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Data Governance at KCC


What is Data Governance? From The Data Governance Institute: “Data Governance is a system of decision rights and accountabilities for information-related processes, executed according to agreed-upon models which describe who can take what actions with what information, and when, under what circumstances, using what methods.”


The mission of Data Governance at KCC is to support the College in maintaining high quality and continuous improvement through managing and sharing data in ways that foster transparency and collaboration in decision-making processes while supporting the privacy and dignity of faculty, staff, and students.


(Adapted from The Data Governance Institute)

  1. Ensure that decision-makers can access information necessary to inform their thinking
    • Chairs need access to course enrollment information and student outcomes (course grades, credit accumulation rates, etc.) in order to inform curricular design, course scheduling, and faculty support
  1. Increase transparency of processes
    • The campus needs to understand what data is available to them, at what times, at what times, and by whom. When information is not available it should be clear why the data is not shared and, when possible, if there is other similar data that may be of use.
  1. Build standard, repeatable processes
    • Reporting should be consistent and predictable, rather than creating new processes and expectations each time
  1. Reduce operational friction in acquiring data
    • If people need to reach out to multiple offices or if offices don’t know what they are responsible for providing, it may delay access to data.
  1. Increase effectiveness through coordinating efforts
    • Some offices are more experienced working with certain types of data and may be able to access and share out data more effectively
  1. Increase transparency in policies and procedures related to accessing and using data
  2. Support collaboration across divisions by supporting and encouraging sharing of data and information across the College
  3. Protect the privacy and dignity of students, faculty, and staff through responsible data sharing
  4. Ensure a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collection, management, analysis, and sharing of data related to students, faculty, and staff