IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases


Developing effective, long-term relationships between business and industry and universities is essential to workforce andeconomic development. This paper details the range and class of activities, including the development of a “pipeline” forInformation Technology students and a Letter of Intent cementing relationships, that have been ongoing between theUniversity of Southern Maine’s Information and Innovation unit and business and industry for the last three years. This is aconcerted and systematic effort to increase student education for Maine’s IT workforce through research, development, andcommercialization that is ongoing and continues to develop in scope and depth.