Data Oversight Group (DOG)
The Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) Data Oversight Group (DOG) is the data governance body of the college and tasked with helping assure the integrity and accuracy of the college’s data and data systems. DOG promotes communication among data users on campus, develops guidelines for system and data use, and assists in promoting a culture of evidence at WWCC. DOG also acts as a consultative body for issues of data interpretation and coding on campus and liaises with the Data Governance Committee (DGC) at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).
Data Governance is an emerging discipline that combines data management, data quality, and data policies through a system of decision rights. It is not a one-time effort but requires ongoing monitoring to promote continuous improvement. It deals primarily with orchestrating and standardizing the efforts of people and processes to optimize outcomes around data assets, enhancing their integrity and quality.
DOG works at the local college level in coordination with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Data Governance Committee (DGC).
DOG Membership & Data Stewards
Definition of a Data Steward: A Data Steward is a Walla Walla Community College employee with overall responsibility for a portion of the College’s data, data systems, and/or reporting. Data Stewards may make data within their area of responsibility available to others to support office or department functions. The following is representative of the college’s functional data areas and the positions that hold authority over those areas.
|Data Type or Function||Position or Area|
|Research & Reporting||Office of Planning, Research & Assessment|
|Technical Access||Programmer/DBA/Data Architect|
|Technical Security Policy||Dir., Technology Services|
|Student Development & Advising||Dir., Advising and Counseling|
|Financial Aid||Dir., Financial Aid|
|Financial||Dir., Budget & Accounting|
|Personnel||VP, Human Resources|
|Course & Instructional||VP, Instruction|
Data Stewards make up the membership of the Data Oversight Group (DOG), though designees may serve in their place on a case-by-case basis. Occasionally, employees not identified above may also be asked to serve on DOG if the group should deem it necessary to do so.
Data Oversight Group Current Membership
|Data Type or Function||Position or Area||Individual (designee)|
|Research & Reporting||Exec. Dir., Institutional Effectiveness||Nick Velluzzi|
|Research & Reporting||Research Analyst, Office of Planning, Research & Assessment||Joshua Slepin (chair)|
|Technical Access||Programmer/DBA/Data Architect||Jack Carico|
|Technical Security Policy||Dir., Technology Services||Kevin Combs|
|eLearning||Dir., eLearning||Lisa Chamberlin|
|Student||Acting Registrar||Erika Bockmann|
|Student Development & Advising||Dir., Advising and Counseling||Tessa Kimball|
|Financial Aid||Dir., Financial Aid||Danielle Hodgen|
|Financial||Dir., Budget & Accounting||Sue Willis|
|Personnel||VP, Human Resources||Sherry Hartford|
|Course & Instructional||VP Instruction||Chad Hickox|
|PeopleSoft Conversion||ctcLink/PeopleSoft/Change Mgmt||Vacant|
To contact DOG members, please use the WWCC Directory to find individual contact information.