Call for Volunteers



Reviewers are needed to evaluate proposals in one or more of the conference sections. Reviewers ensure the quality and integrity of the conference program. The program committee will make every effort to ensure that reviewers receive proposals related to their area(s) of expertise. For each proposal, reviewers are required to provide quantitative scores as well as qualitative comments that allow the author to understand the strengths and limitations of the proposal. The qualitative comments especially should provide critical feedback that can help the authors improve their work.  Reviewers’ comments will be shared anonymously with proposers. Reviewing proposals is a serious responsibility. Reviewers are expected to conduct their reviews with respect, professionalism, and thoughtfulness for those who have submitted their work, regardless of the paradigm, method of inquiry, or topical area. Reviewers are asked to commit to reviewing ten proposals, with a required minimum of five proposals across all sections. 



The program committee will assign chairs and discussants to each research and scholarly paper session. Chairs facilitate the session by introducing speakers, keeping time, and moderating post-presentation discussion. Prior to the conference, chairs should coordinate communication among the presenters and help get session papers to the discussant in a timely fashion.
Discussants play an integral role in the quality of the annual conference. They read the papers in advance of the conference, provide oral and written feedback to authors at the session, and offer comments that inform the larger session.  The discussant’s comments should last about ten minutes. Critiques of individual papers should be framed constructively to assist the author(s) with revisions for publication. Discussant comments are most helpful when they integrate and emphasize how the paper topics, theories, study designs, and methods reveal or obscure important knowledge or ways of understanding key issues in the field.  


Please visit for additional information on these roles and to volunteer to serve as a reviewer, chair, and/or discussant. You may also contact the ASHE Office or any of the section chairs listed to volunteer.

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