Professional Development

Early Career Faculty Workshop

The Early Career Faculty Workshop provides a diverse group of recently tenured faculty and senior scholars from around the country who share advice and expertise about how to craft and develop a research agenda, effectively teach and advise, earn tenure and promotion, and shape a successful and meaningful career. 

The Early Career Faculty Workshop is coordinated by the ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP).


ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium

The 2022 ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium will provide attendees with an understanding of how joy is cultivated, why joy is an act of resistance and healing, and how joy can be fostered through communities of care.

International Scholars Workshop

In alignment with the conference theme, hopes to humanize international higher education by genuinely supporting international scholars and building a warm community.


Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Mentor-Protege Program

The ASHE Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Mentor-Protege Program is intended to provide members of racially/ethnically minoritized populations with mutually beneficial mentoring relationships. This year we are excited to share that the MPP will transition to a new format of mentoring communities. To facilitate this process, groups of protégés will be matched with mentors based upon primary scholarly and professional interests, elements of shared identity, and intended mentorship goals.

Research Methods Workshop Series

The ASHE Research Methods Workshops are intended as a space for ASHE members to engage with and explore cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in ways that center critical methods and inquiry in research. Each workshop will be led by leading scholars in the field and will challenge participants to expand their methodological imagination.


Graduate Student Policy Seminar

The Graduate Student Policy Seminar provides graduate students with opportunities to interact with researchers and policymakers who are knowledgeable about critical public policy issues related to higher education. The seminar also offers participants an opportunity to engage other advanced graduate students with similar interests and ambitions from universities across the nation.

The Graduate Student Policy Seminar is coordinated by the ASHE Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE)


Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) Mentoring & Networking Program

The ASHE Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) hosts annual Mentoring and Networking for Early Career Scholars and Graduate Students, as well as more seasoned Scholars in connection with the ASHE CIHE Pre-Conference Forum. The main goal of the 2021 CIHE Virtual Mentoring and Networking Roundtables is to facilitate new connections and potential relationships between faculty, staff, researchers, and students who are interested in international and comparative higher education.


Mid-Career Career Faculty Workshop

In this workshop, we strive to address the challenges faced by mid-career faculty members by focusing on two goals: 1) offer a counter-narrative of the mid-career stage by looking at the ways in which faculty members and/or institutions can assert themselves to find opportunities to support mid-career faculty within challenging contexts, and 2) provide the needed scaffolding and supports to help mid-career faculty members assume personal agency over this ill-defined stage of the faculty career.

The Mid-Career Faculty Workshop is coordinated by the ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP)

Academic Leaders Workshop

This workshop addresses numerous challenges of business-oriented University leadership by engaging those who aspire to move, are moving into, or have moved into leadership positions, including program chairs, center directors, department chairs, dean’s office positions, or higher-level positions in discussions around leadership, management, continuing a scholarly agenda, balancing work and family life, conflict resolution, and working with difficult people.
The Academic Leaders Workshop is coordinated by the ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP)