Data Governance


Data Governance

Colleges and universities need consistent, reliable data to make strategic decisions. But all too often, poor data governance gets in the way. So how can you improve governance to make the most of your data? Here, you’ll find curated resources from EAB’s Data and Analytics Blog to consult as you lay the groundwork for enterprise-level data governance.

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Institutional Research and IT are working together—here’s what that means for campus analytics

July 9, 2020

Explore insights from this year’s Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, including how better collaboration will change campus analytics.

With classes online, now is the time to assess your campus’s cybersecurity practices

March 30, 2020

As a result of a fast transition to virtual learning due to COVID-19, IT leaders should rally campus stakeholders to assess and improve cybersecurity.

5 answers to your most pressing questions on CCPA, the latest privacy law

March 13, 2020

We answer five common questions about what the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) means for higher ed—and how colleges can best prepare.

3 challenges holding back your business intelligence efforts

February 5, 2020

Learn how your campus’s complicated technology infrastructure may be holding back strategic analytics efforts.

Why data governance matters for university strategy—and why most data governance projects fail

January 15, 2020

Getting the most out of your data begins with good governance.

Four things campus needs to know about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

April 4, 2018

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), if your college has any information relating to an EU resident, institutional procedures and policies will need to change. Here’s four things you need to know on your way to compliance.

Data governance resources

Case study

Dixie State University moved from inconsistent data and widespread frustration to reliable and rapidly accessible decision-support data.


Resource center

Explore toolkits, exercises, and templates to establish effective data governance on your campus.



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