The first rule of higher ed data governance? It’s everyone’s data.
Reported by Education Dive, panelists at the annual EDUCAUSE conference all reinforced the importance of establishing a strong data governance on campus, but focused on creating a culture where no single department “owns” data, but all help steward and inform the institution’s data.
The takeaway? Data-driven decisions are only as strong as the quality of the data behind them. And we must not confuse merely “having” data with being able to effectively utilize it. Making sure your institution’s leadership both buys in and sets the tone for data-driven decision making university-wide is essential.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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