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Department of Accounting Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 005.4

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the official records that reflect the functions and activities of the Department of Accounting of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business at UNCG from 1975 to 2003. These records contain materials related to faculty meetings, committees, annual reports, and other general topics including affirmative action, fraternal organizations, degree programs and scholarships. The files primarily include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, emails, reports, and handbooks.

Dates

  • 1975 - 2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Department of Accounting of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics was initially established in 1972, following the reorganization of the school. However, this establishment was in name only, as the actual formation of the department was delayed pending faculty growth and financial support. In 1976, Stanley Kratchman was named the acting head of the Department of Accounting while a search began for a permanent candidate. After a three year search, Dr. Charles Mecimore was appointed the first permanent department head in 1979.

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.

Extent

4.40 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Department of Accounting of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics was founded in 1972. It is responsible for the University's undergraduate and graduate curricula in accounting.

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.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is arranged into four series, with each series then arranged alphabetically. Within each folder, documents are arranged in chronological order. Series 1: General Files, 1975-2003 Series 2: Memoranda, 1981-1995 Series 3: Faculty Meetings, 1980-2002 Series 4: Committees, 1981-2002 Series 5: Annual Reports, 1978-2002

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Accounting of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics annually.

Related Materials

Records of the Center for Applied Research, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1974-2002.

Records of the Department of Business Administration, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1972-2004.

Records of the Division of Business and Marketing Teacher Education, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1996.

Records of the Department of Economics, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1969-2005.

Records of the Department of Finance, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1995.

Records of the Department of Information Systems and Operation Management, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1973-2002.

Records of the Department of Management and Marketing, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1995.

Records of the Office of the Dean, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1960-2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Mulligan, June 2009. Encoded by Sean Mulligan, June 2009.
Title
Department of Accounting Records
Author
Sean Mulligan
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246