Appendix 13: Data Management for Institutional Effectiveness and Decision-making

  1. UNLV Data Governance & Business Intelligence Background

Appendix 13A - UNLV Data Governance & Business Intelligence Background

UNLV’s current Data Governance Policy approved in July 2010 states that: 

University data are institutional assets maintained to support UNLV's central missions of teaching, research, and service. "University data" refers to collections of data elements relevant to the operations, planning, or management of any unit at UNLV, or data that are reported or used in official administrative University reports.

The full policy provides a clear structure for governing data as an institutional asset central to the support of university strategy. The policy was informed by consulting the following policies developed to oversee data governance at Tier One institutions:

As the university solidifies its Top Tier strategic plans, the Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Analysis and Decision Support will need to ensure that the university’s data governance policy maintains alignment with university strategic directions. In addition to UNLV’s data governance policy, the university has a set of six Fundamental Principles for Data Warehousing adopted in 2009. They are:

  1. Data Integrity
  2. Operational Effectiveness
  3. Access
  4. User Friendliness
  5. Implementation and Operational Efficiency
  6. Institutional Consensus

More information about these Fundamental Principles for Data Warehousing is available at: