Dear LRNASST Friends,

This is a followup to an earlier LRNASST posting by Georgine Materniak about
the the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Learning Assistance Programs.  The
homepage, along with other professional associations, is providing a link to
the document.  The direct URL address for the document is  There are additional
workbook materials that can be purchased from CAS that can lead a user to use
the standards to improve their program.  CAS's homepage is

Representatives of NADE, CRLA, ACPA, MCLCA, NYCLSA and other national
associations were involved with the creation and revision of this document.
This CAS document compliments other sets of national standards such as the
Self-Evaluation Guidelines, NYCLSA Statement of Ethics and General Guidelines
for Learning Assistance Programs, and CRLA's Tutor Certification Guidelines.

CAS is pleased to announce the publication of functional area Self-Assessment
Guides to accompany its "Blue Book" of Standards and Guidelines entitled CAS:
The Book of Professional Standards for Higher Education, 1997 The new CAS
Self-Assessment Guides (SAGs) include the most current versions of CAS
and Guidelines for Learning Assistance and other functional areas of interest
such as:  Academic Advising, Commuter Student Programs, Counseling Services,
Disability Support Services, Minority Student Programs, Outcomes Assessment &
Program Evaluation, and Student Orientation.

-- David

David R. Arendale, Associate Director of CAD
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Center for Academic Development
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