FUTURE FACULTY: Accounting Doctoral Scholars Update
The AICPA continues to strive to increase the number of CPA’s in the classroom. Through Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) Program 2.0, we continue to advance this initiative with the hopes to launch a new iteration of the program this summer. The goal is to have an orientation conference in November or December 2016. To date, 58 of the original ADS participants have earned their PhDs and accepted faculty positions. An additional 50 are in programs and on track to become PhDs. ADS Scholars are being actively recruited.
OUR STUDENTS: AP Accounting Course Initiative Progress
Pathways Commission recommendation 5 seeks to “improve the ability to attract high-potential, diverse entrants into the profession.” Action item 5.1.3 requests to “Develop a high school accounting class that is eligible for Advanced Placement (AP) credit.” Pathways approached the College Board in spring 2015 with a completed AP Accounting course proposal. In fall 2015 the College Board notified the AICPA that they will not be moving forward on any new AP courses until they resolve internal issues they are currently facing. They indicated that the timing would be approximately one year, perhaps longer. In response, the AICPA formed a task force to discuss these latest updates as well as potential ways to move the AP initiative forward. The decision was made to move forward this year and expand the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Program (APBP) as the program is well established and was the program presented to the College Board. And to reevaluate next steps at the end of the year.
The overall goal this year is to grow the number of teachers trained to teach a high school accounting course and promote the growth of the APBP course. Summer 2016 involves working with targeted state societies who have shown success in the past through conducting training and gaining acceptance of the APBP course as an advanced accounting course in high schools. Most of the state societies in these states have also been successful in working with colleges and universities within their states to treat the APBP course as a replacement for the first accounting course or as an elective course. Six states (Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas) are conducting AICPA supported training during summer 2016. Following the training, we will assess the training and determine next steps for moving forward.
Quarterly summaries will be posted here to provide updates about various Pathways projects.
To post or view activities, documents, etc. inspired by the work of The Commission on Accounting Higher Education: Pathways to a Profession, go to: PathwaysInspired.org
Pathway to Academia for Accounting Professionals Webcast
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:
Brought to you by the Pathways Commission
Sponsored by the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of CPAs.
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:
|Bootcamps 2015||0||269||AAA HQ||October 7, 2015|
|Feedback From AAA Northeast Regional Meeting, October 15,...||1||729||Bruce K Behn||October 26, 2010|
|Feedback from AAA Spring Council Meeting, 2011||0||724||Bruce K Behn||April 5, 2011|
|Feedback from John M. Wachowicz||2||923||Julie Smith David||December 25, 2010|
|Feedback From Tennessee Society of Accounting Educators...||0||860||Bruce K Behn||October 12, 2010|
|Feedback from the Florida Institute of CPAs Relations with...||0||789||Brenda Hubbard||January 6, 2011|
|Feedback from the Mississippi Society of CPAs Accounting...||1||1130||Susan V Crosson||November 17, 2010|
|Feedback from the Virginia Society of CPAs Educators...||0||619||Molly Wash||February 25, 2011|
|Future of Faculty session at AACSB’s Deans Conference in S...||0||204||AAA HQ||October 6, 2015|
|Give us your feedback!||0||155||Mimi Janotka||September 29, 2014|
|Rec #1: Prof oriented faculty||0||210||Prof oriented faculty (Rec #1).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #1: Prof oriented faculty - Dept Chairs||0||180||Prof oriented faculty - Dept Chairs (Rec #1).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #2: Non traditional programs - Directors||0||152||Non traditional programs - Directors (Rec #2).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #2: Non traditional programs - Faculty||0||191||Non traditional programs - Faculty (Rec #2).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #2: Non traditional programs - Students||0||179||Non traditional programs - Students (Rec #2).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #3: Teaching Quality survey||0||200||Teaching Quality survey (Rec #3).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 2015|
|Rec #4: Technology Survey||1||239||Technology Survey (Rec #4).pdf||AAA HQ||January 1, 2017|
|Rec #5: Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project in Collaboration...||0||205||Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project in Collaboration with the Pathways Commission survey (Rec #5).pdf||AAA HQ||October 8, 2015|
|Rec #5: AP Accounting - Survey of Academic Leaders||0||205||AP Accounting - Survey of Academic Leaders (Rec #5).pdf||AAA HQ||October 8, 2015|
|Rec #6: Accounting Programs Survey||0||256||Accounting Programs Survey (Rec #6).pdf||AAA HQ||October 9, 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.
|Pathways Commission Report, July 2012||5||7181||Bruce K Behn||March 3, 2014|
|Make a poster: THIS is accounting!||1||1109||This_is_accounting_large_20160622.png||Julie Smith David||June 22, 2016|
|Pathways Update, 2013||0||1064||Pathways Update_FIN.pdf||Mark Higgins||August 2, 2013|
|PowerPoint - with details||2||931||Pathways_Vision_-_Anaheim_AAA_August_6_2013_20160623.pptx||Julie Smith David||June 23, 2016|
|A 2 page word document: The Perception and Reality of...||1||887||Accounting_Perception_and_Reality_20160623.docx||Julie Smith David||June 23, 2016|
PATHWAYS COMMISSION PANEL SESSIONS
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.
|Accomplishments and Next Steps
|Support, Evaluation, and Reward of Superior Teaching
|Findings from the Pathways Survey of Department Chairs
|Actualizing the Accounting Curriculum of the Future - Evolution not Revolution
PATHWAYS COMMISSION BOOTH
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.
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