CSAC (CAUL Statistics Advisory Committee)

Program Statistics
Topics Statistics

CSAC Terms of Reference – updated 2016 (as discussed CSAC 2016/4)

  1. Monitor the environment, report on emerging issues and trends, share good practice and recommend strategies for CAUL members with respect to the CAUL statistics data program including, but not limited to:
    • Overseeing the CAUL statistics data collection program
    • Suggesting changes to the data collected
    • Advising CAUL Executive on the use of statistics and how they could evolve
  2. Assist the CAUL membership with the development and promotion of the university library’s role and value as a partner in learning, teaching and research, through provision of relevant and authoritative statistical elements representative of library activity and usage across the sector. (switch this around so provision comes first)
  3. Represent CAUL on relevant external bodies and coordinate responses to relevant enquiries.
  4. Collaborate with other CAUL Advisory Committees on matters of shared interest.
  5. Contribute relevant content to the CAUL web site.

Further revised 21 November 2016; suggested amendments integrated February 2017; for review post combined CSAC/CQAAC meeting March 20.

  1. In conjunction with the CAUL Executive Officer and through the CSAC Chair, provide oversight and management of the CAUL-CAVAL relationship, including:
    • contractual obligations related to the annual collection of CAUL statistics data and the development and maintenance of the website by CAVAL
    • related reporting and publishing of data as defined in the contract
    • CAVAL communication with the CAUL Office and CSAC in relation to data collection and issues arising.
  2. Monitor the environment, report on emerging issues and trends, share good practice and recommend strategies for CAUL members with respect to the CAUL statistics data program including, but not limited to:
    • Overseeing the annual CAUL statistics data collection
    • Suggesting changes to the data collected, including addition and deletion of statistical elements
    • Advising CAUL Executive on the current and future use of statistics and how they could evolve
  3. Provide advice to, and collaborate with, other CAUL Advisory Committees with respect to the identification and unambiguous definition of existing and new statistical elements to
    • support the work of those committees, and,
    • support members’ reporting and benchmarking requirements
  4. Represent CAUL on relevant external bodies and coordinate responses to relevant enquiries.
  5. Contribute relevant content to the CAUL web site.

Members

Chair (2017-2018)
Practitioner (Macquarie, 2017-2018)
Practitioner (UNewcastle, 2015-2018)
CONZUL (2011- )
CAUL Office
CAVAL (contract provider)
Author Diane Costello
Last modified 3 December 2018