CPPHE Pre-Con Forum

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
10:00am-5:00pm Atlantic Standard/San Juan Time

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This event will be held virtually. See https://www.ashe.ws/2021updates for more information.

ASHE Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) encourages the submission of proposals that examine the link between public policy and higher education. The CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum examines the role of higher education research in informing decision-making in the public policy arena, while simultaneously exploring how the places and spaces that higher education occupy shape how policies are formed, how policies are implemented, and how policies are evaluated.
This year to align with the conference theme, we invite researchers to consider the following question:

  • Which communities and places benefit from policies?
  • Which communities and places are burden by policies?
  • Who are the key policy actors that shape these decisions?

2021 Schedule 

Tuesday, October 26
Welcome 10:00am-10:30am
Breakout Sessions 10:45am-12:00pm
Breakout Sessions 12:45pm-2:00pm
Breakout Sessions 2:15pm-3:00pm
Awards Ceremony 3:45pm-4:15pm
Business Meeting 4:15pm-5:00pm
Find the full schedule for the 2021 CPPHE Pre-Conference by clicking the button below:


For questions about registration, contact the ASHE Office at office@ashe.ws or (702) 895-2737.
  • Current ASHE members are able to register for the Pre-Conference at discounted fees (see below).
  • Expired Members can register for the Pre-Conference at non-member rates.
    • Expired Members can reactivate your membership in the registration process to take advantage of discounted pricing.
  • Individuals with Guest accounts can register for the Pre-Conference at non-member rates.
    • Guests can become a member during the registration process to take advantage of discounted pricing.
Updated: April 16, 2021
   Early Registration: Through 8/31/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time  Regular Registration: 9/1/21 - 10/1/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time  Late Registration: 10/2/21-10/21/21 11:59pm Atlantic Standard/Puerto Rico Time
ASHE Members  $              35  $              50  $              75
Non-Members  $              60  $              90  $             110


CPPHE Pre-Conference Chair:
Meredith Billings, billings@shsu.edu

If you have technical or logistical questions about submitting a proposal or the pre-conference:

  • Email ASHE Conference Staff at conference@ashe.ws
  • Call the ASHE Office at (702) 895-2737


While we welcome all proposals that focus on higher education policy, we 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 natural disasters, the global pandemic, racial injustices, and other significant events that disrupted 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. 

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. CPPHE invites proposals from researchers, policymakers, and policy analysts for higher education policy relevant research, scholarly papers, and symposia. Proposals that emphasize active dialogue and audience participation are particularly welcome. The CPPHE Pre-Conference Forum generally features more applied work than is found on the general conference program.
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
Roundtable No*
Poster No*

*While CPPHE will not be accepting submissions for Roundtable or Posters, Research and Scholarly Paper authors are able to indicate if they would like to be considered for a Roundtable or Poster if we are unable to accept the proposal in a paper session. In this instance, the Roundtable or Poster will be included in the ASHE General Conference Roundtable or Poster Session. If a member is interested in submitting a Roundtable or Poster with a policy focus, we recommend submitting it to the Policy, Finance, and Economics Section of the General Conference.