IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) continues to host its popular “Faculty Friday” webinars, with two upcoming sessions on new and engaging topics. These hour-long webinars cover in-demand topics that can add excitement and energy to the classroom experience. 

The next webinar, “HyFlex Teaching: What, Why, and How,” will be held on December 11 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Featured speakers are seasoned educators Dell Ann Janney, CPA, associate dean and professor of accounting, Culver-Stockton College; and Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, professor, Kent State University. They will discuss how in this pandemic environment, many faculty members are being asked to teach using the HyFlex model, which means teaching in the classroom and online simultaneously. Janney and Tietz will cover what HyFlex is and its inherent challenges, as well as share practical advice about how to improve HyFlex teaching to increase student engagement. 

Visit this link to register.

A second webinar, scheduled for January 29 from 1-2 p.m. EST, will cover how educators can use Red Flag Mania in their classroom to teach ethics and forensic accounting. This Faculty Friday session will be led by Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, associate professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University and renown author, film director, and forensic accounting expert.

Educators can also access recorded versions of previous Faculty Friday webinars. Recent offerings include:

  • “Differentiate Your Accounting Curriculum Through IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program,” held on September 11. Featured speakers were Roopa Venkatesh, Ph.D., CMA, associate professor of accounting at University of Nebraska at Omaha and member of the IMA Global Board; and Michael Easterday, CMA, CPA, CIA, senior lecturer at The Ohio State University. During the webinar, Venkatesh and Easterday provided detailed guidance on the application and review process for the IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program. They discussed how becoming an IMA-endorsed school can allow a university to gain recognition as a leader in accounting/management accounting education, as well as benefit critical stakeholders. A recorded version is available on YouTube
  • “The Bots Are Coming…to Intro Accounting,” held on September 25. Featured speakers were Jennifer Cainas, CPA, DBA, clinical professor at University of South Florida; Tracie Miller-Nobles, CPA, associate professor at Austin Community College; and Wendy Tietz. They covered the seemingly daunting task of introducing robotic process automation (RPA) and bots into an entry-level accounting course, including where to find RPA classroom resources that are designed for the learner – or instructor – who has no knowledge of RPA. A recorded version is available at YouTube.

You can view the entire Faculty Friday library on the IMA website. Note: Recorded webinars are not eligible for CPE credit.

Members who have an idea for a webinar or would like to lead one in the future should contact Jodi Ryan, CAE, IMA director of member engagement, at