CAS Standards respond to student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy, and the effective management of 44 functional areas. Individuals and institutions from 41 CAS member organizations comprise a constituency of over 115,000 professionals. Representing a significant majority of higher education practitioners in student programs and services throughout the country and beyond, CAS provides tools to higher education leaders assessing institutional effectiveness, student learning, and outcomes.
Learn about the redesigned Self-Assessment Guides
In conjunction with the 9th edition of CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, CAS released new tools to help programs and services measure how well they meet the CAS standards.
Laura Dean, Past President of CAS, shares memories of Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp, who died in June 2018 after serving as CAS Executive Director for the past six years.
Check out Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice
Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice is a practical text highlighting ways to apply CAS standards and guidelines. Written by faculty and practitioners, the book details how to use CAS to design new programs, develop learning outcomes, address organizational challenges, conduct program reviews, and report on findings. Co-published with our colleagues at NASPA and ACPA, Using the CAS Professional Standards can be purchased at https://www.naspa.org/publications/books/using-the-cas-professional-standards?.
CAS President Gavin Henning launches assessment blog series
In his monthly President's Perspective, Gavin Henning shares insights about assessment in general, and using CAS to improve your programs and services specifically. Learn about using CAS to tell your story, improvement science, closing the loop, and reframing assessment as learning!