Tag Archives: Education Committee

Education Committee Studies Change

State Board Report January 2015 The impact on accounting education of the many recent technical advances in higher education are being monitored by NASBA’s Education Committee, chaired by Dr. Robert J. Cochran (VA). The 2014-15 Committee has several subcommittees in operation: Accreditation Changes – Nicholas J. Mastracchio, Jr., CPA, Ph.D. (NY), Daniel L. Fulks, CPA,…

Getting to Know: Education Committee

Author: Andy Goldstein, NASBA Electronic Media Specialist and Webmaster
Posted: April 16, 2013

Accounting Education Research Grant Recipients Announced

Nashville, Tenn., May 25, 2011 – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program. Three grants, totaling $20,160, will be awarded to faculty and postdoctoral researchers as they advance research on educational issues impacting Certified Public Accountants (CPA), the public accounting…

Student Panelists Eager to Practice

State Board Report July 2009 The eight students who addressed NASBA’s 2009 Regional Meetings were all looking forward to entering public practice, not afraid of putting in long hours and drawn to firms that said they were concerned about their staff’s work/life balance. Panel moderators Education Committee Chair Melanie Thompson (TX), Education Committee Member Penelope…

NASBA Board Discusses 120/150 Hours Draft

State Board Report February 2009 The NASBA Board’s January 16 meeting included a spirited discussion of the 120/150 hour education draft paper on NASBA’s Web site. While Board members held varying views on whether or not candidates should be permitted to take the Uniform CPA Examination upon completing 120 hours of education, or if 150 hours…

Atkinson to Address Educators

State Board Report December 2008 Should a candidate be able to take the Uniform CPA Examination when he or she has 120 hours of education and then wait until 150 hours are obtained to be licensed? NASBA’s study of that question will be discussed by NASBA Vice Chair Billy Atkinson at the February 8, 2009 meeting…

Education Committee re: 120/150 Hours 11/2008

November 2008 In November 2008, NASBA issued a discussion draft (the Draft) reporting research it conducted to explore and research the implications of allowing CPA candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination with a minimum of 120 credit hours. The stated impetus for the study was the increasing number of states changing their requirements…

Comment Period on Education Rules Ends

As of January 31, 2008 the official comment period on the NASBA Education Committee’s proposed revisions to Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rules 5-1 and 5-2 has ended. Chair Billy M. Atkinson reported approximately 50 comments had been received, and the Education Committee intends to carefully consider each suggestion. This is a sharp contrast to the…

Panel Weighs Education Rules

State Board Report May 2007 Flexibility in accounting curriculum was the main recommendation of the panelists who met with NASBA’s Education Committee to discuss the Uniform Accountancy Act’s model education rules framework on April 30 in Dallas. Some 80 educators, regulators and representatives of other groups interested in accounting education participated in the meeting. The NASBA…

NASBA Gathers Education Panel

State Board Report February 2007 Continuing their drive to gather input from all interested parties as they reconsider the Uniform Accountancy Act’s Model Rules for education, the NASBA Education Committee is sponsoring an open discussion among educators, regulators and CPAs in public practice on April 30, 2007 at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Hyatt. State boards…