Planning & Self-Study
UND uses Watermark's Planning & Self-Study as its online repository for annual assessment submissions.
Accessing Planning & Self-Study
- Go to Watermark SSO
- On the NDUS Sign In page, enter your NDUS.Identifier username and password
(same as used for Blackboard and Campus Connection)
- Click Sign In
Complete the Access Request Form to be added to or removed from Planning & Self-Study.
Planning & Self-Study Tutorials
Use the below resources as you are inputting your department information into Planning & Self-Study.
The below list (mission statements, outcomes, outcome maps, and curriculum maps) are standing items for each program and only need to be updated when changes are made.
Intro to P&SS
The following resources provide a basic overview and introduction to the Assessment Submissions area within Planning & Self-Study.
The Curriculum Map enables departments to demonstrate to what degree the program's learning outcomes are addressed in the courses.
Use the below instructions for assistance in completing the Curriculum Map.
For academic programs only.
This feature is still in development and will be available after September 1, 2023.
Annual Assessment Submissions
The below instructions outline how to report assessment results (learning outcomes and program/success outcomes), findings, draw conclusions, and create an action plan for continuous improvement.
The Annual Assessment Submissions are due:
- August 1st for co-curricular programs
- October 15th for curricular programs
For a full step-by-step guide, see the "Annual Assessment Submissions" guide, above.
However, once you have outlined the outcomes that were assessed during that cycle, the methods to assess the outcomes, the results from the assessments, and identified the action steps for continuous improvement; click on Review and Submit then Submit.
If submitted as complete, you will also receive an automated email.
Access has been granted to academic department chairs and the University Assessment Committee. If there is someone else in your department who should have (i.e. Program Director) access, complete the Access Request Form, above.
Summer data reporting will be up to the program to determine how it best fits into their assessment plan. Official NDUS PeopleSoft dates list the summer semester as part of the subsequent AY - the new AY starts in May (summer session).
Watermark Support Site
For guides and tutorials for users within the Watermark suite of software.