For Graduate Students

Learning about CAS for the first time? Most graduate students in higher education and student affairs programs are first exposed to professional standards through coursework, readings, presentations, and class projects.

CAS Overview

If you're just getting introduced to CAS, we recommend you begin with the following resources:
  1. The CAS General Standards
  2. CAS mission, vision, and purpose
  3. CAS member associations
  4. List of CAS Standards
  5. Our basics on CAS

CAS Program Review or Self-Assessment

A primary way educators use CAS Standards is to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of their programs and services.
  1. CAS Graduate Student Resource Packet
  2. The CAS Self-Assessment Guide (SAG)
  3. An introduction to the CAS self-study process
  4. Examples of using CAS for program review

CAS Learning and Development Outcomes

As part of each set of standards, CAS requires that programs and services articulate and assess learning and development outcomes that students are expected to achieve as a result of interacting with them. CAS has identified six board categories of outcomes.
  1. The CAS outcome domains and dimensions
  2. How to develop learning outcome statements
  3. How to apply domains and dimensions to student affairs work
  4. Basic approaches to assessing learning outcomes

Grad Student Stories and Testimonials

  1. Insights from the Interns
  2. Using CAS in your job search
  3. Using CAS in times of transition