Leading higher education to a more inclusive, just,
and equitable future

From Nov 1 to Dec 31, all funds collected online, including dues, will be matched by the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation. Donation limit is $500, but you can contribute multiple times. Double my money!


The Society for the Future of Higher Education (SFHE) is an incubator and advocate for ideas, strategies, and pedagogies to lead higher education to a more inclusive, just, and equitable future. In order to fulfill our mission, we have committed to three years of programming focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


SFHE invites scholars from a variety of institutions to develop innovative ideas to lead higher education to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. Through our annual conference and programs, members have the opportunity to create teams, receive feedback on projects, and meet with mentors who can offer advice and encouragement.


SFHE hosts an annual conference over a long weekend, typically in mid-July. We rotate our locations among college campuses in different regions.  Our conference prioritizes in depth discussions in varied disciplines, time and space for work on innovative ideas, and informal time to network and socialize.

Our Work

Reading for the Common Good
Fall 2022 Selection

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Members are encouraged to form discussion groups of 8-10 colleagues and meet regularly. Let us know if you have a group and we’ll provide the books!

Chats with Change Agents

We’re gathering some of the most innovative thinkers in higher education to share their work, what they think the future holds for higher education, and some strategies for the changing environment. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University joined us in February to talk about her book Generous Thinking:A Radical Approach to Saving the University. Watch the video to find out what you missed.

Interested in our other guests? Click below!

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal encourages scholars to challenge the fragmentation of modern intellectual life. Since 1968, the journal has featured significant scholarship by leading thinkers from across the academy. Soundings aims to publish articles that open disciplines to each other, promote greater intellectual coherence, and engage readers in broad public and academic conversation. Society members receive a complimentary subscription.