Call for Proposals

Full participation, and research on how to advance it, has never been more urgent. Given 2020 is an election year, many assertions will be made about the value of higher education to individuals and society. ASHE members conduct research that shows the limitations of higher education in supporting full participation, and the concrete ways in which colleges and universities need to transform to fully include and engage all members. We also have research that reveals the small and large wins, examples of new spaces created to foster full and broader participation. The ASHE 2020 Conference will illuminate spaces where full participation is imagined, designed, and achieved.

ASHE Conference 2020 Call For Proposals

(click here for section, pre-con, and proposal descriptions)

(click here to access the ASHE Conference Portal to submit/edit a proposal and/or volunteer)

How To Guides

What's New for 2020?

(see page 6 of the Call For Proposals for more information as well as the email sent to all ASHE members from ASHE President KerryAnn O'Meara)

  • Every ASHE member with an earned doctorate/terminal degree who submits a research and/or scholarly paper, regardless of order of authorship, to complete a minimum of 3 proposal reviews.
  • Proposal submissions will be limited to 4 proposals per person across all proposal types. As in past practice, we will still allow members to be on the program 5 times (e.g. members can have 4 accepted proposals and serve as a discussant or chair). Pre-Conference proposals and sessions are not included in the 5-time appearance on the program count, only sessions at the main conference.
  • New and re-organized sections for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Reclassification of Community Engaged Research as a method rather than a section.
  • A word limit of 2,000 words (excluding references, tables, etc.).
  • Research paper proposals (including those in Self Designed Sessions) require the inclusion of preliminary findings or summary of findings. Additionally, where applicable, poster and roundtable proposals should include partial or summary of findings. 

Key Dates

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Proposals and volunteer applications due (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Friday, May 1, 2020 at Noon Pacific Time

Reviewers assigned and review proposals

Assignments made in early May with reviews due in late May

Notifications of proposal status and assignment as a chair and/or discussant

Early July

Final research and scholarly papers must be uploaded to the ASHE Conference Portal

October 26, 2020 at 4:00pm Pacific *The Program Committee reserves the right to rescind the acceptance of any papers not uploaded by the deadline