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Faculty Success

Effective June 1, 2020, Ohio University approved Ohio University Policy 18.001: Faculty Credentials and Tested Experience describing minimum credentials or qualifications for all faculty and instructional personnel at Ohio University. Faculty and instructional personnel may be qualified through academic credentials, equivalent experience, or tested experience.

Ohio University collects and verifies credentials/qualifications for faculty and instructional personnel through Watermark’s Faculty Success software system.

What is Watermark’s Faculty Success?
Watermark’s Faculty Success, formerly known as Digital Measures, is a digital tool intended to collect and house important data for the University. Watermark Faculty Success organizes and builds reports on teaching, research, and service activities. This allows users to keep track of their activity information.

Academic units across Ohio University have utilized Faculty Success for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to) tracking research, tracking faculty contributions, and building annual evaluation documents.

How are we using Watermark’s Faculty Success to track credentials and qualifications?
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation guidelines assumes institutions demonstrate that their faculty and instructional personnel who deliver college-level content for their institution are appropriately qualified to do so in accordance with clear policies and consistent procedures.

Through a partnership between the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, University Human Resources (UHR), and the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Ohio University uses Watermark’s Faculty Success system as the primary tool for (1) collecting faculty and instructional personnel credentials and (2) verifying that credentials qualify faculty to teach assigned courses.

Please refer to the memo for additional explanations and instructions.

What information and evidence do I need to provide?
In the Watermark’s Faculty Success system, individuals should provide/verify contact information, academic position information, details about the current appointment (including a curriculum vita), and academic credentials (including qualifying transcripts). Depending on the qualification pathway, individuals may also need to include information about prior work experience, licensures, certifications, etc.

Academic unit leaders (e.g., department chairs/school directors, associate deans, or proxies) should verify qualifications to teach assigned courses for individuals through academic credentials, equivalent experience, or tested experience.

Please refer to the memo for additional explanations and instructions.

When do I need to submit my materials?
Individual faculty (or proxies) are responsible for providing information in Watermark’s Faculty Success (including curriculum vita and official/unofficial transcripts) no later than April 15, 2024.

Academic units (e.g., department chairs/school directors, associate deans, or proxies) are responsible for verifying that faculty and instructional personnel credentials meet minimum qualifications to teach assigned courses no later than August 15, 2024.

How do I access Faculty Success?
Watermark Faculty Success.

Faculty Success uses existing Ohio University single sign on (SSO). Log in using your Ohio University username (the part of your e-mail address that comes before @ohio.edu) and password.

Who do I contact with questions?
Employees with questions are welcome to contact either Dr. Katie Hartman, Vice Provost for Faculty Development or Adam Pergram, UHR Faculty Affairs Liaison. Adam Pergram will also be available for “digital office hours” on Microsoft TEAMS on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday, November 28, 2023; 1pm-3pm MS TEAMS
  2. Wednesday, December 6, 2023; 1pm-3pm MS TEAMS
  3. Monday, December 11, 2023; 9am-11am MS TEAMS
  4. Tuesday, January 23, 2024; 1pm-3pm MS TEAMS
  5. Wednesday, January 31, 2024; 9am-11am MS TEAMS
  6. Monday, February 5, 2024; 1pm-3pm MS TEAMS
  7. Tuesday, February 20, 2024; 10am-12pm MS TEAMS
  8. Wednesday, March 6, 2024; 1pm-3pm MS TEAMS
  9. Thursday, March 21, 2024; 10am- 12pm MS TEAMS