CIHE Pre-Con Forum

2023 Call for Proposals
Proposals Due: April 25, 2025, 4:00PM Central/Minneapolis Time

Proposals for this CIHE forum incorporate a comparative dimension in their methods or theoretical frameworks, or explore practices and structures that have international implications. Proposals for the pre-conference forum may include comparative studies analyzing two or more higher education national systems; studies exploring the conditions and consequences of transnational faculty, staff, and student mobility as a result of changing global demographics and economic development needs; organizational (institutional or system) global strategy and engagement; empirical and critical explorations of cross-border higher education institutions and programs; and critical analyses of internationalization practices, including education abroad as well as internationalization at home and a distance.

Proposals that include under-utilized theories, such as (Post-/De-) Colonial Theory, Southern Epistemologies, and Indigenous Scholarship, are particularly encouraged. We also seek proposals that engage with new methodological approaches that go beyond the national containers and that interrogate the normalization of Western perspectives.

Following the ASHE 2023 theme, of Higher Ed Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, we invite scholars to submit research that highlights the role of domestic educational policies and the geopolitical landscape in shaping “equitable access and affordability and the experiences and livelihoods of all staff, faculty, and students.” We also encourage scholars to share works that critically engage with “the politics of privilege and entitlement” and that “challenge the continued evolution of higher education to serve the public good” globally and in different national and regional contexts.

Please note that the CIHE Pre-Conference Forum is different from the General Conference section International Higher Education. Authors can submit to either the general conference or the CIHE Pre-Conference; however, the same proposal may not be submitted to both.

Proposal formats accepted

Research Paper


Scholarly Paper


Interactive Symposium


Self-Designed Paper Session


Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship


Works in Progress




2023 Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Tentative Time: 8:00am-6:45pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Welcome 8:00am-8:10am
Breakout Sessions 8:15am-9:30am
Breakout Sessions 9:45am-11:00am
Breakout Sessions 1:00pm-2:15pm
Breakout Sessions 2:30pm-3:45pm
Breakout Sessions 4:00pm-5:15pm
Awards Ceremony/Business Meeting (Open to all CIHE Members) 5:30pm-6:45pm
ASHE General Conference Welcome Reception 7:00pm-9:00pm

View the full schedule for the 2022 CIHE Pre-Conference. If you missed the 2022 CIHE Pre-Conference, you can purchase on-demand access to the recorded content through May 1, 2023.

2023 Registration

Council on International Higher Education Pre-Conference Forum Registration

 Early Registration: Through 8/5/23
11:59pm Central/Minneapolis Time

 Regular Registration:
8/6/23 - 10/15/23 11:59pm 
Central/Minneapolis Time

 Late Registration:
10/16/23-11/10/23 11:59pm 
Central/Minneapolis Time

General Member 85 105 135
Graduate Student Member 70 85 105
Retired, Emeritus, Part-Time, Post Doc 75 100 130
Non-Member 135 150 185


2023 CIHE Pre-Conference Co-Chairs:

If you have technical or logistical questions about submitting a proposal or the pre-conference:

  • Email ASHE Conference Staff at
  • Call the ASHE Office at (202) 660-4106