2014 Winter Complimentary Webinar for
Members of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section
Friday January 31 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

Action Research to Improve Accounting Education
and Accounting Educators

Presenter: Susan Curtis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Tracie Nobles, Austin Community College



January 2014

Dear TLC Section Members:

Susan CrossonAs our new term begins, I am reminded of how TLC enriches our lives. The Fall TLC webinar, the 2013 AAA Annual Meeting, the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), and WOW-Accounting with the Angels all were great fun and offered many opportunities to enhance teaching and learning! Thanks to each of you for your involvement and participation.

This year TLC is offering several webinars on a variety of topics. I hope you will register for the Friday January 31 at 2pm EST hour long session on Action Research to Improve Accounting Education presented by Susan Curtis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Karen Grossman Tabak (Maryville University - St Louis) and hosted by Tracie Nobles (Austin Community College). You can earn CPE credit by attending the live webinar and answering the polling questions. The webinar will also be archived by AAA for viewing at a later time. The November 15 TLC webinar, The Pathways Commission Vision Model by Peter and Carolyn Wilson, is archived on the AAA website. If you have a webinar idea or want to present one, let Tracie Miller Nobles [tnobles@austincc.edu] know.

This spring I am looking forward to attending several regional meetings. TLC enjoys playing an ongoing part of these meetings by not only hosting an ice cream afternoon break at each meeting but sponsoring regional best teaching paper awards. So think about submitting a paper to your regional meeting's TLC peer review process for consideration. Or, volunteer to be a peer reviewer, your TLC regional representatives need your help.

But before we all get too busy, I'd like to remind you to get involved with AAA, TLC, and CTLA. In this newsletter you will find the contact info for all of the TLC officers, committee chairs, and regional coordinators that you can contact with your specific interests and ideas. Best place to start is to contact your regional coordinator to be a reviewer for an upcoming regional meeting or a committee chair to support this year's initiatives or Carol Yacht our newsletter editor with an idea for an article. (She's a great editor who will work with you to make it perfect!)

This spring you will be asked for your input for future TLC officers by TLC's Nominating Committee chaired by Dale L. Flesher (University of Mississippi) and comprised of Robert D. Allen (University of Utah), Masha Huber (Youngstown State University), Charlene Spiceland (University of Memphis), John P. Walker (CUNY-Queens), and Jane Weiss (University of Idaho).  Begin thinking about submitting your name or nominating another TLC member to facilitate the nominating committee's task of building the best possible ballot that consists of two or more members running for each office. The nominations call will be for Vice President-Academic and for members of the nominating committee. Please share your nominations with Dale Flesher and his committee.

I hope you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta GA in August. We will be holding our Annual TLC Breakfast on the morning of Monday, August 4th. The TLC Section will also be hosting the 5th Annual WOW Event. We will be going to the amazing Georgia Aquarium http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/ complete with whale sharks, penguins, Beluga whales, a coral reef, dolphins, otters, petting tanks, and fun; enjoy a Wolfgang Puck buffet dinner and beverages; and learn about Accounting for Sustainability (CPE). Transportation will be provided.  The affordable cost of $75 per person is possible due to the generous sponsorship of KPMG. The WOW Event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, August 5th during the AAA Annual Meeting. As in prior years, both the Breakfast and the WOW Event will be ticketed events. Watch for details as you sign up for the Annual Meeting. Cathy Scott (Navarro College) is heading up TLC's annual program committee this year. Help her out by submitting papers, serving as a paper reviewer, or by submitting great TLC panel ideas.

Finally, don't forget to submit your great teaching and learning ideas for the annual meeting sessions, Effective Learning Strategies poster sessions, and especially CTLA! It is not too late! Karen Osterheld and Markus Ahrens the 2014 CTLA Co-Chairs will appreciate your submissions! Another place to showcase your ideas is the Effective Learning Strategies poster sessions at the regional meetings.

I feel very fortunate to work with so many outstanding volunteers in the TLC Section. I am grateful to our team of executive officers. We all owe much thanks and appreciation to outgoing officers Bette Kozlowski (KPMG) VP Practice, Sherry Mills (New Mexico State University) Secretary, and Natalie Churyk (Northern Illinois University) Treasurer. I also want to express appreciation to our newly elected officers John DeMelis (EY) VP Practice, Tim Naddy (Shorter University) Secretary, and Bambi Hora (University of Central Oklahoma), Treasurer, and TLC's ongoing VP Academic, Gail Hoover King (Purdue University-Calumet).

Thanks so much for all you do to support the activities of the TLC Section! I look forward to seeing many of you this spring at Regional Meetings and later this summer at the AAA Annual Meeting.

Susan Crosson
TLC Section President
Emory University

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