From 19 to 21 November 2020, the 45th annual conference of the Association for the study of higher education (ASHE) will take place in Louisiana.
The theme of ASHE 2020 is Advancing Full Participation. Full participation refers to the ability of people of every identity and background to realize their full potential as contributing members of a democratic society (Sturm, 2007). It is an often implied, though rarely met, ideal of higher education. When realized, full participation means talents are optimized and people have the same opportunities to achieve and belong. Although full participation evokes notions of access, equity, and representation, it is also about voice, power, and recognition. The 2020 theme will shed light on the challenges of and possibilities for full participation in higher education. We will further engage this topic in partnership with colleagues in New Orleans, a place known for its diversity, improvisation, and resilience in working toward full participation.
Further information can be found on the conference homepage (external link).