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What can we do to continue improving? Daw44 09:08, 29 January 2009 (MST)

I was wondering if we could include a feature about 'current events' on the main page. This feature could be a listing of upcoming conferences, upcoming workshops, etc.

I think we can take care of this in the announcements section. I'm not sure reproducing everything on the AAA's website makes sense, but those specific to the Prep track make sense. Daw44 09:38, 29 January 2009 (MST)
I agree. In specific, I think it would be beneficial to have a listing of the upcoming participants on the SOA Workshop schedule.
When we get some time, we plan to implement an RSS feed on the announcements. That will still take a bit of time (probably after this semester is over), but it is in the works. We could put stuff like that up. Daw44 13:06, 29 January 2009 (MST)
I think when considering continuing improvement, you have to consider the marginal benefit of what you are doing. Do we have any statistics on how many people are actually using this site on an ongoing basis (as opposed to the 12 thousand something number at the bottom)?--Jlamro 07:04, 11 February 2009 (MST)
I agree that marginal benefit is something important in the continuation of progress on the wiki. Obviously, the wiki is an intended resource for all accounting students, particularly those considering a Ph.D. in accounting. Currently, much of the progress on the wiki has been in adding content to make it an informational resource. Though, to this point little emphasis has been placed on marketing and in making current students aware of the wiki. The Junior Core will be applying for the MAcc program next month and will be determining potential career paths and the prep track as part of the tax and professional routes. Little has been made known to the students in the Junior Core about the wiki's existence. I think we should start some kind of marketing/informational campaign to make current students aware of the wiki and to encourage them to use it. It would not be difficult to create a flier to be disseminated in each of the Junior Core sections with basic details about the Prep Track and with details on how to access the wiki. Also, plans are in the works to create a couple videos that visitors can view. Someone else volunteered to look into the availability of videorecording equipment, and I have not heard anything else about the proposed videos since then. In regards to costs involved in creating and paying for the wiki, there may be some politics involved of which I am unaware. Some of it may result from BYU's receipt of the AAA innovation award in 2007, but don't count me as an authority on that matter in the slightest. - Spuhlmann 19:06, 14 February 2009 (MST)
I think it might be a good idea to link our featured favorites to their individual pages. What does everyone else think? Spuhlmann 20:28, 31 January 2009 (MST)
I agree. Daw44 21:01, 31 January 2009 (MST)

I think it is time to highlight another student. I nominate Spencer P.--Jlamro 07:04, 11 February 2009 (MST)

I put up a new featured student; Spencer P is on the list of the next 4 students that will be up (I'm still waiting to hear back from him).--Emetts 08:50, 11 February 2009 (MST)
I think we aim for a week or a bit more. Jeff did a great job gracing the front page! Daw44 15:35, 11 February 2009 (MST)


Parking featured student here for now


Featured PhD Prep Student

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Jeremy Bentley

Why did you decide to pursue a PhD?

"I’ve always loved to learn. I know I’m a nerd, but I actually enjoy school. As a professor, I’ll be able to keep learning and exploring for the rest of my life. I get excited just thinking about it."

Current Projects

"I’m working on a project with Dr. Glover and Dr. Wood on earnings quality and audit quality. I’m also helping to rework the Alchemy case."


  • National Merit Scholar
  • 1st place in Business Calculations at the Utah FBLA competition


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