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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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  • Get a Jump on Course Evaluations

    Get a Jump on Course Evaluations

    It's never too early to prepare for end-of-course evaluations. These reminders will help you set up flawless evaluations and surveys.

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  • Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Institutions

    Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Institutions

    In May 2020, Watermark conducted a national survey about the extraordinary experiences students, faculty, and staff faced due to COVID-19. The results include valuable insights and best practices.

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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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  • 8 Ways to Maintain your Mental Health during COVID-19

    8 Ways to Maintain your Mental Health during COVID-19

    The influx of news reports on the state of the world’s health can be extremely taxing on your mental health. These resources can help you guide yourself to a more positive place.

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  • Why It's a Great Time for New Tech in Higher Ed

    Why It's a Great Time for New Tech in Higher Ed

    In coping with COVID-related disruption, institutions have found opportunities to make positive changes, including adopting new or underutilized technologies to support teaching and learning.

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  • 3 Ways Disruption Makes Assessment More Relevant Than Ever

    3 Ways Disruption Makes Assessment More Relevant Than Ever

    In a recent panel discussion, we talked about how institutions are approaching assessment in light of the pandemic and identified three ways to make assessment more relevant and effective.

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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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  • Watermark Shares: The Teachers Who Inspired Us

    Watermark Shares: The Teachers Who Inspired Us

    As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week celebration, we’ve compiled a series of special memories and shout-outs to the teachers who have impacted the Watermark community.

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  • Your Strategy for Assessment During COVID: Keep Calm & Collect On

    Your Strategy for Assessment During COVID: Keep Calm & Collect On

    A panel of educators moderated by Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of NILOA, discussed how to continue assessment during an "asterisk semester" caused by COVID-19.

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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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  • COVID-related Resources for Higher Education

    COVID-related Resources for Higher Education

    We’re collecting resources with a specific focus on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning and institutional effectiveness efforts. Check back often for new articles.

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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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