Learning Experience

The Learning Lab experience is supported by both asynchronous and synchronous components. Each of the two Learning Cycles includes a set of resources, an asynchronous discussion, and an interactive live session, all of which culminate in the development of a project or application to apply learning to local and specific contexts in support of the learning objectives.


Welcome Session

April 15, 2024, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

This is a live session to learn the details of the Learning Lab, the Canvas site, and expectations for the microcredential. There will also be time to get to know your fellow Lab partners and facilitator.

Learning Cycle 1

April 17, 2024, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

Data governance is key to ensuring that institutional data is understood, treated as a strategic asset, and managed in a way that provides reliable information for decision-making. In this learning cycle, you’ll get ideas for what might make or break a governance initiative. We will explore the key elements of data governance and explore how to build partnership and consensus across the institution to help ensure a stable and solid foundation for governance.

Learning Cycle 2

April 22, 2024, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

A data governance framework allows you to address key data governance elements such as roles and responsibilities, access policies, data standards, and data definitions. A solid data foundation is essential. It’s more important than ever to have a plan for the processes and methods used to manage data. You’ll be introduced to some methods for developing a roadmap that will aid you in working with your institution to develop a roadmap that will work in your community.

Review & Reflect Session

April 29, 2024, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

The Learning Lab will conclude with an application or implementation project (described below) and a closing live session to review and process the learning from the lab.

Lab Implementation Project

You will have the opportunity to draft an initial, high-level action roadmap for developing or enhancing data governance at your institution. Your roadmap will include strategies for involving appropriate stakeholders and communicating with campus leaders. It will be structured around short, medium and long term actions that will be grounded in how your institution functions, reflecting the kind of collaboration and organizational structures that exist within your institution to position it to be successful. This is not meant to be a detailed plan, but more of a roadmap to address processes and workforce within the culture of your institution.