Building Data Governance from the Ground Up

Tuesday, March 06 | 10:00AM–11:30AM ET | Orlando Ballroom M-N, Convention Level
Session Type: General Session
The process of building an analytics initiative can present the opportunity to also build collaborations and partnerships. This section of the summit includes presentations from three institutions that have increased their collaborative success through analytics:

● "Building Data Governance from the Ground Up," University of Maryland, Baltimore County

● "A System Approach to Analytics Development for System and Campus Planning and Decision Making," Georgia System Office

● "The Power of Collaboration: Leveraging a Strong Chief Information Office/Chief Analytics Officer Partnership to Advance Analytics at an Institution," Ithaca College

(COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS) Building Data Governance from the Ground Up:
In 2011, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRADS) launched our Data Management Council (DMC), which brought together senior leaders from a number of units. This talk will discuss why that effort failed, how we successfully reoriented and expanded our governance process in 2013 from the bottom up, and what that process looks like today. While DoIT and IRADS still organize the data management efforts, we have broadened responsibilities to include many other units. We will discuss how this effort is tying into our student success initiatives and administrative IT initiatives.


  • Connie Pierson

    Associate Vice Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Jack Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Resources & Downloads

  • UMBCDMCDataGovernanceslides

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