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Accounting Professors Receive Award

Associate professors of accounting Dr. Lee Warren and Dr. Marilyn Young have earned honorable mention status for the AICPA Bea Sanders Innovation in Teaching Award by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Professors Warren and Young were selected for the honor based on their submission, “Testing Critical Thinking Skills in Accounting Principles”—a case that outlines the Belmont College of Business Administration’s innovative Integrated Accounting Principles course. Both professors were heavily engaged in developing the new course that is now beginning to receive national attention for its novel pedagogical approaches. The course was first piloted during 2006-07, with the majority of class sections within COBA now offered within the revised format. Feedback from students has been very positive. The Bea Sanders recognition comes with an invitation for both professors to present at the national “Best Practices Session of the Colloquium on Change in Accounting Education,” held Oct. 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona.