ASHE's four Councils each host a Pre-Conference Forum. These are open to any conference attendee, regardless of Council membership. Each Pre-Conference requires a separate registration. The Call for Proposals for the ASHE Pre-Conferences are now open.
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Council for Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) Pre-Conference Forum
Wednesday, November 15, Tentative Time: 8:00am-6:30pm Central/Minneapolis TimeThe mission of the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) is to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of students and faculty in the Association's constituent Higher Education Programs as well as to facilitate exchange among program coordinators/directors, faculty, students, and other interested members of the Association and externally. In keeping with this year’s theme of Higher Ed Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, the CAHEP Pre-Conference Forum seeks to (re)consider the international and domestic politics that inform higher education policies and practices.
Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Pre-Conference Forum
Wednesday, November 15, Tentative Time: 9:00am-7:30pm, Central/Minneapolis Time
The primary focus of the Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) is to maintain and guide the integrity of the structural diversity of ASHE. The CEP Pre-Conference Forum offers opportunities for attendees to focus intensively, extensively, and specifically on issues of race, ethnicity, and racism, and the intersections of racism with other interlocking systems of oppression. In keeping with the general conference theme, Higher Ed Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, that centers Gwendolyn Brooks poem, “a song in the front yard,” we envision this year's CEP Pre-Conference Forum as a space to highlight the work of Scholars of Color whose purpose for being in academia has been to engage in research beyond the roses from a place in the academy that has always been dangerous and uncertain.
Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) Pre-Conference Forum
Wednesday, November 15, Tentative Time: 8:00am-6:45pm Central/Minneapolis Time
The mission of the Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of and exchange of ideas on research and theory on higher education from comparative, contrasting cultural, and international perspectives. The CIHE Pre-Conference Forum will host sessions that incorporate a comparative dimension in their methods or theoretical frameworks or explore practices and structures that have international implications. Following this year’s theme of Higher Ed Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, we consider the role of domestic educational policies and geopolitical landscape in shaping equitable access and affordability, the experience and livelihoods of all staff, faculty, and students, critically engage with the politics of privilege and entitlement, and challenge the continued evolution of higher education to serve the public good globally and in different nationally and regional contexts.
Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) Pre-Conference
Wednesday, November 15, Tentative Time: 8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time
The purposes of the Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) are 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 also serves as an incubator and facilitator of future policy-relevant research and as an ongoing network for the exchange of ideas and information. 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. In light of this year’s conference theme, Higher Education Research: Purposes, Politics, & Practices, we will consider "What is the purpose of higher education research and what are the politics that shape it?"Thinking about "higher education beyond your current front yard, beyond your views of the cultivated roses of today.”