Innovate with your community, and help bring innovations to life.

Harness the power of innovation and accelerate progress towards achieving your goals by working with other academic leaders who bring different perspectives from their various roles in higher education. Increase your institutional effectiveness and student success by developing innovative solutions to today’s challenges.

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Participate in Research Projects

Join or tap into the community consulting resources. Gain access to practical advice, invaluable content, and best practices from subject matter experts from your community. Share your expertise and we will match you with community members who need your help.

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Facilitate Mastermind Groups

A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. Mastermind groups can be set up to support the success of an individual community member's success, or on the success of everyone in the group in a shared goal or topic.

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Serve in Innovation Workgroups

These workgroups bring together individuals from different departments, units, and parts of your institution or multiple institutions to generate ideas for new processes, policies, and protocols that will increase your effectiveness and deliverables for your stakeholders. Innovation workgroups are by invitation only.

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Attend AEFIS Makerspace

We know that together we can accomplish so much more than by ourselves. So, We need you, and together with top talent across higher education leadership you can share and build upon each other's experience in particular current events, authentic assessment for learning, and skills recognition initiatives that highlight the value of higher education for today’s learners. Have an idea for a panel, Bootcamp, or webinar? Submit your idea today!

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View AEFIS Innovation Awards

Human civilization was built on the sharing of stories from generation to generation. Stories help us to understand who we really are and help us connect with others. Given all that is going on right now as we continue to socially distance and isolate, we need to tell our stories more than ever.

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Learning activities, on-demand webinars, self-guided curricula, best practice guides, and more.


Engage in communities of practice events, activities, and discussions with colleagues and friends.


Join thought leadership in assessment, authentic learner success, and lifelong learning.

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