CEP Pre-Con Forum

Friday, November 13, 2020
9:00am-6:00pm Central/New Orleans Time
Event will be held Virtually

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2020 Theme: Equity and Justice in the Wake of Advancing Full Participation

The primary purpose of CEP, as stated in its by-laws, is to facilitate the participation of scholars from ethnically and racially minoritized groups in the affairs of the Association. The CEP Pre-Conference Forum consists of two components: (1) the presentation of research/scholarly papers, roundtables, poster, and symposia and (2) the CEP Mentor-Protégé Program, which provides mentoring/professional development sessions. The ASHE General Conference program will and should include sessions focused on race and ethnicity, as well as other aspects of diversity and equity. The CEP Pre-Conference Forum is distinct from the General Conference. It offers opportunities for attendees to focus intensively, extensively, and specifically on issues of race, ethnicity, and racism, and the intersections of racism with other interlocking systems of oppression. This year, we specifically invited scholars to consider what equity and justice means in the wake of advancing full participation. In other words, what does participation mean and what are its limitations as we consider racial justice and other movements toward equity?
The 2020 CEP Pre-Conference Forum will highlight scholarship and offer opportunities to leverage the study of race, racism, and intersectionality with other forms of oppression in conversations about participation, equity, and justice. Namely, we ask scholars to consider interrogating notions of full participation, keeping in mind the ways in which participation has been used as a palatable approach to superficially address issues of inequity in the academy. In doing so, we acknowledge the historical and contemporary constructions of postsecondary institutions that were never created to have minoritized individuals and communities participate.


Friday, November 13- Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Pre-Conference
Welcome 9:00am-10:00am
Breakout Sessions 10:15am-11:30am
Breakout Sessions 11:45am-1:00pm
Breakout Sessions 1:30pm-2:45pm
Breakout Sessions 3:00pm-4:15pm
Business Meeting 4:30pm-6:00pm

Find the full schedule for the 2020 CEP Pre-Conference by clicking the button below:

The ASHE Office will send out more information about the virtual conference platform in October.



Regular  Registration
11:59 PM PT
Late Registration  
12:00 PM PT
Current Member
$30 $45
$50 $80

*Note: Registration for the CEP Mentor-Protégé Program is included with your CEP Pre-Conference Registration fee. As such, we encourage you to sign up to be a mentor or protege. Please note that this a separate registration process; click the link above for more information and to register.

2020 Call For Proposals & Volunteers

Proposal and Volunteer Deadline: May 1, 2020, Noon Pacific

The CEP Pre-Conference Forum peer review process reflects high expectations of rigor and quality. Sessions selected are those that expand, challenge, and shift the field’s thinking, practice, and praxis. We welcome proposals that engage in analyses of white supremacy, settler colonialism, and ethnocentrism through systemic lenses. Proposals which confront racism with other interlocking structures of marginalization and privilege (e.g., social class, ability, sex assigned at birth, gender identity and expression, sexuality, religion/spirituality/faith, and global/transnational) are especially encouraged. 

Proposal formats accepted: 
  • Research Paper
  • Scholarly Paper
  • Interactive Symposium
  • Self-Designed Paper Session
  • Roundtable, Poster

Special notes about the CEP Poster Session:
Poster submissions are limited to graduate students or newly minted doctorates. In our desire to highlight graduate and newly minted doctorates’ scholarship, the symposium will be judged by senior scholars and the CEP community. Each participant will receive constructive feedback on their poster and several awards will be given out during the business meeting. The posters will be evaluated and awarded based on methodology and methods, use of critical theories, contribution to racialized and ethnically marginalized communities, and the scholar’s ability to help us reimagine higher education for those most marginalized within it.
Guidelines: (1) Poster Symposium is only open to graduate students or newly minted doctorates (no earlier than May 2019 graduation); (2) You must submit a poster proposal through the ASHE Conference Portal; (3) Your topic must be aligned with the values and purpose of CEP; (4) All methodologies and approaches are welcomed; (5) You must be willing to attend and register for the CEP Pre-Conference.


CEP Chair:
Dr. Kandace Hinton – Indiana State University, Kandace.Hinton@indstate.edu
2020 CEP Pre-Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Natasha Croom – Clemson University, nncroom@clemson.edu
Dr. Antonio Duran – Auburn University, antonio.duran@auburn.edu

For questions about registration, please contact the ASHE Office at office@ashe.ws or (702)895-2737.