The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is pleased to announce that the ACPA Foundation has selected Gavin Henning as a member of the 2013 Class of Diamond Honorees. He currently represents ACPA: College Student Educators International through his role on the CAS Board of Directors.
"As I look upon the list of current and past winners of the ACPA Diamond Honoree Award, I am humbled to be honored among these leaders in our profession," Henning shared. According to CAS President Laura Dean, Henning has made significant contributions as a member of the CAS Board of Directors. "Gavin's expertise in assessment, as well as his national involvement and recognition in that area, allows him to offer valuable perspectives for our work," President Dean explained. "Through his most recent contribution, as the chair of the standards revision committee for Master's Level Student Affairs Preparation Programs, Gavin has worked with others from CAS and with experts in the field to create an updated document that will benefit preparation programs and students across the country."
Henning holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Higher Education at New England College where he also directs the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and the Doctorate of Education programs. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member, Henning spent 20 years in higher education administration, including 12 years working in student affairs assessment and institutional research.
Beyond his involvement with CAS, Henning is past chair of ACPA's Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and is currently a member of the ACPA Governing Board, serving as Director for Professional Development. Additionally, he is founder and past-president of Student Affairs Assessment Leaders. He has received the Annuit Coeptis award from ACPA for his contributions to student affairs and higher education.
The ACPA Foundation invites donations in honor of the Diamond Honorees to support its programs and efforts. Interested individuals can contribute to the foundation in Henning's honor; visit the ACPA Foundation page at https://acpa.ejoinme.org/MyPages/Donation/tabid/412764/Default.aspx or download a donation form from http://acpafoundation.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/DH2013_Donation_Form.pdf.
CAS was established in 1979 to develop standards that promote college student learning and promote self-assessment for institutional effectiveness. Composed of 39 collaborating professional associations representing over 100,000 professionals in higher education, CAS has developed standards and guidelines for 43 diverse areas of the college student experiences.
The eighth edition of the book, CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, was released in August 2012. The book of standards is the defining source of professional standards for many of the services provided to students in higher education. Along with the book, CAS also released an updated CD of all 43 functional area self-assessment guides (SAGs). The SAGs provide institutions of higher education with strategies for assessing program and service effectiveness based on the evidence a self-study team gathers and evaluates. Information about CAS and its efforts over its more than three decades can be found at https://www.cas.edu.
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