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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Dena Hillison September 10, 2019

This summer several faculty members from the Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) department at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics attended industry leading professional development programs including:

  • The 2019 Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center (EYARC) Colloquium: Associate Professor Asli Basoglu and Whitney Family Professor of Accounting and Cohen Family Director of Diversity Jennifer Joe
  • The EY Tax Educators Symposium: Associate Professor of Accounting Brian Greenstein and Instructor of Accounting Scott Somerville
  • The EY Colloquium on Emerging Information Technology in Accounting: Professor of MIS Clinton E. (Skip) White, Jr.
  • The KPMG Faculty Symposium: Professor of Accounting and Chair of Accounting and MIS Carolyn Levine and Whitney Family Professor of Accounting and Cohen Family Director of Diversity Joe
  • The PCAOB Meeting on Audit Trends: Assistant Professor of Accounting Amanda Convery 
  • Grant Thornton Technical Business Update and Non-For-Profit Seminar: Instructor of Accounting Diane Wright 

These professional development opportunities allow faculty members to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and industry standards to bring into their classrooms at UD.

I’m adding robotic process automation to my graduate and undergraduate courses,” Basoglu said. “I will be able to teach our students more about embedding IT audit control. A couple of different topics that were introduced [at the 2019 EYARC Colloquium] are finding their way into our curriculum.”

According to Joe, “I found cases that I will use in class. I was introduced to software that I wasn’t using before. We don’t have to teach students each specific software tool because our students general technology skills paired with an understanding of the concepts, will allow them to be flexible to any new developments.”