Answers for your Evaluation and Assessment Needs  

Over the past 20 years, I have helped faculty and administrators at over 500 colleges and learning organizations to use timely, meaningful, and accurate feedback to improve teaching and learning, increase student satisfaction and retention, and save time and money on the evaluation process. I created this website because many of the same conversations occur on every campus, and the problems they discuss have already been addressed at other institutions and resolved years ago!

I will continue to fill this website with all that I have learned along the way, updated weekly with news, solutions, and success stories gathered from my own research and that of my partners and colleagues.

Explore the resources on this site and be sure to contribute to the conversation by subscribing to the site, adding to the blog and writing me at to describe what has worked or not worked at your institution.

Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to the most commonly asked questions from colleges and learning organizations.
  • How do we raise our student response rate to online course evaluations? Answer
  • How do we give more control over the evaluation process to instructors? Answer
  • We want to allow the use of mobile devices to complete evaluations, but what have other schools and organizations found to be successful? Answer

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Recent Research, News & Events

The 13th Annual Survey of Course Evaluation Practices in Higher Education opens soon!  If you have participated in previous years you will receive an invitation at the end of May.  Results from 2011, 2012, and 2013 can be found under the RESOURCES tab.

“Closing the Loop: How to increase response rates, inspire students, and improve teaching through midstream course evaluations”.  Slides from my April webinar are now available.

Student use of mobile devices in course evaluation: A longitudinal study. Keith Morrison & Trav Johnson have co-edited this special issue on the present and future developments in online course evaluation.
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Listen to Matt's Podcast:
How Technology Will Change Evaluations And Assessments - with Ron Davis of SIVAD Business Solutions and host Todd Schnick