What is Data Governance?

Data governance is the active management of a organization’s data framework to ensure data quality, integrity, and security.
Learn More About Georgetown's Approach

Data governance is a collaborative effort, and we encourage university staff and faculty to contact the Data Governance Advisory Committee with any ideas, feedback, or interest at datagovernance@georgetown.edu

Georgetown University is committed to robust data governance that allows university stakeholders to accurately and swiftly use data for reporting, analysis, and forecasting.

Effective data governance ensures accurate and consistent data that is easily understood. To reach that goal, structures, tools, and processes are developed to ensure that the value of the university’s data can be fully realized.

News & Updates

Race/Ethnicity Reporting Methodologies at Georgetown

December 1, 2021

In order to provide additional clarity regarding how Georgetown reports statistics related to race/ethnicity, the Data Governance Advisory Committee committed to making the various methodologies in use more readily available. Detailed information about race/ethnicity reporting methodologies used at Georgetown can now be found on the Office of Assessment and Decision Support’s dedicated page.

Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity – Report and Next Steps

May 27, 2021

President DeGioia, in a May 27th, 2021 message to the university community, tasked the Data Governance Advisory Committee to help improve the quality and comprehensiveness of the university’s faculty data. The committee will set up a task force to focus on this project; learn more here.