MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear TLC Section Members
I think it is safe to say that we are all relieved to be at the end of the craziest academic year on record! I expect that you all are working toward, or already enjoying, some much needed R&R. With the cancellation of many Spring meetings, I am looking forward the day (hopefully soon) when we can again join together face-to face and reconnect in real life. Until then, I hope you are taking advantage of the many online teaching tools that have cropped up in the last few months to help us with this mid-course shift to virtual teaching and learning. Many of these have been hosted by our own TLC members - thank you for leading out!
We continue to plan for the TLC Colloquium scheduled on November 6-7, 2020. The AAA understands that uncertainty about what will happen related to future meetings is unsettling. As the situation is still unfolding, the AAA is striving to be both prudent and flexible, with the goal of supporting efforts for all of us to remain healthy and productive. With all the effects of COVID-19 on campus, in our communities, and in the profession, the AAA understands what an overwhelming time this is for members. They recognize that new responsibilities, travel restrictions, and family commitments are creating changes that will impact Fall Meetings – and realize that uncertainties about these meeting are stressful. We share those worries and wish we could give you all the concrete information today. The AAA 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 you updated as things evolve.
In closing, I offer appreciation to all of you that support TLC Section activities and the wider AAA membership through conference attendance, participation in conference sessions and webinars, volunteering for committees, and volunteering your time to review papers, serve as session facilitators, and serve as paper discussants.
Cassy Budd, CPA
Nemrow Excellence in Teaching Professor
AAA TLC Section President, 2018-2020
Brigham Young University, School of Accountancy