Data Governance

Information is a strategic asset critical to administration, planning, and decision-making.

Georgia Gwinnett College is responsible for all data read, created, collected, reported, updated, or deleted by the offices of the organization. Effective and responsible use of information requires that data are secure, well documented, and accessible for use by authorized, trained personnel.​​

Infographic that shows how data governance affects many aspects of technology management. Areas include risk managment, processes, policies, and data quality.

Purposes of Data Governance​

  • Ensure data security and reduce risk​
  • Comply with regulations and policies​
  • Ensure data can be used effectively​

Data Governance Benefits

  • Increase operational efficiency​
  • Improve data quality
  • Make data-based decisions confidently
  • Reduce risk​
  • Reduce data costs​
  • Meet regulatory requirements​

All Georgia Gwinnett faculty and staff are stewards of the data that is created and collected by the college. As Data Stewards, employees are responsible for submitting high quality data on time, and suggesting and implementing the policies to ensure accurate, secure, and accessible data.​

The USG Business Procedures Manual provides the data governance infrastructure and management practices required for USG organizations.​