Data Domains, Trustees, and Stewards 

Data Domains

Data Domains are high-level categories of Institutional Data, as designated by the Data Governance Council, for the purpose of assigning accountability and responsibility for the data. Each data domain has a Data Trustee.

Data Trustees

Data Trustees are the university officials with authority over institutional data or the university’s use thereof. Data Trustees are accountable for managing, protecting, and ensuring the integrity and usefulness of institutional data and for upholding UW-Madison policies, UW System policies, state laws, and federal laws applicable to institutional data. Each Data Trustee appoints one or more Data Stewards for the domain.

Data Stewards

Data Stewards are assigned by and accountable to Data Trustees. Data Stewards help define, implement, and enforce data management policies and procedures within their specific data domain. Institutional data stewards have delegated responsibility for all aspects of how data is acquired, used, stored and protected throughout its entire lifecycle from acquisition through disposition. Read more about Data Steward responsibilities.

Data Trustees and Data Stewards for specific Institutional Data domains and systems are in the table below:

Data Domain Data Trustee /Council Representative Data Steward Data Classification Major Data Systems
Academic Planning

Allison LaTarte, Vice Provost for Data, Academic Planning, & Institutional Research

Acadmic Planning: Michelle Young

Academic Planning Data Classification Lumen
Core Person

Allison LaTarte, Vice Provost for Data, Academic Planning, & Institutional Research

Core Person Data Operational Governance Group Core Person Data Operational Governance Group

SIS
HRS
Canvas
Salesforce CRM
Housing
Special Authorization
Wiscard
UW Health
Person Hub
WISPER/SFS
CAOS
InfoAccess
Badger Analytics

Facilities

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management. 
Council delegate: Margaret Tennessen

Space Management and Real Estate: Jesse Winters

Space Data Classification INSITE

Transportation: Gabe Mendez

Transportation Data Classification T2 Flex
Enrollment Management
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.
Council delegate: Scott Owczarek

Admissions: David Leszczynski

Admissions Data Classification SIS (admissions)

Financial Aid: John Dreger

Financial Aid Data Classification SIS (financial aide)

Student record: Phil Hull

Student Record Data Classification

SIS
DARS
Canvas
OneBadger/Salesforce

Finance

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance.
Council delegate: Natalie Feggestad

Finance: Lea Erickson

Finance Data Classification SFS

Budget: Simi Ragha

Budget Data Classification PlanUW (PBCS)
Health Information* Council delegate: Jack Talaska

See HIPAA Compliance program for protected health information generated by units within the UW–Madison Heath Care Component. 

Human Resources

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.
Council delegate: Catharine DeRubeis. 

Employee Record: Catharine DeRubeis

Employee Record Data Classification

HRS/EPM
JEMS/TREMS
PMDP

Information Technology

Chief Information Officer
Council delegate: Jeff Savoy

Cybersecurity: Jeff Savoy

Cybersecurity Data Classification Cybersecurity Tools
Library

Dean and Vice Provost for Libraries.
Council delegate: Lee Konrad

Library: Steve Meyer

Library Data Classification

Alma
ILLiad
Minds@UW

Research Administration

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration.
Council delegate: Mark Sweet

Research Adminstration: Mike Geier

Research Administration Data Classification

WISPER/SFS
RAMP (2023)

Research Compliance

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity.
Council delegate: Lynn Hayes

Research Compliance: Heather McFadden

Research Compliance Data Classification Arrow
Research Data*

See Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) research policies

Teaching and Learning

John Zumbrunnen, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Advising: Jeff Shokler

Advising Data Classification

Advising Gateway
Advisor Notes System (ANS)
Starfish

Assessment Data Classification

Heliocampus (AEFIS)
Honorlock

Career Services: Jeff Shokler

Career Services Data Classification

Handshake
Big Interview

Teaching and Learning: Dan Voeks

Teaching and Learning Data Classification

Canvas
Unizin Data Platform
Heliocampus (AEFIS)
Kaitura
Engage
Honorlock
Zoom
Tophat
Turnitin
Piazza

*These data types are governed outside the institutional data governance program. Please consult the affiliated program responsible for this data.