Pre-Conferences

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. 


Council for Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) Pre-Conference Forum

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Minneapolis, MN
8:00am-6:30pm Central/Minneapolis Time (Tentative)

The mission of CAHEP is to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of graduate students and faculty in the Association’s constituent higher education programs within North America and around the world. Toward that end, the purpose of the CAHEP Pre-Conference is to facilitate the exchange among program coordinators/directors, faculty, students, and other interested members of the Association.


Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Pre-Conference Forum

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Minneapolis, MN
9:00am-7:30pm Central/Minneapolis Time (Tentative)

The primary purpose of CEP, as stated in its by-laws, is to facilitate the participation of scholars from ethnically and racially minoritized groups in the affairs of the Association. The CEP Pre-Conference Forum consists of two components: (1) the presentation of research/scholarly papers, works in progress, posters, performance, visual, and digital scholarship, and interactive symposia and (2) the CEP Mentor-Protégé Program, which provides mentoring/professional development sessions.Towards that end, the CEP Pre-Conference 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. It recognizes the urgency of not only decentering whiteness, but imagining other ways of being and knowing that deliberately attend to the needs, dreams, and desires of People of Color.


Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) Pre-Conference Forum

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Minneapolis, MN
8:00am-6:45pm Central/Minneapolis Time (Tentative)

The CIHE pre-conference within the ASHE 2024 General Conference seeks proposals that resonate with the overarching theme, "I Am A Scholar." We invite submissions that not only delve into international higher education but also contribute to our collective understanding of scholarly identity, including scholar-practitioners perspectives and approaches. The intent is to explore the diverse facets of being a scholar on an international stage and fostering inclusivity within our scholarly community.


Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) Pre-Conference

Wednesday, November 15, 2024
Minneapolis, MN
8:00am-6:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time (Tentative)

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.