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The Minority Issues in Gerontology Advisory Panel provides specialized expertise, advice, key information, and support in the area of minority issues in gerontology and performs other society-wide tasks to serve the mission of the GSA, its strategic plan, and members’ interests.

 View the current Minority Issues in Gerontology Advisory Panel roster here

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Global Leaders in Advancing Education on Aging

AGHE is GSA's education group of colleges and universities that offers education, training, curricular innovations, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE’s goal is to provide:

  • A forum for discussion and debate on issues regarding the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education including education opportunities for older people (educational gerontology), and education about aging for societies at large ;
  • A network base for communication, inter-organizational cooperation and leadership with associations of higher education, public officials, volunteers and others interested in education on aging; and
  • Leadership on policies and issues related to higher education.

These goals are accomplished through Academy programs, products and services such as:

History

Established in 1974 (as the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education), the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) is the GSA's education group of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE currently has more than 60 institutional members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. 

Learn more about this transformation and AGHE's full history.

Mission

  • To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and
  • To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.


AGHE and its members are strongly committed to the well-being of older adults. Together, AGHE and aging-studies programs in institutions of higher education strive to:

  • Prepare service delivery personnel who will work directly with older adults;
  • Train educators who specialize in the physical, psycho-social, and policy domains of aging;
  • Educate the society at large about the processes of aging and the implications of an aging society; and leadership on policies and issues related to higher education.

GSA offers an institutional membership through the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (see institutional membership instructions below). If you are interested in affiliating with AGHE and you are not an insitutional member, join GSA and select AGHE as your primary or secondary member group here

AGHE Institutional Membership

AGHE offers three institutional membership categories: Educational Institutions, Educational Affiliates and Organizational Affiliates

Learn about AGHE member benefits.

Membership Type

Price

Eligibility

Educational Institution

Two-Year College

$456/year

 

For educational institutions with a demonstrated interest in initiating, developing, expanding, and improving education, research, and training programs in gerontology and geriatrics.

2 Academy Representatives

Educational Institution

Four-Year College

$684/year

 

For educational institutions with a demonstrated interest in initiating, developing, expanding, and improving education, research, and training programs in gerontology and geriatrics.

3 Academy Representatives

Educational Institution

Professional School

$684/year

 

For educational institutions with a demonstrated interest in initiating, developing, expanding, and improving education, research, and training programs in gerontology and geriatrics.

3 Academy Representatives

Educational Institution

University

$912/year

 

For educational institutions with a demonstrated interest in initiating, developing, expanding, and improving education, research, and training programs in gerontology and geriatrics.

4 Academy Representatives

Educational Affiliate

 

$228/year

 

 

For accredited academic institutions with gerontology/geriatric educators and/or course offerings in aging, but without a formal gerontology or geriatrics program. A formal program is defined as: (a) one offering a degree, certificate, concentration, specialization, emphasis, or minor in gerontology; or (b) one identified as a research and/or clinical training center in gerontology/geriatrics.

1 Academy Representative

Organizational Affiliate $456/year

For organizations with an interest in education, research, and training in gerontology, other than institutions of higher learning.

2 Academy Representatives

Member Benefits

Build Your Knowledge

Collaborate

  • The AGHE Community on GSA Connection is a professional online networking community designed to connect members and share ideas and resources across interest areas.
  • Build long-lasting connections at special AGHE events at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Improve Your Programs

  • The AGHE Standards and Guidelines document includes gerontology and geriatrics curriculum and program parameters for all levels of degree granting programs ( associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral) in gerontology and health professions education as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates and minors.
  • The AGHE Program of Merit (POM) recognition is available to academic gerontology programs and all health professions programs that integrate geriatrics/gerontology competencies within the curriculum that meet AGHE Standards and Guidelines and other measures of program quality.
  • Enhanced listing in the Online Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics that assists in promoting your institution’s visibility and enrollment.
  • Ensure your students are prepared for interactions with older adults by adding Ageism First Aid as an instructional component in your program.

Advance Your Career

Member Benefits

  • Academy Representatives have access to all GSA member benefits.
  • Academy Representatives may select a separate GSA primary section and secondary section.

Voting Privileges 

  • All Academy Representatives are considered members of GSA.
  • Academy Representatives automatically have voting privileges in AGHE as well as their indicated GSA primary section.

Get Started

Log in to the GSA website (forgot password). Once you’ve logged in, you can:

  • Participate in GSA Connect
  • Access GSA’s six journals online
  • Update your GSA profile
  • Join Interest Groups
  • Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Renew your membership

Advance Your Career and the Profession

  • Broaden your career opportunities with AgeWork, GSA’s online resource center for job postings in the field of aging.
  • Explore the ESPO resources available for early career scholars and cultivate your professional skills.
  • Set your goals to become a Fellow or Award recipient; build your CV and plan your bright future.
  • Present your research findings at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting and enhance the future of the field.

Build Your Professional Network

  • Join the dynamic conversations on GSA Connect, the members-only way to network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and share resources. Here’s your step-by-step guide to getting connected:
  • Create your GSA Connect profile: increase your visibility and opportunities for collaborations.
  • Initiate a post on GSA Connect: spread your message.
  • Reply to a post on GSA Connect: share your knowledge.
  • Search the Member Directory on GSA Connect: identify collaborators, experts, symposium discussants, and mentors.
  • Sign up for Mentor Match on GSA Connect: be a mentor or find a mentor.
  • Control your email delivery schedule to set how often you receive GSA Connect emails from the Open Forum and Interest Groups.
  • Would you prefer using video tutorials to learn how to navigate GSA Connect? Watch any or all of these brief videos to learn how to participate in GSA Connect.

Stay Up to Date

  • Access GSA’s six journals online: tune in to current subjects in the most recent issues and explore the full archives.
  • Join GSA Interest Groups: explore special topics with people who share your specific interests in these niche interdisciplinary communities.
  • Register for upcoming GSA webinars or watch recordings of past webinars: increase your skills and enhance your knowledge across a range of topics in the field of aging.
  • Attend the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting: mingle with thousands of international researchers to network and learn about the latest research, trends, and best practices.

Additional Perks of Membership

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