Data Governance

Data are an institutional asset. Quality data along with standard, consistent data definitions, business logic and reporting practices allow for efficient operations as well as strategic decision-making. Data governance allows for the most effective use of this valuable, growing asset. It builds relationships among stakeholders by creating a focus across subject areas that allows for new perspective and vision. Strategic decision-making based upon a common understanding of University data is vital for successful institutional initiatives.

Data Governance at Work

  • Data Cookbook is now available
  • Launch of Graduate School improved data reporting project - November
  • Official seal for certified Purdue data - more details in November
  • STEM and ICE indicator fields added to Cognos student data - Spring 2018
  • Data Cookbook next steps
    • Standard report documentation underway
    • Cognos integration
    • Additional definitions, including Enterprise Asset Management, HR and Finance
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Academic Testimonial

Kendal Kosta-Mikel

Kendal Kosta-Mikel
Strategic Data Manager, College of Science

"Being a part of the implementation team for Data Cookbook has allowed me to share views from the academic college perspective. The Purdue Data Cookbook will be a great orientation resource and a benefit to faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about institutional data."


OIRAE Implements "Data Cookbook"

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