Program of Merit

Ithaca College Major in Aging Studies Designated a Program of Merit

The Major in Aging Studies has been granted the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s (AGHE) Program of Merit designation, valid from February 2016 through February 2024.

In July 1998, AGHE’s Executive Committee established and implemented a voluntary program of evaluation known as the Program of Merit (POM). The POM designation provides gerontology programs with an AGHE “stamp of excellence”.  To be considered for the designation, Gerontology faculty and administrators developed and submitted a self-study report which addressed the Aging Studies Program’s alignment with AGHE standards and guidelines for gerontology programs and described the program’s history, resources, organizational and administrative structure, students and faculty, mission and goals, and relationship with the community.