Membership in the Federation, or affiliation with it, enables the academic institution or associate to actively participate in the improvement of both the profession and the academic discipline of accounting:
- includes an institution or a firm in a nationwide network of high-quality professional accounting programs
- enables faculty and practitioners to provide input into new and innovative courses, curricula, and degree programs
- provides access to the latest nationwide developments in accounting education
- brings practitioners and educators together on committees, programs, and activities for the exchange of ideas and experience
- makes available the results of many practitioner-educator committees focusing on issues of concern to accounting education and practice. FSA committees have studied such issues as:
- > Oral and written communications skills in accounting programs
- > Assessment of accounting programs
- > Marketing of graduates of Schools of Accounting
- > Cooperative learning in accounting education
- > The impact of the 150-hour requirement on public accounting
- > Critical thinking in accounting
- > Ethics
- > Testing
- provides data from surveys undertaken by FSA committees concerning capacity, graduate projections, demand, salaries, and student quality.
- visibly identifies an academic institution, public accounting firm, state society, industrial company, or professional/academic organization as among the leaders in the improvement and advancement of professional accounting education.
In addition, FSA members, affiliates, and associates can be satisfied that they are participating directly in the effort to continue the development of high quality, professional accounting programs, and to help assure a future of well-educated professional accountants.