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Spring 2017


By Joseph Castellano, Ph.D.; Susan Lightle, Ph.D.; and Bud Baker, Ph.D.

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills business students need to acquire to move ahead in their careers and add value to their employers. The authors have developed a way to teach students that is based on Stephen Brookfield’s model of critical thinking but goes into more depth with instructional cases based on real-world scenarios that the students could encounter on their jobs.

By Gerald S. Silberstein, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, CPA

When a patient arrives at a hospital to be admitted, the facility has no way of knowing at that point in time the exact treatment the patient will need and how much any of the charges will be. This complicates the ability for the facility to figure out its costs. After much research on these issues, the author has developed a way to predict whether a patient will have high or low charges.

By Roland L. Madison, Ph.D., CPA; Richard T. Grenci, Ph.D.; and William N. Bockanic, J.D.

For years, accountants and financial professionals have been encouraged to participate in student internships and faculty residencies in order to demonstrate greater collaboration and cooperation between accounting academics and practitioners. In scenarios from their own experiences, the authors show several ways these methods can be valuable to everyone involved.