Version 1 of these models was launched in 2016, following the generous agreement between FromHereOn (https://www.fromhereon.com) and CAUDIT. The CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice is responsible for the curation and evolution of the Higher Education Reference Models. Subsequently, Version 2 of the Business Capability Model was released in May 2019 and Version 2.5.0 was launched in October 2020 with a consolidated refresh of both the Data Reference Model and the Business Capability Model. The Version 2.6.0 release made in September 2021 introduced the Business Model Canvas and was accompanied by a global launch that recognised the warm collaboration between CAUDIT, UCISA, and EDUCAUSE guiding the future of the HERM. These collaborations were formalised by joint statements of intent countersigned between CAUDIT and UCISA and between CAUDIT and EDUCAUSE.
The latest release of the Higher Education Reference Models, Version 2.6.1, has been further developed through enduring and constructive collaborations and influence from EUNIS.
The ongoing development and enhancement of the Higher Education Reference Models is community-driven, and all suggestions and feedback are warmly and always encouraged. Queries about the CAUDIT Higher Education Reference Models can be directed to:
|Nigel Foxwell||jeff kennedy|
|James Cook University||The University of Auckland|
Additionally, international colleagues are encouraged to access copies of the HERM resources and to engage with the use and ongoing enhancement of the HERM as follows:
The CAUDIT Higher Education Reference Models are provided free of charge to higher education institutions under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution- NonCommercial- ShareAlike license (i.e., CC BY-NC-SA, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).
The reference models may not be bundled, sublicensed or used for commercial purpose, or passed on to other organisations. You are free to reproduce, customise, and share, in whole or part, the artifacts published here under this licence. By downloading this material you are agreeing:
The reference models published here are provided in formats that will allow them to be loaded into common modelling and repository tools. The entire distribution of the Higher Education Reference Models is provided in a single ZIP archive.
Access to the models by CAUDIT Member organisations CAUDIT Member organisations can access the models using Tuakiri or AAF authentication. You will be prompted to log-in using your everyday organisational username/password. Download the models here.
Access by international higher education organisations To date the models have been distributed to more than five hundred institutions worldwide. The HERM distribution has also been provided to some higher-education information-technology associations to make available by natural access to their own members. Accordingly, you can access the HERM easily if your institution is a member of:
If your institution is not a member of one of those associations then you are encouraged to engage with your local Enterprise Architecture community and to request HERM access from CAUDIT by sending an email to email@example.com
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