February 2018

Dear TLC Section Members:

The new year is upon us! I am excited to report several updates.

Our Webmaster, Rick Lillie, with the help of AAA staff member Mark VanZorn, reorganized our website. It looks fantastic – thank you Rick and Mark! The blog will be active soon. For tutorials related to the redesigned website and blog, click here . More information is in the newsletter, page 11.

TLC members were sent a call seeking nominations for Vice President-Academic and Nomination Committee members. More information is on newsletter pages 13-14. Be sure to nominate yourself or someone else for these positions. The deadline for nominations is March 5, 2018.

The second Teaching Learning and Curriculum Midyear Colloquium sponsored by KPMG took place on November 17 and 18, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. It was a huge success thanks to organizers, presenters, attendees, KPMG, and AAA staff. I am thankful to each of you for making this conference a fantastic teaching and research learning experience. I would also like to thank Elsevier for agreeing to publish a conference special issue. Articles are expected to be published online throughout the year. As for the future, we have not been able to obtain a meeting date.

Various committees have been working diligently on multiple topics and several panel proposals were submitted to the annual meeting for consideration. Our next AAA Annual meeting is in National Harbor, MD. The Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) and Emerging and Innovative Research submission deadlines are April 2, 2018. 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 and the newsletter’s page 20.

Have a great semester/quarter and I look forward to seeing you in Maryland!
Natalie T. Churyk, PhD, CPA
TLC President 2016-2018
William F. Doyle Endowed Professor of Accountancy
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Accounting Education
AAA TLC Section President, 2016-2018
Northern Illinois University
College of Business