Welcome to the Alliance

The Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) is an association of people from across the country who are engaged in action learning, reflection and discussion which we bring to our own lives and into our colleges and universities as teachers and administrators.

We are united by our commitment to adult students, adult education professionals, degree programs for adults, and research supporting adult higher education.

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Winter, 2014 AHEA news is now available!




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Congratulations to our 2013 Conference Scholarship Recipients.

Our awards are going to truly interesting and enthusiastic young scholars.  We look forward to meeting them all in Kentucky.

  • Lindsay Jackson, Montana State University – Larry Murphy Award
  • Mary Millar, Michigan State University – Chickering Award
  • Melisa Kakas, Texas State University – International Graduate
  • Nora Cavazos, Texas state University – Chickering Award

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Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners edited by Carrie J. Boden-McGill and Kathleen P. King is a refereed collection of papers published in conjunction with the joint Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conferences. This book will be the third in a series of peer reviewed publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. This series fills a unique niche in the field of adult education as it offers a venue for scholars and practitioners to present ideas in their conference papers, receive feedback from peers and attendees during conference sessions, and have some time to integrate that feedback into the final paper, which will be submitted one month after the conference. This model of scholarly dialogue and collaboration is the heart of the AHEA organization, and it will be showcased in the publication. We invite you to propose a chapter, based on your AHEA or AAACE presentation, to contribute to this exciting venture.