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Caitlin Clark Should Be Able to Profit from Her Name, Image and Likeness

NIL Deals With Commercial Entities Are a Long Time in Coming I have previously blogged about the new deals between college athletes and commercial enterprises that allow the athletes to profit off athletes’ names, images, and likenesses (NIL) via commercial opportunities and social media. The athletes shed blood, sweat, and... Read more →


2024 Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award

Awarded by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association The intent of the Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award is to recognize new pedagogy for teaching ethics to accounting students. A monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented at the annual Ethics Symposium to an... Read more →


NCCA Collegiate Athlete Pay Proposal Needs to be Carefully Scrutinized

From NIL to Paying Athletes, to Making Them Employees. What’s Next? I recall the furor about paying college athletes for their efforts just a few years ago. Some said it was the end of amateurism in college sports, especially football. College amateur athletics used to be a moniker worth being... Read more →


Words of Caution for Educators Using ChatGPT

A Mixed Reaction From Students It is becoming clear that ChatGPT is not a fad and will continue to be used increasingly in colleges and universities. The use of ChatGPT and other AI in education can be met with resistance because its use can walk a fine line between questionable... Read more →


It’s Time for State Boards of Accountancy to Move to the 120/150 Educational Requirement for Licensing as a CPA

Tearing Down Barriers to Entry The most talked about issue in accounting education today is whether the 150-hour requirement to qualify for a CPA license that has existed for many years creates a barrier to entry that should be revisited. I have posted a blog on this topic before and... Read more →


Does ChatGPT Get it Right?

Matching Accomplishments to ChatGPT Responses: Not an Exact Science It's tempting to ask ChatGPT about your accomplishments as a professional. I did just that, first asking about my pseudonym-- "Ethics Sage,' and then about me professionally. The responses are below. ChatGPT does indicate that I am a blogger but provides... Read more →


U.S. Supreme Court Strips Away Race-Conscious College Admissions

An Analysis of the Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that effectively ends race-conscious admission programs at colleges and universities across the country. The decision reverses decades of precedent upheld over the years by narrow Supreme Court majorities. It... Read more →


“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”

Is it a Truth or Fallacy? It has been said that “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” This was said by George Bernard Shaw in his 1905 stage play Man and Superman. Over a century later, and the derogatory phrase often thrown at educators in a disparaging way... Read more →


Are U.S. News & World Report College Rankings Useful?

Current Backlash May Indicate Distrust of the Rankings For decades, schools, deans and even students have called for an overhaul of the annual U.S. News & World Report university rankings, to no avail. But in the past few months, a series of public statements from top-ranked universities has begun to... Read more →