Educational Institutions

COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF STANDARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • www.cas.edu

Mission Statement

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), a consortium of professional associations in higher education, promotes the use of its professional standards for the development, assessment, and improvement of quality student learning, programs, and services.

CAS serves postsecondary education professionals in the areas of academic support, student affairs, and other programs and services globally.

Main Programs

  1. Using the CAS Standards for Co-Curricular Program Review (Pre-Convention Colloquia)
  2. CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (9th ed.)
  3. CAS Self-Assessment Guides
Service Areas

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International

CAS provides tools to higher education leaders assessing institutional effectiveness, student learning, and outcomes. CAS creates and delivers dynamic, credible standards, guidelines, and Self-Assessment Guides that are designed to lead to a host of quality student affairs, student services, and student development programs and services. CAS Standards respond to real-time student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy, and the effective management of 45 functional areas. Individuals and institutions from 43 CAS member organizations comprise a constituency of over 115,000 professionals.

ruling year

1981

Executive Director since 2012

Self-reported

Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp

Vice Chancellor, ASU-Beebe since 2014

Self-reported

Dr. Deborah Garrett

Keywords

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professional standards, assessment, evaluation, program review, self-study, higher education, student affairs, student services, CAS Standards, student learning and development outcomes

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EIN

52-1228597

 Number

3296823731

Physical Address

PO Box 1369

Fort Collins, CO 80522

Also Known As

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Using the CAS Standards for Co-Curricular Program Review (Pre-Convention Colloquia)

Participants learn detailed steps to implementing CAS standards for program review. Through the use of case studies, individual and small group activities, individual advisement, and discussion, participants will learn how to prepare a unit or division for the program review process intended to foster substantive program improvement. Participants will leave with concrete action steps for implementing a CAS program review on their own campus.

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Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 2

CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (9th ed.)

The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education book, released in August 2015, contains numerous revised functional area standards and guidelines. This text provides an introduction to CAS, its mission, initiatives, and the principles upon which it was founded. In addition, all of the standards have been updated to reflect the new CAS general standards. The individual functional area standards are accompanied by introductory contextual statements.

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Education

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Program 3

CAS Self-Assessment Guides

For use in program reviews, there is a CAS Self-Assessment Guide (SAG) for each set of individual functional area standards. These downloadable assessment workbooks include the standards and guidelines along with a series of “criterion measure” statements used to judge the level of program compliance with the standard. Each electronic SAG file includes a contextual statement, giving historical and functional perspective to the area; instructions for conducting self-assessment using the SAG; self-assessment instrument; and evaluation forms for compiling team assessment and planning improvements.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

CAS provides tools to higher education leaders assessing institutional effectiveness, student learning, and outcomes. CAS creates and delivers dynamic, credible standards, guidelines, and Self-Assessment Guides that are designed to lead to a host of quality student affairs, student services, and student development programs and services. CAS Standards respond to real-time student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy, and the effective management of 45 functional areas. Individuals and institutions from 43 CAS member organizations comprise a constituency of over 115,000 professionals.

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Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF STANDARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Executive Director

Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp

Vice Chancellor, ASU-Beebe

Dr. Deborah Garrett

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Deborah Garrett

Arkansas State University - Beebe

Term: Sept 2014 - Aug 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?