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Brenda Reeb

Brenda Reeb
Brenda is a consultant in data management, data governance, and the information needs of users. She has over 20 years' experience providing services and solutions in higher education. Brenda has designed and implemented data management policies, established workflows, and created metadata. She is an experienced advocate for data management at all levels of an organization.
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Assess Data Quality Within Data Systems

In an earlier post we covered components of a data quality program and data quality rules.  Today I want to discuss data quality assessment or measurement.  

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Data Quality Rules

In an earlier post I described the components of a data quality program.  Today I want to discuss one of those components - data quality rules and a catalog to organize the rules.  A data quality...

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Data Quality Programs

Data quality is critical at institutions such as universities.  This post, one in a series on data quality, introduces data quality programs. Learn about the tasks involved and the benefits of a data...

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Data, Data Everywhere in Higher Education

No one can argue  that the amount of data at a higher education institution is increasing -  and it is located both on premise and in the cloud.  The number of types of systems is increasing.  In...

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What to Store in a Data Systems Inventory

It is critical to know where your data resides.  Therefore, it is necessary to  inventory all of the data systems used at the institution.  This post  discusses what to include in an inventory.  The...

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Different Approaches to Data Governance

There are many ways to approach data governance in higher education. This post lists the primary approaches and provides a list of items to consider when selecting the best approach for your...

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8 Steps to Build a Data Systems Inventory

Building a data system inventory is necessary, but not easy.  This post describes the 8 steps we recommend when  building your data system inventory at your higher education institution.

 

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Remove Barriers to Effective Reporting

Implementing effective reporting in higher education is not easy.  This post outlines the barriers to effective reporting and provides solutions to  eliminate these barriers.

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Part IV: Pragmatic Data Governance: Cultural Shifts in an Institution thru Best Practices

In their Top 10 IT Issues, 2017, EDUCAUSE identified “data management and governance” as issue #6 and defined it as the need to “improve…the management of institutional data through data standards,...

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Part III: Pragmatic Data Governance-Best Practices of Reporting

 

In their Top 10 IT Issues, 2017, EDUCAUSE identified “data management and governance” as an issue to “improve…the management of institutional data through data standards, integration, protection,...

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