What is the VFA?
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is the first comprehensive national accountability system created by community colleges, for community colleges.
Community college leaders – facilitated by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) – conceived, developed and pilot-tested the first set of VFA metrics, which gauge how well our institutions perform in serving a variety of students and purposes.
The VFA has three parts:
1. measures of student progress and outcomes;
2. measures of workforce, economic, and community development; and
3. an approach for assessing student learning outcomes.
These three parts are outlined in the:
AACC has made the VFA metrics available to all colleges and will provide an online data display tool in 2013. For details on the metrics see the: