Hello and welcome to the ACPA CAS website. This site will provide you background and information on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education as well as tools and resources so that you may apply the standards on your campus.
ACPA was a founding member of the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education in 1979. CAS is a consortium comprised of nearly 40 member organizations and nearly 100,000 professionals with a mission to "promote the improvement of programs and services to enhance the quality of student learning and development. CAS is a consortium of professional associations who work collaboratively to develop and promulgate standards and guidelines and to encourage self-assessment" (CAS, 2008).
To date, CAS has developed and revised 41 standards that span the functional areas within student affairs and higher education. Many educators have found CAS tools and resources invaluable as they
(Adapted from Mable and Dean, 2006)
Take a few moments to peruse the resources on this page and visit www.cas.edu for many more tools.
Terrell L. Strayhorn, Ph.D.