CAHEP Pre-Con Forum

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

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.


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

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

Registration Rates

**Rates Apply for the CAHEP Pre-Conference Only.**
Other Pre-conference and registrations rates may differ. Registration blocks close at 11:59pm Central/Minneapolis Time on the indicated date.

CAHEP Pre-Conference Forum Registration Early Registration
(until 8/5/23)

Regular Registration
(8/6/23 - 10/15/23)

Late Registration
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 Chair:

Call for Proposals (due April 25, 2023)

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 Yes
Scholarly Paper Yes
Interactive Symposium Yes
Self-Designed Paper Session Yes
Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship Yes
Works in Progress Yes
Poster Yes