Lincoln University Chooses Watermark to Improve Outcomes & Centralize Processes
NEW YORK—November 21, 2018 – Watermark, the largest provider of educational intelligence solutions for higher ed worldwide, is pleased to welcome one of its newest institutional partners, Lincoln University located in Lincoln University, PA. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Lincoln University will use Watermark’s suite of educational intelligence solutions across the institution, specifically to enable:
- the assessment of campus-wide academic and co-curricular learning,
- the assessment of administrative and academic support initiatives,
- accreditation management,
- student and faculty ePortfolios, and
- faculty credentialing and activity reporting.
Watermark will support Lincoln University’s student outcomes assessment program, which helps the institution evaluate the effectiveness of its curriculum, improve the quality of programs, and assess student learning outcomes. Focused on integrating processes around outcomes assessment and program review, the institution plans to leverage Watermark to:
- support General Education assessment efforts,
- more deeply engage students in their learning journey through ePortfolios in order to help them track and showcase their growth, and
- increase transparency and help the institution demonstrate evidence of learning and outcomes improvement across campus.
In addition, Lincoln University is driven by a goal to increase efficiencies and integrate institutional effectiveness processes, including better managing strategic planning, accreditation reporting, and faculty activities. The institution will implement a workflow to support its tenure and promotion processes as well as reporting on faculty credentials – committed to supporting faculty portfolio use and professional development, as well as gaining better insight into faculty workload, teaching, research, publication, and service across the institution.
With over 350 employees and more than 1,700 client institutions, Watermark’s recent growth and proven track record with other similar institutions helped cement Lincoln’s final decision.
“We are choosing to implement Watermark’s educational intelligence solutions on our campus because they will help us centralize and integrate our planning, assessment, accreditation tracking, and faculty activity processes, as well as provide us the data needed to make informed decisions that will improve both student and institutional outcomes. We want to be able to provide students with real-time feedback so they can continue to improve, break down departmental data silos, reduce redundancy and time spent on manual processes, and provide more longitudinal transparency around plans, goals, outcomes, and results in order to create a more holistic picture of institutional quality and learning at our institution,” said Tiffany Lee, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning at Lincoln University.
“We’re honored to welcome Lincoln University to the Watermark Community. As their partner, we are committed to supporting their goals and helping them meet the challenges of effectively planning for assessment, centralizing core institutional processes, and using data to improve outcomes across the institution. We want our technology to ease those processes so that faculty and administrators can focus more on using their data to make meaningful improvements,” said Kevin Michielsen, CEO of Watermark.
Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. It does so by providing a rigorous liberal arts education featuring active and collaborative learning, integrating academic and co-curricular programs with the University’s distinctive legacy of global engagement, social responsibility, and leadership development, as well as cultivating the character, values, and the standards of excellence needed to enable students to become responsible citizens of a global community.
The implementation of Watermark aligns with theme two, “Enhance Academic Quality and Achieve Operational Excellence” in the University’s new strategic plan launched by President Brenda A. Allen. With Watermark, Lincoln University can now streamline its management of core institutional improvement processes in order to continue using its data to make meaningful improvements at all levels.
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students 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.