The Deloitte Foundation and American Accounting Association Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Trueblood Seminars for Professors

31 March 2015 - Stamford, Connecticut

Accounting thought leaders and educators met at Deloitte University to discuss complex accounting issues.

Approximately 60 accounting and auditing professionals and educators convened at the 50(th) annual Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors, held Feb. 18-21 and March 11-14 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. Hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and the American Accounting Association (AAA), the seminars provided a great opportunity for select faculty and Deloitte professionals to discuss complex accounting and auditing issues and case materials that can enhance the in-classroom experience for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting.

The program offers more than a dozen case discussions that explore various technical accounting and auditing issues facing the accounting profession today. It also features a presentation from a senior Deloitte leader and an update on current standard setting issues from the FASB.

"We are so proud to be celebrating 50 years of the Trueblood Seminars," said Carol Lindstrom, president of the Deloitte Foundation. "These seminars enable accounting practitioners and educators to have a meaningful conversation about the state of the profession and current business environment. The Trueblood cases play a key role in helping to enrich the academic experience for thousands of accounting students across the U.S. by bringing real-world scenarios to the classroom."

Faculty representatives of the Trueblood Seminars Planning Committee, including Co-Chairs Yonca Ertimur of the University of Colorado-Boulder and Erin Nickell of the University of Denver, developed this year's agenda. Other committee members included: Denise Hanes Downey (Villanova University), Sarah Stein (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Dan Wangerin (Michigan State University), Donnie Young (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Kathy Shoztic (Deloitte Foundation).

Following the seminars, faculty participants are able to share these cases with students, engaging them in discussions and further developing their critical thinking skills. The Deloitte Foundation's Trueblood Case Study Series includes approximately 50 accounting and auditing cases and is available online for faculty use. 

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