The Academy for Lifelong Learning is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 corona virus and notifying members of updates as events unfold. Our host, SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. For questions, please call Academy staff at (518) 587-2100, Jeff Shinaman x2390, or Vera Kasson x2415.


Academy NotesThe Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) publishes program brochures each December for the spring term and each June for the fall term.

Members receive a subscription to the monthly Academy newsletter A.L.L. the News, which features photos, announcements, upcoming events, articles of general interest, study groups reviews, and other A.L.L. activities.

The Academy's publishing arm, The Third Age Press, was created in 1997 with the publication of Ourselves: Then and Now, an anthology of A.L.L. members' essays from a study group of the same name. The six-member editorial board now supervises the production of The Apple Tree, a journal of members' writing and artwork.

A.L.L.'s Study Group Leaders Handbook has proven very useful to both new and experienced leaders and has been purchased by other Institutes for Lifelong Learning throughout North America for use or adaptation in their programs.

The Academy Handbook (PDF 239kB) details the governance of the Academy and the responsibilities of each member of the executive council.

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Click on the links to learn more about the publications or to place an order.