Committee Applications

ASHE President Elect D-L Stewart welcomes applications for the ASHE 2021 Program Committee Section Chairs, ASHE 2021 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 2021 Program Committee Section CHairs

The ASHE 2021 Program Committee Section Chairs will lead the review and selection of their respective sections under the leadership of Program Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Natasha Croom (Clemson University) and Z Nicolazzo (University of Arizona).

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

ASHE 2021 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, Administration, and Leadership: Proposals for this section should examine the processes, functions, experiences, and challenges of higher education organizations, institutions, and administration/institutional leadership.

  • 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, Contexts, and Retention: ​Proposals for this section should relate to undergraduate student access and 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: Persistence, Resilience, and Outcomes: Proposals for this section should examine undergraduate student persistence, resilience, and outcomes and can do 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 Thursday, September 3 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 20201 Local and Community Engagement Committee

The ASHE 2021 Local and Community Engagement Committee will engage 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. Heather Shotton (University of Oklahoma) and Awilda Rodriguez (University of Michigan), 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 Thursday, September 3 at Noon Pacific.
    Decisions will be sent out within three weeks of the application deadline.


Apply
Applications are invited for 2-3 people to join this team. 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

Committee: Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year (3 members)

Term: 11/2020-11/2023

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.  The committee shall consist of a chair and five additional members."

Note: For the Dissertation of the Year Committee, we are especially interested in applicants who use mixed methods or a mix of quantitative and qualitati
ve work; applicants who use historical methods or critical discourse analysis; applicants who study community colleges, religion and spirituality, experiences of LGBT individuals, or who use queer theory. 


Committee: Budget (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The budget committee shall conduct financial analyses and make recommendations to the board about the annual budget and financial policies. The committee shall be chaired by a member of the association, not otherwise serving on the board as an elected member, and consist of: (1) two other members of the association; and (2) the executive director, serving without vote. The chair of the budget committee serves as an ex officio member of the board of directors."

Note: For the Budget Committee, we are especially interested in applicants who have financial and/or managerial experience.


Committee: Conference Evaluation (1 chair, 3 members)
Term: 3/2021-3/2023
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. The evaluation team will also write a brief report for dissemination to the members within 6 months of the annual meeting. The committee shall consist of a chair appointed by the president to serve a two-year term and three other members on staggered two-year terms."

Committee: Nominations (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
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.  The committee shall be chaired by the immediate past president and consist of three additional members."

Committee: Organizational Structure (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The committee on organizational structure, pursuant to the ASHE Guidelines for New Affinity Groups and Councils, shall review petitions for new councils and make recommendations to the board. The committee shall also liaise with existing councils, review annual reports and conference evaluations, and make recommendations to the board regarding council activities. The committee shall consist of four members and the executive director. Members will serve with staggered three-year appointments."

Note: For the Organizational Structure Committee, we are especially interested in applicants who have served in an ASHE council leadership role.

Committee: Outstanding Book Award (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
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.  The committee shall consist of a chair and at least five additional members."

Committee: Position Taking (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
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. The committee shall consist of four members and an elected member of the board. Members will serve with staggered three-year appointments, with the exception of the board member, who shall serve only during the duration of his or her term on the board."

Committee: Professional Development (1 chair, 4 members, 1 graduate student member)
Term: Members will be appointed to staggered terms 1 year, 2 year, and 3 year terms.
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. The committee shall consist of a chair and five other members, with at least one member being a graduate student. Chairs/coordinators of the association’s professional development events shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members."

Committee: Publications (1 member)
Term: 11/2020-11/2023
Committee Description (from the ASHE Bylaws): "The publications committee shall oversee the publication program of the association and advise the board on related issues.  The committee shall be chaired by a member of the association, not otherwise serving on the board as an elected member, and consist of:  (1) the immediate past president; (2) three other members of the association appointed to three-year terms; and (3) the editors of any ASHE publications as ex-officio members.  The present ASHE publications are:  the Review of Higher Education, ASHE Higher Education Report, and the ASHE Reader series.  The chair of the publications committee serves as an ex officio member of the board of directors."

Timeline & Process:

  • Applications must be received no later than Thursday, September 3 at Noon Pacific.
  • ​ASHE President Elect D-L Stewart 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)