What is AEFIS Academy?

Your Center for Communities of Practice

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve arrived.
COVID-19 exposed a number of inequities in education. Along with these inequities across institutions, the pandemic confirmed how truly isolated the higher education system is from its parts. Perhaps, it has also spotlighted some opportunities to bring people together, digitally, simply, and easily no matter the distance.

Why AEFIS Academy?
AEFIS Academy was created as a way to combat social distancing and to promote opportunities for the higher education community to connect with one another and share expertise. In this way AEFIS Academy encompasses the components of Communities of Practice (CoP), and enables educational leaders to learn, teach, collaborate and innovate together, despite the distance, using the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the community. We as a community hope to address challenges, share stories, engage in discussions, spark research interests, and try out new strategies of pedagogy, assessment and authentic lifelong learning. 

Your Center for Communities of Practice
As your for Center for Communities of Practice, AEFIS Academy engages members through these four practices that bring and keep the community together:

LEARN. Participate in learning activities, on-demand webinars, self-guided curricula, best practice guides, and more.

TEACH. Teach what you love! Share your knowledge and experience with your community, and help others. 

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

INNOVATE. Harness the power of innovation by working with other academic leaders who bring different perspectives from their various roles in higher education

Joining AEFIS Academy is simple and free. Once you become a part of the community, you can attend live events, watch on-demand webinars, access best practices resources, interact with community members, and much much more. 

It’s Your Community
AEFIS Academy welcomes all types of learners at any point in their career—thought leaders in assessment, administration, curriculum, student affairs, registrar, life design, and instructional technology—all who bring a unique perspective to the communities of practice. Through events intentionally designed to enlist leaders as presenters, storytellers, and champions at their institutions, the community contributes expertise, enabling leaders to support leaders and faculty to support faculty.

AEFIS Academy is a community service of AEFIS INC to fulfill the social mission of connecting assessment and education professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful.

How to Get Involved
There are many ways you can help provide the mentorship we need, and the leadership our community needs. As quick start, if you have not done yet, please start by taking ACAD 100: AEFIS Academy Freshman Seminar to become a Certified Community Member.

It’s your community.

Let’s get to work!