Mission, Vision, & Values


Create a robust, active, and inclusive community committed to supporting and advancing critical conversations with resources and scholarly endeavors related tos student affairs assessment.



SAAL nurtures a thriving community of individuals engaged in Student Affairs Assessment.



Curiosity: Asking questions of ourselves and the profession, fostering dialogues, engaging our community to co-create solutions to challenges related to assessment and data-informed decision making.

Community: Encouraging collaboration, engagement, outreach, and reliance upon one another in thought, care, and support for advancing Student Affairs assessment practice, knowledge, and resources.

Equity: Championing practices of assessment that leverage data to close equity gaps, foster inclusive communities, and dismantle inequitable systems and structures.

Responsibility: Fostering and leading with authenticity and accountability - among SAAL leadership, across SAAL membership, and to the student affairs field - to ensure we are working together to create measurable and effective Student Affairs assessment practices by providing professional learning.