Who are CAUDIT, ACODE and CAUL?

CAUDIT

The Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) is an incorporated entity with membership drawn from the Chief Information Officers / IT Directors of higher education institutions in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, as well as the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

CAUDIT negotiates collective procurement agreements, provides professional development, undertakes projects and fosters collaboration through the sharing of ideas, experiences and best practice amongst its members.

CAUDIT’s vision is that leaders in Australian universities, Australian Government Department and industry recognise both CAUDIT and its members as an important source of strategic advice on the use of Information Technology in Higher Education.

CAUDIT’s mission is to enhance its member’s ability as key strategic advisers on the use of information technology in higher education. To achieve its mission CAUDIT has focused its activities around six strategic pillars.

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ACODE

ACODE’s mission is to enhance policy and practice in open, distance and e-learning in Australasian higher education by:
•    disseminating and sharing knowledge and expertise;
•    supporting professional development and providing networking opportunities;
•    investigating, developing and evaluating new approaches;
•    advising and influencing key bodies in higher education; and
•    promoting best practice.

ACODE’s objective of enhancing policy and practice in open, distance and e-learning in Australasian universities and its associated activities will be progressed utilizing a range of strategies including:
•    contribution by members of the ACODE Executive.
•    working parties
•    (special) interest groups and/ or
•    consultancies.

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CAUL

CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia.  Their mission is to influence information policies and practices in Australian higher education, and to support and enhance the value of university libraries.

Since the first meeting of Australian university librarians in 1928 and the formation of the Committee of Australian University Librarians in 1965, CAUL has sought to ensure a common voice and representation for all university libraries, provide a forum for discussion, and promote common interests.

CAUL’s strategic direction emphasise collaborative activities which will contribute to the achievement of key objectives including:
•    optimising student learning outcomes;
•    maximising the potential of libraries to contribute to graduate attributes;
•    maximising the information resources available to researchers, and the facilitation of their access;
•    promoting continuous improvement in university libraries, and
•    advocating effective policies and an appropriate legal and regulatory environment.

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