Data Governance

Strategy & Initiatives

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Data Governance strategy and initiatives address the objectives and tasks outlined in the Data Governance Steering Committee and Data Governance Operational Committee charge letters.

This page will be updated regularly with information on past, present and future efforts.

In Progress

Finance Transformation/Data Governance: Task force identified areas of shared interest and developed recommendations (pdf). Members are currently developing next steps for implementation.
Institutional Organization Structure: Task force reviewed the current state and recommended future state processes (pdf) for managing institutional organizational codes. In December 2020, the Data Governance Steering Committee approved all three recommendations related to the creation, mapping, and governance of a new Institutional Organization Structure (IOS) for the UW. Current work includes:

  • May—September 2021 – in May 2021, the Data Governance Steering Committee charged a small task force to document the different levels 1-4 of the new Institutional Org Structure [link to report]. The group will also determine and document the criteria units will need to meet for the structure prototype, including tools, processes, and definitions. As it works, the task force will meet with key campus groups to review and vet the emerging structure. A report is due to the DG Steering Committee on September 30, 2021.
  • Future phases of this work in late 2021 and 2022 will socialize, refine and eventually share the structure with campus, via the Data Governance Operational Committee and data domain councils, so that existing Data Structures may be mapped to the new IOS
  • January 2021 – A small data governance task force will meet with key campus groups to review and vet the emerging structure. Progress updates will be available mid-February. Based on input, the group will propose a new IOS structure to the UW President’s Chief Strategy Officer by April 1.
  • February – March 2021 – The Data Governance Operational Committee and new data domain councils will review the proposed IOS structure and plan next steps for mapping other organization structures to the IOS.

Note: This webpage will be updated monthly. For questions about status and next steps for the IOS, please contact Data Governance.

Classification of Instructional Programs: Task force addressed the gaps in the current CIP Code assignment, change, and maintenance processes and provided recommendations. Members are currently working on next steps for implementation.
UW standard for country codes: Change management, policy and communications implementation of the decision to adopt a UW standard for country codes
Data Stewardship: Review current state, benchmark, gather input and develop an updated approach for data stewardship
Core Data Management: Review current state, benchmark, and prioritize next steps (pdf) for approaching CDM with distributed business processes and systems
Data Governance Roadmap: Continuous effort to develop, refine and vet a roadmap to guide and prioritize activities

Completed

UW standard for country codes: Decided to create a UW standard for country codes and charged a group to oversee change management, policy and communications implementation
Data Governance website: Launched January 2020
DMC website: Reviewed content to decide what to move to the Data Governance site, what to move to a relevant unit’s site, and what to archive or retire
DMC website: Move or retire pages from the former Data Management Committee (DMC) website

Up Next

UW stewardship model: Refresh the model with updated roles and responsibilities
Data Access and Management Model: Revisit access provisioning and management guidelines, policies and processes