Committee Applications

ASHE 2021 President-Elect/2022 President Joy Gaston Gayles welcomes applications for the ASHE 2022 Program Committee Section Chairs, ASHE 2022 Local and Community Engagement Committee, as well as a variety of standing committee vacancies. 

For all these positions, we seek individuals who will provide outstanding leadership to an association committed to advancing excellent research and scholarship across the multiple and varied domains of higher education and contributing to the national discourse by linking higher education research and scholarship to policy and practice. In selecting individuals, we will be attentive to the vast diversity of ideas and perspectives, backgrounds and values, communities and commitments that our association represents, seeking leadership attentive to all.

To see lists of all current committees and members, Log-In to the ASHE website and click on "Committees & Groups" in your "My Profile" section of the website.

If you have any questions about this process or positions, please contact ASHE Executive Director Jason P. Guilbeau, PhD (he/him) at jason@ashe.ws.

ASHE 2022 Program Committee Section Chairs

The ASHE 2022 Program Committee Section Chairs will lead the review and selection of their respective sections under the leadership of Program Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly (University of Maryland, College Park) and Lara Perez Felkner (Florida State University).

Position Description
A full position description, including impact, responsibilities, time commitment, timeline, and support can be found by clicking here.

ASHE 2022 Sections

  • Community-University Partnerships and Praxis​: Proposals for this section should use community-engaged research to disrupt traditional, mainstream approaches to inquiry and create authentic and empowering spaces from which to conduct research, thus allowing for more “horizontal relationships” among scholars, universities, and the communities alongside whom they are engaged. Submissions should clearly reflect principles of community-engaged research such as collaboration, reciprocity, and valuing nontraditional forms of knowledge. 

  • Faculty, Administrative, and Classified Staff: Proposals for this section should relate to the careers of contingent and tenure-stream faculty, as well as administrative (academic and student affairs) and classified staff across various institutional settings and constellations of identities and experiences.

  • Graduate/Professional Education and Students: Proposals for this section should relate to graduate/professional education and students, and can encompass a wide range of experiences, outcomes, and/or related issues that influence graduate/professional education processes.

  • International Higher Education: Proposals for this section examine international and comparative issues in higher education. Research in this section may focus on a wide range of topics including policy, organization, governance, faculty, students, and others within an international/comparative context.

  • Organization and Administration: Proposals for this section should examine the processes, functions, experiences, and challenges of higher education organizations, institutions, and administration.

  • Leadership in Higher Education: Proposals for this section may focus on leadership education, practice, theories, conceptual frameworks, and varied approaches to leadership. This section includes examinations of the leadership roles of formal and informal institutional leaders.

  • Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship: Proposals for this section present scholarship in ways that challenge conventional modes of knowledge production and representation. These proposals should feature studies that draw on photography, art (e.g., drawing, painting), music, performance (e.g., dance, spoken word, poetics), digital/virtual methods (e.g., digital ethnography), and videos as modes of knowledge production and representation.

  • Philosophy, Foundations, and Methods: Proposals for this section should examine broader philosophical underpinnings of higher education, arguments regarding the foundational issues/debates of the project of the University, or investigations of methods for higher education research. 

  • Policy, Finance, and Economics: Proposals for this section should examine the decisions, interventions, implications, and effects of policy, financial, and economic happenings in/to/about higher education. 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Proposals for this section should examine teaching and/or learning processes across higher education. Proposals may also focus on student learning outcomes assessment, classroom assessments, teaching evaluations, or institutional assessment.

  • Undergraduate Students: Access: ​Proposals for this section should relate to undergraduate student access. Proposals may also consider the multidirectional and often non-linear pathways students navigate as they access undergraduate education.

  • Undergraduate Students: Contexts and Retention: Proposals for this section may examine undergraduate student retention, as well as the various contexts through which undergraduate students experience higher education.

  • Undergraduate Students: Development/al Theory: Proposals for this section should relate to undergraduate student identity, identity formation, and/ or development/al theory.

  • Undergraduate Students & Graduates: Persistence, Resilience, and Outcomes: Proposals for this section should examine undergraduate student persistence, resilience, and outcomes from the perspective of various student identity/experience-based populations, cohorts/programmatic interventions focused on persistence/resilience or outcomes, or campus/system/ institution-wide initiatives focused on persistence/resilience or outcomes.

Timeline & Process:

  • Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, September 1 at Noon Pacific
  • ​Decisions will be sent out within three weeks of the application deadline.
Apply
To submit your interest, you can complete the application form, which will ask for the following info:
  • Name
  • Organization/Institution
  • Position/Title
  • Email address
  • A pdf copy of your CV/Resume
  • Ranking of top 4 Sections (see descriptions above)
  • A summary of your interest and qualifications for the Program Committee, including any prior committee experience and/or involvement in ASHE or other relevant settings. Please discuss your relevant expertise to the section(s) you are applying for. (200 words maximum)
We anticipate that there will be more interest than available co-chair positions, and look forward to involving you in other ways (e.g., proposal reviewer, conference session chair, session discussant).

ASHE 20202 Local and Community Engagement Committee

The ASHE 2022 Local and Community Engagement Committee will be a continuation of the work done by the 2021 LCE Committee as well as many formal and informal groups across ASHE's history. As in 2021, this committee is charged with engaging the ASHE membership and conference attendees in a form of place-based learning, offering an opportunity to consider and engage with the meaning and praxis of transformative change in our interwoven communities-- geographical, institutional, virtual. As such, this team, led by Drs. Christine Nelson (University of Denver) and Magdalena Martinez (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), will develop and implement various elements, synchronous and asynchronous, leading up to and during the conference that will engage participants in (re)considering how their engagements with place and space through research, teaching, and service (can) produce a praxis that supports ASHE’s goals as enunciated in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
Timeline & Process:
  • Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, September 1 at Noon Pacific.
  • Decisions will be sent out within three weeks of the application deadline.
Apply
To submit your interest, you can complete the application form, which will ask for the following info:
  • Name
  • Organization/Institution
  • Position/Title
  • Email address
  • A pdf copy of your CV/Resume
  • A summary of your interest and qualifications for the Local and Community Engagement Committee, including any prior committee experience and/or involvement in ASHE or other relevant settings. (200 words maximum)

ASHE Standing Committee Vacancies

ASHE has several committees that help govern and run our Association (e.g., budget, nominations, publications). To see lists of current committees and members, Log-In to the ASHE website and click on "Committees & Groups" in the left menu of your "My Profile" section of the website.

Beginning in November, there will be a variety of committee vacancies. To get ahead of the process and allow for an efficient transition, ASHE 2022 President Joy Gaston Gayles will be making recommendations for these upcoming vacancies to the board in the coming weeks.

Vacancies:

Committee: Advancement and Fundraising Committee (1 member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The committee on advancement and fundraising shall recommend and once approved by the board, execute policies and practices regarding fundraising and naming of awards, lectures and other ASHE activities and programs, recommend fundraising goals, and assist in the association’s fundraising activities as directed by the board."

Committee: Awards Committee (1 member; 1 graduate student member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024 (member); 11/2021-11/2022 (graduate student member)
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The awards committee shall make recommendations to the board concerning awards that the association bestows.  The executive committee shall act on these recommendations in advance of the annual conference at which the awards are presented."

Committee: Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Committee (5 members)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year committee shall make recommendations to the board concerning the dissertation awards that the association bestows.  The executive committee shall act on these recommendations in advance of the annual conference at which the awards are presented."

Committee: Budget, Finance, and Compliance Committee (1 member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The Budget, Finance, and Compliance Committee shall request and review financial reports, analyze data, and make recommendations to the ASHE office and Board.... All members of the committee shall have appropriate finance and/or management experience appropriate for this committee. "

Committee: Conference Evaluation Committee (2 members)
Term: 3/2022-3/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The conference evaluation committee shall conduct a thorough evaluation of the annual conference immediately following the event and provide the results to the executive director, president, and program chair in a timely manner."

Committee: Graduate Student Scholarship Committee (1 Vice-Chair/Chair & 1 Member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2023 (Vice-Chair/Chair); 11/2021-11/2022 (Member)
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The Graduate Student Scholarship Committee shall determine an application and review process as well as select recipients." Note: "At least two of the voting members of this committee should be graduate students."

Committee: Membership Committee (1 Chair )
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The membership committee shall make recommendations to the board and undertake efforts concerning building the membership of the association."

Committee: Nominations Committee (1 member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The nominations committee shall manage elections to the board, including soliciting nominations annually and making recommendations and recommending a slate of candidates."

Committee: Outstanding Book Award Committee (2 members)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The ASHE Outstanding Book Award committee shall make recommendations to the board concerning the book award that the association bestows.  The executive committee shall act on these recommendations in advance of the annual conference at which the awards are presented."

Committee: Position Taking Committee (1 member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The position-taking committee, pursuant to the ASHE Policy on Position-Taking, shall review, analyze, and make recommendations to the board regarding whether ASHE should take a position, and if so, a recommendation on possible position- taking actions. Position-taking actions require affirmative approval by two-thirds vote of the board."

Committee: Professional Development Committee (1 member, 1 graduate student member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024 (Member); 11/2021-11/2022 (Graduate Student Member)
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The committee on professional development shall coordinate the association’s professional development events, including Council events, special initiatives, etc."

Committee: Publications Committee (1 member)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The publications committee shall oversee the publication program of the association and advise the board on related issues. "

Committee: Site Selection Committee (1 Chair; 2 members)
Term: 11/2021-11/2024
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The site selection committee shall make recommendation to the board and advise the executive director about the sites of future conferences. "

Timeline & Process:

  • Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, September 1 at Noon Pacific.
  • ​ASHE President Elect Joy Gaston Gayles will develop a list of appointments for recommendation to the Board.
  • Decisions will be sent out within three weeks of the application deadline.
Apply
To submit your interest, you can complete the application form, which will ask for the following info:
  • Name
  • Organization/Institution
  • Position/Title
  • Email address
  • A pdf copy of your CV/Resume
  • A summary of any prior committee experience in ASHE, another scholarly or professional association, an institutional or organizational setting, or in your community. If you do not have any committee experience, please summarize other relevant involvement that positions you to contribute to our Association. (200 words maximum)


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