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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:

 (a) unity through common organization;

 (b) a forum for debate of issues regarding the advancement of gerontology, educational opportunities for older people, and education of society about aging;

 (c) a network base for communication, interorganizational cooperation and leadership with associations of higher education, public officials, volunteers and others interested in aging education; and

 (d) leadership on policies and issues related to higher education.

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  .
 


Leadership
Names and contact information for the AGHE Executive Committee.

2014 Call for Nominations

TBA in late summer 2014

 
 
Historical information on past and present Presidents and their respective accomplishments with AGHE.

By Laws
AGHE's purpose, mission, membership, dues, officers, executive committee, other committees and task forces, and meetings.

Ethics Statement 
GSA ethics statement guiding member relations with research subjects, colleagues, students, employees and society at large as we carry out our aging related work.

Fundraising/Development 
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.

Fellows 
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.

History 
A summary of AGHE's genesis in 1974 to its current status.

New Initiatives 
AGHE is pleased to announce the initiatives it plans to undertake in the coming years.

Organizational Resume 
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.

Recognition 
AGHE offers many ways to recognize the scholarship, educational and administrative leadership, mentorship, and professional and monetary contributions of its members and others.

Sponsors 
AGHE has several avenues of sponsorship.

Endowment Campaign 
A $100,000 Endowment Campaign is in progress that will provide long-term financial insurance for AGHE.

Partners Whose Proceeds Help AGHE 
Online shopping sites that can provide support 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.

Legal Notices 
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.