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Special Announcement for NASPA Members

Leading the way for nearly 40 years, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) promotes intra-campus collaboration and reflects good practices agreed upon by the profession-at-large through the CAS Standards. Comprised of over 40 collaborating professional associations representing over 115,000 professionals in higher education, CAS has developed 47 sets of standards and guidelines and 3 cross-functional frameworks within diverse areas of the college student experiences.

NASPA members are invited to use 20% discount code NASPASSHE2021 on all CAS resources including the following new releases:


Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (2nd Edition)


In the second edition of Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (FALDOs), CAS provides a timely update to the original FALDOs (2006), a popular text among higher education professionals that provided practical and accessible learning outcomes assessment guidance. In FALDOs 2, Darby M. Roberts and J. Patrick Biddix seek to demonstrate the process of assessment, focusing on key characteristics and elements of assessment across the institution. Using the CAS Student Learning and Development Domains and Dimensions as a framework, the focus of this text is on best practices in assessment processes as opposed to the prior edition's primary focus on tools and instruments.





The 2021 edition of the Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (FALDOs) is available in hardcopy. An e-book will be available later in 2021. This product is available both independently and as a packaged set with the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (10th Edition) hardcopy.



Cross-Functional Framework for First-Year Experiences


The 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 CAS CFF for FYE is an essential tool for institutions that want to prioritize student success and make it a central activity on campus. Moreover, the principles in the CFF for FYE are transferrable and can be adapted to support student success beyond the first year, such as the sophomore year, senior year, and transfer year.






The CFF for FYE and the accompanying Self-Assessment Guide are available in the CAS store.



Cross-Functional Framework for 
Advancing Health and Well-Being


The Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being addresses the complex issues of health, well-being, flourishing, and thriving of college students in the context of a healthy community. The CFF for AHWB, when used in conjunction with CAS functional area standards (e.g., Health Promotion Services, Clinical Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs, etc.), provides a comprehensive approach to assessment of the campus impact on goals for advancing health and well-being.






The CFF for AHWB and the accompanying Self-Assessment Guide are available in the CAS store.