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Continuing Professional Education credits are offered for completing the courses listed in this section. The CPE sessions will be held on Friday, July 30, Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1. The session on Friday is a full-day course and sessions on Saturday and Sunday feature both full- and half-day courses covering a broad range of subjects. Lunch is on your own on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except for CPE #18). Attendance at these CPE programs is restricted to AAA members.

FRIDAY, JULY 30 — FULL DAY

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CPE #1 — 1st Annual SET Transformative Technologies Workshop
(Computer Science — Intermediate, 7.5 CH)

This workshop is for academics and practitioners to explore emerging technologies with the potential to radically change accounting. We will see demonstrations of these technologies (such as Workday and Corefino), and have lively discussions about how we can incorporate them into industry, teaching, and research.
Coordinator: Julie Smith David, Arizona State University

SATURDAY, JULY 31 — FULL DAY

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CPE #2 — Nineteenth Annual Strategic and Emerging Technologies Workshop
(Accounting — Overview, 7.5 CH)

This workshop provides a forum for researchers interested in the application of Strategic and Emerging Technologies in accounting, auditing and tax to present their work to and exchange ideas with colleagues. Research papers outlining work at any stage of completion are welcomed.
Presenters: Amelia Baldwin, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Carol Brown, Oregon State University; Gregory Gerard, Florida State University


8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CPE #3 — Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center IFRS Technical Learning and Educational Resource Session
(Accounting — Basic, 7.5 CH)

Members of the Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center will provide an IFRS technical learning and educational resource session covering the following areas: introduction to IFRS, financial statements, liabilities, equity, property, plant and equipment, intangibles, financial instruments and revenue recognition.
Presenters: Catherine Banks, Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Greg Burton, BYU and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Nick Kissel, Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Peter Nurczynski, Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Jana Raedy, UNC Chapel Hill and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Bob Riley, USC and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center

SATURDAY, JULY 31 — MORNING

8:00 am – 11:00 am
CPE #4 — Fraud and Ethics Resources for Enhancing Student Learning
(Accounting — Overview, 3.0 CH)

Looking for new resources to incorporate into your introductory or advanced financial accounting courses? Fraud continues to make the headlines and capture student interest. This session will provide you with fraud resources (websites, cases, activities) that can be used at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, organized for you.
Presenter: Patricia Johnson, Canisius College


8:00 am – 11:00 am
CPE #5 — Designing and Teaching User Oriented MBA Accounting Courses
(Accounting — Basic, 3.0 CH)

This workshop will focus on how to design and teach user oriented MBA financial and managerial accounting courses. Topics to cover, cases and other course materials to use, computer and projects those are important to MBA students. The presenters are an accounting and marketing professor with experience in teaching user oriented MBA courses.
Presenters: Sudhir Chawla, Angelo State University; Zafar Khan, Eastern Michigan University
SESSION CANCELLED


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #6 — How to Design and Program Self-Grading Excel Assignments for Financial and Managerial Accounting Courses
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Intermediate, 4.0 CH)

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge to create self-grading Excel assignments and how to extract grades from these assignments without having to open each file. The workshop will include demonstrations on designing good Excel assignments and templates (including how to program the assignments to be self-grading).
Presenter: Michael Meyer, Ohio University


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #7 — Primer in Qualitative Research in Accounting
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 4.0 CH)

The session will cover the "how to" of basic qualitative research including interviews, observations, document analysis, grounded surveys, and storytelling. Basic analysis techniques will also be reviewed such as high vs. low inference interpretation, theory-building, concept mapping, and displaying data.
Presenter: Marsha Huber, Otterbein College


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #8 — Integrating Lean Accounting into a Managerial Accounting Course
(Business Management and Organization — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This session will describe the principles of lean and will review the key components of lean accounting. We will also review how the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga integrated lean accounting into our MBA managerial accounting course.
Presenter: Gerald DeBusk, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #9 — Share Your Classroom Experiences: Publish in Accounting Education Journals
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This workshop provides educators interested in publishing teaching related scholarship with practical and constructive suggestions for navigating the editorial process. This session increases the likelihood of publication success by addressing five of the most common pitfalls found in teaching related manuscript submissions.
Presenters: Anthony Catanach Jr, Villanova University; Bill N. Schwartz, Stevens Institute of Technology


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #10 — Understanding IFRS - US GAAP Differences
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This session provides an overview of key similarities and differences between IFRS and US GAAP - including a focus on those differences that are presently being eliminated and those that could be expected to remain for the next several years.
Presenters: Holger Erchinger, KPMG National Partner, New York, NY; Ian P.N. Hague, Accounting Standards Board - Canada; Cheryl Linthicum, University of Texas at San Antonio and former SEC Academic Fellow; Mary Tokar, KPMG IFRG LLP, London, England

SATURDAY, JULY 31 — AFTERNOON

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #11 — The Future is Now: Accounting for the New Revenue Recognition Guidance
(Accounting — Basic, 3.0 CH)

Through intensive discussion and working examples we, as a group, will evaluate the impact that the new revenue recognition standards will have on financial accounting.
Presenter: Frank J. Beil, University of Minnesota
SESSION CANCELLED


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #12 — The IFRS for SMEs: International GAAP for Private Entities
(Accounting — Basic, 3.0 CH)

This workshop will provide comprehensive coverage of IFRS for SMEs from both academic and practice perspectives. It will include a case study to illustrate first-time adoption and application of IFRS for SMEs, as well as discussion of the accounting policy options available.
Presenters: Barry Jay Epstein, Russell Novak & Company LLP; Eva K. Jermakowicz, Tennessee State University
SESSION CANCELLED


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #13 — Ethics Education Boot Camp
(Behavioral Ethics — Overview, 3.5 CH)

This CPE session focuses on practical ways to teach ethics to enable accounting educators to meet NASBA's call for 3 credits of ethics education for accounting graduates. Participants are introduced to the literature on ethics education in accounting and to the syllabi and methods used successfully by accounting educators to teach ethics.
Presenters: Mohammad Abdolmohammadi, Bentley University; Janell Blazovich, University of St. Thomas – Minnesota; Jim Gaa, University of Alberta; Dawn Massey, Fairfield University; Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University; Bill Thomas, Baylor University; Joan Van Hise, Fairfield University


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #14 — Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor's Experience
(Accounting — Basic, 3.5 CH)

This interactive session is offered once again at the Annual Meeting for existing or future online accounting instructors. Course goals include: general information about distance education; instructor's personal experience teaching online; "hands on" tips for successfully setting up and managing your course.
Presenter: Michael Ruff, Clark University


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPE #15 — IFRS Teaching
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This joint IASCF/IAS AAA/IAAER session encourages and supports the integration of framework-based teaching of IFRSs in financial reporting programmes. Presenters include financial reporting academics with extensive standard-setting experience and those with practical experience of auditing IFRS judgments.
Presenters: Mary Barth, Stanford University and Academic Advisor to the IASB; Ervin Black, Brigham Young University and Chairman, IAS AAA; Holger Erchinger, Partner, KPMG LLP; Ian Hague, Principle, Accounting Standards, AcSB and incoming Chairman, IAS AAA; Katherine Schipper, Professor of Accounting, Duke University and former Member, FASB; Donna Street, University of Dayton and President, IAAER


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPE #16 — Mapping a Partnership Agreement to a Partnership Return
(Taxes — Advanced, 4.0 CH)

How can a tax professional prepare or an academic teach a partnership return without reading and understanding the partnership agreement? This session will cross-reference typical partnership provisions to the Form 1065 partnership return.
Presenter: Mark Sellner, University of Minnesota
SESSION CANCELLED


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPE #17 — Potential Uses of Islamic Finance in Teaching Accounting and Accountability
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This workshop seeks to show how concepts underlying globally emergent Islamic finance, such as shared risks and shared returns, can serve as a resource for teaching ethics and accountability in accounting courses.
Presenter: Athar Murtuza, Seton Hall University

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 — FULL DAY

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CPE #18 — 15th Annual Ethics Symposium
(Behavioral Ethics — Overview, 7.5 CH)

This is a continuation of the Annual Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Professionalism and Ethics Committee and the Public Interest Section of the AAA. The Symposium involves research papers on ethics and professional responsibility in accounting. The Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon is included.
Coordinators: Jim Lampe, Missouri State University; Diane Roberts, University of San Francisco

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
CPE #41 — Semantic Modeling of Accounting Phenomena (SMAP)
(Computer Science — Basic, 8.0 CH)

This workshop's objective is to provide a forum for researchers and educators interested in semantic modeling of accounting phenomena, as illustrated by the REA (resources, events and agents) paradigm. This part of SMAP will focus on research presentations and discussions in the area.
Coordinators: Julie Smith David, Arizona State University; William E. McCarthy, Michigan State University

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 — MORNING

8:00 am – 11:00 am
CPE #19 — Major Changes to Compilations and Reviews Are Coming
(Accounting — Basic, 3.0 CH)

Reporting on unaudited financial statements will take a dramatic change under the proposed standards on compilation and review reports. These changes are the biggest changes to compilation and review in the 32 years since they were instituted. The standards rethink the CPA's independence and allow for more latitude in the CPA to assist businesses.
Presenter: Kenn Heaslip, Bloomfield College


8:00 am – 11:00 am
CPE #20 — Radical Course Design: Taking a Fresh Look at Your Courses
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 3.0 CH)

This session is designed so you can take a fresh look at what you're doing in your classes. In the radical redesign process, you will be asked to critically look at several aspects of your classes including your grading structure.
Presenter: Marsha Huber, Otterbein College


8:00 am – 11:00 am
CPE #21 — Teaching Strategic Cost Management
(Business Management and Organization — Overview, 3.0 CH)

The workshop provides guidance in course design and choosing appropriate cases and other teaching materials based on the instructor's teaching experience and on insights gained from teaching this workshop at 14 prior AAA annual meetings.
Presenter: Edward Blocher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #22 — Introduction to XBRL: Featuring Current Events and Classroom Applications
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 4.0 CH)

The objective of this workshop is to introduce accounting educators to XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language). All companies will be furnishing financial statements to the SEC in XBRL format by 2011. This working will introduce XBRL financial statements, taxonomies, and classroom cases.
Presenters: Glen Gray, University of California, Northridge; Clinton White, University of Delaware


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #23 — Guerrilla Teaching Tactics
(Accounting — Overview, 4.0 CH)

Provides teaching tactics for professors to help manage their SET scores, agency theory, retention rates, rules of the trade, impression management, ingratiation techniques, variables impacting scores, spotting abusive SET professors, grade inflation, measuring learning, and alternatives to SET are covered.
Presenter: D. Larry Crumbley, Louisiana State University


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #24 — Creating a Positive Accounting Learning Environment
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

This session will focus on strategies to create a positive learning environment for students. Each attendee should leave the session with a number of ideas to enhance student learning and create interest in accounting. Additionally, attendees will be able to take a new look at the way they have been conducting their courses.
Presenter: William Stahlin, Stevens Institute of Technology


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #25 — FASB/IASB Update - Part I
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

Part I is a joint FASB/IASB workshop to update participants on the current status of major projects on the two boards' agendas. Among the topics likely to be included are Conceptual Framework, Financial Statement Presentation, Revenue, and Leases.
Presenters: Mary E Barth, Stanford University, Academic Advisor to the IASB; Thomas J. Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #26 — Accounting Case Teaching Workshop
(Accounting — Overview, 4.0 CH)

This workshop offers a practical guide to effective case teaching. It is led by accounting faculty from the Richard Ivey School of Business, the world's second largest publisher of business cases, with expertise in teaching using cases alone.
Presenters: Vaughan S. Radcliffe, University of Western Ontario; Mitchell J. Stein, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
SESSION CANCELLED


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #27 — Effectively Designed Rubrics and Attention-Directing Evidence for Assurance of Learning
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

Several accounting programs use rubrics in their AOL portfolios. However, there is considerable concern about the efficacy of rubrics that were developed in-house as well as those developed by third parties. This session will offer a hands-on approach to effectively evaluating rubrics and for creating attention-directing visual evidence for AOL.
Presenter: Thomas G. Calderon, The University of Akron


8:00 am – Noon
CPE #28 — Doing the Right Thing = Ethical Effectiveness Skills Development
(Behavioral Ethics — Intermediate, 4.0 CH)

Teach students HOW to say "no" and develop their effectiveness at ethical influence on others. Doing the right thing is more than knowing or even deciding what is right. Getting it done involves resisting temptations, and resisting influences, and influencing others to cooperate. Ethical Effectiveness is the missing link to ethical behavior.
Presenter: Wallace Wood, University of Cincinnati

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 — AFTERNOON

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #29 — Framework for Incorporating Fair Value Measurements in the Accounting Curriculum
(Accounting — Intermediate, 3.0 CH)

Explore, discuss, and evaluate a comprehensive framework for the implementation of Fair Value Measurements in the Accounting Curriculum. Prepare your students for a "fair value" working world by have a systematic and rational plan to incorporate Fair Value Measurements in your accounting curriculum.
Presenter: Frank Beil, University of Minnesota
SESSION CANCELLED


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #30 — IFRS Bootcamp for Accounting Principles Courses
(Accounting — Update, 3.0 CH)

This workshop prepares educators to infuse IFRS into their existing principles level accounting course. Attendees receive customized instructor manuals (slides, examples, projects, etc.) designed for any level (light, basic, pro level) of IFRS infusion into principles level accounting course.
Presenters: Jason Cherubini, Loyola University Maryland; Hong Zhu, Loyola University Maryland


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #31 — Web Videos – How to Create, Edit, and Use in Your Classroom
(Computer Science — Basic, 3.0 CH)

Participants will learn how to create, edit and use web videos in the accounting classroom. A variety of software used to create web videos will be introduced. Participants will learn how to use Camtasia to record and edit videos. Finally, participants will learn how to host the videos in a course management system or on YouTube.
Presenters: Tracie Nobles, Austin Community College; William St. John, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SESSION CANCELLED


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CPE #32 — Teaching with Technology: Using Web 2.0 Technology to Build Interactivity into Your Teaching-Learning Experience
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 3.0 CH)

This workshop introduces participants to practical approaches to using cutting-edge Web 2.0 technology to create engaging course materials and interactive teachinglearning experiences. Participants will search the internet, practice using technology, and determine how technology features meet instructional needs.
Presenter: Richard Lillie, California State University, San Bernardino


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #33 — FASB/IASB Update – Part II
(Accounting — Basic, 3.5 CH)

Part II is a joint FASB/IASB workshop to update participants on the current status of major projects on the two boards' agendas. Among the topics likely to be included are Financial Instruments, Liabilities and Equity, Consolidations, and Derecognition.
Presenters: Mary E. Barth, Stanford University, Academic Advisor to the IASB; Thomas J. Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #34 — Accounting and Taxation in China
(Accounting — Basic, 3.5 CH)

This workshop intends to provide participants with a general understanding of the history of accounting development, current state of accounting and auditing practices, and taxation systems in China. The workshop will cover China's new taxation system as well as special tax treatments for foreign investments in China.
Presenters: Zhijun Lin, Hong Kong Baptist University; Zhemin Wang, University of Wisconsin – Parkside


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #35 — Enhancing Learning and Gaining Insight into Student Thinking by Using Classroom Assessment Techniques
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic, 3.5 CH)

You will learn how to design CATs to gain understanding of your students' thinking and to obtain answers about whether or why students are or are not learning. In addition, strategies will be presented that encourage good CAT design.
Presenter: Marsha Huber, Otterbein College


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #36 — Advanced Considerations in the Learner-Centered Approach
(Accounting — Intermediate, 3.5 CH)

You will learn how to improve student learning beyond a basic application of the learning centered approach. You will be able to apply all six stages of the Dee Fink taxonomy. You will create a holistic learning experience for students, and be viewed as a master teacher.
Presenter: David Albrecht, Concordia College


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CPE #37 — Research in the Government and Nonprofit Area
(Accounting (Governmental) — Basic, 3.5 CH)

This year's program is oriented toward Ph.D. students and newer faculty (including those trying to break into the GNP area). Sessions include discussions on classic/cutting-edge GNP research; how to find and use data; and circulating/polishing/publishing GNP manuscripts (with a panel of editors). We have pulled together a really great group of speakers, and also plan to have some interactive time.
Presenters: William R. Baber, Georgetown University; Randy Elder, Syracuse University; John Harry Evans, University of Pittsburgh; Angela Gore, The George Washington University; Martin Loeb, University of Maryland; Linda Parsons, University of Alabama; Nicole Thibodeau, Willamette University; Robert Yetman, University of California at Davis
SESSION CLOSED


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPE #38 — So You Wish to Be an Expert Witness
(Accounting — Overview, 4.0 CH)

This workshop enables professors or practitioners to add value to their outside activities through an understanding of the litigation needs of lawyers. A person teaching tax, fraud examination, fraud auditing, or forensic accounting could benefit from this seminar. Litigation services is a major part of forensic accounting.
Presenter: D. Crumbley, Louisiana State University


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPE #39 — Deceptive Accounting Practices
(Accounting — Basic, 4.0 CH)

Auditing standards have been promulgated largely as a result of past frauds and failed audits. This seminar will discuss and detail major historical scandals in categories such as classic cases, revenue recognition, reserves, inventory, fixed assets and ethics. The focus will be the influence of the frauds in the creation of revised standards.
Presenter: Kenn Heaslip, Bloomfield College


1:00 pm – 4:30pm
CPE #40 — Sustainability Accounting: What Is It and How To Teach It
(Accounting — Basic, 3.5 CH)

Organizations are increasingly incorporating sustainability issues in strategic management and reporting on environmental and social performance. During this workshop, participants will learn about frameworks for sustainability accounting and explore ideas for teaching sustainability topics in management accounting, cost accounting, financial accounting, and auditing courses.
Presenter: Susan Wolcott, CA School of Business

 

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American Accounting Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

 



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