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2018 Ohio Region Meeting

2018 Ohio Regional Meeting & Doctoral / New Faculty Consortium


Call for Submissions


The 59th Annual Meeting and 4th Doctoral Consortium of the Ohio Region of the American Accounting Association will be held April 26 – 28, 2018 in Cleveland (Warrensville Heights), OH. Accounting educators, doctoral students, and professionals are invited to submit completed manuscripts for presentation at the paper sessions.


The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm EST on January 17, 2018. The deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm EST on January 23, 2018.


Paper Sessions


Paper sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss completed papers or cases. Papers may be on any topical area of accounting using analytical, experimental, archival, behavioral, or any other approach. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus. All submitted papers will receive double-blind review. Sessions will include three or four research papers with discussant(s). Each presenter/discussant will have approximately 20-25 minutes. Papers accepted to papers sessions will be considered for the following awards:

  • Ohio AAA/Andrews Best Paper Award, sponsored by Youngstown State University
  • Best Doctoral Student Manuscript Award (only authored by doctoral students), sponsored by Ohio University
  • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)


Dialogue Sessions


Dialogue sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present papers and cases that are in a developmental stage. Authors should indicate their interest in presenting in a Dialogue Session if they have specific issues or areas for further development they would like to discuss with fellow presenters and an audience. Researchers should submit their working papers along with a cover page that includes two or three carefully crafted questions that address specific issues of concern to the researcher. (Do NOT include author identifying information on the cover page.) For example, is there another statistical technique that could improve the data analysis? Are there additional variables that might influence the statistical outcomes? Dialogue sessions will allow presentation and dialogue for five papers with each presenter having 20 minutes for presentation and dialogue. The discussion will be facilitated by the Dialogue Facilitator and each presenter in the session will have access to a copy of each other presenter's submitted paper for dialogue contribution. Presenters and audience members will be asked for suggestions to improve the working papers in the session. Papers may be on any topical area of accounting using analytical, experimental, archival, behavioral, or any other approach. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus. All submitted papers will receive double-blind review.


Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster Session


The ELS Poster Session showcases ideas, teaching strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. It offers an interactive format for presenters to engage colleagues and exchange ideas and resources. Poster display sizes and display space will be determined at a later date and presenters will be notified directly of those specifications.


Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Sessions


This track of sessions is designed to offer new ideas and best practices in teaching FOR region members, BY region members! Submit your proposal for a mini-workshop presentation, or for a teacher panel, and share your knowledge and experience with your peers. The deadline for submitting Teaching Session proposals is January 23, 2018. Submissions should be sent to Aaron Wilson; and should include:


  • 150-200-word description of the session, and what attendees will learn from attending it
  • Identification of session format (panel, workshop), and who the presenters/panelists will be (NOTE: you will be responsible for leading the session at the meeting)
  • Time requested for session: 50, 75, or 100 minutes (indicate which time lengths are possible, and which are optimal)


Space on the program is limited, so please also indicate whether or not you could convert this proposal into an Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster to present at the meeting.


Panel Sessions

Proposals for Panel Discussions may be in any accounting area dealing with accounting regulation, research methods, curriculum, teaching-related issues, or on any other topic which is likely to be of interest to both accounting academics and/or professionals. Please send your proposals for Panel proposals directly to Li Wang; by January 23, 2018.


Sharing Best Teaching Practices 

The deadline for submitting Teaching Tip proposals is January 23, 2018
. Submit your great idea to Jean Thompson, AAA Manager Meetings and Education at 


Do you have a teaching idea that you use in your classes? Would you like to present it at the meeting and be featured as a presenter on the program? Then you are invited to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation during the Sharing Best Teaching Practices session.  The session moderator will work with accepted presenters to fine tune their ideas into 10-minute attention-grabbing presentations.  We welcome ALL educators to submit proposals. This is your chance to share with the accounting teaching community that great idea for how to teach a difficult concept, how to design and lead an effective group project, how to establish a nurturing and inspiring culture in the classroom, or how to incorporate critical thinking and professional judgement into accounting courses.  We are especially looking for ideas that integrate the Pathway's "Vision Model" or embed big data and analytics experiences into courses and curriculum. 

This session is sponsored by the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA). 


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