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.
The SAAL Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce that our next SAAL Structured Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm Eastern, titled “Exploring Data Analysis: A step-by-step introduction to basic descriptive data analysis using Excel" with Ligia Perez, Ph.D., Data Analyst, Student Life Studies, Texas A&M. Elizabeth Wallace, Ph.D., Director of Student Affairs Retention & Assessment at Tarleton State University, will be hosting the event. Registration is now open!
Often the idea of assessment brings the anxieties of calculating significance and discussing distribution. Dr. Perez provides insights into ways all Student Affairs practitioners might utilize everyday data that is at our fingertips to provide insights regarding our programs and services. This data offers information to help make future decisions!
Dr. Perez will demonstrate how to download data from Qualtrics (or utilize a shared Excel file), perform basic descriptive analysis and develop data visualization.
As a result of participating in this conversation, you will:
Structured Conversations are FREE and anyone can participate. Registration will remain open until Tuesday, August 13, at 10am EDT, and the link will be distributed no later than 11am 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 basic analysis of data!
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!