The University of Nebraska-LincolnPartners with Watermark to Better Connect Student Feedback Data to Institutional Improvement Efforts

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NEW YORK— May 29, 2019 – Watermark, the largest provider of educational intelligence solutions for higher ed worldwide, is pleased to expand its partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln located in Lincoln, NE. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the University will use Watermark to streamline and standardize the process of capturing student feedback and survey data across the entire institution through one centralized system. The University already uses Watermark’s learning assessment solutions, capturing student learning outcomes data to in order to drive meaningful improvements to assessment practices.

With added focus on improving the quality of its programs, effectiveness of curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as accreditation reporting, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected Watermark’s enterprise course evaluation and institutional survey solution to streamline the process of capturing student feedback across the institution at different points in time.

By centralizing and automating information-rich reporting, both faculty and administrators will have the actionable data needed to monitor quality and make real-time decisions that improve teaching and learning. Specifically, in leveraging Watermark’s enterprise course evaluation solution, the University can:

  • administer course evaluations across all academic units in accordance with the specific dates at multiple time points throughout the year,
  • build transparency by providing reports of course evaluation data in multiple formats for various stakeholders,
  • access the raw data as well as expand its dataset through complete integration with its other campus systems, including its Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) and its Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.

As the only course evaluation and survey solution designed for education, EvaluationKIT by Watermark supports a turnkey integrations with all leading LMSs, including Canvas, allowing key institutional data to be imported to automate and streamline the survey process while supporting increased communication with students.

“We were looking to deploy surveys and evaluations seamlessly to both students and other participants across the institutional. With Watermark, we’ll be able to do that and look forward to increased response rates and better quality data. In addition, we’ll be able to compare results from an instructor or course against specific grouped data, access longitudinal reporting to view results over time, and capture operational reporting to identify areas for improvement – the kinds of information that will help inform planning, improve curriculum, and drive quality at all levels of the institution,” NAME, TITLE, INST

“We’re honored to grow our partnership with and support improvement efforts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As the University prepares to administer its first set of evaluations, we look forward to being able to provide the institution with an increased level of student feedback and better insight into course effectiveness, in order to streamline processes for making curricular improvements,” said Kevin Hoffman, President of EvaluationKIT by Watermark.

“At Watermark, we look to ease these institutional data collection processes so that faculty and administrators can focus more on using their data to make meaningful improvements to teaching and learning,” noted Hoffman.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is a research extensive university. A member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is part of the University of Nebraska system, which is governed by a Board of Regents whose members are elected by Nebraska voters.

With Watermark as its partner, the University is poised to streamline its management of core institutional improvement processes in order to continue using its data to make meaningful improvements across all levels of the institution.

Victoria Guzzo
Director, Corporate Communications

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