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Adult Higher Education Alliance

Promoting adult learning within higher education

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Empowering Adult Higher Education

We are an organization that supports and advances adults in higher education by facilitating collaboration, sharing pedagogical practices, promoting research, and advocating for quality practices in adult learning programs.

February 28 (Virtual)
March 13, 14, and 15 (In-Person)

Annual Conference

At The University of South Florida

The AHEA conference offers immersive learning through active participation, reflection, and collaboration among practitioners dedicated to adult alternative higher education, welcoming both members and non-members who share this commitment.

Engage with External Initiatives

Call for Proposals

37th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium

The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium, taking place from February 6 to 10, 2024, offers a global platform for the discussion of self-directed learning (SDL). Hosted by the International Society for Self-Directed Learning (ISSDL), the event provides an opportunity for theorists, researchers, and practitioners to share and develop their work related to SDL, as defined by the ISSDL, “an intentional learning process created and evaluated by the learner.” The symposium encompasses diverse educational contexts and age groups, with submission categories including Original Research, Posters, Roundtable Discussions, Practice Briefs, and Panels, encouraging discussions on various aspects of SDL. The event aims to foster the exchange of recent research findings, innovative applications, assessment methods, and collaborative relationships while providing a comprehensive platform for professionals engaged in advancing self-directed learning. Proposals for these categories are due by October 16, 2023, with notifications of acceptance by November 15, 2023, and early acceptance requests considered before November 1 to accommodate travel arrangements. For more information, visit the provided submission link or contact issdl.sdlglobal@gmail.com.

Call for Proposals (Chapters)

Military Veterans Transitioning to Higher Education and the Civilian Workforce: Challenges, Opportunities, Supports, and Resources

This comprehensive book delves into the intricate journey of military veterans transitioning to higher education and the civilian workforce. Edited by experts from various educational institutions, the volume offers insights into the unique challenges faced by veterans, including relearning how to learn, adapting to civilian learning environments, and managing the shift to the workforce. With a focus on practical applications and grounded in research, the book aims to provide navigational tools for veterans and professionals supporting their transition. The chapters are organized into four sections: Teaching, Learning, and Support Services for Veterans in Higher Education; Veterans in Higher Education; Veterans in the Civilian Workforce; and Promoting a Veteran-Friendly Workforce. The editors invite chapter proposals that contribute to these sections, emphasizing strategies, resources, and success stories to empower veterans on their transition journey. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals that shed light on veterans’ experiences, providing valuable insights for a more inclusive educational and workforce environment. The anticipated publication is in Spring 2025. Chapter proposals are due by December 15, 2023, and can be submitted to Editor.MVT.AHEA@gmail.com. For inquiries or further information, please contact the editors.

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Military Veterans Transitioning to Higher Education and the Civilian Workforce: Challenges, Opportunities, Supports, and Resources

Edited By: Yvonne Hunter-Johnson, Southern Illinois University CarbondaleTimothy J. Ros, McKendree UniversityMary V. Alfred, Texas A&M University For men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, transitioning from the “military world” to the “civilian world” is the ultimate journey. Hence, veterans encounter many challenges as they acclimate to civilian life, obtain academic and professional qualifications, secure employment, and much more. Many veterans transition from military service into higher education, but they [...]

37th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium Call for Proposals

February 6-10, 2024 The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium provides an international forum for the discussion of important current developments in the study and application of self-directed learning (SDL). The International Society for Self-Directed Learning (ISSDL) defines SDL as “an intentional learning process that is created and evaluated by the learner.” The symposium offers a collaborative space for researchers, theorists, and practitioners to present their work for feedback and elaboration. Many symposium presenters use [...]

AHEA Book Series 2021 CFP: Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights

Call for Chapters Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights, Vulnerable Populations and Environmental Sustainability: Adult Education as Strategic Partner Edited By: Mary V. Alfred, Texas A&M UniversityPetra A. Robinson, Louisiana State UniversityElizabeth A. Roumell, Texas A&M University For over 70 years, the United Nations has worked to advance human conditions globally through its historic agenda for a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world. Through the work of the General Assembly and other [...]

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