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September 2015

NASBA leaders and staff members participated in the American Accounting Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, August 8-12. Beginning the AAA’s centennial year, the meeting’s theme was "Building Bridges to our Future." During the meeting, NASBA presented "Preparing Your Students for Ethical Dilemmas – Using the Ethical Certification Program in Your Classes" and "Evaluating Your School’s Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination." Attending the meeting were NASBA Chair Walter Davenport, Past Chair Carlos Johnson, President Ken Bishop and International Evaluation Services Director James Suh, as well as other staff members. The Annual Meeting included hundreds of scholarly presentations and the AAA estimated about 3,500 academics and professionals in attendance.

Mr. Suh spoke to CPA Examination review course providers about trends revealed in the NASBA studies of CPA candidate statistics.

AAA President Bruce Behn will be one of the participants in the NASBA Annual Meeting panel on changes in accounting education, to be held on October 27 and moderated by Mr. Suh. The program will cover how courses are planned, presented, evaluated and accredited. AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer Robert Reid and Western Governors University National Director for Business Eric Goodman will also be participating in that panel.

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