Accounting Faculty Experiences with Practice-Oriented Fellowships

Posted: 30 Jul 2012

See all articles by Susan D. Krische

Susan D. Krische

American University - Kogod School of Business

Roger D. Martin

University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce

T. Jeffrey Wilks

Brigham Young University

Date Written: July 30, 2012

Abstract

We describe our experiences with practice-oriented fellowships along with survey data gathered from other full-time accounting faculty who participated in similar fellowships between 2000 and 2010 across a broad set of sponsoring organizations (including the SEC, the FASB, public accounting firms, and other organizations). Our survey results identify commonalities in (1) faculty members’ backgrounds, (2) fellowship administration and logistical issues surrounding the transition into fellowships, (3) the nature of the work experience during the fellowship, (4) transitions back to academia following the fellowships, and (5) faculty members’ evaluations of their fellowship experience. By reporting on the issues, costs, and benefits from participating in practice-oriented fellowships, we hope faculty will understand more about these opportunities and be more likely to participate in practice-oriented fellowships. We also hope that this paper helps universities and sponsoring organizations understand better the needs and concerns of faculty members who are considering whether to participate in these fellowships.

Keywords: Accounting Faculty, Practice-Oriented Fellowship, Career Concerns

JEL Classification: M41, M49

Suggested Citation

Krische, Susan D. and Martin, Roger Dean and Wilks, Thomas Jeffrey, Accounting Faculty Experiences with Practice-Oriented Fellowships (July 30, 2012). Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2120174

Susan D. Krische (Contact Author)

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Thomas Jeffrey Wilks

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