Stephen Carroll is director of Core Writing and co-director of the Professional Writing Program at Santa Clara University. Stephen works on a team supported by the National Science Foundation to upgrade the platform for the online Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) assessment tool, and continues to develop new features to make the SALG easier to use and more effective for educators. He also contributes his expertise to SENCER’s overall assessment and evaluation program by serving on the Assessment Advisory Committee. Stephen Carroll’s current projects focus on intersections of pedagogy, technology, assessment, writing, and learning. He has developed and taught a number of experimental, cross-disciplinary pilot courses to explore new ways to enhance student learning. He serves as a science writer for the National Science Foundation, having recently completed two reports on their Undergraduate Research Centers/Collaboratives project. His strong background in information technology stems from many years in the corporate world, where he served as a computer operations manager, help desk manager and technical training manager. In addition to his work revamping the Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) instrument and website, Stephen is investigating using course-specific writing practices to enhance learning in the sciences. His recent publications focus on how to use assessment practices to drive innovation in teaching and learning and on leveraging existing technologies to enhance communication and accelerate learning, especially in undergraduate learning communities.