Membership Benefits and Applications
Membership in the Association for General and Liberal Studies is open to anyone interested in helping undergraduate students to develop broad understandings of methods, goals, and knowledge across academic disciplines, and fundamental habits of mind and intellectual discipline characteristic of an educated person.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP is $40 per year. Any person who is currently employed in higher education is eligible to become a Professional Member.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP is $350 per year. Any accredited College or University that supports the Mission and Goals of AGLS may become an institutional member.
As of March 2014, the membership year runs from September through August.
Individual Members receive:
AGLS e-Newsletter: our occasional e-news offers brief articles on the news of the association, relevant events to the membership, and links to publications on general and liberal education. Possible topics to be included are assessment news, reports on new program development, critiques of reports on higher education, pedagogical innovations for general education, faculty development initiatives, and book reviews.
Discount on the Journal of General Education: members will receive discounted subscription rates for the JGE, which is published quarterly by the Pennsylvania State University Press. This journal contains articles, higher education debates, program evaluations, and reflections on the theory and practice of general and liberal studies. Discounts on other PSU Press journals relevant to general education and more are also offered from time to time.
AGLS Social: AGLS maintains a Facebook page that is the official organizational page which posts news on conferences, workshops, and news of the association.
Opportunities for guest bloggers and program features: members are encouraged to write short, informal pieces for our blog and to submit their program for highlighting in our two feature spotlights.
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Would you like an invoice for an individual membership? Request one HERE.
Institutional Members are usually programs or schools which provide support to an institution's general / liberal studies program and allows institutions to support the involvement of their faculty and staff in the work of AGLS.
Linking: a link from the AGLS website to your institution's home page or general education program's web page. Plus, institutional members are acknowledged in publications such as the AGLS newsletter, conference programs, website, and other appropriate publications.
Discounted conference registrations: all conference attendees from a member institution may receive a 15% discount on registration fees. Contact the AGSL office for the appropriate code to enter at check out.
AGLS Publications: member institution will be given an electronic copy of the AGLS Guide (current edition) and three copies of the Judgments of Quality publication.
Discounted Advertising: 20% discount on advertising rates for the AGLS website, the printed conference program, or placing inserts in the conference attendee packet. Plus, free placement of general education online job postings.
Team Workspace: if the member institution has six or more attendees registered for the annual conference, you will have the option to sign up for 90-minute access to a work room onsite at the conference.
Would you like an invoice for an institutional membership? Request one HERE.