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Benefits & Dues

 

Benefits

All Individual, Student and Retiree AAACE members receive the following benefits of membership:

  • Annual conference registration discount
  • In-person and digital networking opportunities
  • Three Commission membership options
  • Three Interest Group membership options
  • Subscription to online and hard copy versions of either Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) or Adult Learning (AL)
    • Note: free for Individuals, "With Journal" Students and Affiliates.
    • Note: subscription to the additional journal is available for $45
  • Online subscription to Journal of Transformative Education (JTED)
  • Online resources, including online community, job board and more!
  • Eligibility to be an Annual Conference presenter
  • Voting privileges
  • Eligibility to participate in the AAACE Member Insurance Program
  • Receipt of quarterly AAACE Newsletter
  • Eligibility for AAACE awards
  • Eligibility for AAACE committee service
  • Participation in legislative network and advocacy efforts
  • Access to the National Literacy Advocacy List
  • Ability to attend AAACE webinars

Affiliate membership is available to organizations such as state/provincial affiliate associations; educational institutions. e.g., colleges, universities, and community colleges; community-based organizations; public entities; e.g., state departments of education, military organizations; private, for-profit organizations and private, non-profit organizations/institutions and the benefits of membership are as follows:

  • Three individual memberships (with Interest Groups, Commissions, Adult Learning, Adult Education Quarterly and Journal of Transformative Education Journals).
  • For two organizational representatives registered for the AAACE Conference, one additional representative may register with no charge.
  • Recognition on the AAACE website as an affiliate.
  • Recognition at the annual conference as an affiliate.
  • Eligible to be an annual conference presenter.
  • Participation in the Affiliate meeting at the annual conference.

Affiliate Membership Eligibility Criteria

  • AAACE Affiliate Membership is available to organizations such as state/provincial affiliate associations; national or regional educational associations in the United States; educational institutions (e.g., colleges, universities, and community colleges); community-based non-profit organizations and foundations; other public entities (e.g., state departments of education, military organizations), and for-profit organizations/businesses/consulting firms.
  • Additional criteria for affiliate membership by institutional type include:

U.S. Based Accredited Colleges and Universities
U.S.-based degree-granting colleges and universities must hold accreditation from an accrediting association that is approved by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Accredited system offices and regional accreditation associations based in the United States are also eligible.

U.S.-Based State-Approved or Authorized Colleges and Universities
U.S.-based degree-granting colleges and universities must be state-approved or authorized to legally confer degrees by the designated state governmental office where the entity is located. Proper documentation and contact information must be submitted.

International Educational Institutions
International degree-granting colleges and universities or higher education associations based outside of the United States and its territories must be recognized by an appropriate national governmental authority. Proper documentation and contact information must be submitted.

Other For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations/Businesses: All other for-profit and non-profit organizations/businesses must submit proper documentation signifying incorporation, current business and/or professional licensing (if required), IRS nonprofit status (when applicable) and contact information.

  • AAACE reserves the right to request additional information before approving or renewing Affiliate Membership applications.

 

Dues

Individual

  • $95 dues without print copies of publications (digital only access to AEQ, AL and JTED)
  • $105 dues with print copies of AEQ or AL Journal
  • $115 dues with print copies AEQ and AL Journals

Retiree

  • $45 dues without print copies of publications (digital only access to AEQ, AL and JTED)
  • $55 dues with print copies of AEQ or AL Journal
  • $65 dues with print copies AEQ and AL Journals

 Student

  • $30 dues without print copies of publications (digital only access to AEQ, AL and JTED)
  • $40 dues with print copies of AEQ or AL Journal
  • $50 dues with print copies AEQ and AL Journals

Affiliate

  • $260 dues without print copies of publications (digital only access to AEQ, AL and JTED)
  • $270 dues with print copies of AEQ or AL Journal
  • $280 dues with print copies AEQ and AL Journals

Membership Disclaimer

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)  is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that offers both individual and affiliate (institutional) memberships for the purpose of lifelong learning. However, neither AAACE nor any of its commissions or SIGs is an accrediting organization.