Bacone College Chooses Watermark to Better Engage Students in Learning and Improve Outcomes
NEW YORK— May 7, 2018 –Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher ed worldwide, is pleased to welcome one of its newest institutional partners, Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Bacone College has selected Watermark’s educational intelligence systems for use across the campus in both academic and non-academic units, including assessment of co-curricular activities.
Focused on advancing learning by centralizing institutional improvement processes, Bacone College adopted Watermark for its ability to integrate programs’ efforts around outcomes assessment as well as evaluating program efficacy. With a goal of increasing efficiencies and creating a more holistic integration of institutional effectiveness processes, Bacone College plans to leverage Watermark 1) to support course-based assessment within its programs and General Education Core, 2) to assess co-curricular activities as part of student success initiatives, as well as 3) to prepare institutional data reports that will increase transparency across campus.
“We believe that Watermark is a vital tool in our ability to assess student learning and gather meaningful data that will allow us to improve both student outcomes and instructional design. The ability for our faculty and other instructional personnel to view target sets, goals, outcomes, and methods of assessment will be a fantastic step in creating a visual representation of what we as an institution hope to achieve,” said Dr. Jeffrey Dupre, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Bacone College.
“We’re honored to have Bacone College as our newest institutional partner. We are committed to developing the solutions that colleges need to meet the challenges of effectively planning for assessment and using data to improve outcomes. Our goal is to provide our partners with better educational intelligence data so they can focus more on learning from that data and using it to make meaningful improvements,” said Kevin Michielsen, CEO of Watermark.
Founded in 1880, Bacone College is Oklahoma’s oldest continuing center of higher education, offering 22 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 17 majors within 12 broad fields of study. With nearly 1,000 students using Watermark within the Schools of Criminal Justice, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences, Bacone is poised to streamline and centralize its institutional and assessment planning processes in order to use its data to make meaningful outcomes improvements at all levels.
With over 300 employees and 1,100 member institutions, Watermark works to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.
Director of Corporate Communications