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Data Quality Council

Charge: To improve data quality and promote consistency in the definition and use of data at Boise State University.

Purpose: The purpose of the Data Quality Council is to:

  • Identify data quality issues that hinder accurate and consistent data applications;
  • Define clear and commonly-used structures, models, definitions, and processes to support coordination and collaboration, effective decision-support, and efficient use of University resources around data quality;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations concerning our institutional data needs, including how we identify and capture data elements;
  • Advise the BIRS/DW team on data quality issues and seek effective resolution;
  • Consult with BIRS/DW team on the development of new data views and/or enhancements to existing data views.

Membership: To consist of individuals (“data experts”) representing the following units/groups*:

  • Institutional Research (to coordinate the DQC)
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting Services (BIRS/DW)
  • Enrollment Services (two reps from Enrollment Services, Campus Community, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Admissions)
  • Extended Studies
  • Graduate College
  • College representative

* As additional data are brought into the data warehouse, the group will need to expand to include representatives from Human Resources, Finance, etc.