Data Standards Committee
The purpose of the Data Standards Committee is to establish standards
for the entry of shared information into Macalester College databases.
The Data Standards Document details the established standards for
the protection, access, and use of Macalester College data maintained
electronically in college databases. The Data Standards Document
also defines the responsibilities of users who input and access
that data. These Standards are expected to be followed by all who
use college systems.
Offices may have individual guidelines that
supplement, but do not supplant or contradict these standards. It
is understood that departments will comply with all laws, regulations
and college policies governing collection and dissemination of data,
as well as privacy at Macalester College. Such policies differ for
various constituencies at Macalester College.
The Data Standards Committee is comprised of members of the College
Community who come together to set standards concerning electronically
stored infomation on campus. These standards are determined through
consensus of all constituents involved to find solutions that work
for Mcalester coupled with best practices established by peer institutions.
The Data Standards Committee meets
to discuss proposed changes to the system by one group of users
that may affect one or more other group of users. Proposed changes
that do not require a lot of discussion are handled via email and
moodle, thus allowing decision to be made in a timely manner. Any
change or update to a validation form that may affect other areas
should be requested through the Data Standards Committee.
Area of Representation:
- Financial Aid
- Employment Services
- Academic Programs and Advising
- Business Services/Student Accounts
- Purchasing and Accounts Payable
- Student Affairs
- Information Technology Services