Our Mission

AFIT provides its members inspired learning, development, and networking opportunities focused on customer-driven value, innovation, transformation skills and techniques, and long-term sustainability. We stimulate organizational change through a unique team-based learning approach and engagement with partners outside of higher education.


AFIT is the nation’s foremost authority on innovation and organizational transformation in higher education.

Guiding Principles

  1. We believe that innovation and transformation rather than incremental change is necessary for long-term sustainability in higher education.
  2.  We believe that collaborative learning and sharing knowledge is of key importance to move organizations forward.
  3. We believe practices that are effective in bringing success to organizations in other sectors can bring about that same success in higher education.
  4. We believe that our members are the lifeblood of the organization and we strive to provide customer-driven value in all of our initiatives.
  5. We believe that our workforce is critical to our success and seek to provide the level of support necessary to enable them to excel.