CPPHE Pre-Con Forum

Wednesday, November 20, 2024,
8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Call For Proposals

Proposal Submissions due April 22, 2024 at 4:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time. 
*Please note that this is an 81-day window in which you are able to submit your proposal and/or volunteer. This is a firm due date, there will not be an extension to this date and late submissions will not be accepted.

(Read the full guide to the 2024 Call for Proposals including the information on this page)

(Access the ASHE Conference Portal to submit/edit a proposal during the submission window and/or to submit a volunteer application)

The ASHE Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) seeks  proposals that examine the link between public policy and higher education with a focus on the conference theme, “I Am A Scholar.” We encourage submissions from an array of “scholars” in spaces where higher education and policy meet - foundations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, legislative bodies, institutions of higher education, consultancies, and others - with the goal of bringing together the multitude of perspectives and approaches shaping higher education policy today. 

The CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum provides participants the opportunity to explore and discuss significant public policy issues that affect higher education in the U.S. at the local, state, and federal levels. Proposals that emphasize active dialogue and audience participation are particularly welcome. Additionally, CPPHE encourages proposals that bring together researchers and policy actors as partners to help research inform policy. The CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum generally features more applied work than is found in the general conference program.

In light of this year’s conference theme, “I Am A Scholar,” we invite researchers to submit proposals that address this question of who is a scholar, whose scholarship is privileged in policy spaces, but most importantly, whose scholarship is absent and the implications this has for the development of meaningful, student-centered policies that address the “vexing, complex, and wicked problems” our students and communities are experiencing across U.S. higher education.

ASHE President Dr. Jeni Hart says, “We need all of our scholarly selves to find solutions and actively work toward our purpose and the purpose of higher education.”  As such, we invite proposals from scholars occupying expected and unexpected spaces, from faculty and students, to policy analysts and strategists, with the goal of breaking down silos and engendering a space where the tough questions are asked, where potential solutions are considered, and where new partnerships across the multitude of scholars in the room are formed. e particularly encourage scholars to submit proposals that address the translation of policy research to policy action (including activism and advocacy), the responses of policymakers to the global pandemic, racial injustices, ongoing challenges in accessing and succeeding from higher education, and other significant events that continue to beset higher education, and the interaction among different levels of policymaking (local and state; state and federal; local and federal) to address timely higher education topics.

Please note that the CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum is different from the General Conference section Policy, Finance, and Economics. Authors can submit to either the general conference or the CPPHE Pre-Conference; however, the same proposal may not be submitted to both.

Proposal Formats Accepted

Research Paper Yes
Scholarly Paper Yes
Interactive Symposium Yes
Self-Designed Paper Session Yes
Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship No
Works in Progress No
Poster No


2024 CPPHE Pre-Conference Chair:

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time (tentative)
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Tentative Schedule at a Glance

8:00am-8:15am Welcome
8:15am-9:30am Breakout Sessions
9:45am-11:00am Breakout Sessions
1:00pm-2:15pm Breakout Sessions
2:30pm-3:45pm Breakout Session
4:00pm-5:15pm Breakout Session
5:15pm-6:30pm Business Meeting (Open to all CPPHE Members)
7:00pm-9:00pm ASHE General Conference Welcome Reception

2024 Registration Rates

Other Pre-conference and registrations rates may differ. Registration blocks close at 11:59pm Central/Minneapolis Time on the indicated date.

CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum Registration Early Registration
(until 7/31/24)

Regular Registration
(8/1/24 - 10/15/24)

Late Registration
On-Site (11/20/2024)
General Member 85 105 135 150
Graduate Student Member 70 85 105 125
Retired, Emeritus, Part-Time, Post Doc 75 100 130 140
Non-Member 135 150 185 200