Call for Proposals

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The Call for Proposals opened February 2, 2024. Proposals and Applications for Volunteers are due Monday, April 22, 2024 at 4:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time. No exceptions will be made to this due date. Notification of the decision to accept or not accept proposals will be emailed to proposal authors in early July.


(Read the full guide to the 2024 Call for Proposals including the information on this page)

(Access the ASHE Conference Portal to submit/edit a proposal during the submission window and/or to submit a volunteer application)


How To Guides

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


Important Dates

Visit ashe.ws/importantdates2024 for a review of important due dates throughout the year for the conference.


General Proposal Information: Important Notes for 2024

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 program. Relevant changes, policies, and procedures for the 2024 conference are listed below.

In addition, to provide greater transparency on the proposal review process, we have updated information about the proposal review process at ashe.ws/reviewprocess.

Conference Program Sections Updates

  • We have revised the names of two sections to better reflect the foci and topics of the following sections:
    • Graduate/Professional Students & Post-doctoral Fellows: This section now specifically includes Post-Doctoral Scholars.
    • Teaching & Learning: The previous section name included the word “Assessment.” Assessment continues to be included in this section as it is related to both teaching and learning.
  • We have added a Workshop format type for the Research Methods Section. This integrates the ASHE Research Workshop Series into the Call for Proposals as well as allows us to pilot a new format option for future conferences.

Virtual Conference Day Options

Presenters who are not able to attend the in-person conference or prefer to present in a virtual format will be able to submit their proposal for a Virtual Conference Day presentation. These presentations will be held on Thursday, November 7th and occur virtually. Presenters are able to select either an In-Person Presentation or a Virtual Conference Day Presentation, not both. Proposals submitted for one format will not be considered for the other and cannot be switched once accepted for one format type.

All Proposal Formats except Posters and Workshops across all General Conference Sections can be considered for the Virtual Conference Day. Submissions to Pre-Conferences will only be considered for an In-Person Format.


Proposal Submissions and Review

  • 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 General Conference program no more than five times in total across all roles and formats (e.g., Chair or symposium participant). 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-authors 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.
  • Reviewer Limits: Reviewers 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 proposals. As evidenced in the past three years, 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.
  • Extending Qualifications for Reviewers and Discussant: In recognition that scholarship transcends a terminal degree, for 2024, current ASHE members with substantial research or practical expertise relevant to the proposal who does not have a terminal degree (e.g., a policy maker or policy researcher with 10+ years experience) will be able to serve as a third Reviewer on paper, interactive symposium, and PVDS submissions as well as a Discussant. The Program Committee has been charged with selecting qualified Reviewers for all conference proposals (e.g., a Reviewer with matching methods expertise to a proposal submission), ensuring that Reviewer feedback is quality (e.g., sending a proposal out for a fourth review if necessary), and assigning Discussant to sessions based on their expertise. Extending qualifications for Reviewers and Discussants will help the Program Committee ensure that proposals are matched to ASHE members who are able to provide quality and constructive feedback. More information about the proposal review process can be found at: ashe.ws/reviewprocess.

Example Proposals

Recent accepted proposals are available for review online, access to the website requires an ASHE login.

Review example proposals at ashe.ws/exampleproposals.


Contacts

General and logistical questions about the ASHE 2024 Conference (such as help with the Conference Portal):
Email ASHE staff at conference@ashe.ws, response time is within 2 business days, and typically within a few hours.

Questions about the Call For Proposals or Conference Program Committee and their role:
Please reach out to the Program Committee Co-Chairs: Rosemary (Rosie) Perez, perezrj@umich.edu & Jonathan Pryor, jpryor@csufresno.edu

Section related questions:
Please reach out to the corresponding Section Chairs listed by titles in the 2024 Call for Proposals document linked at the top of the page.

Pre-Conference related questions:
Please reach out to the corresponding Pre-Conference Chairs listed in respective sections in the 2024 Call for Proposals document linked at the top of the page.

Accessibility options and assistance for submitting a proposal:
If there are any ways in which ASHE can make the proposal submission form more accessible for you, please send requests to Alicia Castillo Shrestha, Assistant Director for Conference and Events at alicia@ashe.ws. Presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to share accessibility requests for the In-Person Conference, Pre-Conference, and/or Virtual Conference Day on the Conference registration form.