Aligning with Wright State University's Bridge Strategic Plan 2023-2025, data governance establishes a structured approach to data management, safeguards data assets and promotes data quality, integrity, and accessibility. It includes policies, standards, and practices to ensure the effective use and management of data.
- Improving institutional efficiency.
- Encouraging collaboration and data literacy.
- Creating and maintaining a culture of data-informed decisions making.
- Building stakeholder trust by ensuring their data is handled responsibly and transparently.
- Provides the foundation for an institutional data repository, a core component of business intelligence, establishing an environment for enhanced reporting, data analysis, modeling, forecasting, and a single source of historical truth.
Data governance is executed by people, enabled by processes, and supported by technology. It drives a culture of data-informed decision making through accountability and data literacy education. Four critical success factors, or pillars, support the framework of data governance.
A role for campus individuals accountable for managing processes and data assets, and ensuring data is used appropriately and effectively. Stewards act as custodians of the data and are accountable for maintaining its integrity and safeguarding it from misuse or unauthorized access.
Ensures data is accurate, reliable, consistent, and relevant for its intended purposes. Data stewards are involved in activities to maintain high data quality and efficient processes.
The process of retrieving and interacting with data, facilitating data-driven decision-making and enabling applications to leverage the underlying data effectively. Includes evaluating the institutional balance of data availability with privacy, compliance, and security.
Policies, guidelines, and specifications that define data and include structure, format, classification, and exchange across different systems. The primary purpose of data standards is to ensure consistency, interoperability, and quality of data across various processes, applications, and stakeholders.
Data governance development is ongoing. During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Data Governance Council is working on identifying data stewardship responsibilities and communities, developing procedures to support data management, and communicating updates to the campus community as outlined in the strategic plan.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Executive Committee is comprised of individual members of the President’s Cabinet who provide program oversight, high-level project approval and prioritization, policy approval, and project funding.
Data Governance Council
The Data Governance Council works to ensure and support the effective management of data assets and project portfolios of the University by establishing procedures and standards, making policy recommendations, advocating for appropriate resources, and guiding and monitoring data governance efforts.