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  • Webinar
    • Jun29

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. 
       
    • Jun26

      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. 
       
    • May05

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. 
       
    • May02

      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. 
       
    • Apr13

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. 
       
    • Mar20

      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. 
       
    • Jan30

      Geared toward college IR and IT professionals who had previously reported the VFA metrics, this webinar will review and clarify any changes to the VFA Metrics Manual and other resources from the previous version. There will be ample time to ask questions and seek clarifications on any of the metric updates and/or additions and their implications.  
       
    • Apr06

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.
       
       
    • Mar14

      ​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, data dashboards and exports. New VFA Key Contacts, Data Administrators, and Data Inputters are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website.
       
       
    • Feb19

      ​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, data dashboards and exports. New VFA Key Contacts, Data Administrators, and Data Inputters are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website. 
       
    • Feb18

      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. 
       
    • Feb09

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.
       
       
    • Jan28

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.  
       
    • Jan15

      ​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, data dashboards and exports. New VFA Key Contacts, Data Administrators, and Data Inputters are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website. 
       
    • Jan12

      Geared toward VFA members doing VFA data collection, this webinar will provide a more in-depth review and discussion of the VFA’s cohorts and measures. What is reported as well as some frequently asked questions will be covered. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.  
       
    • Jan07

      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.
       
       
    • Dec08

      ​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, data dashboards and exports. New VFA Key Contacts, Data Administrators, and Data Inputters are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website.
       
       
    • Nov18

      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.
       
       
    • Nov09

      ​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, data dashboards and exports. New VFA Key Contacts, Data Administrators, and Data Inputters are encouraged to attend, as the webinar is formatted to demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website. 
       
    • Oct22

      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.
       
       
    • Oct16

      Geared toward colleges interested in VFA membership, this webinar demo the tools for data entry, data display and the resources available through the VFA website. VFA staff will provide a high-level overview of the VFA’s data collection process, data dashboards, benchmarking tools and other reports and exports. All are welcome.  
       
    • Sep09

      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.
       
       
    • Apr09

      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. 
       
    • Mar26

      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.
       
       
    • Mar10

      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.
       
       
    • Feb10

      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.

       
       
    • Feb05

      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.
       
       
    • Jan20

      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.
       
       
    • Jan13

      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.
       
       
    • Jan07

      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.
       
       
    • Dec17

      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.
       
       
    • Dec15

      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.
       
       
    • Dec11

      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.

       
       
    • Dec04

      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.

       
       
    • Nov24

      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. 
       
    • Nov20

      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.

       
       
    • Nov18

      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.
       
       
    • Oct27

      ​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.
       
       
    • Mar11

      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.
       
       
    • Mar03

      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.
       
       
    • Feb25

      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. 
       
    • Feb24

       
       

      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.
       
       
    • Feb21

      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.

       
       
    • Feb19

      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. 
       
    • Feb14

      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.

       
       
    • Feb11

      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.

       
       
    • Feb05

      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. 
       
    • Jan28

      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.

       
       
    • Jan24

      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.

       
       
    • Jan23

      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. 
       
    • Jan16

      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.

       
       
    • Jan07

      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.

       
       
    • Dec17

      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.

       
       
    • Dec11

      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.
       
       
    • Dec04

      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.

       
       
    • Dec03

      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

       
       
    • Nov25

      ​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.

       
       
  • Presentation
    • Oct04

      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.
       
       
    • Oct01

      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.