CIHE Mentoring Program

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:00am-1:30pm CENTRAL/New Orleans TIME

The ASHE Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) offers annual Mentoring Roundtables for Early Career Scholars and Graduate Students in connection with ASHE CIHE Pre-conference Forum. Attendees of the CIHE Pre-conference forum can attend this event free of charge, and those not attending the CIHE Pre-conference Forum can register for a small fee.

What are the CIHE Virtual Mentoring Roundtables? 
The main goal of the CIHE Virtual Mentoring Roundtables is to facilitate new connections and potential mentoring relationships between faculty, staff, researchers, and students who are interested in international and comparative higher education.

The Virtual 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 online experience. The Virtual 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.
What will the CIHE Virtual Mentoring Roundtables look like? 
While authentic mentoring relationships take time and repeated encounters to develop, this initial virtual meeting can provide opportunities for scholars and practitioners at different career stages to network and develop relationships within the ASHE-CIHE community. In order to accomplish this goal, will join virtual roundtables that are based on career and research interests, needs, and goals. Each ‘roundtable’ will be in the form of a virtual meeting room where an established scholar will facilitate an informal discussion on a specific topic.

Learning/Program Outcomes

This event will empower participants to:
  1. Identify helpful resources for scholars and practitioners working in the field of international and comparative higher education.
  2. Develop tools and strategies for navigating the academic and/or non-academic job market.
  3. Create a network of mentors and/or peers with similar interests and goals.
  4. Develop strategies for success as a graduate student or early career scholar/practitioner.
  • All ASHE Professional Development events encourage participants to engage throughout the event in various ways. To provide an environment that is conducive to learning and engagement and to provide a safe space (to the extent possible), Professional Development events are not recorded.

2020 Schedule

11:00am-11:20am Central/New Orleans Time
Welcome and Introductions by Hugo Garcia & Kayla Johnson

11:25am-12:10pm Central/New Orleans Time
Roundtable Session #1

12:10pm-12:25pm Central/New Orleans Time
Coffee Break: This will be a time that you can step away. We will also fill this time with some informal chat for those who want to stick around. 
12:30pm-1:15pm Central/New Orleans Time
Roundtable Session #2
1:15pm-1:30pm Central/New Orleans Time
Closing Remarks by Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez & Antigoni Papadimitriou
Roundtable Topics
Navigating the Faculty Job Market/Process
  • Jeongeun Kim (Arizona State University)
  • Christina Yao (University of South Carolina)

Searching for Jobs Inside the US as an International Scholar
  • Dante Salto (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • Anita Gopal (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Searching for Jobs Outside of the US
  • Charles Mathies (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Anatoly Oleksiyenko (The University of Hong Kong)

Navigating the Non-Faculty Job Market/Process
  • Shanna Saubert (NAFSA)
  • Lucia Brajkovic (The World Bank)

Articulating a Research Agenda/Preparing a Research Statement
  • Chris Glass (Old Dominion University)
  • Chrystal George Mwangi (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Facilitating International Collaborations / Networking
  • Gerardo L. Blanco (Boston College)
  • Antigoni Papadimitriou (Western Kentucky University)

Publishing as a Graduate Student
  •  Suzan Kommers (Nuffic)
  •  Jungmin Lee (University of Kentucky)

Event Committee

Participant/Mentee Registration

  • Participants/Mentees must register and pay for the CIHE Pre-conference by October 20 (Note: Late registration for the CIHE Pre-Conference begins on 10/16 so we recommend registering prior to this).
  • ​If a mentor or mentee does not register for the CIHE Pre-Conference, they will be charged a $10 Mentor Program registration fee.
  • Registration Close and Payment Deadline: October 20, Noon Pacific
  • During registration, participants will agree to the ASHE Virtual Events Code of Conduct, provide information about accommodation requests (see for more information), and answer a few event-related questions.

Mentor Interest Form

If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please click here to submit an interest form.  Mentors do not need to register for the event. The CIHE/ASHE leadership team will manage mentor registration at a later date