The Pathways Vision Committee was chartered to create a vision to transform the first course in accounting to attract diverse, high-potential students. The American Accounting Association lauded the Vision Model for three overarching features that includes interdependent elements, a simple yet deep visual, and an inclusive approach. The model is also consistent with a number of emerging trends in accounting education, including:

A Midwestern university attempted to apply the ideas of the Pathways Vision Model to the introductory accounting class in an online environment during the summer 2014 semester. Based on student feedback some adjustments for the fall 2014 semester and additional adjustments in the spring 2015 course were made. The paper describes the approach used to make an online introductory class consistent with the Pathways Vision Model.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Michael Wilson, PhD., CPA, Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University

Read Towards the Pathways Vision Model of Introductory Accounting.