APLG/FSA Joint Annual Seminar
The APLG/FSA Joint Annual Meeting is held annually in February. The programs are varied and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among participants from schools desiring to develop or improve professional five-year accounting programs. The annual meetings also provide a forum for major officials from the accounting profession, industry, and government to present and discuss their views and concerns for professional accounting education.
Registration is open for the 2017 APLG/FSA Annual Seminarwill be held in Phoenix, Arizona on February 10-11, 2017. The topics are designed for a broad audience, including experienced chairs and program directors. The program begins with a "Networking Breakfast" open to all attendees at no additional cost.
Similar to the 2016 meeting, we have planned more concurrent sessions than prior years, including some designed specifically for the administrative and faculty directors of your master of accountancy programs.. Some of the topics for this year’s program include:
- Best practices for international students in Master of Accountancy (MACC) programs.
- Recruiting students for MACC programs.
- Value of accounting accreditation; recommendations and pitfalls to initial accounting accreditation and continuous improvement reviews.
- Big data-what are professional organizations doing and expecting?
- Big data-what are schools doing to meet professional expectations?
- Forthcoming changes to the CPA exam.
- How the CPA exam results can be used as a direct measure of assessment.
- Curriculum management-evaluation of both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
- How do we measure the impact of accounting research?
- Business as a force for Good-discussion will be linked to the work of the Pathways Commission.
- Teaching: insights from the survey conducted by the Pathways Commission.
- How does the academy and profession work together to develop and respond to a diverse workforce?
- How do we foster and enhance engagement between faculty and the professional community and how important are professional certifications?
- Comments of American Accounting Association’s Board President, Bruce Behn.
- Comments of KPMG Chairman and CEO, Lynn Doughtie.
Please visit our website for additional details about the program. The AACSB seminar will precede the program on Thursday, February 11th. If there are any interest groups that would like to meet during one of the breakfasts, please contact us so that we can designate a table for your group.
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We know that budgets are tight and travel may be limited, but we believe that the quality of our meeting, the networking opportunities, and the venue will make for an exciting conference.