In an exciting development, two prominent organizations in the higher education space, The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) have joined together to enhance the landscape of higher education through collaboration and shared resources.
This collaboration between CAS and SAAL is set to usher in a new era of professional development and support for those engaged in Student Affairs assessment, planning, and research.
The field of student affairs assessment continues to grow and evolve in its important role in higher education. For 15 years, Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) has actively connected those invested in this work through the provision of resources. Since 1979, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has supported higher education by offering a framework for how good practice might be conducted in diverse functional areas. The partnership allows each organization to retain their distinctive contributions while strengthening opportunities for synergy and increased cooperation with other organizations committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services.
Both CAS and SAAL engage in common spaces within higher education, and this partnership aims to amplify the benefits for those utilizing CAS products and services. SAAL members specifically will experience these benefits, including:
This collaboration underscores the commitment of both CAS and SAAL to empower Student Affairs Assessment professionals and institutions with valuable resources, support, and opportunities for growth and innovation. Through this partnership, CAS and SAAL are dedicated to supporting a community where expertise, collaboration, and equity thrive.
The partnership will be fully implemented by the start of 2024 and SAAL will begin looking for their staff person by mid-November.
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Blog written by
Dan Bureau, Assistant Vice President for Student Health & Wellbeing,
Louisiana State University,
Renée Delgado-Riley, Director, Student Life Assessment & Research,
University of Oregon,
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