2015 Highlighted ASHE Sessions

With generous support from Lumina Foundation, the “Emerging Topics in Higher Education Research” plenary session is designed to advance the production of high-quality research that can guide the development and implementation of policies and practices that will effectively raise the nation’s higher education attainment (and enable the nation to reach Goal 2025). During this session, attendees will engage in interactive conversation with invited higher education leaders about the the research-based knowledge that policymakers and practitioners need to better inform their efforts to raise the nation’s higher education attainment. 

With generous support from the William T. Grant Foundation, this year’s conference will feature the work of five collaborations designed to improve connections between research and practice. Learn more about the goals of the project and the five presidential sessions.

 ASHE is excited to provide a screening of the film First Generation: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8:30 - 9:30 pm in Capitol 1, 2, 3. 
NEW: Free streaming of the film is available on the Go College! Now website. 

Debrief about the film with the film’s producer and one of the featured first-generation students in a related Presidential Session entitled, "Alternative approaches to disseminating knowledge on important higher education issues.” Friday November 6, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm in Granite ABC.

Special thanks to Penn AHEAD for sponsoring the film screening and Presidential Session


Join us Friday, November 6, 10:30 - 11:15 AM in Capitol Ballroom for a Conversation with Funders. In this session, Tom Brock, Institute of Education Sciences, Adam Gamoran, President the William T. Grant Foundation, and Danette Howard, Vice President for Policy and Mobilization at Lumina Foundation, will engage in a moderated conversation with ASHE members about the roles of their organizations in funding and advancing higher education research.