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2016 APLG/FSA Joint Seminar


Friday, March 4, 2016
7:00 am – 8:15 am Networking Breakfast

8:15 am – 8:20 am Welcome Remarks
Speakers: Michael Akers, Marquette University
Elizabeth Oliver, Washington & Lee University

8:20 am – 9:10 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 1A: Recruiting M.Acc. Students
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Kathleen E. Davisson, University of Denver

Panelists: Scott Collins, The Pennsylvania State University
Phil Drake, Arizona State University

Session 1B: AACSB Accreditation Update
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Speaker: Robert Reid,

9:15 am – 10:05 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 2A: Value of Accounting Accreditation and Recommendations and Pitfalls to Initial Accounting Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Reviews

Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Sharon Lassar, University of Denver

Panelists: Mark Higgins, Saint Louis University
Hughlene Burton, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Session 2B: Best Practices for International Students in a M.Acc. Program
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Tracy Manly, The University of Tulsa

Panelists: Shirley Maxey, University of Southern California
Karen Rinehart, Marquette University

10:05 am – 10:35 am Break

10:35 am – 11:25 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 3: Use of Big Data: Practitioner Perspective

Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Ellen Glazerman, EY

Panelists: Ali Hadjarian, Deloitte
Jason Martin, PwC
Roger O'Donnell, KPMG

11:30 am – 12:20 pm Session 4: Poisons and Antidotes: Prescriptions for Healthier Interactions among Colleagues
Personnel/HR - 1.0 CH
Jeanine S. Stewart, Ph.D., McDaniel College

12:25 pm – 1:35 pm Lunch
Speakers: Bill Stout, President, APLG, University of Louisville
Michael Roberts, President FSA, University of Colorado Denver

1:35 pm – 2:25 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 5A: Teaching: Results of Pathway Commission Survey and a Look to the Future

Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Speakers: Bruce Behn, AAA President, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jan Williams, Dean and Professor Emeritus at The University of Tennessee
Susan Crosson, Director of the Center for Advancing Accounting Education, American Accounting Association

Session 5B: Evaluation of the Master’s Level Curriculum
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Parveen Gupta, Lehigh University

Panelists: Marc Rubin, Miami University
Jon Duchac, Wake Forest University

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Break

3:50 pm – 5:05 pm

Session 7: How Do We Measure the Impact of our Accounting Research?

Administrative Practice - 1.5 CH
Moderator: Frances Ayres, The University of Oklahoma

Panelists: Gary McGill, University of Florida
Urton Anderson, University of Kentucky
Mary Stanford, Texas Christian University

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception

Saturday, February 13, 2016
7:00 am – 8:15 am Breakfast with Interest Group/Topical Areas
Table to be reserved for those interested in ACBSP Accreditation

8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 8A: Curriculum Management: Evaluation of the Undergraduate Curriculum
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Richard Houston, The University of Alabama

Panelists: Raquel Alexander, Washington & Lee University
Jeff Wilks, Brigham Young University
Anne Magro, George Mason University

Session 8B: Best Practices for Maintaining Contact with Alumni

Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Moderator: Audrey Gramling, Colorado State University

Panelists: Charles Davis, Baylor University
Mike Bitter, Stetson University

9:10 am – 10:00 am Session 9: Comments by Lynne Doughtie, KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 11:25 pm Session 10: Business as a Force for Good

Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH

Panelists: Mark Higgins, Saint Louis University
Robert Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer

11:35 am – 12:25 pm Session 11: How Do We Foster Engagement between Faculty and the Professional Community? Importance of Certifications?
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH

Moderator: George Krull, University of North Texas

Panelists: Bill Ezzell, Retired Partner, Deloitte
Yvonne Hinson, AICPA, Wake Forest University

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
Centennial Reflections and the Future of the AAA
Personal Development - 1.0 CH
Speakers: Bruce Behn, AAA President, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Sandra Richtemeyer, President-elect, APLG

1:50 pm – 3:05 pm Session 12: Big Data: What Are Schools Doing?
Administrative Practice - 1.5 CH

Moderator: Jon Davis, University of Illinois

Panelists: Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University
Ann Dzuranin, Northern Illinois University
Ingrid Fisher, University at Albany, SUNY

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm Break

3:35 pm – 4:25 pm Session 13: Update on Changes to the CPA Exam and DataAnalysis
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Speaker: Henrietta Eve, Technical Manager in the Research
Department at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

4:25 pm – 5:15 pm Session 14: Use of the CPA Exam as a Direct Measure for Assessment
Administrative Practice - 1.0 CH
Speakers: Fred Mittelstaedt, University of Notre Dame
Mark Ulrich, St. John'’s University
James Suh, NASBA

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty three subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Sessions that offer CPE credit have the Field of Study and Credit Hours (CH) in red. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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