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Data System Inventory - Resources to Make It Happen

Data is everywhere at an institution in many data systems. And growing all the time. Data at an institution needs to be understood, individually and collectively, and can’t be done without a data...

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Resources for Life Cycle of Data Requests

An important data governance process to have is an established data request process that is known and easy to use. This process should provide accurate and trusted information.   Often one data...

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Student Data Privacy

This post is about student data privacy which is a big issue at higher education institutions.  We’ll discuss how student data privacy fits ethically, legally and financially.  Third party access...

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Are You Ready for CCPA? Here are Some Actions to Take

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect January 1, 2020.  This regulation, much like GDPR, provides greater protection to an individual’s personal information and how this...

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Don't Use Committees for Data Governance Content

Is your data governance content (report requests, data dumps, data definitions, etc.) taking too long to produce or doesn’t seem to be as effective as they should be?  Content is like a continual...

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Data Governance Breaks Down Silos (Data and Organizational)

In this post we’ll discuss the types of silos that exist at higher education institutions, data brawling, data culture, shadow systems, benefits of breaking down the silos and what actions can be...

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The Many Parts of Data Quality (and Resources)

An important component of data governance is data quality.  But there are many parts to data quality including sources of data quality, issues, their impact, people roles, content and processes.  In...

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Better, Inexpensive Way to Establish Data Governance in Higher Education

We are a firm believer of just-in-time data governance.  In this blog post we will cover less expensive, better ways to do data governance over the more typical (and more costly) ways. 

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How to Improve Your Institutional Reporting

Reporting can always be improved.  It is often not the reporting technology being used that is the problem.  Usually it comes down to people and processes.  In this post we share some thoughts on...

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Inventory of Data Assets Necessary to Recognize Value of Data

Something we often say during our early conversations with clients is that data governance is what you do when you recognize data is an asset, and when you start to treat it like one. What happens...

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