Alert
Close

Top the Trizzle leaderboard by 5 p.m. Friday to win a $100 gift card! Learn more

HIGHLIGHTS

Open
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

AARP
Programs

Tax-Aide

Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax
assistance and preparation service. Read

AARP Driver Safety Program

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads we drive on every day. Brush up on your driving skills to stay safe! Read

SCSEP

The AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps job seekers improved their skills, obtain training and find a job. Join the challenge! Do

man reading in library

Academic Affairs

The AARP Office of Academic Affairs was created in 2004 to help AARP establish partnerships with higher education institutions and organizations that will help achieve AARP's strategic goals.

recently
Released

AARP’s Best Books Series: Brain Fitness (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on maintaining a sharp and fit mind throughout the aging process, prepared by Peter J. Whitehouse MD-PhD, Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University.


Teaching Social Insurance in Higher Education (PDF) Results of a survey conducted in California and Minnesota on how social insurance is taught in colleges and universities is supplemented by extensive teaching aids and bibliographies. Written by Carroll L. Estes, University of California San Francisco and colleagues.

 

The New Aging Enterprise (PDF)
Profiles of organizations that have shown the way to prosper and flourish in an aging society, and comparative lessons for aging policy and organizational change, including the importance of positive aging and age-affirmative branding, the role of social capital, and the power of leadership in organizational innovation. Written by Harry R. Moody, Director of AARP's Office of Academic Affairs.

The Issues and Opportunities of Entrepreneurship After Age 50 (PDF)
An overview of the field of study of older entrepreneurs which applies accepted concepts of entrepreneurship study to an older population and proposes steps for advancing the field academically and practically. Written by Edward G. Rogoff, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Baruch College.

AARP's Best Book Series: The Aging Workforce (PDF) A listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on older workers and the aging of the work force, prepared by Linda Wiener, Founder and Principal of the Wiener Training and Consulting Group in Portland, OR, specialist in the development of the 21st Century workforce and Age Issues expert for Monster.com.

monthly
Newsletter

For those interested in humanities, ethics and aging, the AARP Office of Academic Affairs publishes a free monthly email newsletter. Sign Up

resources for
Scholars

AARP's Office of Academic Affairs publishes a series of Occasional Papers on aging issues and has resources available to help faculty teach aging content.

Occasional Papers

Managing Transitions in an Aging Society: What Should Business Students Know? (PDF) by Eric Brucker, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Widener University. A guide to incorporating aging issues into the business school curriculum.

 

Aging Baby Boomers: A Guide for the Perplexed  (PDF) by Richard Adler, People & Technology/Institute for the Future. An annotated bibliography of books, reports and articles about the aging of the Baby Boomers.

 

The Role of Community Colleges in an Aging Society (PDF) by Linda Wiener, Portland Community College. A guide for community college faculty and administrators on how to meet the needs of the 50+ population.

 

The New Aging Enterprise (PDF) by Harry R. Moody, AARP Office of Academic Affairs. Profiles of companies and organizations that are prospering in an aging society.

 

The Issues and Opportunities of Entrepreneurship After Age 50 (PDF) by Edward G. Rogoff, Baruch College. An overview of the role of entrepreneurial business activities in the 50+ population.

 

Teaching Social Insurance in Higher Education (PDF) by Carroll L. Estes, University of California San Francisco and colleagues. Reviews how colleges teach social insurance issues, and provides teaching aids and extensive bibliographies.

AARP's Best Book Series

Brain Fitness: (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on maintaining a sharp and fit mind throughout the aging process, prepared by Peter J. Whitehouse MD-PhD, Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University. 

 

Creativity in Later Life: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries of well-prepared books on generating and fostering creativity in later life, prepared by Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Director of AARP's Office of Academic Affairs.

 

The Aging Workforce: (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on older workers and the aging of the work force, prepared by Linda Wiener, Founder and Principal of the Wiener Training and Consulting Group in Portland, OR, specialist in the development of the 21st Century workforce and Age Issues expert for Monster.com.

 

Creating a Personal Legacy: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries of well-prepared books on finding meaning in life and creating your own legacy, prepared by Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

 

Baby Boomers: (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on Baby Boomers and their impact on society, prepared by Richard Adler, People & Technology/Institute for the Future.

 

Social Security: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries on books that cover social insurance issues, prepared by Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston.

Teaching Resources

Teaching Gerontology
A monthly e-newsletter for faculty teaching about aging issues edited by Harry R. Moody, Director of the AARP Office of Academic Affairs. Request subscription information from hrmoody@aarp.org.

 

Images of Aging
A multimedia guide for teaching about the changing images of aging. Includes a free video download and curriculum guide for classroom use and discussion.

 

Teaching Social Security: Curriculum Resources for Classroom Use: (PDF) a curriculum and teaching resources for college faculty, prepared by Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston.

Other Resources

The White House Conference on Aging in 2015: (PDF) The Shape of Things to Come: A "retrospective" by Harry R. Moody, AARP Academic Affairs, on the outcomes of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging for end-of-life decisions, lifelong learning, and drawing on the wisdom of elders. (Reprinted with permission from the Public Policy and Aging Report, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2006)

 

Silver Industries and the New Aging Enterprise: an article by Harry R. Moody, AARP Academic Affairs, on the growth in businesses and services marketing to the 50+ population (published in Generations, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 2004-05, pages 75-78).

 

Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy: an annual journal on international aging and legal issues, published in conjunction with Stetson University - for a free, one-year subscription, email AARP Academic Affairs.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Academic Affairs by email or phone at (202) 434-6360.

Search Research

Discounts & Benefits

research
Databases

Internet Resources on Aging

A searchable directory of 1,000+ sites for and about older adults.

AgeSource/AgeStats

Worldwide Data and statistics on older adults around the world.