Task force members in Chicago
Accounting education is full of hot topics these days: Bridging the gaps between educators and employers; increasing student interest and retention; addressing such issues as staff shortages, the 150-hour rule, updating the curriculum, and the challenge of teaching and managing Generation Y students. And that’s just the beginning.
Educators and employers alike have questions, and a group of MACPA volunteers is working to provide the answers. Members of the Accounting Education and Career Task Force attended the American Accounting Association’s annual conference in August to present its report, “State Societies and Academia: Working Together to Attract the Best and Brightest.” The report hit home to an audience eager for fresh perspectives.
Read more about the report here, then read the following articles for more about the task force’s important work.