MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear TLC Section Members
I trust that everyone has kicked off another great year by now and you are all in the thick of teaching. We do have a few updates for everyone so I will get right to it.
The third Teaching Learning and Curriculum Midyear Colloquium sponsored by KPMG took place on November 9 and 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. We opened the meeting with an address from David Pace of Indiana University, who helped us see how expertise is necessary for teaching to occur, but that same expertise can prevent learning when what is “natural” to us is “invisible” to students. Remaining sessions focused on finding the synergy between learning and research, improving the classroom experience for students, the scholarship of teaching, and embracing disruptive technology. The conference was a huge success thanks to organizers, presenters, attendees, KPMG, and AAA staff. Thank you for making this conference a fantastic teaching and research learning experience. Plan to join us next year for the fourth TLC Midyear Colloquium in Tampa, Florida on November 8-9, 2019.
Thank you to Tracie Miller-Nobles and Wendy Tietz for their February 1 webinar on integrating data analytics into introductory accounting classes. All who participated came away with some very practical information to move their courses forward in the information age. If you missed the webinar, watch the TLC emails for a link to the archived webinar.
Thank you to Tracy Manly who is again chairing the TLC Awards Committee. The committee is accepting nominations for Outstanding Research in Accounting Education, Outstanding Instructional Contribution and Hall of Honor Inductee through April 1, 2019. Please take a moment to think about whose work inspires you and nominate them today.
Our next AAA Annual meeting is in San Francisco, CA, August 10-14, 2019. The Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) and Emerging and Innovative Research submission deadlines are April 1, 2019. You can request that your ELS submissions be considered for one of three AICPA awards. To find out more about the awards visit AICPA’s Educator Awards.
Finally, we are in the process working with AAA to standardize and update the TLC website, so please bear with us as that process continues.
I look forward to connecting with you in San Francisco!
Cassy Budd, CPA
Nemrow Excellence in Teaching Professor
AAA TLC Section President, 2018-2020
Brigham Young University, School of Accountancy