Educator E-News: March 2019

by MICPA | Apr 04, 2019   ()

May 31 – Mark Your Calendar for Accounting Educators Conference
While it may feel like Spring will never arrive, the Spring Accounting Educators Conference is just around the corner. With sessions targeting important data and technology challenges to help you prepare your students for success, this year’s event will offer 4 CPE credits, including the Michigan Specific Ethics requirement. Save the date for May 31 in Detroit.

Great Opportunity for Your Students: Headshots & Handshakes
Accounting students are invited to attend an exciting free event created just for them! Headshots & Handshakes on March 29 at the Federal Reserve in Detroit will include resume, interviewing and social media workshops. And, students will leave with a professional headshot.

How to Identify and Prevent Contract Cheating
Contract cheating is carried out in many ways. Students may use an essay mill to write a paper, pay a classmate to complete part of an assignment, or hire someone to take a test. This Journal of Accountancy article offers tips and tools to help you identify and combat the problem.
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Tradition-Bound Accounting Degrees Expand to Include AI, Forensics
Employer demand for accountants remains high even as major changes occur in the field. What was once a traditional career path is being reshaped and redesigned by a reduction in traditional bookkeeping skills and a growing reliance on artificial intelligence (AI). The Charlotte Business Journal examines the skills that most firms are looking for when hiring accounting majors.
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How Faculty Can Learn Emerging Technologies
Technology is permeating nearly every aspect of the accounting profession. To effectively prepare students for a fast-moving business landscape, faculty are having to grapple with learning new information and tools and integrating those materials into their courses. The Journal of Accountancy offers advice for learning about new technologies while under time and budget constraints.
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Scholarship Opportunities
New scholarships that may be of interest to your students include the following:

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