CAS Partnership

The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) have joined together to enhance the landscape of higher education through collaboration and shared resources. This collaboration between CAS and SAAL is set to usher in a new era of professional development and support for those engaged in Student Affairs assessment, planning, and research.

Read the latest blog announcing the partnership.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)


CAS is a consortium of higher education professional organizations. This consortium works to empowers higher education professionals through the coordination and promotion of professional standards for development, assessment, and improvement of student learning, programs, and services.

What this partnership means for SAAL members:

  1. Opportunities for Professional Development: SAAL members can now access tailored professional development opportunities, enriching their skills and knowledge in CAS products, specifically program review.
  2. CAS Sponsorship of SAAL Operations: CAS will sponsor an individual to work within SAAL’s operational structure, enabling the expansion and enhancement of valuable initiatives within the SAAL community compensating them quarterly.
  3. Consultations with CAS Experts: SAAL members who use CAS products will have the opportunity to engage in consultations with seasoned CAS experts, gaining insights and guidance tailored to their specific needs.
  4. Discounts on CAS Subscriptions: SAAL members can benefit from exclusive discounts on CAS subscriptions, making these powerful resources even more accessible.
  5. Continued Engagement of SAAL Representative in CAS Council Meeting: SAAL will maintain an active participation in CAS Council meetings, ensuring a seamless flow of communication and collaboration between the two organizations.
  6. Monthly Communications on CAS Services: SAAL members will receive regular, informative updates on CAS services, keeping them informed about the latest development and offerings.
  7. Opportunities for Engaging in Research: SAAL members will be invited to participate in research initiatives related to CAS products and program review, fostering a culture of innovation and knowledge-sharing.