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CAUDIT Members are surveyed annually to determine the Top Ten Topics affecting the strategic application of digital capabilities in support of their organisation's mission.  

The CAUDIT Top Ten is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT leaders in Australian and New Zealand higher education and research sectors. 

The CAUDIT Top Ten forms part of CAUDIT's Strategic Plan. 

The 2018 CAUDIT Member Representative's Top Ten, along side their 2017 rankings, are:

1 1

Supporting Student Success

Improving student outcomes through an institutional approach that strategically leverages technology

3 2

Information Security 

Developing a risk-based approach to information security to reduce institutional exposure to information security threats and challenges – balancing agility, openness and collaboration with security, risk and privacy
and incorporating effective and efficient Identity and Access Management

6 3

Business Transformation 

Positioning ICT as a catalyst to support the transformation of education and research, along with transforming the institution’s business functions

2 4

Digital Strategy

Developing and implementing a fit-for-purpose, whole of organisation strategy for the institution’s digital future

7 5

Educational Technology

Supporting innovative approaches to teaching and learning through appropriate applications of technology

12 6

Research Support

Developing a sustainable research support model (supporting the group and individual researcher) that helps drive forward the institution’s strategic research agenda

13 7

Change Leadership

Helping institutional constituents (including IT staff) adapt to the increasing pace of technology change, optimising the use of  these technologies in teaching, learning and research

- 8

Digital Integrations

Combining data from disparate sources places a focus on leveraging enterprise architecture to ensure system interoperability and integration

15 9

Cultural Change

Agility to change the ICT culture to align with the organisation’s needs

- 10

Data Management and Governance

Leveraging data for information informed decision making supported by effective institutional data management and governance practices

CAUDIT develops a short narrative which accompanies each topic to provide some context and background and you can download this for the current and past years using the links below.  You will note that we changed from a focus on 'issues' to 'topics' in 2017 in order to better reflect the positive way each area is viewed.


2018 Top Ten Topics
2017 Top Ten Topics
2016 Top Ten Issues
2015 Top Ten Issues
2014 Top Ten Issues
2013 Top Ten Issues
2012 Top Ten Issues
2011 Top Ten Issues