About the Webinar:

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) provide a number of tools for self-assessment of non-academic units including functional area standards, cross-functional frameworks, and a guided self-study process. While many offices use the CAS materials for internal program review, few consider how CAS can be used to support regional accreditation efforts.

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the resources CAS has to offer and concrete strategies for using CAS in accreditation efforts.

The webinar will cover:

  • Overview of CAS
  • Regional Accreditation and the Co-Curriculum
  • Strategies for Using CAS Resources to Support Regional Accreditation

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About our Presenters

Gavin Henning CircleGavin Henning, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Higher Education Programs, New England College
Dr. Gavin Henning is Professor of Higher Education at New England College in New Hampshire where he directs the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education programs. Gavin is past president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and is a past president of ACPA – College Student Educators International. He has published articles and books on assessment including Student Affairs Assessment: Theory and Practice with Darby Roberts that serves as the foundational text for assessment courses in many higher education graduate programs. Gavin earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of New Hampshire.


Matt Pistilli CircleMatthew Pistilli, Ph.D.
Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Research, Iowa State University
Dr. Matthew Pistilli is the Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Research in the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University. For over 20 years, Matt has focused on creating and assessing conditions and environments that positively affect college student success. His current and previous roles have also focused on creating, revising, and assessing divisional- and university-wide strategic plans. He facilitates trainings on learning analytics, assessment and evaluation, mission and vision building, and strategic planning. He is widely published on learning analytics and student success efforts, and has served on the editorial teams for the International Journal of Learning Analytics and the Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.


Vicki Wise Circle

Vicki L. Wise, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Dr. Vicki L. Wise is the Director of Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. In her previous role as Associate Director for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, she was instrumental in leading Portland State University (PSU) into a new era of quality assessment practice and accountability by integrating assessment processes across levels from the course to the program to the institution. Previously, at PSU, she served as Director of Student Affairs Assessment & Research. Prior to PSU, she held the positions of Director of Assessment and Evaluation for the College of Education, Assistant Director for Institutional Research, and Assistant Professor/Research Administrator in the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, all at James Madison University. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees at the University of Nebraska in Psychological and Cultural Studies and Educational Psychology, respectively. Her research interests, publications, and presentations are in the area of applied assessment practice in higher education. She was the editor on her most recent publication: Wise, V.L., & Davenport, Z. & (2019). Student affairs assessment, evaluation, and research: A guidebook for graduate students and new professionals. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publisher.