SAAL Awards


The purpose of the SAAL awards is to recognize the assessment work of members that advances the field of Student Affairs assessment and furthers the mission and values of SAAL. 



September 1 - Call for Nominations

October 30  - Nominations Due

November - Review and Select Winners

December - Notify All Nominees


Live Event to Announce Award Recipients

January 17, 2024 | 2pm EST - 11am PST

Watch the Recording


Award Guidelines


*Recipients must be SAAL members as of September 2023

*Members may nominate themselves

*Members may submit multiple nominations

*Awards will be selected by members of the Community Development and Engagement Committee and Board of Directors


Award Categories


SAAL Legacy Award

individual award to highlight a professional that has made substantial

and lasting contributions to the field of Student Affairs assessment over time 


Emerging Assessment Professional Award

individual award to highlight a professional who is

new to the assessment field (less than 3 years)


Faculty Champion Award

individual award to highlight a faculty member who has contributed

to the scholarship or teaching of Student Affairs assessment


Volunteer Service Award

individual award for outstanding service to SAAL in the past year


Equity-Minded Assessment Award

team or individual award for living out the values of equity, diversity, inclusion

and social justice and ensuring they are a meaningful part of assessment work 


Engaging Students in Assessment Award

team award for ensuring student voices are meaningfully

included throughout the assessment process


Developing a Culture of Assessment Award

team award for intentionally fostering a strong assessment

and data-informed culture at all levels of an organization


“Closing the Loop” Award

team award for data visualization and storytelling


Innovation (or Creativity) in Assessment Award

team award for new or unique assessment projects or methods


Exemplary Assessment Work at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)

individual or team award - MSIs are institutions with federal designation to include the following:


Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (ANNAPISIs)

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs)

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

Hispanic Serving institutions (HSIs)

Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs)

Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

Please email and include SAAL Awards in the title of your email.