AAA Updates and Resources

Together, we are facing difficult circumstances that require extraordinary changes in our professional lives to protect the health and well-being of our families, colleagues, students, and communities. As the situation is unfolding, we are striving to be both prudent and flexible, with the goal of supporting efforts for all of us to remain healthy and productive.

Social Distancing – The AAA Office is Virtual
(as of 4/6/20)

As part of the efforts to "flatten the curve" of the virus' transmission, the AAA has transitioned to a virtual office with its staff working remotely.

  • The professional staff is committed to continuing to offer great service to members and will work to respond to questions within 24 hours – even if it's to let you know that things are continuing to unfold.

AAA Publications Update
(as of 4/6/20)

  • Our editors recognize that colleagues might be unable to complete reviews, editorial decisions, or revisions of manuscripts on a timely basis.
  • If you are unable to complete an assignment or expect a long delay, please contact the appropriate journal’s editorial office so that we can manage the review process as best we can under the circumstances Click here for Editor Contacts

AAA Meetings Update
(as of 4/6/20)

  • March: All March meetings were canceled, and all registrations are being refunded without cancellation fees.
  • April and Beyond: We understand that uncertainty about what will happen related to meetings scheduled in April and beyond is unsettling. To alleviate concerns as we can right now:
    • The cancellation fee waiver has been extended for all meetings March – May, 2020.
    • Reimbursements are being processed automatically for meetings that are cancelled.
    • In the meantime, we will do our best to keep you up to date on meeting status. Check back here for updates.
  • Will there be virtual meeting options for gathering and presenting if meetings are cancelled?
    • The Board, Council, and professional staff are exploring options for experimenting with virtual presentations of research and teaching – stay tuned!

Moving your classes online? Expert webinars are scheduled to help! (as of 4/6/20)

To support the challenge of moving classes online, the AAA is planning and has hosted a series of webinars by leading on-line instructors; a listing of helpful resources for teaching accounting courses online; and a "Frequently Asked Questions" page to answer your queries and help to avoid pitfalls faculty sometimes experience when making initial steps to teaching online.


  • Future webinars: More webinars are being planned for coming weeks, stay tuned here for future topics.
  • These webinars are being recorded – so if you missed one you can still watch the workshop and have access to the resources following the links below.

Recent Webinars

  • April 2, 2020 at 2 pm EDT: TLC Section Webinar "Transition to Remote Learning," hosted by Jill Mitchell and DeAnna Martin View Here
  • March 26, 4 pm EDT: "Tips and Tools for Organizing Your Online Course in a Hurry," hosted by Wendy Tietz, Jennifer Cainas, and Tracie Miller-Nobles View Here 
  • March 20, 11 am EDT: "Are you ready for remote learning?" Tips and Technology Tools to shift your lecture courses online. March 20, 11 am Eastern, hosted by Cathy Scott and Markus Ahrens. Webinar recording and a pdf of the slidedeck: View here

These webinars are open to all, at no charge, and recordings will be made available.


We will continue to monitor the situation, relying upon the experts including the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, to update our plans – and we will continue to keep our members updated as things evolve. Be safe and be well!


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Advice for Teaching Online-- Recent Posts

TLC Webinar: "Helping Online Students Stay Actively Engaged" by Jason Porter and Cathy Margolin - A TLC Webinar March 13, 2020 View Here

Teaching and Learning Toolbox Blog by Markus Ahrens and Cathy Scott

Sign up for Upcoming Webinars by Wendy Tietz, Jennifer Cainas, and Tracie Miller-Nobles:  "How to make lecture recordings on an iPad"

Recorded Webinars by Wendy Tietz, Jennifer Cainas, and Tracie Miller-Nobles: "Options for Writing on Your Screen;" "Polling Options for Online Classes," "Video Recording Options," "Ideas for Online Student Engagement," "Options for Online Office Hours,"  "Strategies for Giving Exams and Quizzes Online"How to Use PollEverywhere in Your Online Class;" "How to Use a PowerPoint Recording to Create a Video for Class;"  "How to use Collaborate Ultra for live class – and an update on features deactivated for now;" "Using a Microsoft Surface to write on your screen;" "Using Zoom for office hours/class;" "Using Kahoot! In your online class"

Recorded Webinars by IMA:  "Tips & Strategies for Effective Online Education" hosted by Kimberly Church, Kelly Richmond Pope, and Wendy Tietz

Harvard Business Review’s Online Teaching Resources and Webinars

Howard Rheingold’s Blog


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AAA Publications Call for Papers

Issues in Accounting Education requests submissions for an issue to be published in 2021.

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Call for Nominations for the Next Editor of Accounting Horizons

The Accounting Horizons Steering Committee is soliciting nominations for the next Editor of Accounting Horizons through February 24, 2020. The goal is to have the next Editor appointed and in transition by late 2020. The Editor’s three-year term begins June 1, 2021.

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