Watermark Salutes Excellence in Higher Education with Client Award Recognition

Client award winners represent educational standards in insights, innovation, and impact.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2023 — Today Watermark, a leading provider of software solutions for higher education, announced its Insights, Innovation, and Impact Client Awards. Recipients were recognized at Engage 2023, Watermark’s annual conference that provides a platform for higher education administrators, educators, and stakeholders to connect, learn, and grow.

The following institutions achieved outstanding results by leveraging education technology to significantly influence the current and future higher education landscape. Each award spotlights unique contributions while adhering to distinct criteria that reflect the highest levels of achievement within the sector.

The University of Arizona is honored with the Insights Award for its remarkable utilization of data and insights to catalyze advancements across teams, faculty, student outcomes, and institutional success. This recognition highlights their dedication to leveraging valuable information for transformative growth and excellence.

“Our assessment team has pioneered improvements in our reporting processes and, with the help of Watermark, has uncovered valuable data-driven insights, enabling us to amplify our program assessment efforts,” said Lisa Elfring, Associate Vice Provost at The University of Arizona. “Our streamlined approach ensures efficient capture and sharing of critical assessment metrics with University leadership. The insights we have gathered over the last 10 years have bolstered student success, and we’re grateful for the recognition.”

Amarillo College was presented with the Innovation Award for its ability to demonstrate significant impact within its institution, among its students, and within the community. This award highlights Amarillo College’s devotion to fostering innovation, driving positive change, and serving as a beacon of excellence in higher education.

“Amarillo College has revolutionized student success initiatives and continues to lift students out of poverty,” said Dr. Tamara Clunis, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Amarillo College. “With the help of Watermark’s Student Success & Engagement platform, we have achieved remarkable outcomes, including an impressive eight percentage point improvement in graduation rates in just four years, surpassing national averages. We look forward to continuing to support not only basic student needs, but supporting them holistically and proactively. Thank you, Watermark, for your support in this effort.”

Southern University and A&M College is the recipient of the Impact Award, recognizing their exceptional and innovative use of technology to create positive transformations within their institution. Spanning a short 12 months, the institution has implemented five solutions with an unfaltering focus on strengthening student and faculty success. This recognition underscores the institution’s unwavering commitment to harnessing the power of technology for positive change, cementing its position as a trailblazer in the higher education landscape.

“As a Historically Black College and University, we are conditioned and empowered to make what we have work harder for us,” said Dr. Toni L Manogin, System Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Policy at Southern University and A&M College. “Like other higher education institutions, we must provide evidence of student learning. Over the last 12 months, we have implemented various Watermark solutions such as Planning and Self Study, Student Learning and Licensure, Faculty Success, and more to ensure that institutional outcomes are transparent and visible within a shared governance platform.”

For more information about how higher education institutions can harness technology to improve student, faculty, and administrative outcomes, visit www.watermarkinsights.com.

About Watermark

Watermark advances educational impact by developing innovative technology that educators and institutional leaders can trust. Supporting over 1,700 higher education institutions around the world, Watermark launched in 2018 following the merger of Taskstream, Tk20, and LiveText — three of the leading providers of assessment management technology in the industry – with Digital Measures, EvaluationKIT, and SmartCatalog. Aviso Retention joined the Watermark family in 2020. With solutions in the areas of assessment and accreditation management, faculty activity reporting, course evaluations and surveys, curriculum and catalog management, and student success and retention, Watermark’s more than 400 team members are committed to helping colleges and universities operate more strategically and effectively to maximize the impact they have on their students and communities. To learn more about Watermark, visit www.watermarkinsights.com.

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