AICPA academic and student strategy update. This interactive session will discuss AICPA strategies to attract, inspire and engage a diverse pipeline of accounting students. Programs and resources designed for high school and college students, as well as faculty resources and accreditation issues, will be presented. Yvonne Hinson, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs, academic-in-residence, director of students/academics and inclusion, Durham, NC
Professional issues update, legislative update and KyCPA developments. A preview of what’s going on in the profession and at the Society, and legislative developments. Penny Gold, CEO and Charles George, government affairs director, Kentucky Society of CPAs, Louisville
Flipping the class: Motivating preparation and participation. This session discusses strategies to help students embrace their roles in the flipped class with better preparation and engaged participation. We will share our approaches to constantly selling students on the value they receive from our class content and pedagogy. G. Peter Wilson, Ph.D., Sweeney chair of accounting, Boston College, Boston, Mass. Carolyn R. Wilson – CEO, NavAcc LLC; lecturer, Boston College, Boston, Mass.
Data analytics: Key skills for graduates. In the rapidly changing landscape of the accounting profession, both public accounting firms and private companies are looking for talent with a new set of skills. This session is designed to discuss traditional data analytics related to structured data, as well as the evolving area of text analytics focused on unstructured data. Daniel M. Smith, CPA, manager, BKD, LLP, Evansville, Ind.
How to implement a no dr/cr approach in your introductory accounting courses. This session will show instructors how to increase moral and retention in their introductory financial accounting course by focusing on financial statement impacts instead of debits and credits. It provides a financial statement model that instructors can use to teach their students how business events affect financial statements. Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D., associate professor, department of accounting & finance, COLLAT School of Business, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
Forensic accounting and fraud. Presented by a CPA/CFF, CFE with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, this session will include personality traits and work habits conducive to a career in forensic accounting, and suggestions for course curriculum and work experience. Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF, CFE, partner, Dean Dorton PLLC, Lexington
State Board of Accountancy Update. An update on the CPA Exam. Dick Carroll, executive director, Kentucky State Board of Accountancy, Louisville
Effective teaching techniques on a limited budget: Ideas for student retention. This session will focus on cost-effective technologies that increase interactivity, engagement, and retention. The session will also provide recommendations for increasing retention in large face-to-face and online sections. Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D., associate professor, department of accounting & finance, COLLAT School of Business, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
Tools for teaching ethics in business and accounting courses. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively integrate ethical decision making and leadership principles into business and accounting courses.Tips will be provided for facilitating online teaching tools, case studies and interactive exercises that can be replicated in college classrooms. The strategies are designed to increase classroom engagement and complement the ethics education that educators currently provide for their students. Alfonzo Alexander, chief relationship officer of NASBA and president, NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, Tenn; Ryan Hirsch, operations manager, NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, Tenn.