Professor of Accounting Randall L. Hartman
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Accounting Professor Randall L. Hartman, Esq. has been selected to serve on a McGraw-Hill National Financial Accounting and Technology Focus Group. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
This elite Focus Group will consist of fifteen instructors of Financial Accounting courses at colleges and universities across the country. The Group is scheduled to meet at the McGraw-Hill headquarters in Burr Ridge, Illinois in October of 2010. The meetings will provide the Group members with opportunities to debate critical issues, exchange ideas, evaluate various teaching tools and learn from each other in an open forum setting. The Focus Group members will also address the emerging avenues for students and instructors to best utilize technology to access content, enhance study, interact with the instructor and each other, and assess financial accounting issues with greater flexibility, transparency, and success.
A major emphasis of the Group will be the consideration of practices to enhance the instruction of Introductory Financial Accounting. To that end, they will analyze the benefits to students of the continually emerging technology available to instructors and students, including the effectiveness of on-line assignments, and work to develop the best practices for integrating this technology into the accounting curriculum.
In addition, the Focus Group will explore the evolving use of digital assets in the accounting programs of American universities. The Group members will examine the use of “adaptive learning tools” and provide input to the authors and creators of such tools to enhance learning outcomes. Adaptive learning tools is an emerging technology in digital education with the goal of helping students prepare for class, practice what they learn, and study more effectively.
Professor Hartman earned his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration degrees from Shippensburg University and his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law. He also holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina. His twenty six years experience teaching college accounting includes membership on the faculty of a local community college, a national research university and a small liberal arts college.
At Lock Haven University, Professor Hartman currently serves as a professor of Accounting. His extensive background instructing students in a variety of higher education settings and curriculum structures will enhance his contributions to the goals of the National Financial Accounting and Technology Focus Group and his selection represents noteworthy recognition for both Professor Hartman and for Lock Haven University.