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2017 Accounting Education Conference | EDU01 18




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October 27 - 28, 2017 8:00am - 12:15pm

Doubletree by Hilton 3300 W Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75235-5906


Member: $225 Non Member: $275

 Get the details: Conference brochure. (.PDF)

Designed for: Accounting educators. | Prerequisite: none. | Course level: Intermediate.


7:00 A.M. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 A.M. TSCPA and Professional Issues Update
Jodi Ann Ray, Executive Director/CEO of TSCPA, will provide an update on TSCPA initiatives, legislative outlook, professional issues and the state of the profession. Find out what's ahead for CPAs in Texas and what your professional association is doing to represent your interests and keep you informed.
Jodi Ann Ray/Executive Director and CEO/Texas Society of CPAs/Dallas

9:00 A.M. Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Update
Get updated information concerning the CPA exam and Board requirements and gain insights that will assist accounting faculty members in advising students on the process of taking the CPA Exam.
Donna Hiller/Director of Qualifications/Texas State Board of Public Accountancy/Austin

10:00 A.M. Break

10:15 A.M. Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom
Take a look at ways to address plagiarism in the classroom. Discuss reasons that students cheat, how to work with peers to identify, develop and enforce standards, and set the tone at the start of each semester by communicating expectations and explaining penalties. Learn about creating assignments that include features that are unique to individual students, using plagiarism detection tools, and staying committed to excellence and integrity.
Sheila Ammons, CPA, CMA, CGFM/Accounting Professor I Austin Community College/Austin

Please select one of the following courses:

011 FASB Update I
New accounting guidance issued by the Board will be identified and discussed by topic area. The effective dates and implications of the new guidance as well as early adoption provisions will be presented.
Mary Fischer, PhD/Professor of Accounting/The University of Texas at Tyler /Tyler

012 Tax Update for Fall 2017
Get an overview of any federal tax law changes made this year as a result of IRS rulings, court decisions or lawmakers' actions. Discuss the possible 2018 law changes and learn "what was," "what is," and "what could be."
Robert J Walsh, Ph.D., CPA/Associate Professor of Accounting/University of Dallas/Irving

12:30 A.M. Luncheon and Outstanding Educator Awards


Please select one of the following courses:

021 Roundtables. Part 1
Discuss specific subject matters in this interactive session. Get new teaching ideas and share with others what has worked in your classroom. Courses covered in this roundtable session are intermediate, tax, accounting research, and auditing.

022 Finding the Right Learning Equation: Balancing Pedagogy and Technology in Today's Classroom
Examine how todays instructors face many challenges in successfully integrating technology into the classroom environment to engage students. Explore challenges such as finding the right balance between technology and pedagogy to discovering ways to conquer the digital divide. Should students be plugged in or unplugged? Focus on how to determine the right learning equation by identifying their students digital literacy, linking technology tools to a pedagogical purpose and assessing the right balance between technology and pedagogy for courses.
Cathy Scott, Ph.D./Professor of Accounting/Navarro College/Corsicana

2:45 P.M. Break

Please select one of the following courses:

031 Award Winning Teaching Tips
Learn from current award winners about their best teaching tips in this panel discussion.

032 Measuring Gains: Collegiate Learning Assessment
Consider how faculty members consistently demand evidence for almost everything in their professional world, from evidence in the research of peers that they judge for publication in scholarly journals to evidence to back up the positions that students take in classroom discussions and in papers they submit. Why, then, shouldn't schools seek evidence of the outcomes of teaching? Discussion of assessment of program level and student level outcomes will be the focus in this session. Learn about the outcomes established by other institutions and assessment data strategies that have been implemented.
Deborah Welch/Professor/Department Chair/Tyler Junior College/Tyler

4:15 P.M. Can I Post That? Copyright and Fair Use
Gain an overview of copyright law and fair use as it pertains to teachers and professors. Get checklists to help users ensure they are favoring fair use and information on how to find images, audio, and video without worrying about copyright infringement. Leave with a toolkit of resources to sue when making decisions for courses.
Laura F.McKinnon, JD, MUS/Dean of Educational Resources/Richland College/Dallas
Caitlin A. Rookey, MLS/Digital Initiatives Librarian/Texas Wesleyan University/Fort Worth

5:30 P.M. Adjourn



7:00 A.M. Registration and Breakfast

Please select one of the following courses:

041 Roundtables II
Take another opportunity to discuss specific subject matters in this interactive roundtable session about what does and doesn't work in the classroom. Discuss AIS, managerial, and financial.

042 Teaching Intermediate Accounting in Three Semesters: A Unique Approach
Address the unique approach used in Austin Community College (ACC) to teach intermediate accounting over three semesters as part of their successful Professional Accounting Certificate Program.ACC accounting faculty will describe their experience with this particular program approach and the benefits, as well as the challenges that it
provides for students and faculty.
Larry G.Stephens, CPA, JD, LIM/Professor/Austin Community College District/Austin

Please select from one of the following courses:

051 FASB Update II
In this second part of the FASB Update you'll get updated information concerning lease recognition and revenue recognition.
Mary Fischer; PhD/Professor of Accounting/The University of Texas at Tyler/Tyler

052 Tax Update for the Fall of 2017
Get an overview of any federal tax law changes made this year as a result of IRS rulings, court decisions or lawmakers' actions. Discuss the p05.5ible 2018 law changes.
Robert J Walsh, PhD, CPA/Associate Professor of Accounting/University of Dallas/Irving

10:30 A.M. Break

11:00 A.M. Teaching Revenue Recognition: An Intermediate and Principles of Accounting Perspective
Delve into the basic principles of the new revenue recognition standard. Cover how the new standard will change what is taught in principles courses and intermediate accounting. Walk through examples of how the new revenue recognition standard could be taught. Gain access to sample revenue recognition teaching materials appropriate for
the principles of intermediate courses.
Elizabeth A. Gordon, PhD, CPA/Associate Professor and Merves Fellow/Temple University /Philadelphia, PA

12:15 P.M Adjourn

Hotel reservations: Doubletree by Hilton Dallas Love Field, 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX 75235, phone 214-357-8500

Hotel cut-off date: Oct. 12 or when block fills

Early bird deadline: Oct. 13

Handouts available on Oct. 24

Break Sponsor:

Becker - Professional Education

WiFi Sponsor:

Wiley CPAexcel
TSCPA Insurance Trust