View from the Road: Research: Alive and Well in ACPE
By Steve Ivy, Director of Community, Practice, and Member Development | June 10, 2019
Over the past five years, ACPE has experienced many new dynamics and relationships. One that I have been directly connected to has been the re-vitalization of leadership and activities around research related to CPE processes and the practices of those we educate. I write “re-vitalization” because one of my first volunteer activities with ACPE in the mid-1980s was on a regional research committee. In recent years, our Board has created an ACPE Research Committee and appointed a diverse group of invested persons who began their work in January 2018, demonstrating a commitment that had not been so evident for many years.
Led by ACPE Certified Educators Judy Ragsdale, Chair and Moses Taiwo, Chair-elect, the Research Committee have worked on projects that are both visible and not-yet-visible. In 2018, the committee conducted a literature review of all known research articles that studied CPE processes and outcomes. The review was published over several editions of This Week@ACPE. Their intent was to inform our membership and encourage research related to our professional activities. If you are an educator that has conducted Ph.D., Ed.D., and D.Min. level research related to your supervisory activities, please let Judy and Moses know. We encourage you to consider publishing your results so that our educational work can be better research-informed.
In the meantime, here are a few highlights on the work the committee has done thus far: