Structured Conversations

Structured Conversations

In an effort to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for SAAL members, the Professional Development Committee hosts Structured Conversations. Structured Conversations are monthly interactive assessment webinars. A listing of upcoming webinars and past records can be found below. Check the professional development calendar for a full listing of events. 

Call for Presentations

SAAL Structured Conversations are designed with you in mind. Recognizing the expertise of our colleagues in Student Affairs assessment, we are issuing a call for presentations to share your expertise, perspectives, and best practices in student affairs assessment.  

Ready to submit a proposal? Please fill out the form below. SAAL typically hosts one Structured Conversation per month and we accept submissions on a rolling basis. The SAAL Professional Development Committee will coordinate all the logistics for the session including technical support and promotion. 


Upcoming Conversations


The next Structured Conversation will take place Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 2-3 PM EDT.


What's Next for Assessment? Insights from Current Graduate Education Practices


As the importance of assessment grows on our campuses, the need to have student affairs professionals with a foundational knowledge on assessment is critical. "What’s next for assessment? Insights from current graduate education practices" is a joint project between ACPA’s Commission for Assessment & Evaluation; NASPA’s Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community; and Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) that analyzed assessment syllabi from HESA graduate programs. This presentation will review our major findings and implications for the field of student affairs assessment, focusing on student impacts and the role of graduate education in preparing student affairs professionals. We will also discuss next steps in our analysis and provide time at the end for questions and answers.


Past Conversations

Structured Conversations are FREE and anyone can participate. If you are unable to attend a Structured Conversation live, recordings are available on the SAAL YouTube Channel. PowerPoint slides and handouts can also be found in the SAAL Resource Repository in the folder titled "Structured Conversations."



May 2024 Structured Conversation

Raising your Standard! Effectively implementing CAS Standards for Student Affairs Continuous Improvement Efforts

May 16, 2024