The Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) serves institutions and individuals who advocate for, support, and advance adults in programs of higher education. We achieve our goals by fostering the exchange of ideas, sharing effective pedagogical practices and current research that support the learning of adults, and providing professional development to our members.
We desire to help institutions of higher education and individuals working in higher education develop and sustain learning environments and programs for adults.
We do this by:
- Serving as a vehicle for cooperative collaboration and consultation among professionals in the field. Bringing together the interests and concerns from a variety of areas within adult higher education, including traditional and nontraditional programs, while promoting the academic integrity of these programs.
- Encouraging practitioner research, thereby contributing to the integration of theory and practice and to the improved quality of teaching, learning, and scholarship in our field.
- Promoting cultural diversity and multicultural perspectives by encouraging the incorporation of such perspectives into the policies, procedures, and practices of programs serving adults in higher education. Influencing institutional and public policies concerning quality practice in all areas of adult learning in higher education.