Data Governance

Data Governance at Northern Kentucky University

Data Governance is the discipline of formally managing data as an institutional asset.  This discipline embodies elements of data quality, data management, data policies, business processes, risk management, and personnel ... all crucial in achieving institutional success and excellence.

Data Governance Committee Charge:

Given the university’s desire to be a data-informed institution, NKU must take a more strategic view of its institutional data. The purpose of the Data Governance Committee is to recommend and oversee the implementation and management of a formal data governance program that functions across the enterprise. This will entail an agreed upon common set of policies, standards, methodologies and processes enacted to safeguard that institutional data is managed in such a way that the interests of the university and individuals are addressed in a fair, legal and appropriate manner. It will also necessitate plans to communicate and execute these procedures.  Education of campus constituents will play an important role in success of these efforts

Institutional Excellence

Strategic Plan Goal 5

Strengthen the capacity of the University to fulfill it’s mission and achieve it’s vision by providing technology that supports effectiveness and innovation across campus to "improve administrative systems and data governance".