Benefits of AGHE Membership
March 29, 2011
WHAT DO YOUR FACULTY, GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM AND SCHOOL GAIN FROM MEMBERSHIP IN AGHE?
1. A complimentary copy of each edition of the National Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics is sent to every institutional representative.
2. The AGHExchange newsletter published three times a year, annual meeting announcements, and occasional publication and program information are sent to persons designated by the institutional representative to receive mailings from AGHE on a complimentary basis. The number of persons so designated depends on the type of membership
3. All persons from member institutions receive reduced rates on most services of the Association, including:
4. Membership in AGHE provides many opportunities to publicize your programs and publications:
5. Opportunities are available for you and your colleagues to provide professional leadership to the field of gerontological education:
WHAT DO YOUR AGHE MEMBERSHIP DUES PROVIDE TO THE FIELD OF GERONTOLOGY/GERIATRICS EDUCATION?
AGHE is the only national membership association that has as its primary purpose the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education as a field of study in institutions of higher education.
1. Your dues make possible a series of publications devoted to gerontological and geriatric education. Click here for a complete list of these publications:
2. Your dues make possible the Annual Meeting , which provides a forum for sharing information and ideas on curriculum development, faculty development, and other issues related to gerontological education.
3. Your dues make possible the maintenance of the National Database on Gerontology in Higher Education, which enables AGHE to provide customized searches for information about gerontology programs. Responding to many different types of requests for information about the field of aging is a major role of the AGHE office.
4. Your dues make possible AGHE's role as an advocate for aging education and research, particularly at the federal level. AGHE has played a critical role in recent years in preserving federal appropriations for Title IV of the Older Americans Act, as well as supporting increases in funding for gerontology and geriatric education and research programs of the National Institute on Aging, the Bureau of Health Professions, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
5. Your dues make possible the implementation of a research agenda in the area of gerontological education and personnel needs in the field of aging. AGHE periodically conducts a national survey of gerontology programs to update information about the extent of gerontology instruction in the field of aging. Recent research has included work in the area of personnel serving the aging population, issues related to the infusion of gerontology curriculum in nursing and social work programs, and the impact of gerontology training on those working in the aging network.
6. Your dues make possible the existence of an organization which provides professional leadership to the field of educational gerontology.