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2018 Western Region Meeting

Call for Submissions

Accounting educators, students and professionals are invited to submit their work to the 2018 Western Region Meeting, to be held in Vancouver, WA, April 12 – 14, 2018. Submissions will be accepted for the following sessions (click each link for session description):

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm EST on January 3, 2018.

Paper Sessions
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Paper sessions will include three or four completed papers and cases with discussant(s). Each presenter/discussant will have approximately 20-25 minutes. 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

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Dialogue sessions will allow presentation of, and open dialogue with attendees for, five completed papers. Each presenter will have 20 minutes total for presentation and dialogue. The session allows the author to benefit from a greater variety of perspectives in providing feedback on his/her paper. The Dialogue Facilitator will facilitate the discussion amongst the attendees. Papers and case studies submitted to the Dialogue Session 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 Dialogue 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)

 Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster Session

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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.

Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Sessions

Teaching Session proposals are now being accepted for the Sharpen Your Teaching Skills track of concurrent sessions at the meeting. This track of sessions is designed to offer new ideas and best practices in teaching FOR region members, BY region members! Submit your proposal for a mini-workshop presentation, or for a teacher panel, and share your knowledge and experience with your peers.

The deadline for submitting Teaching Session proposals is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Submissions should be sent to Nancy Mangold (nancy.mangold@csueastbay.edu), and should include:

    • 150-200-word description of the session, and what attendees will learn from attending it

Identification of session format (panel, workshop), and who the presenters/panelists will be (NOTE: you will be responsible for leading the session at the meeting)

  • Time requested for session: 50, 75, or 100 minutes (indicate which time lengths are possible, and which are optimal)

  • Space on the program is limited, so please also indicate whether you could convert this proposal into an Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster, and present it at the ELS session on Friday evening of the meeting.

 

Sharing Best Teaching Practices

The deadline for submitting Teaching Tip proposals is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Submit your great idea to Jean Thompson, AAA Manager Meetings and Education at jean.thompson@aaahq.org.

Do you have a teaching idea that you use in your classes? Would you like to present it at the meeting and be featured as a presenter on the program? Then you are invited to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation during the Sharing Best Teaching Practices session.  The session moderator will work with accepted presenters to fine tune their ideas into 10-minute attention-grabbing presentations.  We welcome ALL educators to submit proposals. This is your chance to share with the accounting teaching community that great idea for how to teach a difficult concept, how to design and lead an effective group project, how to establish a nurturing and inspiring culture in the classroom, or how to incorporate critical thinking and professional judgement into accounting courses.  We are especially looking for ideas that integrate the Pathway's "Vision Model" or embed big data and analytics experiences into courses and curriculum.

This session is sponsored by the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).

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