The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs. The CAS Standards and accompanying Self-Assessment Guides assist student affairs in in describing the extent to which their programs and services meet their espoused goals. The information collected from a CAS assessment can be used to make improvements in those same programs and services. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of program review, and the step-by-step process for implementing a CAS program review. In addition, we will demonstrate how the CAS Standards and Self-Assessment Guides can be used in the Compliance Assist Program Review module.

Guest Presenter:

Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp is Executive Director at CAS. She completed her doctorate in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland (UMD), where she also has served as an adjunct instructor. During her doctoral career, Drechsler Sharp worked with student leadership development and service learning initiatives as a graduate staff member for the College Park Scholars living-learning program at UMD. Previously, she served as a residence hall coordinator at the University of Missouri, a graduate hall director at the University of Central Missouri, and an executive board member for the Missouri College Personnel Association. Drechsler Sharp was a National Study of Living-Learning Programs research team member and a co-researcher for the Autoethnographic Research Group. She has researched and presented on topics of learning outcomes, leadership self-efficacy, dimensions of identity development, student engagement in living-learning environments, and the motives and experiences of faculty members involved with living-learning programs. ACPA recently recognized Drechsler Sharp as an Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional.

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