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For the Week of September 21, 2008...

Call for Nominations AAA Officers
The 2008-2009 Committee on Nominations is seeking candidates for the following offices to serve during 2009-2010. Members of the Association who would like to suggest names for consideration as nominees should submit their nominations before December 1, 2008:

  • President–Elect
  • Vice President–Undesignated
  • Vice President–Professional Relations
  • Vice President–International
  • Vice President–Elect Finance
  • Council Member-at-Large (2)
  • International Council Member-at-Large

Call for Submissions 2009 Midyear IAS Conference
The International Accounting Section (IAS) of the AAA invites papers, cases, or panel discussions on any area of international accounting for the 15th Annual Mid-Year Conference and 5th Annual Doctoral/New Faculty Consortium on February 12-14, 2009 in St Petersburg Beach, FL. The submissions deadline is October 1, 2008.

APLG Newsletter APLG Newsletter
The most recent edition of the APLG newsletter is now available online. This edition features the President's letter on the topic of "Creating Synergies," the minutes of the Board of Governors' meeting, photos from the 2008 APLG Annual Seminar, and a number of timely announcements.

Awards Update Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
Nominations for the 2009 AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award(s) are being accepted to recognize contributions to accounting education. Nominations are especially encouraged that propose educators whose career contributions have been at universities other than large doctoral-granting institutions. The nominations deadline has been extended to October 1, 2008.

Order Now Teaching and Assessment Toolkits
Buy one, get one free! The Effective Teaching and Assessment Toolkits are going on sale, and when you order one toolkit for $50, you may order a second toolkit of your choice for free. Or you can order all four toolkits for $100. Each toolkits is specially designed for instructional support with a unique academic focus. Act now while supplies last!

Doctoral Scholars Program in Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program
in Accounting

In response to the growing shortage of academically qualified university accounting faculty members, especially those with recent experience in the practice of auditing and tax, concerned practitioners, leaders from the 80 largest CPA firms and other organizations initiated the Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) program. The program is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation under the oversight of an Advisory Council. The initiating sponsors have pledged financial support of $15 million for the program.

COSO COSO Releases Exposure Draft
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released an exposure draft document titled, Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems, designed to help organizations monitor the quality of their internal control systems. Interested parties are asked to provide comments via a feedback portal on COSO’s Web site ( The comment period will end August 15, 2008. Continued…

Studies in Accounting Research Studies in Accounting Research
At the 2007 Annual Meeting the Executive Committee approved the reinstatement of the monograph series Studies in Accounting Research (SAR). The AAA issued 33 SARs from 1969 through 2000. SAR is a prestigious series that provides an outlet for seminal and innovative research not bounded by the usual space and topic constraints present in our journals. SAR is of significant benefit to authors in exploring a topic in great depth and as a resource for other researchers.

PhD Shortage Future Accounting Faculty and Programs
The AAA is developing new resources for the community participating in and supporting accounting programs, students, faculty, and by that connection practitioners of accounting. This ongoing effort will support the broad community committed to a vital future for accounting education.

Global Accounting Digital Archive Network
GADAN The Global Accounting Digital Archive Network combines many sources of freely available digital information and archives related to accounting in various parts of the world. Initiated as a joint project of the American Accounting Association and the European Accounting Association, in collaboration with organizations and academics from many parts of the world, this on-going effort aims to assemble links to useful accounting archives.

FIA Section Forensic and Investigative Accounting
Sponsors of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting (FIA) Section are soliciting members for a proposed new section of the American Accounting Association.

AAA Resource Page
In 2005, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) issued an exposure draft of proposed changes to the Uniform Accountancy Act, Rules 5-1 and 5-2. In response to this exposure draft the AAA convened a task force to examine the proposed changes and to prepare a response. Please review the Resource Page for documents prepared by the Task Force and links to useful resources.
On January 16, 2006 NASBA issued a Framework for Revision

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