The Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1975
to meet the changing educational requirements of the information
profession and industry, and to address the long term educational
efforts essential to support the industry and members of various
IT-related professional organizations.
The Foundation as an independent
body representing practitioners, educators and researchers, promotes research and
educational programs that support individuals in the information technology profession.
The Foundation's mission is the
professional development of individuals in the Information Technology
The Foundation's objectives are:
To provide educational
programs and services for information technology professionals, educators, the
computer industry, business, government, or the general public.
To determine the needs
and desires of information technology professionals with regard to professional
education and development.
To develop and
implement educational courses and information technology programs that will
meet the needs and desires of information technology professionals.
To encourage the
information technology profession in the development and adoption of technical
and managerial information technology standards and preferred practices.
To develop and
implement educational programs for information technology personnel
To develop and
implement educational programs for the evaluation of hardware, software and
To assist educational
institutions in the development of effective business information technology curricula.
The Foundation's programs are wide ranging
and touch on every aspect of the information systems industry:
sponsors the highly successful Information Systems Education
Conference (ISECON) for the professional educator, as well as the
corporate professional. ISECON is a premier educational event,
annually bringing together educators, professional trainers
and textbook publishers in concert with the Conference on Information
Systems Applied Research (CONISAR). The Education Special Interest Group
(EDSIG) of the Association of Information Technology Professionals provides
important management support for this distinguished event.
sponsors a grants and awards program for colleges and universities as well
as individuals and organizations, to provide funds for projects that
further educate in the areas of information processing.
Grants are welcome from all organizations to
expand these programs. Contributions to the Foundation are exempt from
Federal Income Tax under section 501(c) 3, Internal Revenue Code.
This exemption also applies to contributions
made by AITP chapters,
regions, officers, individual members or non-members. Chapter and
individual contributions are often placed in the Foundation's
endowment fund to insure continuity of the Foundation and to provide
maximum leverage for the contribution. Your help is solicited so that
the Foundation's efforts in information management education can be
continued and expanded.
The Foundation is governed by a
volunteer Board of Regents. The
Foundation makes extensive use of volunteer committees chosen to support
particular projects, programs, and initiatives.
Foundation for Information Technology Education
500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60611