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Presentation10/1/2013 2:30 PMVoluntary Framework of Accountability: Delivering a better way to measure community colleges

​After a short video on the aims and benefits of participating in the VFA and the reasons for adoption of the system, community college leaders will highlight case studies of colleges that are using the VFA including what participation looks like for colleges.

There will be a Voluntary Framework of Accountability session at the ACCT symposium on Tuesday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.
 
The VFA and its data tool launch nationally this fall and AACC staff will frame what the journey for the VFA has been and update attendees on the status and future of the initiative.
 
After a short video on the aims and benefits of participating in the VFA and the reasons for adoption of the system, community college leaders will highlight case studies of colleges that are using the VFA including what participation looks like for colleges. Attendees will hear both the state perspective (how a state is using the VFA for advocacy) and the campus model.
The Journey to Completion will take place October 1, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and October 2, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Seattle, Washington, preceding the ACCT Annual Leadership Congress. The symposium will create a unique setting for national, state, and local leaders to engage in formative dialogues on the current trends and issues in higher education and challenges facing community colleges today, while expert panelists will share tools to assist community college leaders. Colleges from across the nation will also lead demonstrations of “strategies that work,” from their campuses. Together, we will take an open and honest assessment of the journey we are on and what has been accomplished thus far.
Presentation10/4/2013 8:00 AMVoluntary Framework of Accountability: Delivering a better way to measure community colleges

​The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges.

The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.
 
The VFA data tool launches nationally this October. AACC staff will frame what the journey for the VFA has been; what objectives are being met with the VFA; and how colleges can sign-up and use the web-based data tool. Following, a panel of community college leaders will discuss their reasons for adoption of the system and highlight how their colleges are using the VFA. Attendees will hear the state-wide, college, and trustee experience of using VFA.
Webinar12/11/2013 12:00 PMThe VFA: An overview of the first accountability system for community colleges, by community colleges
The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.

The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.
 
Date:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
 
The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.
Webinar1/7/2014 2:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection and Overview of the Data

Date:  Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:

• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.

Webinar11/25/2013 12:00 PMThe VFA: An overview of the first accountability system for community colleges, by community colleges

​The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.


Date:  Monday, November 25, 2013
Time:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/854879762

The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.

 

​The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.

Date:  Monday, November 25, 2013
Time:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.

Webinar12/3/2013 12:00 PMThe VFA: An overview of the first accountability system for community colleges, by community colleges
The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.

The VFA is the first national accountability system specifically developed to measure outcomes at two-year colleges. In this overview webinar, AACC will share how the VFA was developed; what objectives and purposes the system is designed to serve; and how member colleges can utilize the VFA. Additionally, AACC will provide a high-level introduction to the VFA’s measures and data tool and information on how to join the VFA and use the data collection tool and VFA resources. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of why joining the VFA is important and what can be gained from – and achieved by – your participation.

Date:  Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/775508618

Webinar12/4/2013 1:00 PMVFA Cohorts & Measures / Data Overview

​AACC staff will give a brief overview and description of the VFA Cohorts followed by a high-level review of the four areas of measures being collected in the VFA. The webinar will be dedicated mostly, though, to addressing participants’ questions about the cohorts and the data elements. Please review the VFA components in advance so that we may address any needed clarifications and answer your questions.

AACC staff will give a brief overview and description of the VFA Cohorts followed by a high-level review of the four areas of measures being collected in the VFA. The webinar will be dedicated mostly, though, to addressing participants’ questions about the cohorts and the data elements.

Please review the VFA components in advance so that we may address any needed clarifications and answer your questions.

Date:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/566748258

The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.

Webinar12/17/2013 2:00 PMVFA Cohorts & Measures / Data Overview

​AACC staff will give a brief overview and description of the VFA Cohorts followed by a high-level review of the four areas of measures being collected in the VFA. The webinar will be dedicated mostly, though, to addressing participants’ questions about the cohorts and the data elements. Please review the VFA components in advance so that we may address any needed clarifications and answer your questions.

AACC staff will give a brief overview and description of the VFA Cohorts followed by a high-level review of the four areas of measures being collected in the VFA. The webinar will be dedicated mostly, though, to addressing participants’ questions about the cohorts and the data elements.

Please review the VFA components in advance so that we may address any needed clarifications and answer your questions.

Date:  Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/8562181468

The VFA is the first comprehensive national accountability system created FOR community colleges and BY community colleges. VFA provides accountability measures that encompass fully the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences, as well as the full breadth of the community college mission.

Webinar1/24/2014 12:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection and Overview of the Data
Date:  Friday, January 24, 2014
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Click here to Register

For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:

• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.

Webinar2/14/2014 1:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection and Overview of the Data
Date:  Friday, February 14, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Click here to Register

For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:

• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.

Webinar1/23/2014 11:00 AMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar2/5/2014 1:00 PMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

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Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar2/19/2014 2:00 PMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar1/16/2014 1:00 PMLeadership Overview: The VFA (in 30 minutes or less)
Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

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Considering joining this national initiative? Want to learn more about the VFA and membership? Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this brief webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and the uses on your campus. Attendees will learn:

• Why and how the VFA was developed.
• What is in the VFA: a high-level, conceptual review of the data.
• Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
• How to navigate the VFA web site and about membership.
• How VFA data are collected and displayed.

Webinar2/21/2014 2:00 PMLeadership Overview: The VFA (in 30 minutes or less)
Date:  Friday, February 21, 2014
Time:  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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Considering joining this national initiative? Want to learn more about the VFA and membership? Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this brief webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and the uses on your campus. Attendees will learn:

• Why and how the VFA was developed.
• What is in the VFA: a high-level, conceptual review of the data.
• Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
• How to navigate the VFA web site and about membership.
• How VFA data are collected and displayed.

Webinar1/28/2014 11:00 AMLeadership Overview: The VFA (in 30 minutes or less)
Date:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time:  11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EST

Click here to Register

Considering joining this national initiative? Want to learn more about the VFA and membership? Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this brief webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and the uses on your campus. Attendees will learn:

• Why and how the VFA was developed.
• What is in the VFA: a high-level, conceptual review of the data.
• Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
• How to navigate the VFA web site and about membership.
• How VFA data are collected and displayed.

Webinar2/11/2014 3:00 PMLeadership Overview: The VFA (in 30 minutes or less)
Date:  Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time:  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Click here to Register

Considering joining this national initiative? Want to learn more about the VFA and membership? Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this brief webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and the uses on your campus. Attendees will learn:

• Why and how the VFA was developed.
• What is in the VFA: a high-level, conceptual review of the data.
• Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
• How to navigate the VFA web site and about membership.
• How VFA data are collected and displayed.

Webinar3/3/2014 3:00 PMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Monday, March 3, 2014
Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Click here to Register
Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar2/25/2014 3:00 PMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Click here to Register
Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar3/11/2014 12:00 PMA Deeper Dive: VFA Cohorts and Measures
Date:  Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Click here to Register
Geared toward the IR professional and those doing the VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. The webinar concludes with an interactive exchange where VFA participants can work with other users and AACC staff to address questions on the VFA data tool, collection, display, and metrics. Webinar attendees should have read the VFA Metrics Manual and be very familiar with the VFA’s cohorts, measures, and resources. Come prepared with questions and feedback.
Webinar2/24/2014 1:30 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection and Overview of the Data

Date:  Monday, February 24, 2014
Time:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Click here to Register

 
 

For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:
 
• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.
Webinar11/20/2014 1:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Click here to Register

For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:

• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.

Webinar12/4/2014 3:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Click here to Register

For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:

• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.

Webinar12/17/2014 12:00 PMNew User Overview: Beginning Data Collection
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Click here to Register
For community college professionals that serve in the institutional research and effectiveness areas, this webinar will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process and the VFA’s cohorts and measures. New VFA key contacts and users are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to introduce account setup, data entry, and the VFA’s data. Attendees will learn:
• How to navigate to the VFA “My Account” pages.
• About user roles and assigning user roles.
• How to begin data entry and submit information.
• About the data collection annual cycle and work flow.
• What data are being collected and displayed in the VFA.
Webinar10/27/2014 2:00 PMJoining the VFA: The Benefits of Membership

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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​Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and focus on why it was developed and the benefits of participation.
 
Attendees will learn:

  • Why and how the VFA was developed and what’s in the VFA (the tool and the measures).
  • Why the VFA’s measures are more appropriate and useful: high-level, conceptual review of the metrics and data.
  • Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
  • What are the benefits and return on membership.
  • The VFA’s purpose and objectives for the sector.
Webinar11/18/2014 3:00 PMJoining the VFA: The Benefits of Membership

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and focus on why it was developed and the benefits of participation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Why and how the VFA was developed and what’s in the VFA (the tool and the measures).
  • Why the VFA’s measures are more appropriate and useful: high-level, conceptual review of the metrics and data.
  • Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
  • What are the benefits and return on membership.
  • The VFA’s purpose and objectives for the sector.
Webinar12/15/2014 12:00 PMJoining the VFA: The Benefits of Membership

Monday, December 15, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Geared toward college presidents and leadership, this webinar will give a high-level overview of the VFA and focus on why it was developed and the benefits of participation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Why and how the VFA was developed and what’s in the VFA (the tool and the measures).
  • Why the VFA’s measures are more appropriate and useful: high-level, conceptual review of the metrics and data.
  • Ways to leverage the VFA (from an internal, external, and state-wide perspective).
  • What are the benefits and return on membership.
  • The VFA’s purpose and objectives for the sector.
Webinar11/24/2014 2:00 PMUsing the VFA and its Data

Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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In developing the VFA, community colleges defined better measures with more utility for our institutions. Geared toward presidential and IR leadership that are already familiar with the VFA, this webinar will focus on how colleges and states are using the VFA and its data. Attendees will hear potential use-cases and examples of using the VFA for institutional improvement and on-campus and external accountability. The webinar will inspire conversation and show practices for strengthening accountability and the community college voice through the use of the VFA.
Webinar1/13/2015 1:00 PMUsing the VFA and its Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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In developing the VFA, community colleges defined better measures with more utility for our institutions. Geared toward presidential and IR leadership that are already familiar with the VFA, this webinar will focus on how colleges and states are using the VFA and its data. Attendees will hear potential use-cases and examples of using the VFA for institutional improvement and on-campus and external accountability. The webinar will inspire conversation and show practices for strengthening accountability and the community college voice through the use of the VFA.
Webinar2/18/2016 2:00 PMUsing the VFA and its Data

Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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In developing the VFA, community colleges defined better measures with more utility for our institutions. Geared toward presidential and IR leadership that are already familiar with the VFA, this webinar will focus on how colleges and states are using the VFA and its data. Attendees will hear potential use-cases and examples of using the VFA for institutional improvement and on-campus and external accountability. The webinar will inspire conversation and show practices for strengthening accountability and the community college voice through the use of the VFA.
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