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2017 Western Region Meeting

Conference and Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) Sessions

National Pilot Speaker:

Visual Analytics in the Classroom
Chuck Hooper, Bialytics and Tableau Zen Master

Data visualization helps you see and understand data, to tell its story.  It is much more than just charts and graphs. Data visualization techniques, in many situations, can mitigate the need for advanced statistical knowledge. Products like Tableau provide easy and fast visual analysis for students and faculty as they try to find the real issues and opportunities in their data and communicate its insights. Let's look at ways we can incorporate visual analytics in ANY classroom, to better prepare students for their next steps in life!

CTLA Concurrent Sessions:

Friday 10:45-12:00 pm

How Big Data and Analytics Fits into Accounting Courses and Curriculum

Learn what faculty are doing to integrate big data and analytics into a course or across multiple courses.  Learn how schools are adapting their curricula to leverage the opportunities that big data and analytics presents.

Presenters: Chuck Hooper, Bialytics; Robyn Raschke, UNLV

Friday 1:45-3:25 pm

Developing an Accounting for Sustainability Course
Accounting for sustainability is an emerging issue that is impacting society and becoming a corporate reporting disclosure requirement. As global warming and climate change continue to threaten society, accountants are ideally positioned to provide their leadership and expertise in supporting their organizations in sustainability reporting.  This workshop will provide participants the tools for developing an accounting for sustainability course and sustainability modules for accounting courses.

Presenter: Kristine Brands, Regis University

Friday 3:55-5:35 pm

Converting Best Teaching Practices into Scholarship that Counts
As faculty, we are expected to be great teachers and engage in scholarly activities.  The things we do to engage students and improve student learning can lead to scholarship. Scholarship takes many forms from poster presentation to articles and many things in between. In this session, we will discuss strategies for working efficiently and effectively to achieve synergies in teaching and scholarship.  Learn about how you can turn your great teaching methods and activities into scholarship.  The key is planning. Bring a classroom teaching method or activity and leave with a plan to turn it into an appropriate form of scholarship.

Presenter: Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Northwest

Saturday 9:05-10:45 am

Pulling Information for Useful Decision Making
Regardless of the type of accreditation a program has, it continues to be important to assure that relevant data is easily assessable.  Many universities use rubrics in the assessment process.  Participate in a discussion related to finding and or developing rubrics, establishing the thresholds and pulling the information from your learning management system across various sections of the same course.

Presenters: Gregory Clifton, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Connie Fajardo, National University, Russell Parkman, National University 

Saturday 11:15-12:30 pm

Big Data and Analytics Cases and Data Sets
Have a favorite case?  Don’t know where to start? This session will help you re-purpose/re-use existing cases to give them a big data and analytics twist, or help you get started using cases from the Accounting Is Big Data Conferences.

Presenters: Robyn Raschke, UNLV; Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Northwest

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