General Information

  • About Faculty Success

    Faculty Success makes web-based software for higher education. Matt Bartel founded the company in 1999 with the implementation of an online course evaluation system within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. Word quickly spread to other UW System campuses, then to schools across the United States. Today, more than 1,500 campuses in more than twenty-five countries t...

  • Faculty Success Glossary

    A   |   B   |   C   |   D   |   E   |   F   |   G   |   H   |   I   |   J   |   K   |  L   |   M N   |   O   |   P   |   Q   |   R   |   S   |   T   |   U   |   V   |   W   |   X   |   Y   |   Z A Administrator A user appointed by the institution to perform administrative duties in Faculty Success. The duties and scope of an administrator will vary dependent upon th...

  • Marketing Guides and Handouts

    This article contains file attachments of some of our most popular content from digitalmeasures.com. 4 Challenges Solved by Faculty Activity Reporting Administrators have traditionally relied on calling and emailing faculty members and department chairs to collect information about their faculty’s activities each time it’s required. This can be a cumbersome process. Rea...

  • Database Type, Servers and Security

    The Database Faculty Success uses Postgres as its database. However, you are not required to work with the data in this form, as the data are stored in a quite complex schema to accommodate customizations for each client. When you are working with your data, you can download it in comma-delimited files or work with it using web services. In either case, this provides yo...

  • Reporting Unexpected System Behavior

    We need to know if you're experiencing an issue. We recommend you to a Submit a Request, and can assure you we will follow up as soon as possible. You can also email Faculty Success Support at support@watermarkinsights.com. Troubleshooting Issues Before submitting a potential bug we recommend you take the following steps: Try again - sometimes connectivity issues can c...

  • Privacy Statement

    Note: The statement below appeared prior to 2017 in a pop-up from a link “Privacy Statement” in the Navigation Bar Hand menu under the old Faculty Success user interface. For updated information on our security, please see Database Type, Servers and Security.  Although moving processes in higher education to a digital format offers many advantages, it also ope...

  • WCAG 2.0 Level AA/Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Compliant

    A core belief at Faculty Success is providing elegant and intuitive software. This includes making Faculty Success accessible to users working with assistive technologies such as screen readers. Faculty Success is committed to maintaining Section 508/WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance for all faculty-facing utilities. Section 508 is moving to adopting WCAG 2.0 success criteri...

  • FERPA Compliant

    Faculty Success abides by all applicable regulations in FERPA, protecting the privacy of student data provided by clients. This means the company will not transmit, share, or disclose any data about a student, except to other school officials who need the information within the context of their professionally assigned responsibilities.