Graduate Student Policy Seminar

35th Annual Graduate Student Policy Seminar
Wednesday, November 19 – Thursday, November 20, 2014
Immediately prior to the ASHE Conference

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 in higher education.  The seminar also offers students an opportunity to interact with other graduate students with similar interests from universities across the nation.

To attend, students must be nominated by their advisor, program coordinator, or department chair. Nominations are usually due in September, and more information will be forthcoming about this process.  More than one student per university may be accommodated only on a space available basis. Nominations may be submitted by e-mail and should include information on the attached form as well as a brief paragraph describing the student’s background and interest in higher education policy.

Last year’s seminar fee of $100 per person covered materials, dinner on Wednesday, breakfast on Thursday, and refreshment breaks.  The fee is expected to be covered by the program from which a student is selected and payment is required prior to the start of the seminar in November.

The 2014 GSPPS Nomination Letter illustrates the nomination process and intent of the seminar.

The 2014 GSPPS Nomination Form,  which is ultimately to be filled out by the nominating faculty member, is also now available. (Nomination Form, will download a Word document.)

For more information, please contact We will update this site as more details become available.

Thank you.

Updated July 25th, 2014