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Data & Analytics

Clemson University Data Governance

Data Governance is a framework for maximizing the value of institutional data assets while managing the associated risks. This is accomplished by understanding roles and responsibilities associated with the people, processes, and technology connected throughout the data supply chain from data collection and transactions to operations and analytics.

Want to bring a new data system to Clemson?

A little info here about cases in which that would be a good idea and how to begin that process.


Find the data steward for a specific area.

Data Stewards are process owners associated with a particular data domain. They help ensure data are catalogued, classified, defined, protected, high-quality and that data are accessible for use across the institution.

Data Trustees and Stewards
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Learn about IT Security Data Classifications

Clemson University is committed to protecting the privacy of its students, alumni, faculty, and staff while protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information important to the University’s mission. To meet that commitment, the University has developed this policy which will be used to categorize University information and determine what security controls are required for related systems and applications.


Explore Data Definitions

Federal Reporting: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Definitions

Metadata page: Overview of IPEDS data

Definitions: IPEDS data definitions

State Reporting: South Carolina Commission for Higher Education Management Information System (CHEMIS) Definitions

Metadata page: CHEMIS Technical Documentation

Definitions: CHEMIS data definitions