CPPHE Pre-Con Forum

Wednesday, November 15, 2023,
8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

The 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.

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. 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.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

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

Registration Rates

**Rates Apply for the CPPHE Pre-Conference Only.**
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 8/5/23)

Regular Registration
(8/6/23 - 10/15/23)

Late Registration
On-Site (11/15/2023)
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


2023 CPPHE Pre-Conference Program Co-Chairs:

Call for Proposals (due April 25, 2023)

In light of this year’s conference themeHigher Education Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, we invite researchers to submit proposals that address a question posed by ASHE President Ana Martínez-Alemán: What is the purpose of higher education research and what are the politics that shape it? Dr. Martínez-Alemán encourages us to “think about higher education beyond your current front yard, beyond your views of the cultivated roses of today.”

As such, we invite proposals on topics and issues which address urgency, uncertainty, and possibility. 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.

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