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The Commission on Accounting Higher Education: Pathways to a Profession

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Updates about Recent Pathways Activities

Quarterly summaries will be posted here to provide updates about various Pathways projects.

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Pathway to Academia for Accounting Professionals Webcast

Webcast Summary

This 120 minute webcast teaches individuals how to transition into teaching accounting as a "second career". 

Learn from six individuals who have made the transition to their first teaching opportunity, teaching qualifications, teaching preparation, typical work days, various roles and compensation, and "what would you do differently."

The goal is to demystify the types of opportunities available in teaching and help you take that first step to become an academic.

Viewers will learn:

Webcast Link & Additional Information

  • What opportunities exist for practitioners to teach at the collegiate level
  • Necessary qualifications
  • Academic life overview
  • How to get started

Brought to you by the Pathways Commission
Sponsored by the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of CPAs.

Adopt the Principles and Support the Journey

  • Help us encourage widespread implementation of leading practices. The Pathways Commission is asking your department or institution to adopt the principles spelled out in this document (click more below) and to openly acknowledge your support in this journey to build a learned profession.

    Here's how you can begin the movement:




Article in Journal of Accountancy June 2014

  • report date:
    November 1, 2015
  • report date:
    November 1, 2015
  • This recently published article in the June 2014 Journal of Accountancy titled, Highlights of Ethics Research supports Pathways Commission’s efforts and Recommendation No. 1 goal to “build a learned profession for the future by purposeful integration of accounting research, education, and practice for students, accounting practioners, and educators". The dissemination of practice- related research to practitioners supports this recommendation. Please click here for the full text of the article.

Other Reports

Pathways Commission at the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago

At the annual meeting the Pathways Commission will coordinate four sessions that highlight the work of the Commission over the past year. The first session will provide an overview of the accomplishments of all six recommendations; the three other sessions will focus on examining teaching quality, the data accumulated from a survey of department chairs, and the work the accounting curriculum.

10:15 am
Accomplishments and Next Steps
4:00 pm
Support, Evaluation, and Reward of Superior Teaching
2:00 pm
Findings from the Pathways Survey of Department Chairs
10:15 am
Actualizing the Accounting Curriculum of the Future - Evolution not Revolution


Be sure to visit us at the Pathways Exhibit Booth where we will have our annual report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Commission for 2014-2015. The Pathways Commission Booth will be located at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level, East Tower, Booth #70.

Booth hours:
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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