Higher Education Committee

I. Purpose

AGA’s Higher Education Committee seeks to increase interest in careers in public service, to share with students the benefits of professional certification and the importance of joining a professional organization like AGA, and to encourage institutions of higher learning to offer and/or expand governmental financial management courses.

II. Objectives
  1. Promote careers in public service, particularly in government financial management, among college and university students.
  2. Encourage participation of academic professionals and their students in AGA programs and activities.
  3. Advance the CGFM as THE certification for government accountability professionals for students seeking to differentiate themselves in the market.
  4. Encourage the inclusion of government financial management content in the curriculum at institutions of higher learning.
  5. Encourage government financial management research among academic professionals and students in institutions of higher learning.
III. Committee Authority

The Higher Education Committee is a standing committee of AGA and reports to the National Governing Board (NGB).

IV. Committee Structure 

The committee shall consist of nine to twelve members (including the chair and vice chair). The National President shall appoint the committee’s chair, vice chair and members in accordance with AGA Bylaws.

Committee members shall be appointed for a three-year staggered term and may be reappointed for an additional three-year term. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. The chair shall be appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms in that capacity. At least 50% of committee members will be academics (including adjuncts), and all members will be knowledgeable about the academic environment.  In addition to 9-12 members, AGA's director of professional certification and CGFM/education programs manager shall serve as ex-officio members on the committee.

V. Committee Reporting

The chair of the committee will ensure appropriate work deliverables of the committee are documented and reported to the NGB.