Guiding Principles


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.


To become the nation’s foremost authority on innovation and organizational transformation in higher education.


  • We believe that innovation and transformation rather than incremental change is necessary for long-term sustainability in higher education.

  • We believe that collaborative learning and sharing knowledge is of key importance to move organizations forward.

  • We believe practices that are effective in bringing success to organizations in other sectors can bring about that same success in higher education.

  • We believe that our members are the lifeblood of the organization and we strive to provide customer-driven value in all of our initiatives.

  • We believe that our workforce is critical to our success and seek to provide the level of support necessary to enable them to excel.