Join the Next Two Institutional Definitions Working Groups: University Class Ranking and Race and Ethnicity

The Data Governance team is ready to convene the working groups for the next two institutional definitions sessions. The session for University Class Ranking System (Rank 1, Rank 2, Rank 3, Rank 4) will occur on Friday, November 17. The session for Race and Ethnicity will occur on Tuesday, November 28.   

Attend the upcoming sessions using the registration information below. 

  • Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. - The terms to be discussed include University Class Ranking System (Rank 1, Rank 2, Rank 3, Rank 4). Use the registration link to attend this drafting session. 
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. - The terms to be discussed include Race and Ethnicity with a focus on how race and ethnicity are defined in terms of reporting. To better scope our discussion, we will work on defining race and ethnicity for use in surveys and reporting, such as IPEDS and Workday. Use the registration link to attend this drafting session.


The Data Governance team facilitates the development of working groups, composed of faculty and staff from across the university and medical center, for the purpose of creating standardized institutional definitions. This work is completed in batches of related terms. Most recently the working groups have finalized student-related definitions.  

Approved and finalized definitions are available at the Approved Institutional Definitions webpage. 

Feel free to share this information with other data-minded colleagues who may be interested in institutional definitions and data governance. 

Contact with any questions about the institutional definition sessions.