Ursinus College is the data owner of all institutional data. Areas and individuals on campus do not own any data, however data stewards and data managers provide an important role in implementing policy as well as how they manage and create operational processes.
Data Stewards are Ursinus staff who have policy and planning level responsibilities for their specific data subject area. Data stewards have a responsibility to work with each other to implement and support processes that benefit Ursinus College as a whole, both operationally and analytically. Responsibilities include
- the development or refinement of policies and standards to ensure operationally significant information is available, accurate, and up to date.
- Ensure college security practices relating to data governance are carried out by their staff.
- Active member of the Data Standards and Governance committee, accountable for meeting attendance and institutional decision making impacting data policy.
The data managers work with their corresponding data steward to implement operational-level procedures. They can be considered experts when it comes to understanding the data and therefore have the responsibility to
- Collaborate with other departments to implement data integration to support college needs
- Serve as primary technical liaison to support data integration initiatives
- Respond to questions concerning data validity.
- Provide appropriate user support for the use of data.
- Carry out data steward responsibilities for specific data areas (if delegated)
Members of the Library and Information Technology group will serve as data custodian, working to provide a secure infrastructure in support of our data and core systems. Responsibilities include
- physical security to core systems hosted by Library and IT
- backup and recovery processes for systems hosted by Library and IT
- secure transmission of data
- ensure system availability and reasonable response times
- install, configure, and patch core systems hosted by Library and IT
It is important that all users of institutional data follow standard security practices as even the most secure system can have data exposed if a user fails to adequately protect sensitive data.
An Ursinus College department, individual Ursinus College community member, or a third party affiliate who has been granted access by the Data Steward(s) associated to the data, in order to conduct college business.
The Committee Members
Data Stewards and Data Managers by Functional Area
|Functional Area||Data Steward||Data Manager(s)|
|1||Enrollment- Admissions||Diane Greenwood||Alyssa Worrilow, Peter Emerick|
|2||Enrollment- Financial Services||Ellen Curcio||Jesse Randall|
|3||Advancement||Jacqueline D'Ercole||Mark Ouellette|
|4||Colleague Core||Greg Skinner||Susan Smith , Mydhili Govindarajula|
|5||Academic Affairs||Kelly Sorensen||Nicole Smith|
|6||Finance||Mary Correll||Marianne Lozinak|
|7||Human Resources||Kelley Williams||Cale Nelson|
|8||Institutional Research||Jack Lafayette||Stephanie Weigel|
|10||Student Affairs||Missy Bryant||Nick Hanford, Alyssa Caffarelli|