Collaboration in Doctoral Education Forum

Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2022
Judson University, Elgin, IL


The CCCU Doctoral Education Collaboration Forum is an interactive forum on issues of doctoral education development and support, promoting increased excellence in doctoral education at CCCU institutions for all doctoral program directors, faculty, and administrators. This year’s theme is “Christian Doctoral Education: Innovation in Times of Change.”

For more information on the Council for Collaboration in Doctoral Education click here.



Pre-conference dinner and welcome


8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-conference Session
Designed for New & Developing Doctoral Program Leaders

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Forum Begins

Plenary Session 1:  Distinctives of Doctoral Higher Education, Judson University Doctoral Faculty

Featuring a panel discussion with: Dr. Brenda Buckley-Hughes, Co-Director, Ed.D. in Literacy and Ed.D. in Leadership & Policy Studies; Dr. Karen Love, MA & BA in Organizational Leadership; Dr. Dana Onayemi, Director, Doctorate in Computer Science; Dr. Kristy Piebenga, Program Director, M.Ed. in Literacy; Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells, Provost & CAO; Dr. Lionel Sweeny, former Director, Doctor of Computer Science; Dr. Joy Towner, Co-Director, Ed.D. in Leadership & Policy Studies

7:30 AM
Breakfast and Plenary Session 2:
Quality and Integrity of Doctoral Programs, Anita Henck, Dean, School of Education, Azusa Pacific University

9:00 AM

9:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions # 1

10:15 AM
Refreshment Break

10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions #2

11:30 AM
Working Lunch: Table discussions by subject areas.

1:00 PM
Plenary Session #3: Equipping for Doctoral Student Advising, Lipscomb University Doctor of Education Faculty

Featuring a panel discussion with: Dr. Deborah Boyd, Dean Emerita College of Education; Dr. Trace Hebert, Director, Doctor of Education; Dr. Debi Hoggatt, Assistant Director of Online Cohorts, Doctor of Education; Dr. Emily Mofield, Professor, Doctor of Education; Dr. Tessa Sanders, Assistant Director of On-campus Cohorts, Doctor of Education

2:00 PM
Interactive table discussions/workshop ideas/demonstrations/vignettes

3:15 PM
Refreshment Break

3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions #3

4:30 PM

4:45 PM
Plenary Session #4:
Financial Challenges for Doctoral Students: Graduate School Loan Funding, Community Christian Credit Union

6:00 PM
Dinner and Networking

7:30 AM
Breakfast and Plenary Session #5:
Trends and Issues in CCCU Doctoral Education Programs: Exploring Implications and Responses, CCCU Council for Collaboration in Doctoral Education

9:00 AM

9:15 AM
Concurrent Session #4

10:15 AM
Refreshment Break

10:30 AM
Concurrent Session #5

11:30 AM
Closing Session: The Future of CCCU Doctoral Programs, Council, & Forums


Doctoral program directors, faculty, and administrators from member institutions are invited to register for the upcoming 2022 Doctoral Education Collaboration Forum. CCCU Member pricing is listed below. Non-member pricing is $255 regardless of registration date.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, please email Refunds for cancellations received prior to Friday, September 9 will be issued minus a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, September 9, 2022. Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not refundable.


Testing/Vaccination Policy

The CCCU is constantly monitoring CDC guidelines. We are living in a new reality, and we think we can navigate that reality together.

Currently, the CCCU is requesting that attendees at the Institute be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test 1-3 business days prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change. An individual can be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine).

Conference Rates
Early Bird
Ends July 22, 2022
Ends September 10, 2022
Ends September 23, 2022
Member Pricing

Pre-Forum Event

September 29, 2022
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This one-day event is for new(er) doctoral program directors, providing orientation and basic training on several critical aspects of doctoral program design, development, marketing, oversight, and evaluation, with attention given to programmatic issues, faculty development and support, and student guidance and support. You may add the bootcamp when you register for the Forum.

To learn more about the Bootcamp, contact Dr. Kevin E. Lawson, Chair of the CCCU Council for Collaboration in Doctoral Education:

Accommodations and Travel

Please contact any of the following hotels. All facilities are within 3 miles of campus and provide discounted rates.
Ask for the Judson University rate when you call.

Comfort Suites


Get your Judson rate online here!

Judson Rate: $90 plus tax

Holiday Inn

Make reservations by calling 847-488-9000. Let them know you are part of the Judson University Room Block

Book online: Judson University Room Block
Group Code: JCB
Book before September 8, 2022
Judson Rate: King or Two Queen Standard $104
 plus tax

Hampton Inn


CCCU Doctoral Education Collaboration Forum Online Booking Link

Judson Rate: $94 plus tax

Country Inn & Suites


Get your Judson rate online here!

Judson Rate: King or Two Queen Standard $89 plus tax


O’Hare International Airport
30 minute drive with tolls.
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50 minute drive without tolls.
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Midway Airport
60 minute drive with tolls.
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70 minute drive without tolls.
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