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2018 Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Midyear Colloquium

Preliminary Program

Friday, November 9, 2018

8:00 am–9:00 am     Breakfast

9:00 am–10:30 am Plenary Session

Decoding Accounting: What We Are Hiding from Our Students
Presenter: David Pace, Indiana University

Expertise is a prerequisite for teaching, but the very skill of experts often means that they are not fully conscious of the steps that they themselves perform when they respond to basic challenges in their field. This can mean that mental operations that are essential to learning a discipline are never taught. The Decoding the Disciplines approach seeks to identify places where students get stuck and to make explicit the processes that students must master to succeed in the field. Participants in this session will explore the Decoding process and will have an opportunity to explore how it may be used to increase learning in accounting.

10:30 am–10:50 am Break

10:50 am–12.30 pm Concurrent Sessions

Research 1.01: The Synergy Between Learning and Research: Transforming Your Classroom by Taking Great Teaching Ideas into Research and Then Back Again.

 Effects of Interspersed Questions during Reading on Learning: A Progression from Survey to Quasi-Experiment and Experimental Designs

Presenter: Fred Phillips, University of Saskatchewan

Description: In this session, I will present three studies conducted to determine the effects of interspersed questions during reading on learners with varying reading abilities. Apart from describing these intriguing effects, this session will illustrate how to investigate teaching questions using sound research methods. Specifically, I will describe the progression from a curiosity about classroom teaching to three increasingly rigorous methods that led to identifying the effects of different ways of assigning questions to be completed as part of a reading assignment.

Listening to Your Gut, Defining Success and Using Data for Classroom Research
Presenter:  Susan Curtis¸ University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Today, many call the practice a “flipped classroom”, but teachers have long understood the importance of getting students to lay the groundwork for learning.  In this session I will present action research that utilized frequent on-line assessment with the aim to improve students’ advance preparation for class.   Follow the instructors’ journey through cycles of beginning happy anticipation, best-laid plans waylaid by disciples of the Wily Coyote or disrupted by a World Series of events to the inevitable conclusion that a reboot is progress.  In addition to telling a teaching story, I will discuss the distinction between using classroom evidence with the intention to improve one’s classroom and conducting rigorous analysis of data generated by complex situations to advance knowledge. 

Teaching: 1.02: TLC ED (TED-Like) Talks on Student Engagement
Presenters:  Gia Cheivs, Baylor University; Tracie Miller Nobles, Austin Community College, Russ Tietz, University of Mount Union; Jennifer Cainas, University of South Florida; Brenda Mattison, Tri-County Technical College; Rachel Gambol, University of Tampa

12.30 pm–1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm–3:25 pm Concurrent Sessions

Research: 2.01: Scholarship in Accounting Education

Teaching: 2.02: Preparing Students for the Future:  Embracing Disruptive Technology in Accounting Education
Speakers:  Markus Ahrens, Saint Louis Community College-Meramec; Cathy Scott, University of North Texas - Dallas

3:25 pm–3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm– 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Research: 3.01: Editor Panel 

Teaching: 3.02:  Roundtables 

5:30 pm–7:00 pm Reception


Saturday, November 10, 2018


8:00 am–9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am–10:15 am Concurrent Sessions

Research:  4.01: One-on-One Appointments with Editors

Teaching: 4.02: Apprentice to the Accounting Master: Structuring Student Experiences Around the Accounting Professional

10:15 am–10:35 am Break

10:35 am–12:15 pm

Closing Session  

Creating Collaborative Partnerships Between the Scholarship and Art of Teaching.


Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Sessions that offer CPE credit have the Field of Study and Credit Hours (CH) in red. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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