Susan Curtis

Susan Curtis

Lecturer of Accountancy

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Contact

208 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-4529

smcurtis@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • B.A., Anthropology, Grinnell College, 1986

Positions Held

  • Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2001
  • Instructor, Wichita State University, 1992
  • Internal Auditor, Wichita State University, 1990-1991

Recent Publications

  • Curtis, S. (2017). Pathway to Reform: Building Action Research Capacity in Accounting Education. Issues in Accounting Education, 32 (3), 51-79.

Other Publications

Article

  • Curtis, S. (2011). Formative Assessment in Accounting Education and Some Initial Evidence on its Use for Instructional Sequencing. Journal of Accounting Education, 29 (4), 191-211.
  • Curtis, S. (2009). Teaching Conceptual Knowledge and Thinking Skills Using Multiple Choice Questions. Accounting Education News, 37.

Presentation

  • Curtis, S. (2014). Action Research: Turning Your Teaching Efforts into Research Publications. American Accounting Association Ohio Region Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2014). Evaluating Effectiveness of a Learning Experience in Introductory Accounting. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2014). Kick Start Innovations and Improvements in Your Courses with Action Research. Conference on Teaching and Learning, American Accounting Association.
  • Curtis, S. (2013). Empowering the Teaching-Focused Faculty Member by Engaging in Action Research to Improve Accounting Education. American Accounting Association Midwest Region Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2013). Action Research: Reflective Inquiry for Developing Formative Assessment in Higher Education. Maryville University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference 2013.
  • Curtis, S. (2012). Using Action Research to Evaluate Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. Missouri Association of Accounting Educators Annual Conference.
  • Curtis, S. (2010). Examining How Formative Assessment Impacts Learning (and Measured Outcomes) On Different Tasks in Introductory Accounting. American Accounting Association Midwest Region Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2010). An Examination: How Learning Assessment Design Affects Measurement of Student Learning in Introductory Accounting. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2010). Professional Responsibility: A Framework for Global Professional Accountants. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2009). Accy 201: An Interesting Introduction to Accounting. Conference on Teaching and Learning, American Accounting Association.
  • Curtis, S. (2009). Accy 201: An Interesting Introduction to Accounting Using Multi-Disciplinary Topics. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Curtis, S. (2009). Project Discovery in the Business Core. Nanyang Technological Institute Project Discovery Curriculum Symposium.
  • Curtis, S. (2008). An Introduction to Professional Responsibility: Development of the Business 101 Course. Illinois CPA Society Education Summit.
  • Curtis, S. (2007). Building Knowledge Through Active Learning: Teaching Project Discovery-Style in a Large Lecture. Nanyang Technological Institute, Project Discovery Curriculum Symposium.
  • Curtis, S. (2006). Improving the Quality of Information Through Third-Party. International Former Soviet Union Professional Executives Delegation.
  • Curtis, S. (2001). Active Learning: A Personal Approach to Teaching Project Discovery. Joint Teaching Symposium, University of Illinois, University of Nanyang.
  • Curtis, S. (2001). Innovation in Introductory Accounting. Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore Faculty Curriculum Exchange.
  • Curtis, S. (2001). The Effects of Audit Review on Auditors' Justifications and Judgments. American Accounting Association Auditing Section Midyear Meeting.
  • Curtis, S., & Stone, D. (2001). Accounting Controls 'From the Inside': Shirley Jackson's 'My Life with R.H. Macy'. Accounting Information Systems Teaching Conference.

Honors and Awards

  • N/A American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, 2017
  • Teaching Excellence Award University of Illinois Student Senate, 2015

Services

  • Associate Editor, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 2017 to present
  • Chair, Teaching Learning and Curriculum, Faculty Development Committee - Research Group, American Accounting Association, 2016 to present
  • Midwest Region Coordinator, Teaching Learning and Curriculum, American Accounting Association, 2014 to present
  • Reviewer, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 2010 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Accounting Education, 2010 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Issues in Accounting Education, 2010 to present
  • Member, Teaching Learning and Curriculum Award Committee: Outstanding Research in Accounting Education Award, American Accounting Association, 2013-2018

Teaching Interests

Financial, Management, Professional Responsibility

Research Interests

Research interests include teaching and learning, learning assessment, action research and philosophy

Courses

  • Accounting and Accountancy I (ACCY 201) Introduction to the role of accounting information in establishing organization objectives and goals and identification of strategies to best achieve such objectives and goals. Topics focus on the utility of information necessary for the formation, execution and monitoring of the variety of contracts embedded in organization strategies. Projects facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and development of a variety of professional skills and attitudes. Credit is not given for both ACCY 201 and ACCY 200.: 1) have completed either ECON 102 or ECON 103; AND 2) have completed or be concurrently enrolled in the remaining ECON 102 or ECON 103 course.
  • Decision Making for Atg (ACCY 302) Decision making implications of information provided to organization managers and to external stakeholders such as investors, creditors, customers, and regulators. Concepts from economics, statistics, and psychology emphasize the use of quantitative techniques to comprehend uncertainty and risk. Projects, together with a series of practical workshops, facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and development of a variety of professional skills and attitudes.
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCY 503) Introduction to management accounting as part of the firm's information system, in terms of modern cost accounting and budgetary systems for planning and controlling business operations. 2 or 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated up to 4 hours for iMSA and online students that complete the first part of the course content in a 2-hour section (part A) and then complete the remainder of the class in a second 2-hour section (part B).
  • Ethics (ACCY 516) This course covers key principles of accountants' professional responsibility in their jobs, organizations, and careers, and adopts both theoretical and practical perspectives of the role of ethics and morals within the accounting discipline. The course begins with a general overview of these key constructs and principles, including various philosophies from a variety of disciplines and cultures. Next, the course provides a historical perspective of major instances of accounting-related "failures" and "successes" in the area of professional responsibility and ethics. This historical perspective provides the underlying reasoning for many contemporary codes of conduct, ethics, and professional guidelines. A variety of experiential learning opportunities will help students explore and develop their own perspective on ethics and morals, and how these principles affect their professional roles, responsibilities, and choices. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.
  • Adv Prof Internship in ACCY (ACCY 590) A formalized learning experience in combination with practice of accounting while engaged in an internship with a public accounting firm, business, or other off-campus organization; prior approval of learning plan and a summary report of learning experience required. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours.

Contact

208 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-4529

smcurtis@illinois.edu