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Data Steward Principles

For folks identified as data stewards there are a few principles you should follow which are: being helpful, being a problem solver, being a creator, being a protector and being positive.  Data...

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Data Steward Matrix

The ideal situation is to have people on staff who are experienced and knowledgeable.  And have data stewards who can do a variety of tasks effectively. 

This blog post will cover the steps to...

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What Are You Doing with Your Data?

Information – or the possession of information – is seen as a kind of power, and some people are loath to give it up. While some individuals hoard information for venal or nefarious purposes, in...

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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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What Does the Data Steward Do?

 

The data steward role is pivotal for the success of data governance. In a previous post we discussed the 3 data governance roles of steward, owner and custodian.  The steward role adds the most...

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Data Governance Roles: Steward, Owner and Custodian

 

Data governance consists of processes and tasks that staff perform within their organization. When these activities are executed well, all data users enjoy easier and faster access to the data they...

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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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Quick Summary of What is Data Governance and Key Best Practices

We are often asked about data governance such as what is it and what are some key best practices in data governance.  This post summarizes our thoughts on this. We have many recorded webinars...

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Succeed with Just in Time Data Governance

More and more higher education institutions are implementing data governance to better document their data, and, from our experience, this usually means a large committee with lots of meetings. And,...

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