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  • 4 Best Practices for Sustaining Institutional Effectiveness in a Crisis

    4 Best Practices for Sustaining Institutional Effectiveness in a Crisis

    When the unexpected happens, how can you maintain institutional effectiveness despite disruption? Here are 4 ways to maintain institutional effectiveness through COVID and beyond.

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  • 5 Ways a Survey Solution Connects You With Students & Each Other

    5 Ways a Survey Solution Connects You With Students & Each Other

    Open lines of communication on campus are vital, but take on additional importance during times of change or disruption. An integrated course evaluation and survey solution keeps your campus connected

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  • 6 Reasons to Support Distance Learning with ePortfolios

    6 Reasons to Support Distance Learning with ePortfolios

    Though we often think of them supplementing in-person instruction, ePortfolios provide important opportunities to ensure that the distance learning experience is just as rich and powerful.

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Use Digital Tools for Key Campus Processes

    Top 5 Reasons to Use Digital Tools for Key Campus Processes

    Today more than ever, higher education institutions are exploring digital tools for key campus processes, and for very good reason. If you’ve ever tried to reconcile data from two different...

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  • SACSCOC Accreditation: 8 Things Peer Reviewers Want You to Know

    SACSCOC Accreditation: 8 Things Peer Reviewers Want You to Know

    The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) process of accreditation and reaffirmation is a heavy lift for those on campus preparing self-study...

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  • Helping Students “Get Awesome Stuff Done”

    Helping Students “Get Awesome Stuff Done”

    Sharing Watermark’s project management principles with the next generation of leaders There is something magical about the pure jubilation children express, waving their hands in the air to answer...

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  • MSCHE Accreditation: 7 Things Peer Reviewers Wish You Knew

    MSCHE Accreditation: 7 Things Peer Reviewers Wish You Knew

    The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation is a rigorous process for those on campus preparing materials, and for the peer reviewers who review them, visit campus, and...

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  • 4 Solutions to Common Campus Data Challenges

    4 Solutions to Common Campus Data Challenges

    Higher education is awash in data from a multitude of systems. The new challenge for institutions is bringing that data together to inform decisions, ensure institutional effectiveness, and...

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  • How Emerging Technology Can Help You Fulfill the Promise of Assessment

    How Emerging Technology Can Help You Fulfill the Promise of Assessment

    Universities dedicate significant time, talent, and resources to the work of assessment. Most institutions consider assessment an important self-monitoring practice to ensure they are delivering...

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  • Evolving the Student Course Evaluation Process for Greater Insights

    Evolving the Student Course Evaluation Process for Greater Insights

    Higher education institutions seek to measure course quality, instructional quality, and learning outcomes. So why does the student course evaluation process rarely include measurement of...

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  • Quality Assurance, Self-Study, and Assessment Technology at Community Colleges: A NILOA-Led Conversation

    Quality Assurance, Self-Study, and Assessment Technology at Community Colleges: A NILOA-Led Conversation

    If you want to see some innovative assessment work, check in with community colleges. Because of their student population, program structure, and relationship with stakeholders, they have a fresh...

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  • Good Times & Client Success Stories Define Engage 2019

    Good Times & Client Success Stories Define Engage 2019

    From the famous jazz scene on Bourbon Street to the many success stories shared by Watermark’s clients about how they use the company’s solutions to improve their institutions, there was never a...

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  • Assessment Innovation at Community Colleges: a NILOA-Led Conversation

    Assessment Innovation at Community Colleges: a NILOA-Led Conversation

    If you want to see some innovative assessment work, check in with community colleges. Because of their student population, program structure, and relationship with stakeholders, they have a fresh...

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  • Higher Ed to Ed Tech: No More Data Silos!

    Higher Ed to Ed Tech: No More Data Silos!

    Higher education institutions are dedicated to supporting student success, and have a sincere interest in demonstrating their institutional effectiveness. In June 2018, EdTech reported that 61...

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  • 4 Questions About Syllabi Every Institution Should Ask

    4 Questions About Syllabi Every Institution Should Ask

    Whether you manage your institution’s catalog, work on a curriculum committee, or prepare accreditation reporting, chances are, you bump up against a common challenge: accessing accurate,...

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  • Could You Benefit from a Certification Workshop?

    Could You Benefit from a Certification Workshop?

    When I noticed the pre-conference workshop to become certified in Taskstream AMS at the 2019 Watermark Engage conference, it gave me pause. I’m always interested in learning new things, but wasn’t...

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  • Watermark’s Mohali Office Holds Largest Hackathon to Date

    Watermark’s Mohali Office Holds Largest Hackathon to Date

    Recently, our Watermark office in Mohali, India held its first hackathon of 2019. With a record 13 teams and more than 50 participants, it was Watermark’s largest hackathon to date. The teams...

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  • Engage 2019: Information, Inspiration & an Einstein Painting

    Engage 2019: Information, Inspiration & an Einstein Painting

    You know those Oprah episodes where she stands on stage and points to each audience member as she shouts, “You get a new car! And you get a new car!” That’s my dream … sort of. In my dream, I’m...

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  • Brew City Brains Tackle Watermark Milwaukee’s Spring Hackathon

    Brew City Brains Tackle Watermark Milwaukee’s Spring Hackathon

    In the twilight hours of a cold spring Friday, employees of the Watermark Milwaukee office rested their keyboards after two days spent diving into projects of their own choosing. Satisfied at the...

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  • Together We Achieve More: Attending Watermark Engage as a Team

    Together We Achieve More: Attending Watermark Engage as a Team

    I have attended Watermark assessment conferences several times starting a decade ago when I was a new faculty member helping to coordinate the assessment system with LiveText. Those conferences...

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