Accounting Professor’s paper published in higher education journal

grace-johnsonMarietta College Professor Grace Johnson’s paper, “Student-Created Assignments in an Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems Course: Student and Faculty Perceptions,” has been published in Volume 13 of the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice.

Co-authored with two senior Public Accounting majors, Bethany McFarland ’12 and Rachel Worthington ’12, the study examines how student created assignments — rather than instructor created ones — can strengthen how students understand the topic of internal control. Benefits and drawbacks of using the approach are explored from student and faculty points of view.

Building on a tradition started years ago by Emeritus Professor of Accounting Ed Osborne, Johnson continues to involve students in her professional projects. She is presently collaborating with accounting majors Rachel Hartong ’14 (Mount Vernon, Ohio) and Brittany Kidd ’15 (Bedford, Pa.) on a study of internal control gaps in public-sector organizations.