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Academic Systems Support - Watermark

CMU is committed to providing a robust academic systems infrastructure to support curriculum management, program-level assessment management, course surveys, and activity reporting. In Fall 2020, CMU expanded the use of technologies from the Watermark Insights suite of products, with the goal of strengthening, streamlining, and integrating institutional processes, so we continue to have the educational intelligence needed to make informed decisions that improve student and institutional outcomes.

Access to all applicable Watermark Insights products is based on user role and available through CMU single-sign-on.

Curriculum management and strategy

Implementation of Curriculum Strategy, the curriculum management tool from Watermark, was initiated in 2021 and will continue through collaborative academic community efforts until launch (TBD in 2022).

CMU’s Electronic Curriculum Forms System (ECFS) currently supports the submission of curriculum proposal forms. The ECFS will remain operational until the Watermark system is implemented. (CMICH Login Required)

Syllabus management

The syllabus management component of Curriculum Strategy, from Watermark, is undergoing review for scope and goals. More information will be shared, with launch TBD in 2022.

CMU’s Master Course Syllabi (MCS) are currently maintained in the MCS Directory. (CMICH Login Required)

The Syllabus Build Tool (SBT) currently manages teaching syllabi for CMU’s online and satellite location courses. The SBT is designed to ensure alignment with the Master Course Syllabi (MCS), offer a syllabus template for faculty use, and provide centralized syllabus retention. (CMICH Login Required)

Assessment management

Planning for and implementation of Watermark’s assessment management system, Planning and Self Study, will begin in 2021-2022, with a target launch in Fall 2022. This will replace WEAVEonline, which was decommissioned in late 2019. More information is available under Locate Assessment Resources.  

Course evaluations

CMU’s Student Opinion Survey (CMICH Login Required) is administered through Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKIT). In 2020-2021, CMU discontinued administration of the survey through the previous paper-based and online processes; however, past reports may still be accessed through the Academic Planning and Analysis archives (CMICH Login Required) and online course reports are accessible through the End of Course Survey (EOC) system archive(CMICH Login Required)