• National Pilot Region Speaker

    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.

  • Speakers

    Mary Barth AAA Past President
    Building a Bridge to Our Future

    Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Calumet
    Building an Accounting Curriculum, an Examination of Knowledge, Pedagogy and Technology: An Update from Pathways

    Peter Hughes, Director of Internal Audit, Orange County CA
    The Future of Government Auditing and Accounting

  • Sharpen Your Teaching Skills

    How Master Teachers uses research tools in their classes

    Bridging the Gap between Two-Year Colleges and the University

    Teaching with Technology

    Writing and Grading Assessment Materials

    Practical Ethics

  • CTLA Sessions

    Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom

    Taking Control of Online Education

    Raising the Bar on Student Learning

    What Firms that Hire Our Students Want

    How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum

  • Celebrating Our Past and Shaping Our Future:
    The Next 50 Years


2015 Western Region Meeting

Sharpen Your Teaching Skills

Session 1.01: How Master Teachers uses research tools in their classes
Moderator: Michele Henney, University of Oregon
Bob Allen, University of Utah
Lisa Kutcher, Colorado State University
Debbie Sanders, Washington State University – Vancouver

What are sources of datasets, practical accounting research tools (such as the FASB codification, IRS and other data sources) and cases?  What are ways to identify and access those tools and their costs? How are the tools used in classes (including intermediate, tax, cost, international and auditing)? This session is devoted to identifying the myriad resources available to educators for classroom use.

Session 2.01: Bridging the Gap between Two-Year Colleges and the University
Betty Chavis, California State University – Fullerton 
Tita Gray, San Diego State University
Christine Kloezeman, Glendale Community College
Usha Ramanujam, Portland Community College

What challenges do students face when transitioning from two-year colleges to universities? How can two-year college faculty prepare students for the transition? Experienced instructors from two-year institutions focus on effective strategies for preparing students for the transition to four-year institutions.

Session 3.01: Teaching with Technology
Moderator and Presenter:
  Nancy Jones, San Diego State University
Gia Chevis, Baylor University
Thomas Francl, National University

This session focuses on low cost technologies that are easy to use but deliver big impact in the classroom. The session is led by a panel of instructors who have successfully implemented these technologies into their teaching, and who can advise on best practices and help you avoid common problems.

Session 4.01: Writing and Grading Assessment Materials
Moderator: Angela Woodland, Montana State University
Cassy Budd, Brigham Young University
Monte Swain, Brigham Young University

How does one write questions that test what we intend to test? Master teachers discuss effective assessment practices including multiple choice, essay, and paper assignments construction. They also offer ideas for efficient grading.

Session 5.01: Practical Ethics
Moderator: Anne Christensen, Montana State University
Jon Baumunk, JD, MSA, San Diego State University
Claire Latham, Washington State University
Jason Porter, University of South Dakota

How to develop a curriculum that helps students identify and voice their values? Master teachers discuss practical methods of including ethics in assignments and activities in a way that allows students to practice identifying and responding to ethical dilemmas.

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