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. 

Upcoming Structured Conversations

The SAAL Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce, our next SAAL Structured Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1pm – 2pm EDT, titled “Engaging Students in Assessmentwith Kristen McKinney, the Director of the UCLA Student Affairs Information and Research Office and Matthew Cooney, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctoral Program at Governors State University hosted by Jessica Turos, Associate Director, Office of Academic Assessment at Bowling Green State University. Registration is now open!



Engaging undergraduate students in the assessment process is beneficial not only for students, but also for the institution. During this structured conversation, you will hear from two presenters who created opportunities for students to be actively involved with assessment on their campuses. Join us in the conversation about how to be intentional about engaging students in assessment.

As a result of participating in this conversation, we hope you will:

●        List strategies for engaging students in the assessment process.

●        Discuss benefits of involving students in the assessment process.

●        Identify a plan for engaging student in the assessment process.


Structured Conversations are FREE and anyone can participate. Registration will remain open until Tuesday, June 25, at 12am EDT, and the link will be distributed no later than 1pm EDT. If you are unable to attend live, a recording of our discussion will be available on YouTube. Don't miss this great professional development opportunity to learn more about engaging students in the assessment process!


Past Conversations

Visit our YouTube Channel or browse it below by clicking the playlist link on the top left of the video frame. PowerPoint slides and handouts can also be found in the SAAL Resource Repository in the folder titled "Structured Conversations."

Topic Proposals

Would you like to suggest a topic for a future Structured Conversation (SC)? The SAAL PDC welcomes your suggestions! You are also invited to apply to lead a SC and share your expertise with SAAL by completing the proposal form below. We look forward to hearing from you!