Wednesday, November 20, 2024,
8:30am-6:45pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

The purposes of the Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) shall be to promote research on, and to advance understanding of, the processes and impacts of public policy in U.S. higher education, as well as to help inform decision making in the public policy arena. The Council shall also serve as an incubator and facilitator of future policy-relevant research and as an ongoing network for the exchange of ideas and information. The Council shall pursue these purposes by providing opportunities for researchers, public policy analysts, and policy makers to share research findings and to discuss diverse ideas and perspectives regarding public policy issues in higher education. As an organization addressing public policy issues, the Council shall focus primarily on state and federal governmental issues, programs, or processes that affect higher education in the United States.

Join us for a day of insightful dialogue and policy innovation with the CPPHE community! This year’s CPPHE pre-conference sessions will examine whose scholarship is privileged and whose is absent, and explore the implications for developing meaningful, student-centered policies. Discussions will focus on addressing the complex and critical issues our students and communities face across U.S. higher education.


Wednesday, November 20, 2024
8:30am-6:45pm Central/Minneapolis Time 
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Schedule at a Glance

8:30am-8:45am Welcome
9:00am-10:15am Breakout Sessions
10:30am-11:45am Breakout Sessions
1:15pm-2:45pm Keynote Presentation
2:45pm-3:45pm Invited Panel
4:00pm-5:15pm Breakout Session
5:30pm-6:45pm Closing Session and Happy Hour
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


2024 CPPHE Pre-Conference Chair:

Call For Proposals

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