Assesmbly thumbs data governance policy

The College Assembly met on September 11, 2019.

Educational Spotlight: CARES Title III

Emily Sanders and Amber Buschman shared an educational spotlight on the CARES Title III project, commonly referred to as CT3.

In September, 2017, the college received a 3-million dollar, five-year Strengthening Institutions grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant supports community colleges who serve large populations of low-income students.

The CT3 project goals at Madison College include:

  • Increase student persistence and retention
  • Improve use of advising and career services
  • Decrease number of students in remedial math courses
  • Ensure more students develop financial plans for themselves

Complete implementation of CT3 is expected by August 2020.

Data Governance Policy thumbed

The Institutional Effectiveness Council presented a second read of their Data Governance Policy.

Policy statement:

To support an evidence-based culture, Madison College will create and maintain a standing cross-college data governance board that will determine policies and procedures related to data ownership, data roles for individuals and units, data retention and archives, data quality assurance validation, data privacy and other college-wide data issues that arise.

Discussions about the definition and expectations of the “data governance board” were had.

The council assured all present that said board, when solidified, assure accountability. Upon adding and defining the phrase “interest –based manner” to the policy, the Assembly thumbed the policy.

Course Software Policy read

The IT Council presented a first read of their Course Software Policy.

The policy’s issue statement reads: “How can we effectively manage course software assets to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff?”

The policy is being created to ensure timely purchase and implementation of new course software and to avoid last-minute requests and independent software buys that result in unused and/or unsupported assets.

The policy was will be presented for thumbing at the Nov. 13 Assembly meeting. 

The College Assembly’s next meeting takes place Oct. 9, 2019.

Published October 9, 2019.