Program


Time

Topic

Files

Speaker

Sunday December 11, 2016

1:00-1:20

Welcome and Introduction to the Accreditation Landscape

Bruce Behn, Associate Dean for Graduate & Executive Education and the Deloitte LLP Professor and AAA Past President
Peter Ewell, President Emeritus of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
Tracey Sutherland, AAA Executive Director

What is the current state of higher education and accreditation?

1:20-1:50

The State of Higher Education

Karen V. Pincus, Professor University of Arkansas

1:50-2:20

The State of Accreditation

Peter Ewell

2:20-2:50

Activity and Q&A

 

All

2:50-3:20

Refreshment Break

 

How is accounting different?

3:20-3:45

Accounting is a Learned Profession (purposeful integration of Teaching, Research, and Practice)

Bruce Behn
Peter Ewell

3:45-4:00

This is Accounting: The Pathways Vision Model

G. Peter Wilson, Professor, Joseph l. Sweeney Chair, Boston College
Carolyn Wilson, Co-founder of NavAcc, LLC.

4:00-4:15

Accounting's Responsibility to Serve Society

Jeanette Franzel, Board Member, PCAOB

4:15-4:30

The Importance of Accounting's Professional Identity

 

William Ezzell, retired Partner, Deloitte

4:30-4:45 Culture of Peer Review/Self-study   Jan Williams, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee
4:45-5:00 Available Data for Decisions   James Suh, Director , Continuous Improvement & Analytics, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

What are the key issues for accounting programs, the profession and accreditation?

5:00-6:00

Activity and Q&A

 

All

6:00-7:30Social Networking Reception Fun   All

Monday December 12, 2016

7:00-8:00

Continental Breakfast

 
8:00-8:15

Welcome back and Updates

What are the opportunities and challenges?
Our stakeholders' perspectives
The Accreditors' Perspectives

8:15-8:25

Regional Accreditation: MSCHE

 

Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

8:25-8:35

Regional Accreditation: SACSCOC

Kevin Sightler, Coordinator of Substantive Change, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
8:35-8:45

College of Business and Business Programs: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Cindi Bearden, LaGrange College
8:45-8:55

College of Business and Accounting: AACSB

Robert Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer at AACSB International (AACSB)
8:55-9:05

College of Business and Accounting: IACBE

Phyllis Okrepkie,Vice President of Accreditation and Organizational Advancement atInternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
9:05-9:45 Activity and Q&A   All
9:45-10:00 Refreshment break

What are the opportunities and challenges? Our stakeholders' perspectives
The Accounting Profession's and Regulators' Perspectives

10:00-10:10

AICPA

Tracey Golden, Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
10:10-10:20

NASBA

Jan Williams
10:20-10:30 IIA   Paul Sobel, Vice President/Chief Audit Executive, Georgia-Pacific, LLP
10:30-10:40

IMA

Raef Lawson, Vice President-Research and Policy and Professor-in-Residence
10:40-10:50

FEI

Chris Westfall, Vice President of Content Strategy, Financial Executives International

10:50-11:20

Activity and Q&A

 

All

What are the opportunities and challenges?
Emerging Models and Key Partners/Influencers' Perspectives

 11:20-11:30 

Competency-based Approaches

Peter Ewell
 11:30-11:40 Online Learning Platforms (how to accredit new models)

Phil Regier, University Dean for Educational Initiatives at Arizona State University and CEO of EdPlus
 11:40-11:50 

Publisher/Learning Management Tools

Tim Vertovec, Managing Director, Accounting and Business Law, McGraw Hill Education
11:50-12:00 

Review Courses (role of credentialing, outcomes)

Charlotte Roberts, Vice President of eLearning, Roger CPA Review

11:50-12:20

Activity and Q&A

 

All

12:20-1:30

Lunch

Sean Gallagher, Chief Strategy Officer, Northeastern University Global Network

What is the value of accreditation?

1:30-2:30

Panel and Q&A

 

Panel of representatives from Higher Education and Accounting Programs from across a wide range of universities and colleges with varying levels of accreditation.

2:30-4:30

Exploring the Alternatives

Case Introduction

Case Activity

Sean Gallagher Graphic

Sean Gallagher
Julie Smith David, AAA
All

3:30-4:00

Refreshments (overlapping with the activity)

 

Going forward

4:00-5:00

What did we learn?
Big Ideas Contest

 

Peter Ewell
Susan Crosson, AAA

5:00

Adjourn

 

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