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.
Taking Control of Online Education
Sharon Lightner, National University
Michael P. Myers, National University
Amy Dunbar, University of Connecticut
Karen Connaghan, San Diego Office of Education
Eric Goodman, Western Governors University
Gret Ottinger, San Diego Office of Education
This session is a panel discussion on online education and its growing impact on higher education. Panel members are all experienced educators who offer informed and forward-looking perspectives.
Raising the Bar on Student Learning
Presenter: Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Calumet
This hands-on session provides practical ways to document student learning Presenter: building effective rubrics and activities that link student, course, and program outcomes. You can scaffold up your student expectations and achieve desired learning outcomes.
What Firms that Hire Our Students Want
Moderator: Robin Clement, University of Oregon
Doreen Griffith, Managing Partner, CA, Grant Thornton
Patti Gower, Recruiting Manager, Frank, Rimerman
Carisa Wisniewski, Partner in Charge, San Diego, Moss Adams
Representatives from public accounting firms and private companies offer their perspectives on the skill sets and behavioral qualities they would like to see in our students. The panel evaluates what changes they seen over the last five years, improvements and concerns, and provides an honest assessment of the preparedness of our students.
How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum
Presenter: 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?