Standards

CAS has developed 44 sets of functional area standards for higher education programs and services. Purchase the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education book (2012, 8th edition), which includes general standards for practice and functional area standards, from the Online Store. CAS updated all functional area standards and accompanying self-assessment guides (SAGs); in addition, several new standards have been created and other have been significantly revised. The 2012 SAGs, which included a new rating scale, provide individuals and institutions with means for assessing program and service effectiveness based on the standards. A complete list of the CAS standards is below:

  • Academic Advising Programs**
  • Adult Learner Programs and Services
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Programs**
  • Assessment Services
  • Auxiliary Services Functional Areas
  • Campus Activities Programs
  • Campus Information and Visitor Services*
  • Campus Police and Security Programs*
  • Campus Religious and Spiritual Programs
  • Career Services*
  • Clinical Health Services
  • College Honor Societies
  • College Unions
  • Commuter and Off-Campus Living Programs
  • Conference and Event Programs*
  • Counseling Services*
  • Dining Service Programs
  • Disability Resources and Services
  • Education Abroad Programs and Services**
  • Financial Aid Programs**
  • Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs*
  • Graduate and Professional Student Programs and Services
  • Health Promotion Services
  • Housing and Residential Life Programs**
  • International Student Programs and Services
  • Internship Programs
  • Learning Assistance Programs
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Programs and Services*
  • Master’s Level Student Affairs Professional Preparation Programs**
  • Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Orientation Programs**
  • Parent and Family Programs*
  • Recreational Sports Programs
  • Registrar Programs and Services
  • Service-Learning Programs
  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Programs*
  • Student Conduct Programs
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Transfer Student Programs and Services*
  • TRIO and Other Educational Opportunity Programs
  • Undergraduate Admissions Programs and Services*
  • Undergraduate Research Programs
  • Veterans and Military Programs and Services*
  • Women Student Programs and Services

  * New or revised since 2009 edition, included in 2012 publication
** New or revised since 2012 edition (available for purchase separately in the online store)


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