Pathway to Data Governance

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Course Description

This Pathway will provide students with an overview of the core concepts of data governance and data management. Students will dive into principles of data quality and integrity and learn how big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are impacting data analytics. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how data analytics and informatics professionals work to protect the data assets of an organization in the ever-changing world of technology. 

1 Credit Equivalency

Each Pathways experience is equivalent to one academic credit hour. Students can choose to pay $499 to have the one credit transcripted, and they can apply it to a degree in any of our Adult Degree Programs including Data Analytics. George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

If you're interested in purchasing credit for the course, you'll need to complete the course requirements by one of the following deadlines: August 18, December 15 or April 26

All Pathways courses are self-directed, allowing you to complete the course on your own time — and at your own pace.

It's totally free!

Meet the Prof

Aurae Beidler

Aurae Beidler, MHA, RHIA, CHC, CHPS

Aurae Beidler brings a depth of experience in information management and healthcare compliance. Before joining George Fox University, she worked as a compliance and privacy officer with the Linn County Department of Health Services as well as taught health information management and healthcare compliance at various universities and colleges in the region. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, she lends important context to data governance, management and security courses – and why these topics are crucial in today's world.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

What to Expect

The course includes videos, readings, quizzes, downloadable resources, short written assignments, forum discussions, video feedback, and optional Zoom sessions with our faculty experts.

Not interested in credit? No sweat! Pathways are built for you to explore, meaning there's no expectation that you complete readings or submit assignments.

Online Textbooks or E-Resources

Free open-access articles and videos

General Assignments / Projects

Four weekly discussions
One topic of interest paper

Get Started

All Pathways courses are self-directed, allowing you to complete the course on your own time — and at your own pace.

It's totally free!

Aurae Beidler


We may think having more data will help us make better decisions, but as we dive in, we realize the answer is a lot more complex. I look forward to sharing my experience in health information management and analysis with you as we develop an understanding of the need for data management principles using real world data.