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Data Governance

Data governance at the University of Washington Tacoma is a shared endeavor between the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, the Office of Student Affairs, UW Tacoma IT, Finance and Administration, and our tri-campus appointed data trustees, custodians, and subject matter experts.

The University of Washington campus-wide Data Governance Initiative provides the overarching framework for our tri-campus system.  The University of Washington Tacoma has established a local Data Governance team to support both University-wide works as well as local needs. 

The goals of data governance in Tacoma are:

  • Advise on and help enforce University-wide data management policies, standards, guidelines and operating procedures related to University Institutional Data assets.
  • Support University-wide strategic plans for data management including sourcing, distribution, maintenance and quality of University Institutional Data assets.
  • Advise on University-wide data management practices for decision making including data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, and metadata management and communicate those practices to Tacoma campus users.
  • Recommend and evaluate locally, plans for assessing data management value and risk.
  • Communicate and educate our Institutional Data with consistent definitions and classifications according to data management standards and guidelines.
  • Coordinate compliance requirements related to laws and regulations that have information management implications and impart a duty upon the University.

Current members of the University of Washington Tacoma Data Governance Team are: 

Position Office Representative
UW Executive Council A.C. for Strategy and Assessment Joe Lawless
Data Trustee Institutional Technology Patrick Pow
Data Custodian - student data Registrar Andrea Coker-Anderson
Data Custodian - financial aid Financial Aid Office Victoria Hill
Data Custodian - faculty data Academic HR Casey Byrne
Data Custodian - employee data Human Resources Trish Fiacchi
Data Custodian - finance Office of Finance Jan Rutledge
Data Custodian - academic research Office of Research  Liza Isozaki
Advisory Council  Office of Institutional Research Alice Few
Advisory Council Enrollment Services and Admissions Karl Smith
Advisory Council  Marketing Brian Anderson
Data Fellows UW Tacoma Campus (see Data Fellows information)