CAS

Deadline to complete the CAS process will be the same date as the Annual Report Deadline. By this deadline, the department will submit (standard templates are provided):

  • CAS Self-Assessment Guide
  • CAS Final Report

Required Sections to be completed by every department:

  • Part 1. Mission
  • Part 2. Program
  • Part 3. Organization and Leadership
  • Part 6. Law, Policy & Governance
  • Part 7. Diversity, Equity and Access
  • Part 12. Assessment

Any additional sections are optional. All documents, including evidence, should be stored in MS Teams CAS folder, organized by CAS self-assessment title.

Departments who successfully received accreditation do not have to complete the overall department CAS Self-Assessment Guide (i.e. University Police, Intercollegiate Athletics, & Hazen Center for Integrated Care). They are encouraged to complete a CAS self-assessment guide that focuses on a priority or area of interest.

Suggested Timeline for CHIPs Self-Assessment Activities:

YEAR 1

1. Plan the Process Map out steps based on criteria and sections in the self-assessment guide. Consider assigning staff to specific sections of the self-assessment, determine organization of materials and map out your timeline.
2. Assemble & Train Self-Assessment Team In your department, determine who will be involved with completing the self-assessment. Conduct or organize training for those members.
3. Identify, Collect & Review Evidence Define what constitutes evidence, then gather, collect, manage and review evidence.
4. Conduct & Interpret Ratings Clarify rating criteria; engage in rating via self-assessment in department and through an external review

YEAR 2

5. Develop an Action Plan Identify discrepancies, analyze ratings, and results; determine recommended next steps, corrective action, areas of strength, etc.
6. Prepare a Report Complete the self-study guide, and the CAS Final Report; ensure all evidence is organized and stored in filecity2
7. Close the Loop Put action plans into practice; identify barriers to overcome and build-buy in. Share results in the Annual Report, in the division, etc.

Schedule

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

Self-Assessment Guide CAS Schedule* (CHIPs Schedule)
Academic Advising Programs 2018–December 2019 (Peer Mentoring 2021-2023)
Orientation Programs 2019–2020
Transfer Student Programs & Services 2019–2020
Disability Resources & Services 2020–2021

CAMPUS RECREATION

Self-Assessment Guide

Recreational Sports Program

CAS Schedule*

2020–2021

CHIPs Schedule

Club Sports

2017-2019

CAREER SERVICES

Self-Assessment Guide

Career Services

CAS Schedule*

2019–2020

CHIPs Schedule

Student Employment

2021-2023

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Self-Assessment Guide CAS Schedule* (CHIPs Schedule)
Leadership Program 2018–2019 (Leadership Program 2017–2019)
Civic Engagement 2021–2022 (Community Service 2019–2021)

HAZEN CENTER FOR INTEGRATED CARE

Self-Assessment Guide CAS Schedule* (CHIPs Schedule)
AOD Programs 2020–2021 (Healthy Campus 2019–2021)
Sexual Violence-Related Programs & Services 2019–202o

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

Self-Assessment Guide

Educational Opportunity Program

CAS Schedule*

2019–202o

FINANCIAL AID

Self-Assessment Guide

Financial Aid Programs

CAS Schedule*

2021–2022

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

CHIPs Schedule

Athletic Teams 2019–2021

RESIDENTIAL LIFE/LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Self-Assessment Guide

Housing & Residence Life Programs

CAS Schedule*

2020–2021

CHIPs Schedule

LLC and Res Curriculum

2017–2019

REGISTRATION & RECORDS

Self-Assessment Guide

Registrar Programs & Services

CAS Schedule*

2020–2021

STUDENT CONDUCT

Self-Assessment Guide

Student Conduct Programs

CAS Schedule*

2021–2022

Self-Assessment Guide CAS Schedule* (CHIPs Schedule)
Fraternity & Sorority Life 2018–2019
Commuters 2019–202o
Campus Activities 2020–2021 (Celebrations and Traditions 2021–2023)
College Unions 2020–2021 (Student Organizations 2019–2021)

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Self-Assessment Guide

Undergraduate Admissions Programs and Services

CAS Schedule*

2019–202o