Institutional Research and Planning


At UNCW, the Faculty Success Platform supports core faculty processes, serves as the repository of all faculty & staff credentials, research & scholarship activities, and provides a centralized networking and collaboration tool to promote creativity and innovation.

Watermark Faculty Success (WFS), formally called Digital Measures Activity Insight, is a secure web-based activity reporting system that allows faculty and staff to track their teaching, research, scholarship, accomplishments, and service activity. Faculty and staff can enter their information once and update as new activity occurs. When this system is updated regularly, faculty can create their individual curricula vita and the university can use information in multiple ways to support core faculty processes and showcase faculty research and scholarship. UNCW Data Governance supports secure and transparent practice when collecting and reporting faculty research and scholarship.

Faculty Success Advisory Board

While the Office of Institutional Effectiveness maintains this platform in conjunction with ITS, the Faculty Success Advisory Board provides another level of oversight. This Board is comprised of representatives from the Provost Office, Academic Affairs Resource Management Team, ITS, Cameron School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Randal Library, Center for Research & Innovation, and Watson College of Education. The Faculty Success Advisory Board meets during the academic year and is instrumental in gaining representative input and recommendations on any enhancements prior to implementation.

WFS Innovators

WFS Innovators, is a subgroup of the Faculty Advisory Board and a key implementation team that is instrumental to maintaining and enhancing WFS. This group meets weekly and is comprised of the following UNCW Representatives:

  • David Roberts, Office of Institutional Research & Planning
  • Robert Bucciere, College of Health and Human Services
  • Jeff Ertzberger, Watson School of Education
  • Allison Kittinger, Randall Library
  • David Glew, Cameron School of Business
  • David Webster, College of Arts and Sciences

Additional Resources

For UNCW faculty and staff, WFS resources, training guides, and more information can be found at: Watermark Faculty Success Resource SharePoint site.

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