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Aims and Objectives


  • To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the provision of management information, administrative computing and related corporate services within UK higher education institutions.
  • To consider the need for and, where appropriate, to develop and to advise the UCISA Executive on common views, approaches and policies on national management information issues.
  • To promote a dialogue with influential bodies concerning the existence or otherwise of common views, approaches and policies.
  • To provide a base for further cooperation between higher education institutions where appropriate, particularly in relation to best practice.
  • To establish and foster links with related groups.



UCISA-CISG carries out its functions principally by:
  • Providing a forum for the consideration of views and policies on issues related to corporate information systems.
  • Consulting on, developing and promoting common views to external bodies such as Funding Councils, JISC,UK Universities,HE Quality organisations,UCAS and HESA.
  • Disseminating information to colleagues through workshops, meetings, mailing lists and the website.
  • Organising an annual conference.
  • Co-operating in the organisation of training with the UCISA Staff Development Group (UCISA-SDG) and liaising with the UCISA Software Group (UCISA-SG) to represent corporate software issues.
  • Disseminating views, opinions and knowledge from external bodies.
  • Publicising via UCISA News, UCISA web site, the group mailling list and other correspondence
  • Developing mechanisms for partnering arrangements with members, where the group can provide support for (though not lead) initiatives, and can provide dissemination through UCISA communication channels.
  • Organising liaison and task groups to address specific matters.
  • Other specific initiatives including working groups.
  • Co-operating with other UCISA groups and working parties.
  • Co-operating with other relevant bodies.

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