School of Accountancy recognized for excellence in education

Published: April 23, 2021

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Following a competitive selection process, the School of Accountancy in the Harbert College of Business has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Departmental Award for Excellence in Education awarded by the University Senate’s Teaching Effectiveness Committee.

Created in 2013, the award recognizes a departmental campus culture that meaningfully values and advances teaching and learning excellence.

“This is an outstanding recognition of our programs and talented faculty’s commitment to student success. We are honored to be recognized in this way and appreciative of the support to further our mission,” said Duane Brandon, director of the School of Accountancy.

The school will receive $30,000 to support its three-year plan to elevate the Auburn experience of accounting students, faculty, and stakeholders with three target initiatives:

1. The school will broaden the success of its globally focused graduate programs by using grant funds to support two new global accounting programs for undergraduates beginning in 2022

2. The faculty will continue to advance pedagogical innovations by broadening existing education case research designed to promote an active learning environment

3. The School of Accountancy will host an Accounting and Auditing Summit during fall 2021 to bring students and alumni professionals together to create essential networking opportunities for stakeholders

“The Teaching Effectiveness Committee is excited to fund the project put forth by the School of Accountancy,” said David Martin, chair of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee. “We are incredibly excited about the positive impact this project will have on students and faculty and how these experiences will enhance the learning and development of all stakeholders within the school.”

The School of Accountancy will be formally recognized during the university’s annual Faculty Awards ceremony to be held this fall.

Submitted by: Marisa Singh