General Submission Information

  • All proposal submissions will be made through All Academic.  The website will provide the option to submit to the general conference or one of the four pre-conference forums: a) the Council on Public Policy in Higher Education forum; b) the Council for International Higher Education forum; c) the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs forum; and d) the Council on Ethnic Participation forum.  
  • A proposal can be submitted to only one conference section or pre-conference forum. Do not submit the same proposal to more than one division. Should this occur, both proposals will be rejected.
  • Each proposal must designate the preferred presentation type. Presentation types are described here. If the first choice is a research paper or scholarly paper, please indicate if you are willing to present the paper in a roundtable or a poster if the first choice is not available.
  • Proposals must not exceed 15,000 characters (approximately four single-spaced pages). Please note that spaces are included as characters, and each paragraph is counted as 1 character. References, tables, and figures are not included in the word limit.  Proposals exceeding 15,000 characters will be rejected without review. 
  • Abstracts no longer than 50 words are required. The program committee relies on abstracts to assign appropriate reviewers.
  • Proposals must include three keywords and select from a list of methods.  The program committee relies on this information to assign appropriate reviewers.
  • All proposals except self-designed paper sessions and interactive symposia will be reviewed anonymously. Names of authors and participants should not appear within the proposal text or attachments, except for self-designed paper sessions and interactive symposia.  Please ensure that author information is expunged from the file record if an attachment is submitted with graphs, charts, etc. (Do not attach your entire paper). Speakers for self-designed paper sessions and interactive symposia should be named in the proposal.
  • In order to keep the conference inclusive, participants may appear as an author in no more than three sessions and may appear in no more than four sessions in total (across all roles and formats). Please keep this principle in mind as you submit proposals and agree to participate in collaborative submissions.
  • All Proposals are due May 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. No exceptions will be made.

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