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 Timeline 

2009

Work completed July
  • VFA Steering Committee maps strategy and charge for VFA Working Groups
  • VFA Phase I planning culminates with the reports: Principles and Plans: A Voluntary Framework of Accountability and Performance Accountability Systems for Community Colleges: Lessons from Ten States
September
  • Award of Phase II grant

2010

February
  • First Phase II Steering Committee meeting
March
  • VFA Working Groups convene for inaugural working meetings
March-July

Development

  • VFA Working Groups identify proposed measures; conceptualize data collection and display scheme and policy; and plan to convey need for VFA to the sector;
  • VFA Steering Committee provides feedback and recommendations
  • AACC VFA staff begins outreach on VFA through numerous presentations/forums
July
  • AACC names a Technical Defi nitions Committee to convert proposed measures into working definitions for the VFA Draft Technical Manual v.1.0
September
  • AACC begins work to develop VFA data tool specifications and wireframes
November
  • AACC selects VFA Pilot Sites through a Request for Proposal process
November- December
  • VFA Steering Committee and Working Groups perform review of proposed measures and draft technical manual
  • VFA Draft Technical Manual v. 1.0 finalized

2011

January
  • Formal announcement of VFA Pilot Sites and launch of pilot testing
March
  • Pilot sites submit initial feedback on proposed measures and framework
February-2011
  • Development of framework and proposed measures continues (with plans to modify and add measures); AACC develops business model for the VFA
April-2011
  • Broad vetting of the measures and the prototypes of the data tool followed by modification of framework

 2012

Anticipated availability of VFA to all community colleges

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