The CPPHE sponsors an annual Forum on Public Policy in Higher Education, which is held immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The Forum provides an opportunity to explore the processes and impacts of significant public policy issues affecting higher education in the U.S. at federal, state or local levels. The Forum also examines the role of higher education research in informing decision-making in the public policy arena.


CPPHE Excellence in Public Policy Higher Education Award

Award nominations will open on May 1, 2019.

This award is intended to recognize excellence in work at the nexus of academic scholarship and policy practice in the field of public policy and higher education. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for nomination.  The inaugural award was created during the 2013 CPPHE pre-conference in St. Louis, and the fifth award was given during our pre-conference in Houston, Texas this past November. 

2018 CPPHE Award Winners

Nicholas Hillman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

2017 CPPHE Award Winner

Laura W. Perna, University of Pennsylvania

2016 CPPHE Award Winner

Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama