Nikki Kowbel

  • Women at Watermark: Meet Alicia Villarreal

    Women at Watermark: Meet Alicia Villarreal

    Like many Watermark employees, Alicia started her career at the front of the classroom. Learn more about how her education experience benefits our clients.

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  • Where Are They Now? An Update on our 2020 Watermark Scholars

    Where Are They Now? An Update on our 2020 Watermark Scholars

    Learn how our Watermark Scholars are making their mark after winning the 2020 women in tech scholarship.

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  • Three Things You Need for a (Productive) Data-Informed Discussion

    Three Things You Need for a (Productive) Data-Informed Discussion

    When you're striving for continuous improvement, your conversations around assessment data need to be as productive as possible. Here are three ways to make that happen.

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  • Closing the Loop: Applying Data-Informed Insights

    Closing the Loop: Applying Data-Informed Insights

    Drowning in data? Here are some tips to help you take the information you gather during assessment and actually do something with it.

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  • How To Make Measurement Super Simple

    How To Make Measurement Super Simple

    The assessment process can often feel like a chore. Here are 8 tips to make measurement super simple for faculty and administrators.

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  • Assessment Basics: What Are You Really Measuring?

    Assessment Basics: What Are You Really Measuring?

    As you’re fine-tuning your assessment process, it can be helpful to step all the way back and look at how your institution defines measurement.

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  • 4 Ways to Make Curriculum Mapping Easier

    4 Ways to Make Curriculum Mapping Easier

    Why is curriculum mapping so difficult? Try these tips to save time, reduce conflict, and effectively organize your learning outcomes for assessment.

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  • The "Why" Behind Curriculum Mapping

    The "Why" Behind Curriculum Mapping

    Why map learning outcomes to courses? Learn how curriculum mapping can simplify and strengthen your assessment process.

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  • The Power of Non-Academic Outcomes

    The Power of Non-Academic Outcomes

    When it comes to assessment and accreditation reporting, every unit in your institution should focus on outcomes that tie back to your mission statement, and non-academic units are no different.

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  • Assessment Basics: How To Write Clear Outcomes

    Assessment Basics: How To Write Clear Outcomes

    Writing great outcomes for assessment reporting can be more difficult than you think. To make it easy to track meaningful progress, try these tips for developing quality outcomes.

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  • Breaking It Down: Mastering the CAEP Accreditation Process

    Breaking It Down: Mastering the CAEP Accreditation Process

    Many institutions spend years preparing for CAEP accreditation review, and the process can quickly become overwhelming. Use this tips to help you effectively gather data and prepare for reporting.

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  • How to Prepare for a Virtual Assessment Site Visit

    How to Prepare for a Virtual Assessment Site Visit

    Now is the time to reevaluate current accreditation processes and build a strong digital foundation that will carry your institution through whatever the future brings – but where should you begin?

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  • How to Create the Best Course Evaluations

    How to Create the Best Course Evaluations

    Here's how to use digital course evaluation software to create effective evaluations and surveys students will actually complete, giving you the data you need to make improvements.

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  • "A Radical Rethink": How CV Imports is Transforming Faculty Activity Reporting

    "A Radical Rethink": How CV Imports is Transforming Faculty Activity Reporting

    Accreditation, faculty reviews, promotion and tenure processes, and strategic reporting activities are not optional. The only question is: how will you do them? Don't let data entry be a roadblock.

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  • Going Above and Beyond: Measuring Faculty Activity During a Crisis

    Going Above and Beyond: Measuring Faculty Activity During a Crisis

    Many institutions are taking the lessons learned through the challenges of this spring to build out digital processes that will drive long-term improvements to faculty activity reporting.

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  • COVID Conversations: Building the Course Catalog of the Future

    COVID Conversations: Building the Course Catalog of the Future

    As COVID drives an unprecedented amount of change, registrars are taking the opportunity to consider the role of course catalogs as their institutions move forward into an uncertain future.

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  • Maximizing the Impact of Course Evaluations During COVID

    Maximizing the Impact of Course Evaluations During COVID

    During COVID, course evaluations offer an opportunity to learn how students are adapting, understand the challenges they face, and determine the effectiveness of course delivery and structure.

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  • COVID Conversations: 5 Dos and Don'ts for Adjusting Your Course Evaluation Strategy

    COVID Conversations: 5 Dos and Don'ts for Adjusting Your Course Evaluation Strategy

    “Uncertainty” is quickly becoming a buzzword, but in the time of COVID-19, it’s an accurate assessment of the state of higher education surveys and evaluations.

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