Presentations and Workshops

Presentation materials below are organized in reverse chronological order by topic: Motivation, Research, and Teaching.

Motivation Topics:

Flipping the Classroom:  Motivating Preparation and Participation

2017 Kentucky Accounting Educators Conference, Louisville, KY, May 18, 2017
This presentation 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.
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Live Your Life to the Fullest

Boston College Freshman-Faculty Connection, Boston, MA, November 5, 2015
Faculty Connection is part of a broader program that integrates Boston College’s formational mission into the first year residential life experience through a deliberate approach to community building and student engagement. In this presentation, we share a few principles and our journey towards living our life to the fullest. See the YouTube playlist below for more of our principles and life-stories.
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Live Your Life to the Fullest

YouTube Playlist, published May 3, 2011
Here are the 14 principles we follow to live our lives to the fullest. We've shared these with our students as a last lecture and hope they will stimulate you to develop your own principles.
 

Overcoming the Barriers Between Your Ears

Lake-Sumter Community College Executive Lecture Series, March 26, 2010
The barriers to your success may be square between your ears. Here are principles to help you individually and collectively become more proficient at the higher level thinking skills.
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Research Topics:

Creating Knowledge: Conducting Meaningful Research

American Accounting Association (AAA) 2012 New Faculty Consortium, February 3, 2012
This presentation proposes ten tips to help you shift your emphasis towards developing scholarly interests that will lead to more meaningful, substantive research.

Several Consortium participants indicated they were interested in reviewing some of the content on Navigating Accounting. We suggest you start by following one of the Course Maps with teaching tips. Click here for examples of Course Maps with teaching tips.

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Teaching Topics:

This is Accounting: The Pathways Vision Model

American Accounting Association (AAA) Big Thinker Conference: Exploring the Value of Accreditation, Atlanta, GA, December 11, 2016
This TED-like talk asks: How is accounting different?  It has the Pathways Vision Model: a single, unified conceptual framework for teaching, research, and practice that depicts accounting’s role in creating a more prosperous society through the depth and breadth of enhanced critical thinking skills. See slides and text below.

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Transforming the Student Experience in Accounting

JR Shaw School of Business, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Canada, Aug 22, 2016
This one-day workshop illustrates how we incorporate the Pathways Vision Model in highly interactive classroom sessions to transform students’ perceptions about accounting, how they learn accounting, and peak their enthusiasm. The workshop will include flipping the classroom, peer instruction, using technology to free up time for critical thinking, and incorporating judgment in the curriculum.
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Reflections on Superior Teaching

American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference Panel, New York, NY, August 8, 2016
This panel presents the 2016 Cook Prize recipients remarks on celebrating superior teaching. Pete Wilson shares his thoughts in the slides and text below.

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Flipping the Classroom to Up Our Game

HEC Montrēal, April 29, 2016
This presentation illustrates how we use flipping the classroom to up our game and showcases the most distinctive features of our courses, which center on the intersection of teaching and research. According to Eric Mazur, a flipping the classroom pioneer, “I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material!” Sound familiar?

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Innovations in Accounting Education for the Global Information Age

American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference Panel, Chicago, IL, August 10, 2015
This panel presents innovations in accounting education that responded to the challenges and the opportunities flowing from globalisation and advances in information technology. Panelists:Mary Barth, Professor of Accounting, Stanford University; Brian J. Bushee, Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Michael (Mike) Wells, Director, IFRS Education Initiative, IASB; G. Peter (Pete) Wilson, Professor of Accounting, Boston College. Pete describes the Pathways Vision Model as context for the discussion. (Slides below.)

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Transforming the Student Experience in Accounting

University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, Calgary, Canada, June 19, 2015
This one-day workshop illustrates how we incorporate the Pathways Vision Model in highly interactive classroom sessions to transform students’ perceptions about accounting, how they learn accounting, and peak their enthusiasm. The workshop will include flipping the classroom, peer instruction, using technology to free up time for critical thinking, and incorporating judgment in the curriculum.
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Keynote: Make A Difference, Change Lives

Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) 2015 Conference, Miami, FL, May 15, 2015
Today, we celebrate the differences you make in students’ lives everyday as you share your passion for teaching and encourage your students to seize new opportunities. We’ll also suggest ways the Pathways Vision Model can help us all continue to make a difference in the future in light of the evolving world of accounting education.
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Pathways Vision Model: Applications in Introductory Financial Accounting

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT April 3, 2015
This hands-on workshop will illustrate ways to drill beneath the Pathways Vision Model’s surface in an introductory financial accounting course. The applications are also suitable for more advanced financial courses as the Vision Model can be applied to any accounting course.
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Flipping the Classroom to Up Our Game

Boston College, Boston, MA, March 25, 2015
This workshop is part of the Carroll School of Management’s Wilson Faculty Teaching Seminar series. This presentation illustrates how we use flipping the classroom to up our game and showcases the most distinctive features of our courses, which center on the intersection of teaching and research. See the notes view of the slides for additional thoughts.

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The Pathways Commission: Vision Model for Accounting

American Accounting Association (AAA) 2015 Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, Newport Beach, CA, January 10, 2015
In this presentation, we hope to spark discussions about how the Pathways Vision Model aligns with the innovative competency-based framework created by the IMA/MAS Curriculum Task Force.

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Flipping the Classroom to Up Our Game

2014 Kentucky Accounting Educators Conference, Louisville, KY, May 16, 2014
This presentation discusses the challenges and opportunities of flipping, illustrates some of our flipped classes and how flipping can help all of us ‘up our game’ to avoid being outsourced to MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.
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Is it time to flip the classroom?

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, May 9, 2014
This interactive workshop will facilitate discussions about flipping the classroom, its challenges, and opportunities for North Carolina State University.
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Plenary Keynote: The Pathways Commission: Vision Model for Accounting

American Accounting Association (AAA) Western Region Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT April 25, 2014
Explore the vision model created by the Pathways Commission Vision Committee to transform not just the first course in accounting but all of accounting. The vision is simple, yet deep, and is very inclusive: from users to preparers, to a new vision for the general public.
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Keynote Follow up Session: How to Teach the Elements of the Vision for Accounting

American Accounting Association (AAA) Western Region Meeting, Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), Salt Lake City, UT April 25, 2014
Learn more about how to teach the vision model using a critical thinking process that engages students using entries, financial statement effects, ratio effects, and analysis. This process is applicable at both the undergraduate and MBA levels.
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Framing Accounting Learnings: The Big Accounting Picture

Boston College, Boston, MA, April 15, 2014
This presentation was given to upper-level students to help them connect what they’ve learned, and will continue to learn, about accounting and provide a foundation for the “accounting mindset” needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving knowledge economy. See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Applying the Pathways Vision Model

Boston College, Boston, MA, April 9, 2014
This workshop is part of the Accounting Department’s Seminar series. See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Plenary Keynote: The Pathways Commission: Vision Model for Accounting

American Accounting Association (AAA) Southeast Region Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, April 4, 2014
Explore the vision model created by the Pathways Commission Vision Committee to transform not just the first course in accounting but all of accounting. The vision is simple, yet deep, and is very inclusive: from users to preparers, to a new vision for the general public.
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Keynote Follow up Session: How to Teach the Elements of the Vision for Accounting

American Accounting Association (AAA) Southeast Region Meeting, Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), St. Petersburg, FL, April 4, 2014
Learn more about how to teach the vision model using a critical thinking process that engages students using entries, financial statement effects, ratio effects, and analysis. This process is applicable at both the undergraduate and MBA levels.
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Pathways Commission's Vision Model

American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Webinar, November 15, 2013
On behalf of the Pathways Commission's Visioning Committee, this webinar reviewed the Commission's Vision Model for accounting education and addressed participants' questions and comments about the model.
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The Pathways Vision Model for Accounting Education

American Accounting Association (AAA) Northeast Region Plenary, Hartford, Connecticut October 25, 2013
Commissioned by the Pathways sponsors, AAA and AICPA, the Vision Committee was chartered to create a vision to transform the first course in accounting. The first course may occur in: high school, community college, 4-year college, graduate school, or executive education. The key: first impressions matter – where ever it happens. However, as you will see, the vision is much broader than a vision for the first course. It’s a vision for all of accounting education: to transform the narrow perception of accounting to the broader reality of how accounting contributes to a prosperous society.
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Introducing the Pathways Vision Model

American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference Panel, Anaheim, CA, August 6, 2013
This panel session at the AAA annual meeting unveiled the Pathways Vision Committee’s vision to transform the first course in accounting. Task force members include: Ellen Glazerman, Ernst & Young; Leslie Knowlton, Deloitte; Lisa Koonce, University of Texas; Sam Leno, formerly Boston Scientific; David Moss, Citigroup - Citi Markets; Dan Roam, Digital Roam, Inc.; Julie Smith David, AAA; Tracey Sutherland, AAA; Mike Tiller, Indiana University, Carolyn Wilson, Boston College; and Pete Wilson, Boston College.
 
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Flip or Be Flipped: Is it time to flip the classroom?

American Accounting Association (AAA) Pre-Conference Workshop, Anaheim, CA, August 4, 2013
According to Eric Mazur, a flipping the classroom pioneer, "I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material!" Sound familiar? Workshop participants will experience flipping the classroom and discuss its challenges and opportunities.
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Weathering the MOOC Storm: Moving Up the Flip Continuum

Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference Plenary, Montreal, May 31, 2013
Experts’ predictions of the path of the MOOC storm – Massive Open Online Courses –are all over the map. While we know a big storm is brewing, we don’t know when or where it will hit or how we can best prepare for its onslaught.  This plenary session will help educators begin to think about the mindset and skills we need to acquire to seize the opportunities associated with MOOC’s creative destruction of higher education as we know it today. 
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Is it time to flip?

Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference, Montreal, May 30, 2013
During this full-day interactive workshop, participants will experience flipping the classroom where students and faculty take on new roles and responsibilities for learning.  
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Flip or Be Flipped: Is it time to flip the classroom and create more interactive, engaging classes?

The University of Texas at Austin, May 7, 2013
This interactive workshop facilitated discussions about flipping the classroom and why it’s important in the wake of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) storm. Many of us already flip the classroom to varying degrees, so the question is how can we move up the ‘flip continuum’ to create even more interactive, engaging classes?  
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Big Changes on the Accounting Horizon - with or without IFRS

Massachusetts Business Educators Association Conference (MBEA), April 5, 2013
This session discusses three significant accounting changes and their implications for introductory financial accounting courses: (1) the new statement of comprehensive income; (2) controlling and non-controlling interests reported on income statements, balance sheets and statements of changes in owners’ equity; and (3) the revenue recognition standard expected to be finalized in the first half of 2013, which is a significant departure from current GAAP – framing revenue recognition in terms of asset and liability recognition. These topics are especially relevant for courses that emphasize using real companies’ financial statements.

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Embracing Changes and Teaching Effectiveness

American Accounting Association (AAA) 2013 New Faculty Consortium, February 1, 2013
This presentation starts with the question: Are we ready? “Online education is about to change the entirety of education …,” says Roger Faxon, a board member of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. “The question is really: is the faculty ready because the students are ready?” [“Education: From blackboard to keyboard." The Financial Times18 Jan 2013.] See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Flipped Teaching

Seventh Knowledge Globalization Conference, Boston, MA, November 10, 2012
In this presentation, we encourage global educators to: drive change in their education systems to implement effective higher-level thinking performance metrics; create and promote content to help global learners move up the thinking hierarchy; and support educators that strive to move up the “flip continuum.” See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Motivating Preparation and Participation

Boston College, Boston, MA, September 26, 2012
This workshop was part of the Carroll School of Management’s Teaching Excellence series. See the “getting started” tips for new faculty and adjunct instructors.
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Is it Time to Flip the Classroom?

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, August 10, 2012
This workshop facilitated discussions about moving up the "flipping continuum". See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Flip or be Flipped

American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section Breakfast and Business Meeting, August 6, 2012
This presentation suggests why we all need to move up the "flipping continuum" now and calls us to collective action to better prepare students to compete globally. See the notes view for additional thoughts.
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Using Technology to Free up Time for Critical Thinking

Chartered Accountants Education Foundation (CAEF) Speaker Series, hosted by University of British Columbia, Okanagan, June 6, 2012
Perhaps our biggest teaching challenge is trying to increasingly cover more topics, concepts, procedures, perspectives and real-world applications, while ensuring that our students become ever more proficient at critical thinking and group work (among other things). In this one-day workshop, we demonstrate how we use technology, together with a robust conceptual framework and student incentives, to free up class time for critical thinking without sacrificing proficiency in basic concepts and procedures. We also demonstrate on-line videos we use to “flip the classroom” and ensure students are prepared for deeper in-class discussions.
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IFRS and Emerging Issues in Accounting

Massachusetts Association of Accounting Professors (MAAP) Conference, October 28, 2011
This presentation frames big changes on the horizon in U.S. GAAP with or without
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adoption.
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Incorporating Judgment into Your Courses

American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Midyear Meeting, February 4, 2011
This presentation frames how teaching judgment could fit into your curriculum for introductory or advanced accounting courses. It also has links to find exercises and video teaching notes.
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AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Governing Council meeting (AICPA), San Diego, CA, May 23, 2010
This speech discusses the state of accounting education.
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