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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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Next 50 Years

     

2015 Western Region Meeting

Call for Submissions

Accounting educators, students and professionals are invited to submit their work to the 2015 Western Region Meeting, to be held in Coronado, California, April 30 - May 2, 2015. Submissions will be accepted for the following sessions (click each link for session description):

Paper Sessions
Dialogue Sessions
Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster Sessions
Panel Sessions

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm EDT on January 14, 2015. To submit your paper (or to volunteer as a Moderator, Discussant, Dialogue Facilitator, and/or Reviewer), please CLICK HERE to access the submission system using your AAA member ID and password. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password, click here to retrieve them. If you do not have a AAA member ID/password, please click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then create an account in this system, using your AAA login credentials. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Suzanne Mullinnix suzanne@aaahq.org for assistance.

See the Call for Volunteers for information on volunteering for the meeting.

Paper Sessions
Paper sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss completed papers or cases. Sessions will include three or four research papers with discussant(s). Each presenter/discussant will have approximately 20-25 minutes. Completed papers and case studies may encompass any topical area of accounting and may be theoretical or practice-oriented. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus.

Papers accepted to Paper Sessions will be considered for the following awards:

  • Best Paper Award
  • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)
  • the Best Student Paper Awards for Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral students (if applicable)

Dialogue Sessions
Dialogue sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present papers and cases that are in a developmental stage. Authors should indicate their interest in presenting in a Dialogue Session if they have specific issues or areas for further development they would like to discuss with fellow presenters and an audience. Researchers should submit their working papers along with a cover page that includes two or three carefully crafted questions that address specific issues of concern to the researcher. (Do NOT include author identifying information on the cover page.) For example, is there another statistical technique that could improve the data analysis? Are there additional variables that might influence the statistical outcomes? Dialogue sessions will allow presentation and dialogue for five papers with each presenter having 20 minutes for presentation and dialogue. The discussion will be facilitated by the Dialogue Facilitator and each presenter in the session will have access to a copy of each other presenter's submitted paper for dialogue contribution. Presenters and audience members will be asked for suggestions to improve the working papers in the session. Papers and case studies submitted to the Dialogue Session may encompass any topical area of accounting and may be theoretical or practice-oriented.

Papers accepted to Dialogue Sessions will be considered for the following awards:
  • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)
  • the Best Student Paper Awards for Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral students (if applicable)

Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster Session
The ELS Poster Session showcases ideas, teaching strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. It offers an interactive format for presenters to engage colleagues and exchange ideas and resources. The ELS Poster Session will take place during the Friday night reception of the Western Region Meeting. Poster display sizes and display space will be determined at a later date and presenters will be notified directly of those specifications.

Panel Sessions
If you have an idea for a panel discussion and want to moderate that panel, submit your proposed topic, panel members, and brief description (up to 300 words). Submissions to a regional meeting may have been submitted to the American Accounting Association National meeting or mid-year sectional meetings, but should not have been published elsewhere before the 2015 Western Region meeting.

Call for Volunteers
Please consider volunteering to support the 2015 Western Region Meeting. Click Here for descriptions of the open volunteer positions.

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