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AGHE CONSULTATION PROGRAM RESOURCE PUBLICATIONS 

AGHE's consultation program was developed to assist community and four-year colleges and universities in developing new gerontology instruction and in expanding or evaluating existing gerontology programs. The consultation program links an institution with a consultant who will objectively evaluate the proposed or existing program, pinpoint problems, and help identify solutions. The consultant can also provide unbiased verification of the need for change in gerontology instruction and justification for institutional proposals for modifying current offerings in aging.

Gerontology Program Development and Evaluation. Tom Hickey, Phyllis K. Stillman, and Elizabeth B. Douglass (Eds.). 1994. 150 pp. $50 AGHE members; $65 non-members.

A comprehensive edited volume of papers addressing substantive issues relevant to gerontology instruction. Designed to help institutions analyze their resources and opportunities, define program objectives consistent with their academic missions, and plan new academic and service initiatives in aging-related areas. Papers included are:

 

  • AGHE Consultation Program: An Overview. Tom Hickey, Christopher J. Benedict, and Elizabeth B. Douglass.
  • An Aging Society: Challenge and Response for Higher Education. Hiram J. Friedsam and Mildred M. Seltzer.
  • Promoting Gerontology Instruction: Institutional Perspectives and Administrative Issues. AGHE colleagues.
  • Generating Resources for Gerontology Development in Higher Education. Phyllis K. Stillman and Tom Hickey.
  • Continuing Educational Opportunities for Gerontology Instruction. Charles R. Schmidtke.
  • Community Connections: A Key to Success for Gerontology Programs. E. Percil Stanford.
  • Teaching Gerontology: Developing a Course Syllabus. Jon Hendricks and Jane Carney.
  • Gerontology Program Self-Studies. David A. Peterson, Phyllis K. Stillman, and Tom Hickey. Includes diskette. Indicate size desired on order form.
  • Guidelines for the Effective Use of a Consultant. Tom Hickey and Phyllis Stillman.
  • Selected References on Preparing for the Future of Higher Education. Tom Hickey, Mark S. Davis, and Christopher J. Benedict.
  • Brief Bibliography: Developing Instructional Programs in Two- and Four-Year Academic Institutions. Bruce M. Craig, David A. Peterson, and Pamela F. Wendt.

Gerontology Instruction in Community Colleges. Jane Carney and Ellen N. Sullivan. 1994. 68 pp. $25 AGHE members; $35 non-members.

Aging-related program development and evaluation for community colleges. Intended to serve as a guide for faculty interested in increasing their institution's focus on aging-related issues. Two case studies are included. This volume answers a wide range of questions related to curriculum planning and development, student recruitment and career placement, faculty development, and resource issues. This book was meant to be used in conjunction with Gerontology Program Development and Evaluation (see above).

Undergraduate Gerontology Instruction in Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Charles R. Schmidtke. 1994. 48 pp. $20 AGHE members; $30 non-members.

A guide to program development and evaluation. This book describes the overall context of four-year schools and universities, their missions and goals, and how the study of aging fits in with their curricula and programs in liberal arts, general education, and specialty areas. This volume answers a wide range of questions related to curriculum planning and development, student recruitment and career placement, faculty development, and resource issues. This book was meant to be used in conjunction with Gerontology Program Development and Evaluation (see above).

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