The Accounting Educator
The Newsletter of the Teaching and Curriculum Section
Committee ReportsCOMMITTEE FOR IMPROVING TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY
REPORT AS OF 6/13/03 A. Faye Borthick
Georgia State University
The Committee's project for 2003, led by Susan Moncada, was to improve teaching and learning with technology by supporting the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning on Online Teaching) Project, http://www.merlot.org/. MERLOT is a repository of peer-reviewed multimedia digital objects created by faculty and others that can be incorporated into the classroom. Committee members joined MERLOT, promoted awareness of MERLOT among T&C Section members, identified and contributed learning objects for MERLOT, encouraged submission of learning objects to MERLOT, and informally and formally reviewed MERLOT learning objects.
The Committee was comprised of the following 15 individuals: Debbie Beard, Bryan Bessner, Faye Borthick, Thomas Brady, Ellen Cook, David Cottrell, Robert Darville, Hank Davis, Carol Hartley, Doug Letsch, Susan Moncada, Ramesh Narasimanhan, Mike Seda, Cathy Sullivan, and Raymond Zimmerman.
The Committee's project for 2003, led by Susan Moncada, was to improve teaching and learning with technology by supporting the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning on Online Teaching) Project, http://www.merlot.org/. MERLOT is a repository of peer-reviewed multimedia digital objects created by faculty and others that can be incorporated into the classroom. The objectives for the Committee were to:
1. Become a member of MERLOT.
Objective 1: The following individuals joined MERLOT as members. Debbie Beard, Bryan Bessner, Faye Borthick, Thomas Brady, Doug Letsch, Mike Seda, and Raymond Zimmerman. Ellen Cook and Susan Moncada already were members.RESEARCH AWARD COMMITTEEFINAL REPORT 2002-2003
Bentley College The committee (Brian Green, Marshall Geiger, Mahendra Gujarathi, and Fred Phillips) identified the educational research articles by assistant professors published in 2002 in the four accounting education journals (Journal of Accounting Education, Accounting Education (U.K.), Advances in Accounting Education, and Issues in Accounting Education). Based on the criteria for the award (outstanding paper by an assistant professor who is a member of the T&C Section), the committee decided not to give any award this year. The committee is in the process of developing the award description such that it promotes the membership of the T&C Section and clarifies the purpose and process of the award. T&C CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE FINAL REPORT 2002-2003 Donald Wygal
Rider University While this is labeled as a "final report," this document is truly an extension and update of our "interim report" as found in the Spring 2003 issue of The Accounting Educator. In that report, we noted a number of initiatives that show promise for better connecting our members to one another and to the section leadership. Please click on the Spring 2003 Newsletter link if you are not familiar with these proposed initiatives.
In the short period of time since that report, there is one additional development worth noting. This pertains to the controversy surrounding the viability of Issues in Accounting Education and Accounting Horizons.
Given the importance of this debate to section members, our chair D.V. Rama arranged for the formation of a discussion group on Yahoo (TC_Connections). Yahoo was selected as a means of providing another vehicle to link members, in addition to the Association website.
This group "went live" in April and included 28 members after one month. Postings included a letter from former T&C Chair and Issues Editor David Stout to incoming Association President Bill Felix. I encourage all of our members to read Dave's letter and to share your views with the membership and with Association leaders.
Our committee members are willing to continue our efforts with T&C Connections in the coming year, pending the wishes of the incoming Executive Committee. Assuming our continuation, we hope that you will share your thoughts with us as we move forward. FIRST-YEAR ACCOUNTING COMMITTEEREPORT 2002-2003 Barbara J. Eide
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Nassau Community College The T & C First Year Committee's charge included gathering information on what schools include in their first-year accounting course(s). To this end, the committee worked on a survey to administer to faculty teaching the first-year course(s). The survey is in its final stages and will be sent to faculty in early September. We are in the process of identifying the faculty to send the surveys to. It is the committee's plan to complete the study by year-end.
SHARED EXPERIENCES COMMITTEE REPORT
2002-2003 COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:
Chair: Paul Solomon, Northern Arizona University and
Committee Meeting: Six of our committee members met to discuss our objectives on Tuesday, August 14, in San Antonio, Texas, from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
The following six panel sessions were organized and presented during the 2002-2003 academic year:
Colloquium on Change in Accounting Education, Sedona, Arizona, October 31, 2002
Southwest Regional Meeting, 10:30 AM-12 Noon, Friday, March 7
Southeast Regional Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 27, 2003
Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 1:30-3:00 PM, April 11, 2003
Western Region Meeting, Breckenridge, CO, 10:30 AM-Noon, April 25, 2003
Ohio Regional Meeting, North Dublin, Ohio, May 2, 2003