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





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The Society for Values in Higher Education
is delighted to announce a new name: 

The Society for the Future of Higher Education

This new name is accompanied by a new mission statement:

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.

The new name draws upon the Society’s nearly 100-year tradition of disruption and innovation while explicitly orienting itself to the future of higher education. The Society will fully transition to its new name at the 2021 Annual Meeting in July. 

Read More about the Change
Register now for the Annual Conference!

July 13-16th – Online

You may be zoomed out but don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect, rejuvenate, and talk about the craziness of the past year!

more info and Registration!
Welcome our new Executive Director!

After a nationwide search that garnered more than 20 applicants, the Board of Director’s has offered the position of Executive Director of the Society for the Future of Higher Education (formerly SVHE) to Vivienne Felix, PhD. In her full-time work, Vivienne is the Senior Associate Director of Experiential Learning at NYU. Vivienne will begin work on July 1st and join us at the meeting this summer. 








Our Work




Reading for the Common Good

The program provides books to members who form reading groups.

  • 8 years
  • 500+ books distributed
  • 41 different groups
  • 16 states

Titles selected relate to our annual conference theme and reflect our concern for issues affecting society generally, and higher education specifically. Selections have included the poetry of Cynthia Rankin(American Lyric), satire by Richard Russo (Straight Man) and this year’s non-fiction selections, So You Want to Talk About Race? and The Misinformation Age:How False Beliefs Spread



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!





Soundings: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.

The upcoming double issue will feature the work completed by our Theory of Public Higher Education team