Standards

CAS has developed 44 sets of functional area standards for higher education programs and services. Pre-order the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education book (August 2015, 9th edition), which includes general standards for practice and functional area standards, from the Online Store. CAS has updated all functional area standards and accompanying self-assessment guides (SAGs); in addition, several standards have been significantly revised. The 2015 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. 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 and Spiritual Programs
  • Career Services
  • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Programs**
  • Clinical Health Services
  • College Honor Society Programs**
  • 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
  • Sexual Violence-Related Programs and Services**
  • 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's and Gender Programs and Services**

** New or significantly revised since 2012 edition


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