Presentation on theme: "The Voluntary Framework of Accountability for community colleges, by community colleges."— Presentation transcript:
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability for community colleges, by community colleges
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability is the first national system of accountability specifically for community colleges by community colleges.
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)
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
VFA Year One Schedule October 2013: Y1 Sign-up Opens Nov. 1 2013 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
Community college leadership discuss the importance of the VFA and how it can be leveraged by our colleges.
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
Additional Resources http://vfa.aacc.nche.edu 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