Standards

CAS has developed 45 sets of functional area standards for higher education programs and services. Order CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education book (2015, 9th ed.), which includes general standards for practice and functional area standards, from the online CAS store at http://bit.ly/CASstore. CAS has updated all functional area standards and accompanying self-assessment guides (SAGs); in addition, several standards have been significantly revised. The newest SAGs, which include a revised structure and rating scale, provide individuals and institutions with means for assessing program and service effectiveness based on the standards (available as downloadable electronic documents from the online CAS store). 

A complete list of the CAS standards is below:

     Academic Advising Programs**

     Adult Learner Programs and Services

     Alcohol 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, Secular, and Spiritual Programs+

     Career Services

     Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Programs**

     Clinical Health Services+

     College Honor Society Programs**

     College Unions

     Collegiate Recreation Programs+

     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

     Registrar Programs and Services

     Sexual Violence-Related Programs and Services**

     Student Conduct Programs**

     Student Leadership Programs

     Student Media 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's and Gender Programs and Services**

** New or significantly revised since 2012 edition (available in the 9th edition and SAGs)
+ New or significantly revised since the 2015 edition (available as an individual standard, as an individual SAG, or as part of the SAGs)

Newly revised standards and SAGs are available for purchase as supplements to the CAS book, by visiting http://bit.ly/standard_new and http://bit.ly/singleSAGs.