CAS has developed 50 sets of functional area standards and 3 cross-functional frameworks for higher education programs and services. Users can order CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education book (2023, Version 11), which includes general standards for practice and functional area standards, from the CAS online store. As part of Version 11, CAS has updated all functional area standards and accompanying self-assessment guides (SAGs); in addition, several new sets of individual functional areas are included for the first time, and many others have been significantly revised. The newest SAGs, which include a revised structure and rating scale, provide individuals and institutions with means for assessing program and service effectiveness based on the standards (available as downloadable electronic documents from the online CAS store).
functional area standards are defined as "The set of specific standards and guidelines, with the embedded general standards, that apply to one functional area program or service. Often referred to as the CAS Standards for (insert functional area name)." (CAS, 2023). As of 2023, there are 50 sets of CAS functional area standards.
cross-functional frameworks are defined as "An approach for addressing emerging, evolving, and ongoing issues or topics from a multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective through teams of higher education professionals from different fields or functional areas." (CAS, 2023).
self-assessment guides (SAGs) are defined as "an operational version of the CAS standards and guidelines designed to provide users with an assessment tool that can be used for self-study or self-assessment purposes. A SAG is available for each functional area for which a CAS standard exists" (CAS, 2023)
A complete list of the current functional areas with CAS standards is below: Academic Advising Programs Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Assessment Services Auxiliary Services Functional Areas Campus Activities Programs Campus Credential Programs and Services Campus Police and Public Safety Campus Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Programs Career Services Case Management Services Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Programs Clinical Health Services College Honor Society Programs College Unions: Programs, Services, & Community Center Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Collegiate Recreation Programs Conference and Event Programs Counseling Services Dining Services Programs Disability Resources and Services Esports Programs Education Abroad Programs and Services Financial Aid Programs Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs Graduate and Professional Student Programs and Services Health Promotion Services Housing and Residential Life Programs Indigenous Student Affairs International Student Programs and Services Internship Programs Leadership Education and Development Learning Assistance Programs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Programs and Services Master's Level Higher Education and Student Affairs Professional Prep Programs Multicultural Student Programs and Services New Student Orientation Programs Parent and Family Programs Post-Traditional and Commuter Student Programs and Services Registrar Services Sexual Violence-Related Programs and Services Student Conduct Programs Student Media Programs Sustainability Programs Testing Programs and Services Transfer Student Programs and Services TRIO and College Access Programs Undergraduate Admissions Programs and Services Undergraduate Research Programs Veterans and Military-Connected Programs and Services Women's and Gender Programs and Services Additionally, CAS has developed the following cross-functional frameworks (not included in the 10th Edition of CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education):
Advancing Health and Well-Being First-Year Experience Identifying and Responding to Behavioral Concerns