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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 2023 ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from practitioners and scholars about the short-term and long-term implications of the current political climate, examples of professional and personal resilience, and discussions about the potential paths forward.


International Scholars Workshop

As international students and scholars, we strive to provide meaningful contributions while we also strive to survive with our legal status, our academic and career opportunities, and our well-being. Thus, we ask: How can we bring our whole selves into our scholarship, teaching, and career pursuit, in academia and in the job market? How do we provide meaningful works to humanize higher education in international context? How do we deal with the visible and invisible walls that aim to limit our success? How do we center our lived knowledge and our Othered ways of knowing to unsettle the abyssal thinking in institutions of higher education and in our scholarly fields?


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.

MPP involves four professional development opportunities through the academic year, one official MPP event and one meeting with individual mentoring communities each semester.


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) Networking Rountables Program

The ASHE Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) offers annual Networking Roundtables for Early Career Scholars and Graduate Students, as well as more seasoned Scholars. The main goal of the CIHE Networking Roundtables Program 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 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)


ASHE & SSN Connecting & Building Relationships & Policy Brief Writing Workshop

The Connecting & Building Relationships & Policy Brief Writing Workshop provides scholars from any career stage an introduction to effective strategies to ensure their findings and perspectives inform policy. Attendees will receive evidence-based instructions, tools, and knowledge to move their research through the policymaking process. Attendees will also learn how to write compelling and jargon-free policy briefs, receiving guidance through each step of the policy brief drafting process as they actively shape their idea into a first draft.

The Connecting & Building Relationships Policy Brief Writing Workshop is offered in partnership with the Scholars Strategy Network.


ASHE & SSN Graduate Student Policy Brief Writing Workshop

The Graduate Student Policy Brief Writing Workshop provides graduate students an introduction to policy briefs. Attendees will learn about the purpose of policy briefs, best practices for drafting and submitting policy briefs, and suggestions on how to to avoid common mistakes. Attendees will also receive guidance on the policy brief drafting process and have an opportunity to draft an outline for a policy brief.

The Graduate Student Policy Brief Writing Workshop is offered in partnership with the Scholars Strategy Network. Registration for this workshop is included at no additional cost for registrants of the ASHE 2023 Graduate Student Policy Seminar. 


ASHE & SSN Op-ed Writing & Pitching & Media Interviews & Building Relationships with Reporters Workshop

The Op-ed Writing & Pitching & Media Interviews & Building Relationships with Reporters Workshop teaches scholars from any career stage foundational media skills with a focus on how to write and pitch compelling, research-based op-eds. Attendees will be guided through the process of shaping an idea into a first draft of an op-ed. This workshop will also help attendees prepare for interviews and build relationships with members of the media by learning how to develop and maintain media relationships, and build on previous media work.

The Op-ed Writing & Pitching & Media Interviews & Building Relationships with Reporters Workshop is offered in partnership with the Scholars Strategy Network.