FLORENCE – The South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators (SCAAE) held their annual meeting at Francis Marion University Feb. 18 and 19.
Approximately 45 members of the association, which is comprised of all accounting faculty members at the colleges and universities in the state, met in Leatherman Science Facility to share experiences and information and to be made aware of recent events affecting the teaching of accounting at the collegiate level.
The program included continuing education sessions devoted to recent regulatory changes in accounting, innovative approaches to accounting pedagogy, skills and attributes that employers desire in accounting graduates, and recent changes in governmental accounting.
The leaders of the sessions were Kathy Anderson, executive director, and Caroll Webster, past president, of the South Carolina Association of CPAs; Robin Wilkes, executive director of the State Board of Accountancy; Kinsey Jenkins, regional executive of the Institute of Management Accountants; Clarence Coleman and Betty David of Francis Marion University; Craig Shoulders of Virginia Tech; and Richard Kershner of Sonoco Products Co.
Several publishing houses had representatives on hand to display current teaching materials.
Attendees were treated to a reception and dinner in the Ervin Dining Hall. During dinner the FMU choral group, Cut Time, performed a selection of songs.
The annual meeting of SCAAE is hosted by the president of the organization at or near his or her school. This year's president is Arthur Boyett, professor of accounting at FMU, who served as host and presided over the meeting. Ralph Welton, professor of accounting at Clemson University, was elected as president for the next academic year. He will host the next annual meeting at Clemson.