Communication Skills: How can students demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in both oral (speaking and listening) and written form?
(a) summarize an accounting-related newspaper or magazine article
(b) present an accounting concept or homework problem applying a concept
(c) debate at least one side of an accounting issue
(d) present an analysis of an assigned case
(e) present the results of a research assignment or project [10-1]
(a) listen to a speaker, summarize the speech, and ask the speaker for feedback about your summary
(b) listen to someones response to a question or assignment and compare it to your own
(c) compare notes you have taken to those taken by another student and evaluate the effectiveness of your listening skills [10-2]
(a) accumulate a written record of the concepts and terminology learned in the course, e.g. a writing journal
(b) summarize the content of assigned readings, e.g. a reading log
(c) describe what was learned in class, e.g. a one-minute response
(d) submit questions about concepts or problems, e.g., via e-mail
(e) submit potential exam questions
(f) respond to discussion questions or cases
(g) respond in essay form to questions in quizzes and exams
(h) submit an essay describing a particular issue
(i) summarize the content of an Internet site [10-3]
 Group Work Skills: How can students demonstrate their ability to work effectively in groups?
(a) solve problems
(b) discuss readings from the financial press
(c) analyze financial statements
(d) analyze case studies [11-1]
(a) facilitate the discussion and keep the group on task
(b) record the groups results
(c) report the results of the groups work to the class
(d) keep time, assist the leader, and fill vacant roles [11-2]
 Problem Solving Skills: How can students demonstrate their ability to reason creatively and critically rather than to memorize?
THE CORE COMPETENCY MODEL
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING OUTCOMES WITH CORE COMPETENCIES
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING OUTCOMES WITH CORE COMPETENCIES
ACTIVE LEARNING OUTCOMES WITH CORE COMPETENCIESAPPENDIX B
CHARACTERISTICS OF WELL CONSTRUCTED COMPETENCIES
RETURN TO THE COLLOQUIUM
IMPORTANT NOTE: This fall, daylight savings time will revert to standard time at 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, November 4, which occurs about four weeks after the Colloquium. Thus, when setting up your travel plans, remember that during the Colloquium, Scottsdale, Arizona will be three hours earlier than (behind) Eastern Daylight Time. This means that when it is 3:00 P.M. in Scottsdale, it is 6:00 P.M. in New York City (EDT), 5:00 P.M. in Chicago (CDT), and 4:00 PM in Denver (MDT).
To help you in your trip planning, the airport closest to the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport which is serviced by most U.S. airlines.
For travel between the airport and the hotel, you can take a taxicab for $20 to $25 or a shuttle service.
One service is SuperShuttle which will transport you between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Hotel Valley Ho for a $15.00 one-way fare. If you plan to use their service, you are encouraged to take advantage of their reduced one-way fare of $14.00 for Colloquium attendees which can be accessed in one of two ways:
1. Print out the special reduced fare coupons available to you by clicking on the link below:
2. Click on www.supershuttle.com to book your discounted reservation by using the special code of TXPZD.
In this case, no coupon is necessary.
Another option is to call their reservations department at (602) 244-9000 in advance to arrange your transportation.
In this case, phone agents CANNOT view your group discount information but will confirm your reservation at the
standard rate. You MUST then present your discount coupon to your driver to receive the discount.
NOTE: For return reservations, 24 Hour advance reservations ARE required.
The Hotel's covered parking rate is $12 per night. However, it is quite easy to find free parking on the street or in the Trader Vic's parking lot adjacent to the hotel.