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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 Cookbook Continues to Grow

  • Data Cookbook by the Numbers
    • Over 1,400 users across the university
    • Over 2,300 definitions
    • Over 300 standard report/dashboard specs
    • Growing number of functional areas
    • Create an account by going to Purdue Data Cookbook and logging in with your career account.
  • Data Quality Projects
    • COVID-19 tag being added to identify definitions and specs related to the pandemic
    • Graduate Student Improved Data Reporting Project


    • Data Cookbook
      • HR definitions and report specifications being added
      • Graduate School nuances have been added to the definitions. This is now an on-going practice as new definitions are created.
      • Data Digest and Management Dashboard specifications being added
      • Slate - Graduate, 80 definitions have been created and approved
      • Student metadata for the 100+ standard reports, stored in Cognos, was converted into Data Cookbook, awaiting updates from data owners.
    • Standard Reports
      • Graduate fields have been added to four standard reports to date. Going forward this will be an ongoing practice for new/modified reports.
        • Enrollment Summary & List - Census
        • Degrees Conferred
        • Admissions Summary - Graduate Census
        • Consolidated Report of Registered Students
    • Graduate Student Data Governance ongoing project

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