Student Affairs Assessment Leaders

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) provides the opportunity for educators that coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs to discuss issues to improve their work. Our members lead assessment in divisions of student affairs at a variety of institutions across the U.S. The organization seeks to create an atmosphere where leaders can share and advance conversations related to creating division assessment infrastructure, supporting assessment projects, and documenting student learning as it relates to the academic mission.

If you are responsible for leading assessment efforts within your division, we encourage you to join the conversation. 

Why Join?

Become part of a dynamic group of assessment leaders who continuously use data to inform work in divisions of student affairs, committing to the overall success, retention rates, graduation rates, and engagement of all students. SAAL members share ideas and strategies, develop together as professionals, contribute to assessment scholarship, and meet others across the country who are engaging in similar work. See our Mission, Vision, and Values page for more information about SAAL. SAAL members engage in various ways, including: annual meetings and informal gatherings at conferences, structured learning opportunities, a members-only listserv, and through building assessment scholarship with the Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry.

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SAAL is committed to justice and equity. We commit to growing this list of resources.

Reaffirming SAAL's Commitment to Equity from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Black Lives Matter Statement from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, June 12,2020 at 7:27 p.m. (Eastern)

Pursuit of Justice from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:56 p.m. (Eastern)

Structured Conversations

Blog Posts by SAAL Members


Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017: What role, if any, does student affairs inquiry (assessment, evaluation, and/or research) have in equity work across college campuses?


Resource Repository

Socially Just and Equity Minded Assessment Resources


Reading Lists on White Supremacy and Anti-Racism (not curated by SAAL)

​​Collaborative Project

Grand Challenge: Using assessment findings to increase equity