CAHEP Pre-Con Forum

2023 Call for Proposals
Proposals Due: April 25, 2025, 4:00PM Central/Minneapolis Time

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. Toward 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.

In keeping with this year’s theme of Higher Ed Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, CAHEP seeks proposals to present research and scholarly papers or facilitate works in progress and interactive symposiums that (re)consider the international and domestic politics that inform higher education policies and practices. The 2023 conference theme challenges us as higher education scholars to “break through the boredom and confinement of the well-manicured roses of our front yards.” Therefore, we should consider past, current, and even future challenges to higher education and how these may impact academic programs. As higher education institutions and programs face growing political pressure to refrain from teaching critical perspectives, for example, we as a field–as scholars and educators–have to think about the implications of the choice to restrict or limit perspectives and voices. 

With this context in mind, CAHEP is interested in proposals that might explore policies and practices in the organization, administration, delivery, and outcomes of graduate higher education programs; teaching and learning within programs; and graduate student and faculty experiences, including recruitment, socialization, mentorship, and success. As President Martínez-Alemán reminds us in this year’s theme, ASHE is approaching its 50th year as an association, and CAHEP encourages creativity in exploring and addressing challenges facing today’s higher education programs as well as those that may inform the next 50 years. We hope proposals can present conceptual, empirical, practical, and policy-based considerations in the study of higher education and preparation of higher education administrators and faculty. We particularly welcome proposals and involvement from graduate students and proposals that focus on politics and policies that inform higher education practice.

Proposal formats accepted

Research Paper


Scholarly Paper


Interactive Symposium


Self-Designed Paper Session


Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship


Works in Progress




2023 Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Tentative Time: 8:00am-6:30pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Welcome 8:00am-8:15am
Breakout Session 8:15am-9:30am
Breakout Sessions 9:45am-11:00am
Breakout Session 1:00pm-2:15pm
Breakout Session 2:30pm-3:45pm
Breakout Session 4:00pm-5:15pm
Business Meeting (Open to all CAHEP Members) 5:30pm-6:30pm
ASHE General Conference Welcome Reception 7:00pm-9:00pm

View the full schedule for the 2022 CAHEP Pre-Conference. If you missed the 2022 CAHEP Pre-Conference, you can purchase on-demand access to the recorded content through May 1, 2023.

2023 Registration

Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs Pre-Conference Forum Registration

 Early Registration: Through 8/5/23
11:59pm Central/Minneapolis Time

 Regular Registration:
8/6/23 - 10/15/23 11:59pm 
Central/Minneapolis Time

 Late Registration:
10/16/23-11/10/23 11:59pm 
Central/Minneapolis Time

General Member 45 55 70
Graduate Student Member 35 45 55
Retired, Emeritus, Part-Time, Post Doc 40 50 65
Non-Member 70 85 120


2023 CAHEP Pre-Conference Interim Chair:

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