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 Conversation

The SAAL  Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce, our next SAAL Structured Conversation is scheduled for May 19th, 2022  from 3:00pm-4:00pm EST (12:00pm-1:00pm PST), titled “Frameworks for Assessing Learning & Development Outcomes (FALDOs),” with Drs. Dan Bureau, Louisiana State University and Council for the Advancement of Standards, Darby Roberts, Texas A&M University, Patrick Biddix, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville hosted by Renée Delgado-Riley, University of Oregon.  Register here.


Several student affairs guiding documents espouse student learning as a priority, as do many higher education institutions. However, attempts are often disparate across functional areas rather than intentionally applied at the divisional level. Learning also occurs differently based on what students experience. In this session, presenters will share insights from the Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (FALDOs), a comprehensive framework for integrating learning and development across all programs and services. Through this discussion, participants will take away strategies

As a result of this conversation, we anticipate that participants will:

o   Identify and understand FALDOs as a framework for integrating learning and development.

o   Develop strategies for how to support an environmental ethos focused on student learning and development within their own divisions of student affairs.

If you have topics and/or presenters of interest in the upcoming year, please complete the proposal form below.

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. 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!