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2009 Conference on Teaching
and Learning in Accounting

CTLA Agenda

Plan to attend the AAA's 2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)

Are you…
• Interested in the art of teaching accounting?
• New or experienced in teaching?
• A practitioner who’d like to become a faculty member?
• A person who would like to earn 16+ hours of CPE ?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we invite you to attend the 2009 Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting. Last summer's CTLA was a great success - so join us in 2009 for the AAA Annual Meeting in New York and on Saturday and Sunday August 1-2 for the CTLA. For the same cost as last year attend both the CTLA and the AAA Annual Meeting. The CTLA is especially for teaching focused faculty, new faculty, and practitioners who want to teach accounting. The CTLA surrounds the AAA Annual Meeting to offer teaching oriented CPE and an Insiders' Guide — a kind of "road map" — to sessions on teaching and curriculum related topics throughout the Annual Meeting program. It is part hands-on teaching clinic, part mentoring by master teachers, and part staying current on emerging topics in accounting!

Click Here to view the CTLA Brochure for additional information.

Registration Information
Space is limited so please register early. If you are already an AAA member and will be registering for both CTLA and the Annual Meeting, click here to register online and save $30!

PDF registration forms are available if you are not a current AAA member or if you prefer to mail or fax your payment.

Registration Cost:

Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (16+CPE) August 1-2 only

$360

CTLA and AAA Annual Meeting (40+ CPE) August 1-5

$740

Here are some highlights of the upcoming CTLA program:

Saturday, August 1 (Morning):
7:00am -7:45am Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00am-12:00pm Choice of two workshops:

1.) The Master Class Workshop for Experienced Faculty

8:00am-9:45am
Teaching Students How to Make Informed Judgments - G. Peter Wilson, Boston College

Considering the ever increasing prominence of fair-value measures and the widespread demand for more principle-based standards, it is essential that we teach students about the accounting judgments behind reported numbers. At the very least, they need to know how to identify situations where objective experts would reasonably disagree about accounting policies or reported measures, and how to qualitatively gauge the extent of this disagreement. This session illustrates a very simple interactive exercise I use the first day of an introductory undergraduate financial reporting course to begin developing a framework for understanding accounting judgments. I also use a variation on this exercise with MBAs and finance managers in executive
training courses, where I extend the discussion to fair value levels under SFAS 157. This approach also sets
the stage for discussing in simple terms situations where moral hazard, adverse selection, and the demand for authoritative guidance arise.

10:15am -12:00pm
Rejuvenating your Courses with Technology - David Cottrell, Brigham Young University
Do you want to become a hero with your students? Give them what they need in a format that they like to study. In this session we will demonstrate how to use technology to develop tools that help students both learn better and learn faster. We will not just discuss these tools, in this session we will actually demonstrate these tools live and use technology to create learning aids for students all within the time of our session. Participants will then be able to then do this on their own with no additional training required.

2.) The Workshop for New Teaching Faculty and Practitioners Interested in Teaching

8:00am - 10:00am
Life in Academia, Faculty Career Options, Accreditation, and Future Trends - Cathleen Burns, University of Colorado, Boulder
Gain an overview of academics, academic life, teaching responsibilities, the role of faculty citizenship, business research and academic research, money and the academy, tenure and the tenure process. Learn about accreditation, when business and accounting disciplinary accreditation matter, how at some institutions faculty positions may be called either PQ (Professionally Qualified) or AQ (Academically Qualified) , keeping active status as a faculty member, and future trends in education.

10:15am -12:00pm
Panel Discussion—Experiences, Insights, and Advice of AQ and PQ faculty

The panel session will provide career paths and insights about becoming successful faculty members from current profession-centered faculty.

Saturday, August 1 (Afternoon):

12:00pm - 1:20pm
Luncheon and Effective Teaching Practices Forum

Master faculty discuss how they teach their accounting courses.

1:20pm - 5:30pm Craft of Teaching Accounting Sessions
Over 20 sessions featuring how-to-teach tips and techniques for on campus, online, and hybrid courses, as well as accounting and technology hot topics.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Reception and Effective Teaching Practices Forum

Sunday, August 2:

You may register for either both half-day CTLA CPEs or one CTLA CPE and one half-day Annual Meeting CPE.

8:00am - 12:00pm Teaching with Technology Morning CPE
Four 100 minute concurrent sessions provide a hands-on primer for CTLA participants to effectively blend web-based and electronic-based resources with paper-based resources to create a robust and meaningful course. Topics include creating audio and video podcasts; using Camtasia, WIMBA, and tablet computers to teach; and using student preferred technologies like iPhones, Twitter, and YouTube to make the teaching/learning connection.

1:00pm - 4:30pm Preparing for Class Afternoon CPE
A small-group working session where CTLA participants will develop their own course materials, i.e., syllabus, course calendar, assignments, and exams. Cohort groups will be formed by course, i.e., financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, audit, tax, AIS, or international accounting courses. Session will provide a review of best course practices and mentoring opportunities by experienced faculty. Participants are encouraged to bring their USB drives, laptops, course description, textbook,
old course materials, and school calendar.

Annual Meeting Activities

Monday - Wednesday, August 3-5
CTLA participants use their Insiders' Guide to find sessions meeting their interests and needs throughout the Annual Meeting program.

Wednesday, August 5:

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Honing the Craft of Teaching: Reflections on the CTLA and Future Plans
At the close of the meeting we will have new perspectives. What should next year’s CTLA be like? What else would support and inspire this community?

Questions? Contact Deirdre Harris, Member Relations and Marketing Manager, AAA.

Email: Deirdre@aaahq.org
Phone 941-556-4119
Fax 941-923-4093

Click Here to view the Participant Comments from the 1st Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting held in 2008 in Anaheim, CA.

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