Randy Hoffman, the Mihaylo accounting lecturer who created an innovative hybrid managerial accounting course, received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award for 2016.
Accounting coursework may be difficult, but with a well-designed course, most students can pass the prerequisites that may otherwise act as roadblocks to graduation.
Mihaylo Accounting Lecturer Randy Hoffman recognized that the 57% pass rate in ACCT 201B – Managerial Accounting, was too low. Working with Accounting Department Chair Betty Chavis, he designed a hybrid model in which lecture notes, transcripts and study aids supplement in-classroom instruction. The new concept has lifted the pass rate to 80%.
Hoffman’s recognition by the California Society of CPAs this year was for contributions to accounting demonstrating excellence in either teaching or research over time. But it wasn’t the first time the course received industry acclaim. In August 2015, Hoffman, Chavis and Accounting Lecturer Glen Hatton received the 2015 Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association for the improved pass rate.