May 14, 2019
Greetings ASHE members, and happy end-of-term for those of you who work on a semester calendar. I am writing to share some updates of interest.

The Review of Higher Education is ASHE’s scholarly journal. We’ve got lots going on:
  • Announcing online-first availability of articles that are in the queue for publication! You can access copy-edited, formatted pre-prints of articles directly as an ASHE member benefit. Log in to your ASHE member portal and select Review of Higher Education from the left menu bar.
  • You can expect two more “mega issues” coming out as we address the backlog of accepted articles, then we will return to normal issue size in 2020.
  • Dr. Gary Pike will complete his five-year term as editor this fall. The search for a new editorial team is underway.
  • We are working to determine a date to re-open the submission portal to the Review. We know that it has been difficult not to have this option for your work, and we appreciate your patience. We will work with the new editorial team to determine the re-opening date and plan to announce a few months before the portal re-opens so that you can plan appropriately.

Future Annual Meetings
  • Mark your calendars now for ASHE 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 19-21.
  • The Site Selection Committee is working hard now to make recommendations for future conference sites and dates (stay tuned!).

  • ASHE@50 is the Association’s first strategic plan, looking ahead at what it means to be a successful, sustainable scholarly association that enacts its values today and in the future.
  • Dozens of ASHE members are engaged in ASHE@50 workgroups, following the timeline laid out by the Board of Directors.
  • The ASHE@50 Membership Survey is out now. Look in your email from May 6, 2019. If you can’t find the survey invite, email the ASHE office.
  • We will host two online town halls to get input into the ideas emerging from the planning process. The town hall meetings will be Tuesday, June 25 at 3:00pm Eastern and Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00pm Eastern. We will send more information, with summary of strategic planning process and links to participate. If you are unable to participate in a town hall meeting, you will have an opportunity to provide input through a survey link.

  • The ASHE Office will send reminders before and (as needed) after your ASHE membership expires.
  • ASHE member benefits included discounted registration rates for the annual meeting; a personal subscription to the Review of Higher Education and access to online-first articles from the Review; and opportunities to participate in association activities including serving as reviewer, chair, or discussant for the annual meeting and taking up leadership positions; the weekly ASHE listserv; and free job posting through the ASHE listserv and website.

With best wishes,
Kristen A. Renn, PhD
Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University
ASHE President