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  • 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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  • Client Feature: West Liberty University's Digital Strategy

    Client Feature: West Liberty University's Digital Strategy

    Learn how West Liberty University's tech stack supported a quick pivot to remote work and online learning and created a remote learning experience that transcends the virtual meeting.

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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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  • Struggling to keep your course evals on track this term? These tips can help.

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  • Inside Watermark's Design Process: Ripple Turns One!

    Inside Watermark's Design Process: Ripple Turns One!

    Watermark's design system creates consistency across all of our purpose-built solutions for higher education and helps keep accessibility, efficiency, and user experience top-of-mind.

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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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  • Taking Course Evaluation Reporting to the Next Level

    Taking Course Evaluation Reporting to the Next Level

    A report is only as good as the data within it, and the data quality is dependent on how you run your course evaluations and the strength of your response rates. Take your evals to the next level.

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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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  • 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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