Cheating During the Pandemic: An Ethical Dilemma in Academia

Do the Ends Justify the Means? It’s no surprise to me that many college students are finding ways to cheat during online testing in our COVID-19 environment. According to a survey by Wiley, 93 percent of instructors think students are more likely to cheat online than in person. One-third said... Read more →

What Students Need to Know About ESG

Challenges and Opportunities for Disclosure I have already blogged about the importance of gathering and disclosing ESG data (environment, social and governance) and how it affects operational and investment decisions. In this blog, I repeat some of the most salient facts and suggest that ESG should be taught to students.... Read more →

Has the 150-Hour Requirement to be a Licensed CPA Outlived its Usefulness?

Barriers to Entry as a CPA The time is right for the accounting profession to rethink the pathways to licensure as a CPA. A growing number of critics have argued that the 150-credit hour education requirement can no longer be sustained because of pipeline problems that have led to a... Read more →

Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award 2024

Awarded by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association The intent of the Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award is to recognize new pedagogy for teaching ethics to accounting students. A monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented at the annual Ethics Symposium to an... Read more →

Paying College Athletes Raises Questions of Equity and Responsibility

NCAA Proposal Addresses “the Elephant in the Room” Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was recently quoted as saying: “What I don’t understand…is how the NCAA, television networks, conferences, universities and coaches can continue to pull in millions—and in some cases billions—of dollars of revenue off the efforts of college student-athletes... Read more →