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.
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.
September Structured Conversation: Open Course Data: Results and Implications
Monday, September 23, at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
Please register here if you plan to attend.
Abstract: SAAL's open course, "Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs" has generated lots of course data to inform on student learning and to be used for future course improvement. This session features volunteers who have analyzed the course data (survey responses, quiz scores, completion information) and course instructors to share the findings of these data and discuss implications for future sections of the course.
Presenters: Instructors for the course and SAAL PDC members who analyzed course data will be collaborating to share this information with you.
PDC members / analysts of data:
October Structured Conversation: Self Care as an Assessment Pro
Wednesday, October 16, at 1:00 pm ET. Registration to come.
Our time is precious in the field of higher education assessment. With the culture of inquiry and focus on student success in higher education today, how do you strategically make time to ensure your self-care is a priority? Consider all the things that compete for your time on a daily, weekly and monthly basis… What can you get rid of?
What can you choose in order to be more focused on the assessment pro behind the pile of work? During this structured conversation, you will hear from four (does this include you Renee? presenters who have begun creating a culture for effective individual work-life balance by prioritizing self-care. With October being Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) we want to use this time to celebrate higher education assessment, but also focus on how we can better support our colleagues tasked with these duties and responsibilities. Join us in the conversation about how to be intentional while taking care of yourself.
As a result of participating in this conversation, we hope you will:
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!