A Common Currency Toolkit

Implementation Resources to Become a Data-Driven University

Topics: Information Technology, Data Management, Information Security, IT Governance

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About the Toolkit

This toolkit—a supplement to our study, A Common Currency—provides an overview of the 20 hallmarks of a data-driven university and includes resources and guidance for institutions.

1. Data Governance for Performance Management

Tactics to set up a sustainable data governance initiative to help enable cross-institutional analysis of performance.

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2. Data Quality Tolerance

Practices for proactively detecting—and fixing—data quality problems and increasing staff accountability for data management.

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3. Hardwiring Data Access Provisions

Models of data access processes for effectively and efficiently balancing openness of data with security.

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4. Maximizing Report Relevance

Ideas for mass-customization of reporting to help drive user interest and adoption for data-informed decision making.

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5. Organizational Continuity

Organizational strategies from progressive institutions for setting up business intelligence efforts for continued success.

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