CSAC (CAUL Statistics Advisory Committee)

Program Statistics
Topics Statistics

CSAC Terms of Reference

  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.

Revised February 2017.

Further revised on 10 December 2018.

The current members of CSAC, the CAUL Statistics Advisory Committee, will stay in place until the transition to the new model agreed at CAUL 2018/2 is established.  Teresa Chitty, the current chair, is officially the lead university librarian for the statistics program.  Other current members of CSAC are UQ’s Annette McNicol, UWaikato’s Ross Hallett, UoN’s Mark Sutherland, Macquarie’s Medwenna Buckland (and representatives from CAUL and CAVAL).

Further revised May 2019.

Mark Sutherland will be the CAUL representative from May 2019 onwards and his former role on the Committee will not be replaced during the transition period.



University Librarian at University of Adelaide
Chair (2017-2019)
Library Assessment Coordinator at Macquarie University
Practitioner (Macquarie, 2017-2019)
Content Procurement Manager at CAUL
University Librarian at University of Waikato
CONZUL (2011- )
Manager Digital Platforms at CAVAL Ltd
CAVAL (contract provider)
Author Diane Costello
Last modified 20 May 2019