Data Governance Program

The primary charge of the Data Governance Program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is to assure successful management and protection of institutional data. In accordance with UM SPG 601.12 (University of Michigan SPG on institutional data resource management), the data governance program at UM-Dearborn will serve to:

  • Ensure establishment, maintenance, and delivery of secure, confidential, trustworthy, stable, reliable, and accessible collections of institutional data for shared access by the University community
  • Maximize the value received from the data asset by increasing the understanding and use of the data
  • Provide an integrated view of the functions of the University
  • Improve direct access to data by end-users in accordance with institutional policies and state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations
  • Support the University's strategy to utilize data as an integral part of decision-making, competitive positioning, and delivery of services

Committee Diagram

committee diagram

Roles Diagram

roles diagram

How to get an item on the agenda

If you are a member of the DGOC please review 2. b. iv. of the Data Governance Program Charter for the process of how to get issues on the meeting agenda.

If you are not a member of the DGOC, please reach out to a DGOC member in your department or the data steward over your area to discuss having the issue put on the agenda. You may be invited to the meeting in which the item is on the agenda to discuss. If you are unsure who to reach out to, please contact the data governance coordinator (Rick Michalski) at

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