About Us

The Data Stewardship Council (Council or DSC), chartered by the President and Officers in 2008, is an element in the University’s overall data governance structure.

It serves to develop and implement consistent and effective data policies and procedures across the University with the goals of (1) maximizing the benefit of data assets; (2) providing organizational insight and actionable analysis; and, (3) supporting leadership decision making and the University’s strategic priorities.

The Council addresses issues concerning data management including usage, sharing, integration, access, security, privacy, quality, and compliance.

The Council carries out its charge through review, consultation, analysis, and communication. Much of the detailed work of the Council is carried out by additional workgroups that bring together various University data stakeholders to examine particular issues in depth and recommend solutions.