The AAFCS Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) provides leadership for examining issues and changes that affect the family and consumer sciences profession in higher education. The AHE has representation on the AAFCS Leadership Council and also meets annually at the AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo. Beginning in 2017, new baccalaureate graduates of AHE institutions are eligible for a special professional membership incentive from AAFCS.
Membership in the Assembly of Higher Education is available for AAFCS-accredited programs and non AAFCS-accredited units. Membership fees are based on the number of undergraduate degrees conferred annually. Membership in AHE operates on a calendar year basis (January 1 - December 31).
The table below categorizes AHE members by region and includes links to state listings of accredited and non-accredited members of the Assembly of Higher Education.
AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed standards established by the AAFCS Council for Accreditation. The AAFCS Council for Accreditation has accredited many family and consumer sciences programs across the United States.
Task Force for Program Advancement
The mission of the cross-organizational Task Force on Program Advancement is "to proactively and collaboratively strengthen higher education programs in the human sciences/family and consumer sciences (HS/FCS) community. The organizations involved are:
Click here for more information about the Task Force, its purposes, and activities.