Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) Objectives

The Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section is dedicated to the continual improvement of accounting education, especially through the development of relevant and innovative curricula, a renewed emphasis of effective and efficient instruction, and the exploration of knowledge-organization issues related to accounting programs. Specific objectives include, but are not limited to:

1. Teaching:
  1. To foster research in methods of learning and their application to the field of accounting instruction;
  2. To stimulate discussion and experimentation in instructional means, methods, and materials in general;
  3. To raise questions and to disseminate knowledge about teaching and teaching-related materials;
  4. To initiate, encourage, and sponsor research in methods of learning and in the improvement of skills and aids used to impart knowledge of accounting and of related fields; and
  5. To provide guidance and opportunities for members to both test and improve their teaching skills and instructional materials.
2. Curriculum matters:
  1. To encourage continued consideration of and experimentation in all facets of curriculum development for accounting programs; and
  2. To communicate interests, intentions, and information about curriculum developments in accounting programs.
3. Education:
  1. To encourage a broad definition of scholarship that includes a high priority on Teaching, Learning and Curriculum development;
  2. To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings about developments related to instruction and curriculum issues in accounting education;
  3. To work with other organizations pursuing similar goals; and
  4. To encourage qualified individuals to consider opportunities in accounting education by providing appropriate guidance and knowledge about such careers.

Letter from the President


We kicked off the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA with the TLC breakfast on Monday morning, August 12, to celebrate the TLC award winners and share some best practices. The winners of the Outstanding Instructional Contribution in Accounting Award sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation are A. Faye Borthick and Gary P. Schneider. The winner of the Outstanding Research in Accounting Education Award sponsored by the EY Foundation is David Stout. Gail King was the recipient of the TLC Hall of Honor Award sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Congratulations to all of the winners and a warm thank you to our award sponsors! We could not be more pleased that two of the three of the J. Michael Cook Prize winners are TLC members – congratulations to William E. McCarthy and Margarita Maria Lenk. More information about the awards are included in the newsletter on pages 9-11...

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