CIHE Mentoring Program

The ASHE Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) offers annual Mentoring Roundtables for Early Career Scholars and Graduate Students as part of the ASHE-CIHE Pre-conference Forum.

The main goal of the CIHE Mentoring Roundtables is to provide a structure that facilitates the creation of new connections and potential mentoring relationships between faculty, staff, researchers, and students who are interested in international/comparative higher education.

The Mentoring Roundtables values supportive, mutually beneficial, and authentic mentoring relationships where both mentees and the mentors can be personally involved and become connected through a rewarding experience. The Mentoring Roundtables is based on the commitment to offering a safe platform that will encourage and promote ongoing learning and growth, both personally and professionally, to all our participants.

While authentic mentoring relationships take time and repeated encounters to develop, this program engenders an initial meeting and opportunities for scholars at different career stages to network and develop relationships within the ASHE-CIHE community. In order to accomplish this goal, early- and later-career participants will join roundtables that are based on career and research interests. Each roundtable will be facilitated by established and senior scholars. Discussion topics may include transforming class papers into publications, navigating the faculty and non-faculty job market, articulating a research agenda, opportunities and challenges for postdocs and visiting scholars, among others. Masters and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early- and later-career researchers, practitioners, and faculty members are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be provided!

Tentative table topics include:

  • Transforming a class paper into a publication
  • Navigating the faculty job process
  • Navigating the non-faculty job market (administrator, NGO, policy)
  • Articulating a research agenda / Preparing a research statement
  • Opportunities and challenges of postdocs and visiting positions
  • Facilitating international collaborations

CIHE Mentoring Committee

Event Date and Time
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • 11:45am-1:15pm (Lunch will be provided!)

Registration Fees

  • There is no registration fee for this program. However, participants agree to register, pay for, and attend the CIHE Pre-conference, which begins on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


  • Interest Form Open: July 1
  • Interest Form Close: September 15

To complete the interest form, you will need:
  • Name, Institution/Organization Name, Institution/Organization Country, Email
  • Answers to the following question:
    • Current status in academia: Masters Student, Doctoral Student, Professional Staff, Faculty,  or Other
  • In which table(s) would you potentially like to participate?
  •  What is your goal for attending the mentoring session? (75 words max)