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    Guidelines for Achieving the AICPA Core Competencies Through Experiential Learning Programs

    These Guidelines were created to assist colleges and universities in designing, implementing, and administering meaningful internship programs and other forms of experiential learning. Other programs covered in the Guidelines include class projects, consulting projects, job shadowing/externships, and service learning. The Guidelines are intended to be appropriate for institutions of varying sizes, programs, and geographical locations and to provide tangible benefits to institutions, students, and employers.

    From the institutional perspective, these Guidelines are a resource tool, providing information on how to best deliver productive experiences for students. Using real-life program examples from a number of colleges and universities, the Guidelines also provide students and employers with an introduction to the experiential learning process, present advice on the transition from academia to the workplace, and offer insight into what is expected on the job. Learn More>>



    Key Features of Experiential Learning Programs


    The objectives of experiential learning programs are to help students: (1) make informed career choices; (2) apply knowledge and skills that they have been exposed to in class; (3) develop knowledge and skills that are difficult to introduce in a class setting; and (4) possibly secure permanent employment. These objectives relate specifically to the
    AICPA Core Competency Framework for entry into the profession. Learn More>>

     

    Internships and Cooperative Programs

    Internships and cooperative education programs enable you to better integrate academic knowledge with its practical applications. Student internships can enhance your educational experience by making subsequent study more meaningful. In addition, exposure to accounting practice and the business environment can help you develop professionally before entering the workforce. Learn More>>

     

     

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    AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

    Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award is presented annually at the AICPA Spring Council Meeting to a college-level accounting educator.  This annual award recognizes outstanding college accounting educators.
    Published on April 07, 2014

    Educator Awards

    Article A listing of AICPA's educator awards.
    Published on March 21, 2014

    Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award

    Article The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes and disseminates successful teaching practices in the first sequence of accounting. Award recipients present at the annual AAA Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).
    Published on February 20, 2014

    Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award

    Article The Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award is designed to recognize exceptional graduate accounting course practices. Award recipients are selected from accepted submissions to the AAA's Effective Learning Strategies Forum.
    Published on February 20, 2014

    George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior-Level Teaching Award

    Article The intent of this award is to both recognize and disseminate successful innovative practices in the teaching of junior- and senior-level accounting courses (e.g., undergraduate intermediate and advance financial, cost/managerial, auditing
    Published on February 20, 2014

    AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

    Award The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program is open to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders who are entering a graduate accounting program. April 1 application deadline.
    Published on January 23, 2014

    AICPA Scholarships

    Award A listing of AICPA student scholarships.
    Published on January 02, 2014

    Accounting Professors Curriculum Resource

    Toolkit The curriculum resource offers award-winning accounting curricula designed to encourage faculty and expand the knowledge of accounting students.
    Published on December 30, 2013

    2013-14 John L. Carey Scholarship Recipients

    Article This is the roster of the 2013-14 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship recipients.
    Published on October 21, 2013

    AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship Recipients 2013-14

    Article AICPA and Accountemps offer the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.
    Published on October 21, 2013

    Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards

    Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards recognizes full-time college accounting professors who excel as educators and who have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession.
    Published on September 18, 2013

    Core Competency Framework & Educational Competency Assessment

    Assessment The AICPA Core Competency Framework, developed by educators for educators, defines a set of skills-based competencies needed by all students entering the accounting profession, regardless of the career path they choose (public/industry/government/non-profit) or the specific accounting services they will perform.
    Published on August 01, 2013

    Resources

    Classroom Resources Directory of AICPA resources for use by accounting educators including career awareness materials, curriculum development tools, scholarship and award program applications and student competency assessment framework.
    Published on June 19, 2013

    Beyond Debits and Credits - Presentation

    Classroom Resources Beyond Debits and Credits is a project to help develop educational seminars for non-profit organizations on financial topics and to develop teamwork, communication, and leadership among accounting students.
    Published on April 25, 2013

    Bea Sanders AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award Overview

    Overview The Bea Sanders award recognizes and disseminates successful practices in the first course sequence in accounting.
    Published on April 03, 2013

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