Archive for the ‘Presentation’ Category

Stanford Data Governance at AIR

Friday, May 29th, 2015

At this year’s AIR Forum, the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research, Kathryn Flack Potts participated in a panel on data governance in higher education. The panel, organized by Kathy Schmidke Felts of the University of Missouri, also included data governance leaders from Ball State University, the University of California-Irvine, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Slides [PDF]: AIR2015DataGovernancePanel

Stanford Data Stewardship at Collibra User Conference

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Matt Hoying talked about building an effective data stewardship organization at Collibra’s West Coast User Conference on November 20.



“What do data governors do all day?”

Monday, November 10th, 2014

An informal presentation, at the invitation of a former student:


Stay tuned next week for two more installments of Stanford DG/DS’s November 2014 lecture tour!

‘Calendar map’ released

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The recently released ‘calendar map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and IR&DS, illustrates relationships between annual calendars and other time periods at Stanford, including the fiscal year (9/1-8/31), academic year (9/23-8/22, for AY2013-14), and GFS aid year (10/1-9/30).

This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at



Stanford at MDM/DG Summit

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

On June 18, Kathryn Flack Potts and Matthew Hoying delivered a presentation on Stanford’s data stewardship experiences at the 2014 MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco.

Slides: mdmsf14-StanfordUniversity [PDF]

Data Naming Standards

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

A detailed set of naming standards for data elements in BICC-sponsored reporting projects has been approved by the data stewardship steering committee (SUDS-SC) and the BICC steering committee.

These standards support the use of official names that serve as unambiguous identifiers of specific entities and data elements. Official names are intended for broad audiences who may not be familiar with each element, and for contexts where precise identification and definition of elements is critical. For users who aren’t already familiar with an element, the official name should be informative about its nature.

The naming standards include both structural principles (eg, names should include standard identifiers of the element’s entity, attribute, and data class) and controlled vocabularies (eg, restricted sets of defined class words, approved abbreviations). Approved terms in the SUDS data dictionary should be fully compliant with these standards, and the use of reporting aliases should follow standard principles around usage and documentation.

Related materials:

SUDS-SPO releases “Award-Agreement Map”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The SUDS-SPO group (Stanford University Data Stewardship – Sponsored Projects) has released a graphical overview of relationships among major entities in sponsored projects, including sponsored proposals, sponsored agreements, sponsored awards, and Oracle awards.


This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at

Project Independent Data Stewardship in HR

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Stanford Human Resources (HR) has approved the creation of a project independent data stewardship team to provide a renewed focus on the effective management of critical HR institutional data assets.  In addition to the stewardship team, the Policy and Process Committee has accepted the responsibility for the executive aspects of data governance in the HR subject area.  Further details can be found in linked presentation: Project Independent Human Resources Data Stewardship

BICC Monthly – DG in 2012 Presentation, 2/13/2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Presentation given on 2/13/2012 to the Stanford BICC: DG at Stanford in 2012

BICC Monthly – Developing Business Metadata Presentation, 11/21/2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Presentation #3: Developing Business Metadata Presentation