Plan and report on your year, leave the hassle behind

  • Experience effortless collaboration with a transparent and current insights hub
  • Your data integrates directly into your decision-making process; no more building reports from scratch
  • Insights from your data flow directly into templates designed for each accrediting body

Planning & Self-Study centralizes planning, insights, and program review, pulls data from your existing systems, and includes templates created for accreditation and assessment reporting. When you streamline your assessment and management, your work just got easier. See for yourself in this video tour.

What to Expect

What to Expect

Bring stakeholders and data together

Planning & Self-Study centralizes all your strategic plans, goals, and assessments to create a streamlined, repeatable process that puts everyone on the same page, everywhere.

 

Planning & Self-Study centralizes all your strategic plans, goals, and assessments to create a streamlined, repeatable process that puts everyone on the same page, everywhere.

 

No matter when, where, or how faculty capture their data, it easily flows directly into your Planning & Self-Study hub, centralizing and standardizing how you report on outcomes, show continuous improvement, and plan for a successful future.

 

While you can configure your own reporting templates, we also provide templates that support all US regional accreditors. We also have templates for AACSB, ACBSP, AMBA, EQUIS, and IACBE for business programs; CAEP and AAQEP for education programs; CACREP for counseling; ABET for engineering; ACEN and CCNE for nursing; and CSWE for social work.

Prepare your self-study for regional or programmatic accreditation — simply. Pull in data from your assessment plans, collaborate in drafting your narrative by incorporating evidence from multiple sources, and organize your report within out-of-the-box, accreditor-aligned templates.

Our pre-built templates support all US regional accreditors and many specialized ones, including AACSB, ACBSP, AMBA, EQUIS, and IACBE for business programs; CAEP and AAQEP for education programs; CACREP for counseling; ABET for engineering; ACEN and CCNE for nursing; and CSWE for social work. And it’s easy to build your own template.

These templates make it easy to collaborate in real-time without worrying about duplicating efforts or version control. Easily review draft copy and build on others’ input to support the strongest case possible, rather than trying to piece together information from multiple sources.

You can easily capture and organize evidence from other Watermark solutions, link to external documents, or pull in work from Canvas, Blackboard, and D2L.

Using and reusing templates over the years makes it easy to create annual assessment reports that present outcomes, measures, and actions that can be easily tied to institutional priorities and analyzed across cycles. Easily demonstrate how your institution is planning by making data-driven to strategically allocate resources and continually improve programs.

Once your faculty see how easy it is to use Planning & Self Study, they will never return to spreadsheets. The tool intuitively guides them through creating annual plans, assigning roles, and automating related tasks. Your faculty will actually enjoy planning with this tool.

Interactive dashboards provide transparency into assessment planning and outcomes achievement. Create shared templates that help the whole campus meet strategic goals.

See how your assessment plans quickly and easily translate to curricula, then manage it with Watermark Curriculum Strategy (formerly SmartCatalog).

Watermark’s central hub for program review features configurable templates that guide participants through this complex process that’s key to long-term planning. Our robust templates were created based on best practices in higher education, including 33 standard categories of considerations as a starting point.

Enjoy automated refreshes each time the data is updated, so you’ll always see the most current information. Organize evidence in one place and communicate among team members along the way.

Appropriate for all types of systematic review cycles, this tool houses all the guidelines, timelines, and Institutional Research Data to ensure it’s easily distributed to the relevant stakeholders across campus. Trust your complex, high-stakes program review in this central system that supports collaboration and ensures access for all involved.

See how Planning & Self-Study meets you where you are.

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"Academic support found the platform very intuitive and user-friendly. While one attendee was initially anxious about the shift to annual reporting, they ultimately said, 'The Annual Cycle of Continuous Improvement provides a built-in focus each year, and Planning & Self-Study is a place for me to see our progress over time.'"

Michele Atkins, Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Research

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