Academic Advocate Program 


ISACA Academic Advocates enhance their own careers while providing students with the direction they need to discover and achieve successful careers. 

To suggest a university Academic Advocate candidate, email or download the application.

Enhance Your Professional Resources

As an Academic Advocate, you receive a complimentary ISACA membership (applicable local chapter dues apply), which includes access to ISACA’s eLibrary, an ISACA Bookstore discount, subscription to the ISACA Journal and much more. You also receive material to help you utilize the concepts of COBIT and Val IT as teaching tools in your classroom.

Academic Advocates and their Ph.D. students may submit research surveys for evaluation. Selected research surveys may be posted to the ISACA web site.

Two faculty members per functional discipline, such as MIS, or Information Security, Accounting and Audit, Enterprise Governance (including IT/IS), Executive Masters programs in Business and specialist Finance degree courses—at universities and/or colleges offering one or more degree courses in the areas outlined—are invited to become Academic Advocates of ISACA. Generally, the faculty member is expected to be a full-time, or a recognized adjunct instructor, but special exceptions can be authorized by the university, if there are other arrangements not mentioned here.

Enrich Your Students’ Careers

Academic Advocates encourage their students to prepare for careers in information systems assurance and control, risk, security, and/or governance of enterprise IT.

They may also facilitate the creation of and serve as a faculty advisor for an ISACA Student Group on campus. ISACA Student Groups encourage education beyond the classroom and provide students with opportunities needed to achieve their career goals.

Why Become an Academic Advocate

  • Raise student awareness of ISACA, the value of ISACA student membership and the professional opportunities available in the fields of IT, assurance and information security management.
  • Consider starting an ISACA student group on campus, and communicate with the local ISACA chapter to encourage student participation in appropriate activities.
  • Raise student awareness of the ISACA certifications, and the future career value of pursuing the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications.
  • Introduce COBIT and its concepts into the classroom.
  • Work toward integrating the ISACA model curricula (Assurance and Security) and their concepts within the college/university.
  • Introduce the bimonthly ISACA Journal to the university library as the type of professional journal the library should consider carrying.
  • Provide ISACA feedback on its products, namely COBIT, the ISACA model curricula and IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT materials.