Archive January 2019

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CAS Releases The Cross-Functional Framework for First-Year Experiences

January 9, 2019

The new Cross-Functional Framework for First-Year Experiences, produced by the Council for Advancement of Standards for Higher Education (CAS) in partnership with the National Resource Center for First-Year Experiences and Students in Transition (NRC), is essential to the work of people involved with first-year students, programs and services. The CFF for FYE lays out a flexible, high quality framework for coordinating integrated and intentional campus-wide efforts to support first-year student success. Institutions looking for guidelines to structure partnerships with departments, arrange horizontal leadership, and develop buy-in and sustainability of first-year efforts can look to the CAS CFF for FYE as a trusted resource for best practice developed by experts and promoted by a reliable organization that, itself, is based on principles of cross-functional collaboration.

CAS Releases The Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being

January 9, 2019

The Council for the Advancement of Standards for Higher Education (CAS) is proud to have produced the new Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being to address the complex issues of health, well-being, flourishing, and thriving of college students in the context of a healthy community. The CFF for AHWB guides the design of cross-functional teams that work across organizational boundaries and details the processes needed to move the campus toward greater well-being. The Framework’s focus on excellence in collaborative practice and optimal design makes it an essential tool for presidents, vice presidents, and those responsible for leading cross-functional processes.