This commentary is based on my Plenary presentation as incoming President of the American Accounting Association (AAA) at the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, entitled “Declining Enrollments—A Call to Action!” After serving on the accounting faculty at the University of Georgia for 21 years, I returned to my hometown of Jacksonville, FL, in June 2015 and served a 5-year term as dean of the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida (UNF). After my term as dean ended in June 2020, I returned to UNF’s Accounting and Finance Department as a Professor of Accounting, and over the past 2 years, I have given much thought to the enrollment challenges facing accounting programs, their causes, and possible solutions to the challenges. I have also written about these issues with several co-authors. This commentary is based on my views and experiences as a faculty member and...
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Research Article| February 01 2023
Declining Enrollments—A Call to Action!
Mark C. Dawkins
Mark C. Dawkins
University of North Florida
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I thank Michael T. Dugan, Janet A. Samuels (editor), and Elizabeth Dreike Almer (past editor) for their helpful feedback and recommendations that significantly improved this commentary. Michael T. Dugan retired in May 2022 as the Peter S. Knox III Distinguished Chair of Accounting in the Hull College of Business at Augusta University, Augusta, GA.
Mark C. Dawkins, University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business, Department of Accounting and Finance, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
Editor’s note: Invited.
Received: December 20 2022
Accepted: December 20 2022
Online ISSN: 1558-7983
Print ISSN: 0739-3172
Issues in Accounting Education (2023) 38 (1): 9–18.
Mark C. Dawkins; Declining Enrollments—A Call to Action!. Issues in Accounting Education 1 February 2023; 38 (1): 9–18. https://doi.org/10.2308/ISSUES-2022-088
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