Student Affairs Assessment Leaders

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Calling all assessment leaders!  Show SAAL some love this month by donating $5 to set us on the path to organizational sustainability!

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 SAAL remains a volunteer-led organization, but we do have some bills to pay to keep our community active.  Your donation will support:

  • Funding to maintain our website domain, hosting, and online financial systems
  • Supporting application fees for 501(c)3 non-profit status
  • Future investment in new professional development and member recognition programs

Help SAAL reach our goal this month of $1545 with this one-time donation. (Note: Any donations contributed during this fundraising drive are currently not tax deductible.) Read our recent blog with more information or watch a kickoff message from our SAAL Board President, Renée Delgado-Riley



Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) provides the opportunity for educators that coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs to discuss issues to improve their work. Our members lead assessment in divisions of student affairs at a variety of institutions across the U.S. The organization seeks to create an atmosphere where leaders can share and advance conversations related to creating division assessment infrastructure, supporting assessment projects, and documenting student learning as it relates to the academic mission.

If you are responsible for leading assessment efforts within your division, we encourage you to join the conversation. 

Why Join?

Become part of a dynamic group of assessment leaders who continuously use data to inform work in divisions of student affairs, committing to the overall success, retention rates, graduation rates, and engagement of all students. SAAL members share ideas and strategies, develop together as professionals, contribute to assessment scholarship, and meet others across the country who are engaging in similar work. See our Mission, Vision, and Values page for more information about SAAL. SAAL members engage in various ways, including: annual meetings and informal gatherings at conferences, structured learning opportunities, a members-only listserv, and through building assessment scholarship with the Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, Improvement, and Impact (JSAIII).

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SAAL is committed to justice and equity. We commit to growing this list of resources.

Support and Solidarity in Challenging Times for Colleagues in DEI Oppressive States  from the SAAL President, Sent on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern)

For Our Colleagues in Oppressive DEI States  from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Reaffirming SAAL's Commitment to Equity from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Pursuit of Justice from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:56 p.m. (Eastern)

Black Lives Matter Statement from the SAAL Board of Directors, Sent on Friday, June 12,2020 at 7:27 p.m. (Eastern)

Structured Conversations

Blog Posts by SAAL Members


Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, Improvement, and Impact (JSAIII)


  • Heiser, C., Schnelle, T., & Tullier, S. (2023). Equity-centered assessment: Leveraging assessment to advance equity and justice. Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 6(1), 4-17.
  • Heiser, C., Prince, K., & Levy, J. D. (2017). Examining critical theory as a framework to advance equity through student affairs assessment. Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 3(1), 1-17.


Resource Repository

Socially Just and Equity Minded Assessment Resources


Reading Lists on White Supremacy and Anti-Racism (not curated by SAAL)

​​Collaborative Project

Grand Challenge: Using assessment findings to increase equity