CAHEP Pre-Con Forum

Thursday, October 28, 2021

10:00am-4:15pm Atlantic Standard/San Juan Time

This event will be held virtually. See for more information.

The mission of CAHEP is to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of graduate students and faculty in the Association’s constituent higher education programs within North America and around the world. Towards that end, the purpose of the CAHEP Pre-Conference is to facilitate the exchange among program coordinators/directors, faculty, students, and other interested members of the Association.

2021 Schedule

Thursday, October 28
Welcome 10:00am-10:15am
Breakout Session 10:15am-11:30am
Breakout Session 12:00pm-1:15pm
Breakout Session 1:30pm-3:00pm
Business Meeting 3:15pm-4:15pm

Find the full schedule for the 2021 CAHEP Pre-Conference by clicking the button below:


For questions about registration, contact the ASHE Office at or (702) 895-2737.
  • Current ASHE members are able to register for the Pre-Conference at discounted fees (see below).
  • Expired Members can register for the Pre-Conference at non-member rates.
    • Expired Members can reactivate your membership in the registration process to take advantage of discounted pricing.
  • Individuals with Guest accounts can register for the Pre-Conference at non-member rates.
    • Guests can become a member during the registration process to take advantage of discounted pricing.
Updated: April 16, 2021
   Early Registration: Through 8/31/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time  Regular Registration: 9/1/21 - 10/1/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time  Late Registration: 10/2/21-10/21/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time
ASHE Members  $20  $35  $50
Non-Members  $35  $60  $80


CAHEP Pre-Conference Chair: Ryan A. Miller,

If you have technical or logistical questions about submitting a proposal or the pre-conference:

  • Email ASHE Conference Staff at
  • Call the ASHE Office at (702) 895-2737

2021 Call For Proposals
Deadline: April 20, 2021, 4:00pm Pacific

In keeping with this year’s theme of Spanning and Unsettling the Borders of Higher Education, CAHEP seeks proposals to present research and scholarly papers or facilitate roundtables and symposia that promote place-consciousness—attention to the land, communities, and geographies where higher education programs are situated—as well as proposals that attend to and critique the boundaries and borders of and within higher education programs.
Toward this end, we welcome conference proposals that philosophically, practically, and/or empirically address one or more the following questions:

  • What are the ethical responsibilities of place-conscious higher education programs in the midst of a global pandemic, systemic racial injustice, and economic crises?

  • How do higher education program faculty and leaders navigate institutional pressures related to recruitment, admissions, and revenue generation in the context of a contracting higher education labor market?

  • What boundaries animate or constrain curricula, teaching and learning, faculty mentorship, and graduate student agency and support within higher education programs?

  • How can higher education programs promote equity, justice, and place-consciousness within internships, practica, assistantships, examinations, dissertations, and other graduate student programming and milestones?

  • What are the responsibilities of higher education programs to prepare equity-minded,  place-conscious institutional leaders, practitioners, teachers, researchers, and policy advocates? What responsibilities exist to prepare graduates for careers beyond the boundaries of colleges and universities?

  • How can higher education programs become place-conscious in attending to program delivery, structure, and outcomes? What are the responsibilities of higher education programs to their local communities and geographies and to the native inhabitants of the land on which their institutions are located?

  • What traditional boundaries of higher education programs merit consideration, critique, and expansion? Within the higher education program ecosystem, what are the roles of smaller and emerging programs, programs at teaching and comprehensive institutions, programs outside of the United States, online programs, and for-profit institution programs?

Proposal formats accepted

Research Paper


Scholarly Paper


Interactive Symposium


Self- Designed Paper Session


Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship






*While CAHEP will not be accepting submissions for Posters, Research and Scholarly Paper authors are able to indicate if they would like to be considered for a Poster if we are unable to accept the proposal in a paper session. In this instance, the Poster will be included in the ASHE General Conference Roundtable or Poster Session. If a member is interested in submitting a Poster with a focus under the mission of CAHEP, we recommend submitting it to the Faculty, Administrative, and Classified Staff; Graduate and Professional Education, Organization, Administration and Leadership; or Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Section of the General Conference.