Call for Proposals

47th Annual Conference
November 16 - November 19, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada


(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

Step-by-step instructions on navigating the ASHE Conference Portal to:

Questions about submitting a proposal and the ASHE Conference Portal can be directed to

Key Dates

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February 1, 2022

Call For Proposals sent to ASHE Community;
Conference Portal Opens for proposal submissions and volunteer applications

Monday, April 18, 2022
4:00 PM Pacific/Las Vegas Time

Proposals and volunteer applications are due. No exceptions will be made to this deadline. Please plan to submit your proposal before the deadline.

Please note that this is a 76-day window in which members are able to submit a proposal and/or volunteer. This is a hard deadline and there will not be an extension to this deadline and late submissions will not be accepted.

Early May

Reviewers will be assigned proposals and provided a three-week window to complete their reviews.

Early July

Notification of acceptance or rejection as well as assignment as a Session Chair or Discussant will be sent via email. The ASHE General Conference acceptance rate is typically around 45%.

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

Presenter and volunteer conference registration deadline. If your proposal is accepted and/or if you are assigned as Chair or Discussant, you have a professional and ethical obligation to register for the conference.

Thursday, September 30, 2022
4:00 PM Pacific/Las Vegas Time

Virtual Poster materials due 

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
4:00 PM Pacific/Las Vegas Time

Final research and scholarly papers (including papers in a self-designed session) must be uploaded to the ASHE Conference Portal. The Program Committee reserves the right to rescind the acceptance of any research or scholarly paper not uploaded to the ASHE Conference Portal by this deadline. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4:00 PM Pacific/Las Vegas Time

PowerPoint Presentations must be uploaded. The Program Committee reserves the right to rescind the acceptance if a presentation is not uploaded by this deadline. 

General Proposal Information: Important Notes for 2022

Each year the ASHE Program Committee Co-Chairs and ASHE Staff review data from the previous conference (e.g. proposal submissions, evaluations), consider ASHE values and priorities and make changes if needed to enhance the conference experience. Relevant changes, policies, and procedures for the 2022 conference are listed below.
In addition, to provide greater transparency on the peer review process, we have updated information about the peer review process at

Conference Program Sections Updates

  • Titles and descriptions of undergraduate student sections were revised to more accurately reflect and clarify topics appropriate for each: 
    • Undergraduate Students: Access
    • Undergraduate Students: Contexts & Retention
    • Undergraduate Students: Development/al Theory
    • Undergraduate Students & Graduates: Persistence & Resilience​​
  • The Organization, Administration, and Leadership Section was split into two sections to more accurately reflect and clarify topics appropriate for each: 
    • Leadership in Higher Education 
    • Organization and Administration

Proposal Submissions and Review Process

  • Proposal and Presentation Limits: Participants may be included in a maximum of four General Conference proposals total regardless of role (e.g., co-author, symposium participant).  A participant may appear on the conference program no more than five times in total across all roles and formats (e.g., chair or symposium participant) during the General Conference. These limits apply to the General Conference and do not include pre-conferences. Please keep this in mind as you submit proposals and agree to participate in collaborative submissions.

  • Assignment of Reviewers: To ensure the Program Committee has enough reviewers to provide substantive feedback to each proposal we will once again engage our membership more fully in the review process. We encourage all ASHE members to volunteer to review. Those ASHE members who are terminal degree holders (e.g., Ed.D., J.D., Ph.D.), are listed as an author/co-author on any proposal(s), and who did not sign up as a reviewer in the ASHE Conference Portal may be assigned up to 12 proposals to review as needed. 

  • Doctoral Candidates as Reviewers: Recognizing that graduate students make up over 40% of the Association membership, the increasing role of doctoral candidates in knowledge production activities, and the noticeable investments by doctoral candidates to provide quality reviews as evidenced by their service as reviewers for posters and roundtables for many years as well as their service in 2021 during a pilot program, the Program Committee will once again invite doctoral candidates (meaning anyone who has successfully defended their proposal) to serve in the review process as one of three reviewers on research papers, scholarly papers, self-designed research paper sessions, interactive symposia, and PVDS.  As with all reviewers, doctoral candidates will be able to indicate the maximum number of reviews they are willing to complete and no one reviewer will be assigned more than 12 reviews in the initial round.  

  • Reviewer and Discussant Recommendations:  To continue efforts to enhance our peer review process, we are once again providing a space for proposal submitters to suggest reviewers for their proposal. As evidenced in 2021, this will support the Program Committee in better aligning proposals with appropriate reviewers, providing better matches for reviewers, and providing better feedback on proposals. For paper proposals, we have added an option for submitters to suggest a Discussant(s) for their paper if accepted. Although recommendations will be considered, we cannot guarantee that all recommendations will be able to be fulfilled.

Presentation Formats Updates

  • With the exception of Posters and the Virtual Roundtable session noted below, all presentations will be delivered in-person during the General Conference and Pre-Conferences. 
    • Presenters who have a presentation paper accepted and who initially plan to attend the in-person but are unable to do so will have the option to switch to a Virtual Roundtable Presentation or a Virtual Poster Presentation. The deadline to make this change in format will be August 31.
  • Posters: For 2022, Poster presentations will once again be presented virtually.  
  • Roundtables: There will be a Roundtable session offered virtually and one in-person. Submitters will have the opportunity to indicate which format they prefer during the proposal submission process.