Educator E-News: December 2019/January 2020

by MICPA | Jan 13, 2020   ()

This Could Be How Future CPAs Get Their Licenses 
After reviewing input from thousands of the professions’ stakeholders, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the AICPA are proposing a new approach for CPA licensure. The proposed licensure model requires all candidates to complete a strong core in accounting, auditing, tax and technology. Then, each candidate would choose a specific discipline for developing and demonstrating deeper skills and knowledge. 
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Michigan Accountancy Foundation Scholarship Application Window Closes Soon
Full-time accounting students who intend to become a Michigan CPA and will have earned 120 credit hours by August 2020 are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Michigan Accountancy Foundation. All applications and supporting documents must be received by January 31, 2020. Surgent CPA Review will provide two months of complimentary access to the Surgent Essentials Pass CPA Review program online for all applicants. Additionally, MAF Scholarship recipients will receive unlimited access to the Surgent Essential Pass with no time restrictions.
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AICPA Scholarships Offer More Than $650,000
If you have students who are committed to obtaining their CPA after graduation, the AICPA offers more than $650,000 in scholarships through the AICPA Legacy Scholarship program. Applications for the 2020-21 school year are open now.
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2020 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop Application
2020 marks the 26th year of the AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop. Sponsored by the AICPA Foundation, ASLW is an all-expenses-paid program for minority accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA designation. This year's event will take place in New Orleans. The application is now open, so spread the word to students!
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Call for Presenters: 2020 Accounting Profession Diversity Symposium
We welcome creative proposals that reflect best practices in creating a diverse and inclusive accounting profession for students, universities, firms and organizations. Topics related to diversity, inclusion and belonging may involve but are not limited to: race, class, gender, sexuality or orientation, religion, age, (dis)ability, or intersectionality. Apply by Feb. 8, 2020.

Help Nontraditional Accounting Students Thrive
Students’ varied backgrounds and life experiences can add diversity of thought and opinion to the classroom, something most faculty consider a plus. But their needs vary from those of an 18-year-old living in the nearby dorm. Consider these approaches from the Journal of Accountancy to make all students more welcome in your classroom.
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Secrets of Master Accounting Teachers
At the 2019 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, winners of the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize shared their teaching philosophies and best practices in an inspirational session. Recipients offered a few words of wisdom with the Journal of Accountancy
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Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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