- In 2011, 58 colleges pilot tested the VFA and rated the measures highly useful for community colleges.
- In 2012, VFA leaders and AACC will work to encourage as much participation as possible from community colleges across the country, while building the VFA Data Tool to collect, display, and benchmark. Starting in the second quarter of this year, the data tool will require 9 months to build, followed by a beta-testing period in which all community colleges will be invited to participate. The web-based interface ultimately will enable colleges to show their metrics in a uniform way – with the goal of collecting the first round of data in 2013. The timeline below shows major VFA activities planned for the next two years.