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 DomainData Trustee/Council MemberData StewardData ClassificationMajor Data Systems
Academic PlanningVice Provost for Data, Academic Planning & Institutional Research
Council Rep.: Allison LaTarte
Academic Planning: Michelle YoungAcademic Planning Data ClassificationLumen
Core PersonVice Provost for Data, Academic Planning & Institutional Research
Council Rep.: Allison LaTarte
Core Person Data Operational Governance GroupCore Person Data ClassificationSIS
Salesforce CRM
Special Authorization
UW Health
Person Hub
Badger Analytics
FacilitiesAssc Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management
Council Delegate: Margaret Tennessen
Space Management and Real Estate: Jesse WintersSpace Data ClassificationINSITE
Enrollment ManagementVice Provost for Enrollment Management
Council Delegate: Scott Owczarek
Admissions: David LeszczynskiAdmissions Data ClassificationSIS - Admissions
Financial Aid: John DregerFinancial Aid Data ClassificationSIS – Financial Aid
Student Record: Phil HullStudent Record Data ClassificationSIS
FinanceAssc Vice Chancellor for Finance
Council Delegate: Natalie Feggestad
Finance: Lea EricksonFinance Data ClassificationSFS
Budget: Simi RaghaBudget Data ClassificationPlanUW (PBCS)
Health Information*Council Delegate: Jack TalaskaSee HIPAA Compliance program for protected health information generated by units within the UW–Madison Health Care Component.
Human ResourcesAssc Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Council Delegate: Catharine DeRubeis
Employee Record: Catharine DeRubeisEmployee Record Data ClassificationHRS/EPM
Information TechnologyChief Information Officer
Council Delegate: Jeff Savoy
Cybersecurity: Jeff SavoyCybersecurity Data ClassificationCybersecurity Tools
LibraryDean and Vice Provost for Libraries
Council Delegate: Lee Konrad
Library: Steve MeyerLibrary Data ClassificationAlma
Research AdministrationAssc Vice Chancellor for Research Administration
Council Delegate: Mark Sweet
Research Administration: Mike GeierResearch Administration Data ClassificationWISPER/SFS
RAMP (2023)
Research ComplianceAssc Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity
Council Delegate: Lynn Haynes
Research Compliance: Heather McFaddenResearch Compliance Data ClassificationArrow
Research Data*See OVCRGE research policies
Teaching & LearningSenior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Council Rep.: John Zumbrunnen
Advising: Jeff ShoklerAdvising Data ClassificationAdvising Gateway
Advisor Notes System (ANS)
Assessment: Mary Thompson (interim)Assessment Data ClassificationHeliocampus (AEFIS)
Career Services: Jeff ShoklerCareer Services Data ClassificationHandshake
Big Interview
Teaching & Learning: Dan VoeksTeaching & Learning Data ClassificationCanvas
Unizin Data Platform
Heliocampus (AEFIS)
* These data types are governed outside the institutional data governance program. Please consult the affiliated program responsible for this data.


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