- Clearing house for information on innovations in higher education.
- Provision of contacts with individuals and organizations through referrals and ICIE sponsored events.
- Publications of relevant scholarly work in the International Journal of Innovative Higher Education with world wide distribution. This is a refereed Journal and articles are chosen from papers presented at ICIE's annual conference.
- Bringing together of scholars, policy markers, and administrators through the annual conference on "New Concepts in Higher Education."
- Reporting on activities of members and on innovative programs and projects through periodic newsletters.
- Opportunities for participation in the process of promoting innovations in higher education through the participation in committees and task forces as well as consulting on projects of national and international scopes.