2015 ATA Midyear Meeting
Inaugural Teaching and Curriculum Conference


Support for the Teaching and Curriculum Conference from the KPMG Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
  Thank you to the Pathways Commission for their help in identifying support for the Teaching and Curriculum Conference.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Taxes - 1.5 CH
Plenary Session

Current State of Tax Education and Tax Programs
Andy Cuccia, University of Oklahoma

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Taxes - 1.5 CH
Concurrent Sessions

Today’s Graduate Tax Programs

Amy Dunbar, University of Connecticut
John Masselli, Texas Tech University
Tad Ransopher, Georgia State University
Ron Worsham, Brigham Young University

The Model Tax Curriculum and
The Introductory Tax Course

Nancy Nichols, James Madison University
Shelley Rhoades-Catanach, Villanova University
Brian Spilker, Brigham Young University

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Taxes - 1.5 CH
Concurrent Sessions

Tax Teaching Tips and Techniques

Flipping the Classroom with Income Tax Modules
Joshua Michael Chicarelli, Waynesburg University

Learning Tax Through Fun and Games
Anupama Varadharajan, Tulane University

Maintaining Participation in the Online Classroom
Alisha M. Harper, Bellarmine University

Partially Flipping the Tax Classroom
Bambi A. Hora, University of Central Oklahoma

To Deduct or Not to Deduct
Stacy R. Wade, Western Kentucky University

Sweetness and Spice: Tax Issues for Foodies
Susan E. Anderson, Elon University
Harriet Lynn Stallworth, Appalachian State University

Tax Education Research: Insights into Publishable Tax Education Research

Beth Kern, Indiana University South Bend, Editor,Advances in Accounting Education
David Stout, Youngstown State University, Editor,Journal of Accounting Education
Tim Rupert, Northeastern University, Editor,Advances in Accounting Education

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Accounting - 3.5 CH

(with Break from)
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Plenary Session

Accounting for Income Taxes: Views from Practice
and a Discussion of If/How/When/Where to Incorporate into the Curriculum

Chris Barton, Deloitte
Angela Evans, EY
Steve Gill, San Diego State University
Christine Griffith, KPMG
John Robinson, University of Texas 
TBD, Grant Thornton

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reception

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty three subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Sessions that offer CPE credit have the Field of Study and Credit Hours (CH) in red. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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