if any, Signature Pedagogies currently exist within our program?
Statement of DPELFS Signature Pedagogy: DPELFS’ Signature Pedagogy is curriculum-based embedded fieldwork that provides engagement with and service to the local community.
Signature Pedagogy Operationalized in the DPELFS Program is: Embedded Fieldwork (Laboratories of Practice) that benefits community colleges or schools or districts
Core Curriculum with “Embedded Fieldwork” (5 of 9 courses to date) • Educational Reform • Curriculum Perspectives for Education Leaders • Applied Qualitative Methods • Educational Policy Environments 5. Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation
Embedded Fieldwork Project Examples: * Online education program review/evaluation at school district * Review/evaluation of Leadership Institute at Community College System Office * Review of advanced placement passing rates at school district * Benchmark tests/California Standards Test/California Standards alignment and correlation study conducted through the County Office of Education * Identification of problematic policy at school district or community college, framing of the issues, and designing policy recommendations. * Conducting simple study for a school district or community college using qualitative methods
Evaluation of Candidate AssessmentUsing Inquiry Questions • What types of candidate assessments are appropriate to measure leadership practices and research? 2. When should each of these assessments take place?
Revised Qualifying Examination From a Literature Review around a problem of practice to – A case-study approach with questions posed from Core Courses requiring students to demonstrate high-level and critical thinking skills to respond. Scoring rubric for each response is designed by the instructor submitting the question