Department of Accounting Records
Scope and Contents
- 1975 - 2003
- Department of Accounting (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
One of Mecimore's first challenges was to create a new master's degree program, which was authorized by the UNC Board of Governors in 1979. After numerous course proposals, modeled after other accounting programs at various universities, the UNC Board of Governors gave the final approval for the establishment of a Master of Science Degree in Accounting in January 1984. In the fall of 1984, 21 students enrolled in to the graduate program, and a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honorary fraternity, was installed on the UNCG campus.
In 1987, the Department of Accounting conducted a self-study report of its programs in order to seek accreditation with the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In February 1988, a committee from the AACSB visited the Department. After discussing with the visitation team their specific concerns and problems, the Department of Accounting withdrew their request for accounting accreditation.
In 1989, Dr. William A. Collins was named to head the department. In 1996, the Department of Accounting again began the process of working towards accreditation, and in 1997 conducted a self-evaluation report to be submitted to AACSB. In November 2001, the AACSB accreditation team visited the Department of Accounting, and in April 2002 granted full accrediation to the department.
In 1997, the Department of Accounting, in connection with the Internal Revenue Service, established a Student Tax Clinic whereby graduate students assisted low and moderate income taxpayers undergoing audit by the IRS. The clinic was the only one of its kind offered in North Carolina, and it ran until 2002.
In 1998, Susan E. Anderson was named head of the Department of Accounting. She was replaced by Dr. Edward Arrington in 2002.
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The records of the Department of Accounting contain correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, committee files, annual reports, and handbooks documenting the activities of the Department of Accounting from 1975 to 2003.
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