Become an AALHE Volunteer!

The AALHE volunteer community is an active group of assessment professionals who help improve and sustain AALHE. As a volunteer, you can make valuable professional connections, share your skills, and help AALHE continually improve by serving on an AALHE committee. New and existing members alike are encouraged to get involved.

AALHE recruits for and renew volunteer committee assignments annually following our June Conference, but new volunteers are welcomed at any time. To be considered, please submit the volunteer form linked below. We strongly recommend that you consider a three-year commitment and engagement expectations when signing up to volunteer for a committee. Note: Only members who have paid their annual membership dues are eligible to volunteer. If you’re not yet a member you can become a member when you complete the volunteer form. 

For a comprehensive guide to being an AALHE volunteer, please review the AALHE Volunteer Handbook.

Complete the AALHE Volunteer Form

The committee needs listed below indicate possible ways volunteers can support AALHE. These skills are not required to volunteer as there are many ways all members can contribute!

Current AALHE Committees

Member Volunteer Committees

The following committees are open to all active AALHE members:

Assessment Learning Exchange Committee (ALE)Plans and implements synchronous online discussions on topics of interest to members.

Conference Committee: Coordinates the annual conference. Needs include event planning, proposal review, and volunteer management. A subcommittee of the Conference committee will plan for an additional online symposium during the fall semester.

Emerging Dialogues CommitteeCoordinates and publishes original or responsive articles that discuss the challenges that higher education professionals face.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: Guides AALHE on how to incorporate DEI principles and practices throughout the organization and promotes DEI considerations as standard practice in the field of assessment.

Intersection Committee: Coordinates and publishes a peer-reviewed research journal focused on student learning assessment in higher education for professional development and the advancement of knowledge through scholarship.

Professional Development Committee: Organizes and hosts AALHE Webinars and other virtual professional development activities that can be open to the overall assessment professional community.

Membership Engagement Committee: Consults on survey design & construction; analyzes and summarizes data that pertains to member engagement; and provides the Board evidence-informed recommendations to enhance the value of membership. The committee shall develop, deliver, and/or facilitate activities and opportunities to welcome new members; foster engagement; and cultivate community for all members. 

Sharing Professional Assessment Reading and Knowledge Committee (SPARK): Organizes and hosts events for members to explore and discuss topics from a variety of assessment media content.  SPARK activities aim to foster a sense of community and intellectual engagement among AALHE members who are passionate about lifelong learning in their field. (Formerly known as the AALHE Book Club).


Board of Directors Subcommittees

The following committees are only open to current or former members of the AALHE Board of Directors:

  • Finance Subcommittee: Reviews financial data, prepares a budget, makes financial policy recommendations.
  • Communications Subcommittee: Coordinates all AALHE communications through various media to ensure appropriate branding, messaging, and timing of correspondence with the membership and external entities associated with the organization.