About CITe

 The Center for Information Technologies and eBusiness (CITe) is a center at The University of Akron whose mission is to prepare students and develop faculty in the principles and practices of the related disciplines of information technology and electronic business. The Center’s activities will identify, promote and teach best practices in the design, development, and application of information technology in organizations. 

The center will accomplish its mission through:

Instructional materials 
Preparation of a variety of appropriate instructional materials (e.g., cases, tutorials, and computer software) which focus on information systems and eBusiness.

Forums and lectures 
Creation of forums and lectures by successful practitioners who have significant experience in the design, development, and management of information systems and eBusiness applications.

Student projects 
Extrapolation of industry based projects in the classroom to provide real world experiences to students. Creation of real world student projects that can contribute to an organization.

Student activities 
Encouragement of student activities (e.g., mentoring, site visits, demonstrations, etc.) and participation in various information systems related forums and conferences.

Faculty and staff training 
Encourage faculty and relevant staff participation in training programs and forums on technical and management aspects of information systems.

Faculty and Practitioner Relationships 
Encourage faculty to build close relationships with industry practitioners to stay informed of current issues and practices and enable these practitioners to best assist faculty knowledge development and instructional enhancement.

Curriculum development 
Development and review of educational and training programs in information systems and eBusiness for both undergraduate and graduate students, and the community at large.

Research and consulting 
Conduct research and analysis of information systems and eBusiness applications as they pertain to organizational problems and issues. 

Please visit CITe web site for more information.