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THE ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (AGHE)
Established in 1974, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education is a membership organization of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE currently has more than 280 institutional members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.
The purpose of AGHE is to foster the commitment of higher education to the field of aging through education, research, and public service. We provide:
These goals are accomplished through programs and services such as an annual meeting, the AGHExchange newsletter, the National Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology, the National Database on Gerontology in Higher Education, technical assistance in the development and expansion of academic gerontology programs, research on gerontology education and manpower needs for the field of aging, and the advocacy of public and private support for aging education and research.
On January 1, 1999 it became an educational unit of The Gerontological Society of America .
TBA in late summer 2014
Historical information on past and present Presidents and their respective accomplishments with AGHE.
AGHE's purpose, mission, membership, dues, officers, executive committee, other committees and task forces, and meetings.
GSA ethics statement guiding member relations with research subjects, colleagues, students, employees and society at large as we carry out our aging related work.
Because AGHE’s membership does not provide 100% of our annual operating budget, other sources of financial support are important in helping to sustain our current programs and and for expansion and growth of programs. We ask you to consider participating in one or more of the opportunities we offer to provide such support.
Other Financial Support
AGHE depends on a number of sources of revenue to support its ongoing programs.
Fellow Status is an honor conferred by the Association to recognize outstanding leadership in gerontological/geriatric education by established scholars and educators at AGHE member institutions.
A summary of AGHE's genesis in 1974 to its current status.
The purpose, history, resources, and revenues of the Association.
Program of Merit
The "Program of Merit" designation provides gerontology programs with an AGHE “stamp of approval,” which can be used to verify program quality to administrators, to lobby for additional resources to maintain a quality program, to market the program, and to recruit prospective students into the program.
AGHE offers many ways to recognize the scholarship, educational and administrative leadership, mentorship, and professional and monetary contributions of its members and others.
AGHE has several avenues of sponsorship.
A $100,000 Endowment Campaign is in progress that will provide long-term financial insurance for AGHE.
Ways to Help
The time and talent contributions of AGHE members has elevated the quality of our services and remains a steadfast source of inspiration and leadership to the AGHE staff. Consider these ways to help.
Statements of AGHE's policies on member privacy, delivery of ordered items, and refunds and returns of ordered items.
The Gerontological Society of America
GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.