New Publications from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Eduation

New Publications from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Eduation

CAS has announced it will suspend all sales of it old publications effective May 1, 2006, and will start taking orders for its new publications to be released on August 1, 2006.  In the interim, if colleagues want to purchase publications, they should realize the 2003 Book of Standards will be replaced with a new 5th edition.

The Book of Standards to be released in August will introduce five new functional areas of standards and guidelines for:  College Honor Societies, Education Abroad Programs, Service-Learning Programs, Internship Programs, and College Health Promotions.  The Book will continue to carry the 30 functional areas already published, while 9 of those 30 functional area standards and guidelines have been revised and unanimously approved by the CAS Board of Directors.

In addition to the Book of Standards, CAS will also publish a Book of Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (FALDOs.)  The FALDOs give definition to the 16 student learning domains, review relevant research, and provide the practitioner with examples of research questions and concomitant research instruments for conducting assessment activities.  The Book of FALDOs will be available August 1.

Version 3.0 of the CD that contains all the Self-Assessment Guides (SAGs) and functional area standards and guidelines will also be released on August 1.

Mailings to student affairs and institutional research officers at most every college or university will be made by CAS in May and again in August notifying them of the changes while providing the opportunity to order the new publications.

For more information contact: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, Phyllis Mable, CAS Executive Director, (202) 862-1400

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