Stanford Data Governance at AIR

by on May 29, 2015 9:40 am
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… Read more Stanford Data Governance at AIR

Data Stewardship Coordinator position opening

by on March 4, 2015 8:50 am
Stanford is looking for our next data stewardship coordinator. The position description can be found at

'Staff map' released

by on February 13, 2015 12:47 pm
The recently released ‘staff map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and University Human Resources, illustrates major groupings and properties of University employees and non-employee affiliates. These include benefits eligibility, exempt status, hourly vs. salaried pay, and more. This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at

Data Governance and Stewardship Materials

by on December 2, 2014 11:26 am
A major recent focus of our data governance and stewardship efforts has been the development of standards, best practices, and especially documentation — metadata about metadata. These materials are compiled into an annotated index of resources, Getting Started with Stanford Data Governance (metadata about metadata about metadata?). This document is intended as a quick reference… Read more Data Governance and Stewardship Materials

Stanford Data Stewardship at CAIR

by on November 20, 2014 5:38 pm
Kathryn Flack Potts also talked about Stanford’s data stewardship efforts on November 20, at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR).   Thanks to all of the CAIR participants for terrific questions and discussion! Please do reach out and keep the conversation going — it would be terrific for those of us facing these issues in higher… Read more Stanford Data Stewardship at CAIR