CPPHE Pre-Con Forum

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Pre-Con Forum (Day 1): Tentative Time 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
CPPHE Business Meeting: Tentative Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Joint Pre-Con Reception: Tentative Time 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Pre-Con Forum (Day 2): Tentative Time 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

2020 Call For Proposals

ASHE Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) encourages the submission of proposals that examine the link between public policy and interdisciplinary coalition building. 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 key actors shape public policy. This year, we will focus on issues surrounding the translation of policy research to policy action, such as federal policymaking and its impact on state policy, alternative methods of communicating research, and engaging diverse voices on emerging higher education policy issues.
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 public policy analysts for policy relevant research and 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.
Proposal formats accepted:

  • Research Paper
  • Scholarly Paper
  • Interactive Symposium
  • Self-Designed Paper Session


CPPHE Pre-Conference Chair:
DeShawn Preston – United Negro College Fund, deshawn.preston@uncf.org


In 2019, the CPPHE Pre-Conference was on a waitlist as of early October. Those wishing to attend the CPPHE Pre-Conference are encouraged to register early. Presenters, chairs, and discussants should register by September 15 to guarantee their spot; after this date, registration may not be possible depending on registration demand.