Data Governance at Champlain College

What is Data Governance?

“Data governance (DG) refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed in an enterprise. A sound data governance program includes a governing body or council, a defined set of procedures, and a plan to execute those procedures.”  —TechTarget

Goals for Champlain Data Governance

  • To serve Champlain’s business needs through:

    • Strategically managing and utilizing information,
    • Aligning data management efforts and technology, and
    • Leveraging information in business decisions and processes.
  • To implement processes, policies, infrastructure and solutions to govern, protect, maintain and use information, including:

    • Making data relevant, accurate and consistent, and
    • Making data accessible, timely and secure.

Data Governance Project Charter

The Data Governance Project Charter outlines the overall vision, business goals and objectives associated with Champlain’s data governance initiative.  

This document also defines the organizational structure of the data governance team and the roles and responsibilities of the various team members. 

In addition, the charter outlines the governance structure for defining data policies and procedures, the mechanism by which issues are managed and communication protocols for all data governance-related activity.

Download the Data Governance Project Charter 

Data Governance Project Plan 2017–18

Power Point Slide from Data Governance Kick-Off Meeting Project Plan Timetable