American Accounting Association

AUGUST 6-10, 2011  •  DENVER, COLORADO

CPE Workshops

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Continuing Professional Education credits are offered for completing the courses listed in this section. The CPE sessions will be held on Friday, August 5, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. Lunch is on your own on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except for CPE #17). Attendance at these CPE programs is restricted to AAA members.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 — FULL DAY

8:00 am–4:30 pm
CPE #1 — 2nd Annual SET Transformative Technologies Workshop
(Management Advisory Services — Basic, 7.5 CH)

This workshop will introduce several emerging technologies to the practicing and academic accounting communities. Industry leaders will provide introductions to transformative ideas, and discussion will focus on how these transformations will change accounting — and generate new research and teaching activities.

This year's speakers include Brian Sommer, leading industry analyst and founder of TechVentive; Harbrinder Kang, Director, Collaboration Technologies, CISCO; Dave McComb, President of Semantic Arts; and Dan Murray, Director of Business Intelligence for Interworks, Inc.
Coordinator: Julie Smith David, Arizona State University

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 — FULL DAY

8:00 am–4:30 pm
CPE #2 — Twentieth Annual Strategic and Emerging Technologies Workshop
(Accounting — Basic, 7.5 CH)

This workshop provides a forum for researchers interested in the application of Strategic and Emerging Technologies in accounting, auditing and tax to present their work to and exchange ideas with colleagues. Research papers outlining work at any stage of completion are welcomed.
Presenters: Amelia A. Baldwin, University of Arkansas—Fort Smith; Carol E. Brown, Oregon State University; Graham Gal, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

8:00 am–4:30 pm
CPE #3 — The Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center: Managing the Wave of Accounting Change in the Classroom and an Overview of Supporting Curriculum Resources
(Accounting — Basic)

Members of the Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center will provide insights on addressing the wave of accounting change in the classroom in regards to US GAAP and IFRS and provide an overview of EYARC curriculum and other resources.
Presenters: Catherine Banks, Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; F. Greg Burton, Brigham Young University and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Nick Kissel, Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Jana Raedy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center; Bob Riley, University of Southern California and Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 — MORNING

8:00 am–11:00 am
CPE #4 — Research in International Accounting
(Accounting — Basic)

This program introduces Ph.D. students and faculty to international accounting research. Leading scholars will discuss: (1) recent innovations and trends; (2) how to develop promising topics; (3) data sources and methods of analysis; and (4) how to do high level research even at an institution with limited resources.
Presenters: Mary E Barth, Stanford University; Elizabeth A. Gordon, Temple University; William R. Kinney, Jr., University of Texas at Austin
[SESSION CANCELLED]

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #5 — Be Prepared...to develop Ethical Accountants
(Behavioral Ethics — Basic)

Designing a Professional Ethics course? Frustrated with your Accounting Ethics course? Instead of experimenting one term at a time, here is an opportunity to learn from YEARS of those experiments and be shown the shortcuts. Teaching accounting ethics can be fun and satisfying in that "make your students better" way.
Presenter: Andy Garcia, Bowling Green State University; Wallace Wood, University of Cincinnati

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #6 — Share Your Classroom Experiences: Publish in Accounting Education Journals
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

This workshop provides educators interested in publishing teaching related scholarship with practical and constructive suggestions for navigating the editorial process. This session increases the likelihood of publication success by addressing five of the most common pitfalls found in teaching related manuscript submissions.
Presenters: Anthony Catanach Jr., Villanova University; Dorothy Feldmann, Bentley University

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #7 — Changing Paradigms: Historical Perspective and Research
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Overview)

A variety of dominant explanations and conventions found in our literature over the last century will be reviewed. Relating these to commerce, capital formation and philosophies of political economy inform contemporary research.
Presenters: Sudipta Basu, Temple University; Barbara Merino, University of North Texas; Steve Moehrle, University of Missouri-St Louis; Gary Previts, Case Western Reserve University; Jennifer Reynolds-Moerhle, University of Missouri—St Louis; Greg Waymire, Emory University

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #8 — Teaching Lean Accounting: Materials and Strategies for the Classroom
(Accounting — Basic)

Are you seeking strategies and materials for teaching lean accounting to your students even those lacking business experience? This workshop will provide hands-on experience using materials from the forthcoming edition of Practical Lean Accounting as well as other materials and strategies to stimulate learning and applying lean accounting concepts.
Presenter: Lawrence Grasso, Central Connecticut State University

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 — AFTERNOON

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #9 — Teaching Accounting Courses Online: One Instructor's Experience
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

This workshop is designed to overview distance education history, philosophy, current status, and future trends; discuss the instructor's (and participants') personal experiences teaching online accounting courses; and offer suggestions and checklists to those teaching distance education accounting courses.
Presenter: Michael Ruff, Bentley University

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #10 — Designing and Teaching User Oriented MBA Accounting Courses
(Accounting — Basic)

This workshop will focus on how to design and teach user oriented MBA financial and managerial accounting courses. Topics to cover, cases and other course materials to use, computer and projects those are important to MBA students. The presenters are an accounting and marketing professor with experience in teaching user oriented MBA courses.
Presenters: Sudhir K Chawla, Angelo State University; Zafar Khan, Eastern Michigan University

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #11 — Revenue Recognition: Charting a Course for an Uncertain Future
(Accounting — Basic)

This workshop will be a comprehensive analysis of the proposed NEW revenue recognition standard, Contracts with Customers, as put forth by the FASB and the IASB.
Presenter: Frank Beil, University of Minnesota

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #12 — How the Games Begin — Detecting Financial Statement Fraud
(Accounting — Intermediate)

Financial statement fraud continues to be a significant problem for investors, auditors and analysts. This session will take a look at patterns, tools and non-financial information that can be utilized by these users of financial statements to uncover anomalies and red flags.
Presenter: Patricia Johnson, Canisius College
[SESSION FILLED]

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #13 —Infusing Leadership Skills and Alternative Communication Tools into Your Courses: A Hands-on Workshop
(Personal Development — Basic)

Participants will experience how the introduction of leadership concepts and communication tolls can enhance their classes.
Presenter: Timothy West, Northern Illinois University
[SESSION CANCELLED]

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #14 — The Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting Classroom: Inspiring Future Public Servants
(Accounting (Governmental) — Basic)

This session is designed to help instructors develop a GNP accounting course, of whatever shape or size, that underscores the relevance of this sector of the economy, links the accounting for public and private sectors, and integrates material that emphasizes both technical skills and soft skills, and...makes it fun!
Presenter: Tammy Waymire, Northern Illinois University

1:00 pm–5:30 pm
CPE #15 — Ethics Education Boot Camp
(Behavioral Ethics — Basic)

This workshop focuses on practical ways to teach ethics to enable accounting educators to meet NASBA's call for 3 credits of ethics education for accounting graduates. Attendees are introduced to the literature on accounting ethics education and methods used successfully by accounting educators to teach ethics.
Presenters: Mohammad Abdolmohammadi (Co-Coordinator), Bentley University; Janell Blazovich, University of St Thomas—St Paul; James C. Gaa, University of Alberta; Stephen E. Loeb (Co-Coordinator), University of Maryland, College Park; Dawn W. Massey, Fairfield University; Steven M. Mintz, California Polytechnic State University—San Luis Obispo; Kevin M. Misiewicz, University of Notre Dame; Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University; Joan Van Hise, Fairfield University

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 — FULL DAY

8:00 am–4:00 pm
CPE #16 — Integrating Lean Accounting into your Accounting Curriculum
(Business Management and Organization — Basic)

This session will describe the principles of lean and review key components of lean accounting. We will also describe how the University of Tennessee—Chattanooga has integrated lean accounting into our curriculum.
Presenter: Gerald DeBusk, University of Tennessee—Chattanooga

8:00 am–4:30 pm
CPE #17 — 16th Annual Ethics Research Symposium
(Behavioral Ethics — Overview)

The 16th Annual Ethics Research Symposium will focus on ethics research and teaching within the field of accounting. It encourages thoughtful papers, case studies, and teaching cases in a number of different areas of accounting ethics scholarship. We encourage researchers in all areas to identify the ethical implications in your research.
Presenters: Andrew Felo, The Pennsylvania State University; Marty Stuebs, Baylor University

8:00 am–4:30 pm
CPE #18 — Semantic Modeling of Accounting Phenomena (SMAP)
(Computer Science — Intermediate)

This workshop's objective is to provide a forum for researchers and educators interested in semantic modeling of accounting phenomena, as illustrated by the REA (resources, events and agents) paradigm. This part of SMAP will focus on research presentations and discussions in the area.
Presenter: Julie Smith David, Arizona State University

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 — MORNING

8:00 am–11:00 am
CPE #19 — Rubrics and Attention-Directing Evidence for Assurance of Learning
(Accounting — Intermediate)

Faculty and administrators are constantly searching for tools and techniques to assess student learning and program effectiveness. This workshop is highly recommended for faculty who are interested in building and using rubrics to evaluate their students' work and contribute to the assurance of learning objectives of their programs. The workshop is particularly beneficial to administrators who wish to design processes that encourage faculty and others to reflect on program learning goals and use attention-directing evidence to promote change.
Presenter: Thomas Calderon, University of Akron

8:00 am–11:00 am
CPE #20 — Teaching Strategic Cost Management
(Business Management and Organization — Basic)

The workshop provides guidance, based on the instructor's teaching experience and insights from 15 prior AAA workshops, on teaching strategic cost management topics including strategy maps, the balanced scorecard, activity-based costing, customer profitability analysis, performance measurement, strategic budgeting, and performance management.
Presenter: Edward Blocher, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #21 — CTLA CPE: Cutting Edge Technology to Enhance Pedagogy
(Computer Science — Intermediate)

This workshop is made up of four 100 minute concurrent sessions led by professors that are experienced in a variety of leading-edge pedagogical technologies. Each presenter will provide a hands-on primer for participants to effectively use new technologies to improve the teaching/learning connection, including XBRL, online videos, social media, and online support material for teaching accounting judgment.
Coordinators: Mark Holtzblatt, Roosevelt University; Norbert Tschakert, Salem State University

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #22 — No-Nonsense Course Design — Taking a Reflective Look at your Classes
(Accounting — Basic)

This session is designed so you can take a reflective look at what you're doing in their classes. In the no-nonsense process, you will be asked to critically look at several aspects of your classes including your assignments and grading structure.
Presenter: Marsha Huber, Youngstown State University

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #23 — Lessons Learned in Managing Teams in Intensive Environments: What Audit Teams Can Learn from Emergency Room Team Research
(Auditing — Basic)

Emergency health-care professionals operate in high stress with compressed time-lines and uncertainty of both indicators and outcome (diagnosis and prognosis. The parallels between these environments will be explored and several key principles described.
Presenters: Terry Campbell, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Bloomington; Kyle Heyne, Institute of Simulation and Training, Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #24 — So You Wish to Be an Expert Witness
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

This workshop enables professors or practitioners to add value to their outside activities through an understanding of the litigation needs of lawyers. A person teaching tax, fraud examination, fraud auditing, or forensic accounting could benefit from this seminar. Litigation services is a major part of forensic accounting.
Presenter: D. Crumbley, Louisiana State University

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #25 — An Introduction to XBRL: Featuring US GAAP 2011, IFRS 2010, and Classroom Applications
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

All SEC registrants must now furnish XBRL financial statements with their filings. The workshoop will cover the basics of financial reporting with US GAAP 2011 and IFRS 2010 XBRL taxonomies,and classroom applications.
Presenters: Glen L Gray, California State University, Northridge; Clinton White, University of Delaware

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #26 — FASB/IASB Update — Part I
(Accounting — Update)

Part I is a joint FASB/IASB workshop to update participants on the current status of major projects on the two boards' agendas. Among the topics likely to be included are Conceptual Framework, Financial Statement Presentation, Revenue, and Leases.
Presenters: Patricia McConnell, International Accounting Standards Board; Thomas J. Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #27 — Engaging Students — What the Best College Teachers Do
(Accounting — Basic)

This workshop focuses on how the best college teachers engage students in the learning process. It is based on Ken Bain's research presented in "What the Best College Teachers Do." It covers how students learn, creating a student centered learning environment and how the best teachers treat students.
Presenter: William Stahlin, Stevens Institute of Technology
[SESSION FILLED]

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #28 — Using Social Media in the Classroom
(Communications — Basic)

Social media usage is increasing at both the professional level and the collegiate level. The workshop covers why and how to use various social media into the classroom. Although many social media applications will be covered, the workshop focus is on: 1) texting 2) Facebook 3) LinkedIn 4) Twitter 5) Blogging 6) Youtube
Presenters: David Albrecht, Concordia College

8:00 am–Noon
CPE #29 — Issues related to Compilations and Reviews after SSARS 19
(Auditing — Basic)

Reporting on unaudited financial statements has changed with the issuance of SSARS 19. These changes, the biggest in 32 years, have caused CPA firms to rethink their reporting approaches. More students are seeing compilations and reviews and this session will highlight what they need to know and the current approaches.
Presenter: Kenn Heaslip, Bloomfield College;

8:00 am–Noon
CPE 30 — Accounting Case Teaching Workshop
(Accounting — Overview)

This workshop offers a practical guide to effective case teaching. It is led by accounting faculty from the Richard Ivey School of Business, the world's second largest publisher of business cases, with expertise in teaching using cases alone.
Presenters: Vaughan S Radcliffe, University of Western Ontario; Mitchell J Stein, University of Western Ontario

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 — AFTERNOON

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #31 — Using the "Warmth Continuum" to Create Engaging Course Materials and Learning Experiences
(Personal Development — Basic)

This hands-on workshop introduces the "Warmth Continuum," a practical guide to using Web 2.0 technologies to create engaging course materials and learning experiences. We will review examples of course materials created with Web 2.0 tools, identify tools for personal use, and put them to work creating materials for an upcoming accounting course.
Presenter: Richard Lillie, California State University, San Bernardino
[SESSION CANCELLED]

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #32 — Accounting for Leases: Examining Financial Statement Impacts of the New Standard
(Accounting — Intermediate)

An examination, evaluation, and exploration of the NEW accounting guidance: Accounting for Leases with special emphasis on the changes to the Statement of Financial Position.
Presenter: Frank Beil, University of Minnesota

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #33 — Toward a Future Accounting: Breaking with Tradition
(Accounting — Basic)

After using roughly the same tools of accounting for more than 500 years, it is time to take a fresh look at how financial accounting can be transformed by a universal, effective, efficient network approach.
Presenter: Carl Thomsen, Sonoma State University

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #34 — Teaching Written Communication Skills for Accountants: Basics and Beyond
(Communications — Basic)

Strong written communication skills are essential for professional success in accounting. In this workshop participants will learn to teach and assess the following skills: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage; Sentences, Paragraphs, and Organization; Formatting; Tone; and Audience
Presenters: Sheila Elworthy, CA School of Business; Susan Wolcott, CA School of Business

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
CPE #35 — Internet Corporate Reporting, Collaboration and Social Media
(Accounting — Basic)

Explores Corporate Reporting on the Web, the use of Social Media and other Web 2.0 features, and managing collaboration and innovation in financial and business reporting. A look at best practices and research ideas.
Presenter: Gerald Trites, University of Waterloo Center for Information Assurance
[SESSION CANCELLED]

1:00 pm–5:00 pm
CPE #36 — CTLA CPE: Teaching Strategies for Today and Tomorrow
(Personal Development — Basic)

Come and learn about teaching tips you can implement in your class today and build on for tomorrow. Participants will explore developing an effective learning environment, assess their preferred teaching style and create their own teaching mission statement. Participants will also learn how conflict arises and how to effectively resolve conflict in the academic environment. This session format will encourage sharing of ideas with other faculty.
Coordinators: Cassy Budd, Brigham Young University; Tracie Nobles, Austin Community College

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #37 — Blogging for Professors
(Personal Development — Basic)

Blogging for Professors is designed to cover two types of blogs, both academic and instructional. The session will cover the benefits of blogging, which are substantial, and the time commitment required to make the blog successful. In addition, the workshop cover everything needed to create and write a blog.
Presenter: David Albrecht, Concordia College

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #38 — FASB/IASB Update — Part II
(Accounting — Update)

Part II is a joint FASB/IASB workshop to update participants on the current status of major projects on the two boards' agendas. Among the topics likely to be included are Financial Instruments, Fair Value Measurement, Consolidations, and Derecognition.
Presenters: Patricia McConnell, International Accounting Standards Board; Thomas J. Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #39 — Positively Intervening: Tackling Classroom Problems with Positive Interventions
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

This hands-on session is related to positive psychology. In this session, participants will experience a positive intervention themselves, learn about the literature behind positive interventions, and develop a positive intervention for their own classes if so desired.
Presenter: Marsha Huber, Youngstown State University

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #40 — Research Opportunities in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting: Melding Academic Research and Practice
(Accounting (Governmental) — Basic)

This workshop is designed to identify and discuss research and publication opportunities for those interested in governmental and nonprofit accounting. The workshop will also include a discussion of how to make your research more publishable.
Presenters: William Baber, Professor, Georgetown University; Ronald Bossio, Senior Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board; Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Representative; Dana A. Forgione, University of Texas-San Antonio; Dean Mead, Research Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board; Vaughan S. Radcliffe, University of Western Ontario

1:00 pm–4:30 pm
CPE #41 — Divided We Conquer? Incorporating International Issues in the Curriculum
(Accounting — Basic)

This interactive session discusses the merits of stand-alone international accounting courses relative to incorporating such issues into existing courses. Participants will also receive extensive information about available instructional resources for financial, managerial, audit, and tax topics.
Presenter: Gia Chevis, Baylor University
[SESSION CANCELLED]

1:00 pm–5:30 pm
CPE #42 — Islamic Finance as a Teaching Resource for Accounting Ethics
(Specialized Knowledge and Applications — Basic)

This workshop provides an overview of Islamic finance to show how concepts underlying it, such as shared risks and returns, primacy of common good, control of greed,and regulation of commerce can serve as a resource for teaching ethics and accountability.
Presenter: Athar Murtuza, Seton Hall University
[SESSION CANCELLED]

1:00 pm–5:30 pm
CPE #43 — Deceptive Accounting Practices
(Auditing — Basic)

Auditing standards have been promulgated largely as a result of past frauds and failed audits. This seminar will discuss and detail major historical scandals in categories such as classic cases, revenue recognition, reserves, inventory, fixed assets and ethics. The focus will be the influence of the frauds in the creation of revised standards.
Presenter: Kenn Heaslip, Bloomfield College

1:00 pm–5:30 pm
CPE #44 — Framework-based IFRS Teaching
(Accounting — Basic)

The workshop demonstrates Framework-based teaching and shows how it enhances the ability of students to exercise the judgements that are necessary to apply IFRSs and better prepares them to continuously update their IFRS knowledge and competencies in the context of life long learning.
Presenters: Mary E Barth, Professor of Accounting, Stanford University and former IASB member; Sara York Kenny, Member, IFRS Interpretations Committee and former member of the accounting faculty at the University of Utah; Patricia McConnell, IASB member; Donna Street, Professor of Accounting, University of Dayton and Past president and Director of Research and Educational Activities, IAAER; Ann Tarca, Professor of Accounting, University of Western Australia and Academic Fellow: Education Initiative, IFRS Foundation; Michael John Wells, Director of IFRS Foundation's Education Initiative; Michael Wells, IFRS Foundation

2:00pm–3:30pm
CPE #45 — Preparing for the Interview Process
(Personal Development — Basic)

A panel of scholars will discuss what makes a successful candidate, how to stand out in the crowd and provide insight on highlighting key points within your Curriculum Vitae. In addition, there will also be a brief presentation on how the AAA's Career Center can help you in your job seeking process.
Presenters: Christine Botosan, University of Utah; Kevin E. Jackson, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Anne L. Christensen, Montana State University—Bozeman; Alex Metz, American Accounting Association


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American Accounting Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

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