• 2016 Southeast Region Meeting

    The Southeast Region Meeting is a great opportunity to learn and share teaching, research, and service ideas. Be a part of your accounting education community by submitting your work for presentation at the meeting.

  • Sharpen Your Teaching Skills

    • Collaborative Teaching Tips: Tough Questions:
    • Engaging Non-traditional Students: Strategies for Success
    • ADA GAAP - Are You Compliant? Tools to Ease Your Course Into ADA Compliance
    • Issues Related to the Intermediate Accounting Course Sequence.
    • Audit Project
    • Tips for Creating and Posting Material for Online and Hybrid Classes
    • Teaching Accounting: A Sources and Uses of Financing Approach
    • Automating the Student Excel Assignment: Prepare, Grade, Feedback and Retake Process
    • Interactive Spreadsheet Assignments to Promote Student Learning

  • CTLA Sessions

    Growing a Prosperous Society through Accounting: The AAA Centers

    Q&A with the AAA Center Directors: Growing a Prosperous Society through Accounting

    Sharing Best Teaching Practices Panel

    How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum: Part II

    Learning to Learn: The Accounting Vision Model and Accounting Judgments

    Accounting Education’s Emerging Issues

  • National Pilot Region Speaker

    Mark W. Nelson, Cornell University
    Perspectives on High-Quality Teaching

    Gain insights from a 2015 Cook Prize winner about their teaching philosophy and what motivates them to be superior teachers.

2016 Southeast Region Meeting

Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Sessions 

Presented on Friday and Saturday at the meeting, sessions in this track will feature presentations by educators from across the country sharing valuable teaching tips that you can put to use immediately in your classes. 

Friday April 15, 2016 10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Collaborative Teaching Tips: Tough Questions:

This is an audience-centered teaching tip session. Participants, divided up into small table groups, will discuss common teaching challenges faced by most accounting faculty. At the end of the session, each table will report their solution to all participants. A cumulative list of solutions will be created by panelist/facilitators and shared on AAA Commons.

Presenters: Cynthia E. Bolt, CPA, CGMA, The Citadel School of Business
75 minutes

Friday April 15, 2016 1:45 am – 3:25 pm

Engaging Non-traditional Students: Strategies for Success

The term non-traditional student encompasses many types of learners. Examples include first-generation college students, students returning to college after being out of school for many years, and students qualifying for remedial coursework. This 50 minute panel will provide attendees with tips and strategies for teaching undergraduate accounting courses to classes with significant non-traditional demographics. Tips and strategies will be clearly distinguished between introductory-principles level courses and intermediate-advanced courses. The strategies that attendees will learn about include class time management skills, content presentation methods, and best practices for assessing student learning.

Presenters: Reanna Berry, CPA, MPAcc, and Dr. James Weisel, DBA, CMA, CGMA. Both presenters are from Georgia Gwinnett College, a bachelor degree-granting unit of the University System of Georgia.

50 minutes


ADA GAAP - Are You Compliant? Tools to Ease Your Course Into ADA Compliance.

You may know US GAAP….but do you know ADA GAAP (Generally Accepted Accessibility Practices).Ok, so there is not really an ADA GAAP, but with the new pressure of making online courses and course materials compliant with ADA guidelines, it is more important than ever to ensure all the educational materials supplied to students meets accessibility guidelines. In this session, we will review checklists and tools that we are using to assist in making our class materials ADA compliant. We will share best practices and attendees will have the opportunity to share tools they have found in their quest for compliance.

Presenters: Doug Parker, York Technical College and Diania McRae, Western Carolina University
50 minutes

Friday, April 15, 2016 3:55 pm – 5:35 pm

Issues Related to the Intermediate Accounting Course Sequence.

A panel discussion addressing specific issues that would interest the members of the audience include such issues as what is the proper mix of concepts and procedures in the sequence, breadth vs. depth of topical coverage, the use of active learning in the sequence, and the use of technology in the sequence.

Moderator: Michael Dugan, Georgia Regents University.

Panel discussants: Keith Stanga, University of Tennessee; Peter Johnson. University of Alabama; John Campbell, University of Georgia.
50 minutes


Audit Project

Because it can be challenging for students to practice auditing skills, I have developed a class project where students are able to perform actual campus audits. In teams of two, students perform a procurement card audit on campus. Students receive a set of “prior year workpapers” comprised of a completed audit program and working papers that they use as a guide for their audit. In coordination with either the university internal audit or accounting department, raw cardholder transaction data is given in an electronic format. Students develop a sample to test transactions for appropriate documentation. Audit steps mirror tests of internal controls. Working papers are submitted for review and returned with review notes. Students draft audit reports at the conclusion of the audit. For colleges and universities with internal auditors, the audit programs are already developed. If there is no internal auditor, the professor can modify a standard procurement card audit program to correspond with the institutional card policies. Students offer positive feedback about their auditing experience. This audit project has been used at both public and private universities.

Workshop attendees will learn how to develop a real-life audit project for their auditing students.

Presenter: Julie C. Hyde, Southern Adventist University

50 minutes


Saturday, April 16,2016 9:05 am – 10:45 am

Tips for Creating and Posting Material for Online and Hybrid Classes

Teaching online and hybrid sections is getting more prevalent. This workshop will cover technologies for flipping the classroom, such as Camtasia, Snagit, PowerPoint and screenshots to create your own original materials. The workshop will then cover how to post the materials online to your own site. Participants will learn how to create their own YouTube channel and post videos, as well as creating your own home page using Microsoft Word and posting links to the materials you create. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to fully participate in the workshop.

Presented by Debby Bloom, CMA, CFM, York Technical College

50 minutes


Teaching Accounting: A Sources and Uses of Financing Approach

This teaching session will begin with a non-structured accounting problem. We will do the personal financial accounting for a mythical Winthrop University student affectionately known as “Hot Shot”. The transactions we record for Hot Shot are very familiar to any college student. After we finish Hot Shot’s accounting, we will address the transactions found in a traditional corporations, emphasizing the correlation between the two economic entities. We will complete the session by demonstrating that principles students can be taught to recast a multi-national financial statements, assuming changes in sales and cost structures brought on by global business decisions.

Presenter: Clarence Coleman, Winthrop University

50 minutes


Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:15 – 12:30

Automating the Student Excel Assignment: Prepare, Grade, Feedback and Retake Process

It will involve Excel assignments from: Simple Excel – simple algebra to Advanced Excel – Pivot tables and Power Pivot (now available in Excel 2013)

Dr. Paul Goldwater, University of Central Florida

50 minutes

Interactive Spreadsheet Assignments to Promote Student Learning

This presentation describes several ways spreadsheets may enhance teaching and learning in principles of accounting courses. Specific examples developed and used by the presenter will be demonstrated and discussed.

Spreadsheet technology is particularly effective in addressing key issues related to delivery methodologies. Excel can be used to harness technology to deliver learning and assessment activities and maintain academic productivity in the face of increasing class sizes, diminishing resources, and distance learning formats. Accounting students benefit from enhanced opportunities to explore the integrated nature of accounting concepts using technology equipped to map quantitative relationships.

One Excel-based problem is an accounting cycle assignment that incorporates formatting and functionality features of Excel to design and organize data and forms and to provide student feedback. Other shorter exercises guide students by providing real-time prompts and feedback as they progress. Exams are designed algorithmically with built-in answer keys and feedback so each student completes a unique version. A new feature is that Excel spreadsheets may be tied to databases so that the functionality is available fully online.

Audience members will be encouraged to interact with the presenters to promote ways that these technologies might be enhanced to the benefit of both instructors and students.

Presenter: Christine Jonick, University of North Georgia

25 minutes


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