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Achieving Successful Reporting is Not a Technology Problem

While some higher education institutions have been successful with a wide range of reporting tools, many others struggle with the same tools. We feel it is because institutional reporting problems...

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Fit Data Governance into Your Higher Education Institution's Culture

In this blog post we’ll discuss the institution culture that will maximize the benefit of data governance at all levels. And that data governance needs to be a part of your institution’s culture.

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Data Quality Responsibilities at All Levels

Building a culture that fosters data quality is the job of everyone in your higher education institution, from front line staff in various functional departments such as admissions and advancement to...

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Who Owns the Data

Who owns the data at higher education institutions? Information Technology (IT) Department or  the specific functional department like Admissions, Human Resources, Institutional Research or everyone...

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Impacts and Sources of Data Quality Problems

Data quality is a key component of data governance. This post lists impacts of poor quality data and identifies sources of poor quality data. If you can’t get traction to establish a formal program,...

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Right Away, Give New Employees Training on Data Governance

Data governance is an institutional priority and it is critical to give all employees the resources and training to achieve this priority as soon as they walk in the door.

The on-boarding or training...

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Don't Blame Your Data

So, you don’t trust your data. Well, you need to do something about it. You need to create a culture for having trusted data and have effective data governance in place. Don’t blame your data. This...

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Pragmatic Actions You Can Take for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law that took effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation provides greater protection to an individual’s personal information and...

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Best Way to Build a Data Dictionary

A data dictionary is a repository of definitions of the data you use to make decisions at your higher education institution. This post will suggest, gathered from our experience, the preferred way to...

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One Recommended Data Governance Content Path

There are many paths to create data governance content for higher education institutions. Creation of the path should be determined by institution priorities, size of institution or amount of...

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