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Credentialing the Student Affairs Professional: Another Point of View
Publication Date: 2003
A discussion of the merits of calling student affairs a profession. The authors layout a list of criteria common to most professions and how they may be adapted for use in student affairs.

Examining the Design and Delivery of Collegiate Leadership Development Programs: Findings from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership - Institutional Survey (MSL-IS)
Publisher: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP)
Publication Date: 2012
Owen, J. E. (2012). Findings from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Institutional Survey: A National Report. College Park, MD: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
This report is the product of a research grant from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and addresses the application of CAS standards for Student Leadership Programs (SLPs). The report also includes information on institutional inputs related to the design and delivery of leadership programs, and proffers important questions about connecting institutional inputs to student outcomes. Understanding the institutional and programmatic factors that shape student leadership experiences on diverse campuses allows leadership educators to more effectively assess program design and delivery, to advocate for necessary resources, and make increasingly effective decisions. The final section of the report offers practical suggestions for campus-based action around each of the ten key findings from the MSL-IS study. These suggestions are a starting point for leadership educators to continue to interrogate campus practices and to seek innovative and sustainable approaches to fostering leadership learning in college students.

Promoting Quality in Higher Education
Publisher: Leadership Exchange (NASPA)
Publication Date: 2004
Arminio, J. & Creamer, D. G. (2004, Spring). Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS): 25 years of promoting quality in higher education. Leadership Exchange, 18-21.
A look back on the first 25 years of CAS history, development, and status. Published in NASPA's Leadership Exchange, Spring 2004.

Research Needed on the Use of CAS Standards & Guidelines
Publisher: College Student Affairs Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Creamer, D. G. (2003). Research needed on the use of CAS standards and guidelines. College Student Affairs Journal, 22, 109-124.
This article suggests five research projects and methods that would extend the knowledge base about the use of CAS standards and guidelines in useful ways.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards Turns 25
Publisher: Assessment Update
Publication Date: 2005
Mable, P. (2005, March/April). The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education turns 25. Assessment Update, 17, 12-13.
A summary of the first 25 years of CAS.