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Campbell, Annhenrie; Filling, Steven; Firch, Tim; Lindsay, David H. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
In 2011, Arum and Roksa challenged the higher education community to examine its practices and improve its performance in Academically Adrift. While recognizing the near universal accessibility achieved by American colleges and universities, the study suggested that students are not learning as well as they should. They measured academic rigor by…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Accounting, Business Administration Education, Majors (Students)
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Lindsay, David H.; Campbell, Annhenrie; Tan, Kim B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Basing the compensation of accounting professors on merit pay in order to encourage better teaching, research and service is controversial. This study uses data from a survey of the 852 accounting programs in the United States to empirically examine the influence of merit-based salary plans. Findings indicate a strong positive association between…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Accounting, Compensation (Remuneration), College Faculty
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Firch, Tim; Campbell, Annhenrie; Filling, Steven; Lindsay, David H. – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
Although there has been much discussion about improving college student writing with college-level courses, little is known about how accounting programs, in particular, are addressing the writing proficiency challenge. This study surveys the 852 accounting programs in the United States to identify the frequency and types of accounting writing…
Descriptors: Accounting, Writing Ability, College Students, Writing Instruction
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Lindsay, David H.; Campbell, Annhenrie; Tan, Kim B.; Wagner, Andrew – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
Basing the compensation of accounting professors on merit pay in order to encourage better teaching, research and service is controversial. Before the effectiveness of merit-based salary plans can be examined empirically, it must be determined which accounting programs use such a system. In this study, the 852 accounting programs in the United…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, College Faculty, Merit Pay
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Firch, Tim; Campbell, Annhenrie; Lindsay, David H.; Garner, Don E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The CSU, Stanislaus, accounting program is providing a new course that meets the university-wide upper-division writing requirement and offers accounting students additional professional study. While a writing skills course is not unusual in a business program, few offer an alternative centered on the accounting body of knowledge. Undergraduate…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Accounting
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Lindsay, D. H.; Tan, K. B.; Campbell, Annhenrie – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
This paper examines how differences in curricular design of undergraduate accounting programs influence pass rates on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam. The association of the pass rate of a school's accounting graduates to the design of the schools accounting program and to other school characteristics was examined…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Curriculum Design