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    Who is Accountable for the National Debt?

    The USA's National Debt has long been a matter of growing concern, but we will soon reach a point where government must stop playing political football with the issue, and take action to save our future.

    Paul Stebbins, former Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, are working to inform and mobilize citizens to help effect change in Washington. Join Paul for a discussion about who is accountable for the National Debt...and how accounting can help us fix it.

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    Integrating Professionally Oriented Faculty to Enhance an Institution's Mission: An Update from Pathways

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    Becoming a More Effective Classroom Teacher

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    Professor, What’s on the Exam?? Creating Independent Thinkers Through Self-Directed Learning

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    Issues in Accounting Education Focusing on Non-tenure Track Faculty

    Simple Ways to Leverage Technology

  • CTLA Sessions

    Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom

    How to Flip Your Accounting Course

    How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum

    Raising the Bar on Student Learning

    Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Courses

    Getting the most out of internships - Building a portfolio

2015 Southeast Region Meeting

Conference and Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) Sessions

Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom
Loren Adler, Research Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fix the Debt provides interactive tools on their website which serve to inform the public about the National Debt by putting them in the driver's seat - how would you balance the budget? What choices on governmental spending would you make to save the country's future? Loren Adler will demonstrate how he uses these tools in the classroom to get students to understand the importance and implications of these choices on their own future. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion on how accounting students can use these tools to learn accounting principles, and to inform the conversation on the National Debt.

How to Flip Your Accounting Course
Thomas Edmonds, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Christopher Edmonds, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Flipped classes increase comprehension and lower drop rates. Stop repeating the same old lecture and start mentoring your students. Two experienced presenters show you how to implement a flipped class strategy in your accounting classroom.

Thomas P. Edmonds, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). While at UAB he held the position of Friends and Alumni Professor of Accounting. He is a nationally recognized speaker in accounting education and served on the Editorial Boards of Issues in Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Education. He is a coauthor of a highly successful series of introductory accounting textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and has written numerous articles that appear in a variety of journals. He has coordinated the Principles of Accounting courses at UAB and the University of Houston. Dr. Edmonds has received five prestigious teaching awards including the Alabama Outstanding Educators Award and the UAB President’s Teaching Award.

Christopher T. Edmonds’s, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His focus is on new teaching pedagogies such as flipping the classroom and distance learning. In his classes, students watch lectures at home and come to class to work with others and practice skills. He is the video coauthor of a highly successful series of introductory accounting textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. Although early in his career, Dr. Edmonds has received multiple teaching awards and published several articles in the area of accounting education.

How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum
Guido Geerts, University of Delaware

This session will address several issues related to the integration of technology into the accounting curriculum, including: Where in the curriculum should we teach information technology?; What technologies practitioners think accounting graduates should know?; and How can new technology developments transform your courses?

Raising the Bar on Student Learning
Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Calumet

This hands-on session provides practical ways to document student learning by building effective rubrics and activities that link student, course, and program outcomes. You can scaffold up your student expectations and achieve desired learning outcomes.

Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Courses
Carolyn Hughes, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Tracie Miller-Nobles, Austin Community College, Brenda Mattison, Tri County Tech College, Cathy Scott, Navarro College

In this session, panelists will:

  • Share tips to motivate students in the onset and introductory phases of the course, which research tells us is the most critical part of the class to student participation and retention
  • Provide effective tips to engage and encourage students to participate with each other and with the instructor
  • Discuss some of the latest “cool” technologies being used in their courses
  • Outline the creation of web videos and the use of conferencing software in online environments
  • Share tips for handling the challenge of time management.

Getting the most out of internships - Building a portfolio
Charlene Spiceland, University of Memphis

This session will describe how to guide students in developing a portfolio of their internship experience. We will discuss the difference between an effective experiential learning and just working; how to avoid some of the common criticisms with internships by faculty, employers, and students; and ways to screen students to ensure the best matches.

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