Topic_11 Summary - Lauren Hosang Chelsea Overlee Danielle Soenksen THE PATHWAYS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Purpose According to the Pathways

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Lauren Hosang Chelsea Overlee Danielle Soenksen THE PATHWAYS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Purpose According to the Pathways Commission homepage, the commission was created to “identify, explore and establish a national higher education strategy for the accounting profession. Its activities will be guided by the social purpose of accounting to consider the information rights of capital providers, particularly individuals who are the core source of property at risk in the marketplace, as well the economic purpose of accounting, to provide timely information to those who are the decision makers employing and directing the use of such resources.” Bruce Behn, the Ergen Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee and chair of the Pathways Commission, said that all the key players that are involved in accounting education will be represented ; high schools, community colleges, universities, corporations, regulators and CPA firms. This will hopefully ensure that all angles are taken into consideration when examining the future of accounting. Including all levels of education will facilitate an open, transparent discussion to be supported by both technology and public discussions. The commission is looking for input on how to prepare students to become accounting professionals in today’s modern marketplace. In regards to the time frame of how long the commission will be in existence, reports said, “The commission’s efforts are structured to continue into the future.” The Commission was formed in August 2010 in response to a recommendation by the Human Capital Subcommittee of the U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee on the Audit Profession (ACAP) in October of 2008. Forces influencing accounting education include a shortage of
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course ACCY 360 taught by Professor T during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.

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Topic_11 Summary - Lauren Hosang Chelsea Overlee Danielle Soenksen THE PATHWAYS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Purpose According to the Pathways

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