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1 The Voluntary Framework of Accountability for community colleges, by community colleges

2 The Voluntary Framework of Accountability is the first national system of accountability specifically for community colleges by community colleges.

3 Measures Overview Student Progress and Outcomes Developmental Progress Education Measures Two-Year Progress and Outcomes Measures Six-Year Outcomes Measures Career and Technical Education (CTE) Adult Basic Education (ABE)

4 Cohorts Overview VFA will report outcomes for two cohort years: Six-Year Cohort: students who entered the institution six years ago Two-Year Cohort: students who entered the institution two years ago Each of these cohort years are broken into three cohort types: Main VFA Cohort Credential-Seeking Cohort First Time In College Cohort ABE and CTE are separate cohorts

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6 VFA Year One Schedule October 2013: Y1 Sign-up Opens Nov to Oct. 31, 2014: Y1 VFA Membership –Nov. 18, 2013: Data entry opens –Feb. 28, 2014:Primary sign-up period closes –Mar. 14, 2014Deadline for data submission –Mar.15 to June 2, 2014:Data review, use, publishing –July 1, 2014: Data entry system closes

7 Community college leadership discuss the importance of the VFA and how it can be leveraged by our colleges.

8 Why VFA; Why Join?  VFA Membership  Strength in numbers and ability to advocate for better practice, policy, and data The more colleges that join, the greater our voice will be…  VFA Measures  Reflective of mission: better; more appropriate; more useful  Used for responding to internal and external stakeholders  Potential to streamline reporting requirements  VFA Data Tool  Defined methodology and process for IR professionals to follow  User-friendly, web-based, low-cost data tool to collect, store, and visualize data  Auto-generating data dashboards to view and share outcomes  Ability to upload or enter data; and package or print data dashboards  Benchmarking tool / dashboard to compare your college outcomes to similar colleges  IR User Community to provide support services and build IR capacity

9 Additional Resources  Marketing Tools  VFA logos, letterhead, and press release template  VFA Video  VFA Snapshot : brief overview of the initiative and list of measures  VFA FAQs  VFA: How Colleges are Using the VFA  VFA Brochure  Data Resources  VFA Metrics Manual  VFA Bulk Upload Data File  VFA User Community


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