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. 

Structured Conversations

The SAAL Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce, our next SAAL Structured Conversation is scheduled for July 14, 3:00pm-4:30pm EST (12 noon – 1:30pm PST), titled “Six Steps for SLO Implementation” with Jarek Janio, Ph.D., Santa Ana College, California, hosted by Renee Delgado-Riley, Director, Student Life Assessment and Research, University of Oregon.  Register HERE!!!

Abstract:  Participants will discuss the merits of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for students, faculty, and employers. Further, participants will engage in a conversation about practical solutions for implementation of SLOs considering curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, data analysis and course, program and institutional improvement. The expected audience for this webinar are faculty, staff, their leaders and researchers.
As a result of this conversation, we anticipate that participants will:

  • Identify the reasons why SLOs are important in higher education
  • Analyze the six steps for SLO implementation
  • Develop practical solutions for SLO implementation

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!