Wednesday Webinars

Re-Thinking Student Engagement Across the Accounting Curriculum, facilitated by Wiley

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Presented by Paul D. Kimmel, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Jill Mitchell, George Mason University

Over the past year, accounting educators have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work — whether you quickly moved online, remained teaching face-to-face, or sat somewhere in between. No matter what course model you teach, it can be an up-hill battle to get students engaged and to truly understand and connect their learning. Join Paul Kimmel and Jill Mitchell during this session to re-think how to engage your students in any course by:

  • Learning about the value of structured and meaningful UX design.
  • Discovering new ways to think through course design and engagement activities.
  • Exploring what’s new with WileyPLUS to help students stop memorizing and develop the critical skills they need for job readiness

Paul D. Kimmel's bio

Paul D. Kimmel, Ph.D., CPA, is a Lecturer of Accounting at University of Wisconsin–Madison and has public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche (Minneapolis). His research interests include accounting for financial instruments and innovation in accounting education. He has published papers and given numerous talks on incorporating critical thinking into accounting education and helped prepare a catalog of critical thinking resources for the Federated Schools of Accountancy.

Jill Mitchell's bio

Jill Mitchell is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where she earned an M.Ed. in instructional design and technology. She is a Wiley Accounting author on a variety of the Kimmel and Weygandt textbooks. She is a past-president of the DC Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance, and she served on the Virginia Society of CPAs Board of Directors. Jill is a certified internal auditor and worked for Ernst & Young's Business Risk Services practice. She earned her BBA in management information systems from the University of Georgia and her MS in accountancy from the University of Virginia.

Teaching Data Analytics in Introductory Accounting Using an Interactive Excel Dashboard Project, facilitated by Pearson

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Presented by Wendy Tietz, Kent State University

Introducing Data Analytics into an Introductory Accounting course can seem like an overwhelming ask.  Questions come to mind like "How do I incorporate this into my course?" "What tools do I use?" "Where do I find and how do I use a dataset?" If you and your colleagues have asked these questions, then please join Wendy Tietz, Professor of Accounting at Kent State University, as she discusses how to teach Data Analytics in introductory accounting using an interactive Excel dashboard project. Excel is a great starter tool for introducing data analytics to students because most students have some basic familiarity with Excel and usually have access to Excel. In this webinar, the basics of interactive Excel dashboards will be introduced. A dashboard project that can be assigned to students will be discussed including the available teaching resources for the project. Those resources include step-by-step tutorial videos for each part of the interactive dashboard project, discussion questions, and more. This project is ready to be used in your introductory financial accounting class – and is also available in Pearson's MyLab.

Wendy Tietz's bio

Wendy M. Tietz, PhD, CMA, CSCA, CPA, is a professor in the Department of Accounting in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, where she teaches introductory financial accounting, introductory managerial accounting, and advanced management accounting. Dr. Tietz teaches in a variety of formats. She is an active member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has published articles in such journals as Strategic Finance, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, IMA Educational Case Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Accounting Education: An International Journal, and Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, and is the co-author of two accounting textbooks, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting, published by Pearson Education. Wendy has received several teaching and professional awards including the AAA J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook Prize.

Wiley Focus Group and Feedback Session: Getting Down with Data Analytics

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presented by the Wiley Accounting Team

We want to learn more about how you incorporate (or would like to incorporate) data analytics into your accounting course!

Join this feedback session to:

  • Learn about how you can take an integrated approach to data analytics skill development.
  • See what new resources are available in WileyPLUS for Fall 2021.
  • Get a sneak peek into new data analytics resources in development.
  • Share your feedback and hear how your peers are incorporating data analytics into their courses.

For your time, you will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card as well as a Wiley Accounting T-shirt (and yes, the T-shirts are awesome). We hope you can join us!


Engaging Financial Accounting in and Online Environment, facilitated by McGraw-Hill

1 pm – 2 pm

Presented by Brandy Mackintosh, University of Saskatchewan 

Join University of Saskatchewan’s Brandy Mackintosh who will share how the design and delivery of her online Financial Accounting course has shifted in the age of Covid-19 with some learnings and best practices to share from her own experiences as well as from her Online Learning Consortium certification on online course delivery.

Brandy Mackintosh's bio

Brandy Mackintosh is an Assistant Professor at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, where she teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced Financial Accounting. Brandy has received numerous teaching awards, most recently the Edwards School of Business Most Effective Professor in 2020. She has also been the recipient of multiple university Teaching Excellence Awards, School of Business Most Approachable Professor Awards and is the 2016 winner of the CAAA Case Writing competition. Prior to join the University of Saskatchewan, she was an audit manager at Deloitte.

Sticky Teaching and Sanitized Testing - How I Use Cengage to Teach Accounting, facilitated by Cengage

2 pm – 3 pm

Presented by John Siambanopoulos, King's University College

There are two general themes that reflect the biggest challenges for teachers of accounting. The first is ensuring student truly learn the material, the “teaching” part. Since accounting is a skill that needs to be applied based on theory that is learned instructors are concerned if students are “doing the work” and then if “they truly understand”. Secondly, testing (and in a related point, reducing cheating) is the other major concern especially in an online class environment. How do instructors test fairly and ensure it reflects their student’s abilities while also ensuring students aren’t cheating? In Professor Siambanopoulos’ presentation, he will discuss how he uses the Cengage platform to address the teaching and testing concerns with various best practices, methods and strategies. 

John Siambanopoulos's bio

John Siambanopoulos received his Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. John has been a full-time faculty member of the School of Management, Economics and Mathematics at King's University College since 2000 and has been teaching at the university level since 1994 when he started at the Western Business School (now Ivey). His previous work experience includes working as a staff accountant for Collins Barrow, Chartered Accountants providing accounting, tax and consulting services to a wide variety of clients and local business in Kitchener-Waterloo.

From CPA to Z: Fulfilling Accounting Course Requirements and Keeping Students Engaged, Regardless of Delivery Method, facilitated by Lyryx Learning

3 pm – 4 pm 

Presented by Tilly Jensen, Athabasca University

From CPA transfer credits, to course objectives, to access and inclusion; accounting instructors are under perpetual pressure to fulfill requirements while simultaneously managing student engagement and facilitating academic success. Published author, Dr. Tilly Jensen, will share her diverse experiences teaching in F2F, online, and blended learning environments across the globe and how they have impacted her teaching style today, including her prolific use of educational software and open educational resources (OER).

Tilly Jensen's bio

A business graduate and CMA, Tilly Jensen worked in private industry before obtaining her M.Ed. Her doctoral studies focused on how educational technologies can enhance critical thinking in online learning. After starting her teaching career, Tilly spent four years teaching abroad where she achieved success with ESL accounting students by introducing web-based assessments, namely Lyryx. Currently, Tilly is at Athabasca University (AU). She works with Lyryx in the development of web-based pedagogical interventions aimed at enhancing teaching/ learning online. Along with Lyryx and Albertan professional accounting bodies, Tilly managed the development of OERs for accounting courses at AU with more than 15,000 students.


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