Title

Beta alpha psi faculty advisor profiles and the incentives to serve

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

ISSN

1085-4622

Volume

11

DOI

10.1108/S1085-4622(2010)0000011006

First Page

69

Last Page

80

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Abstract

This chapter examines staffing trends for Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) advisors over the past 20 years to document the degree of tenure- versus nontenuretrack faculty involvement. We surveyed faculty advisors to determine how they are compensated for their BAP service. Our findings show a significant increase in the percentage of nontenure-track faculty filling the role of BAP advisor. Additionally, few advisors appear to receive pecuniary benefits for their service, and nearly one-third receive no reimbursement from their institutions for BAP-related expenses that they incur. We discuss the implications of these findings and their potential for limiting BAP's ability to execute future strategic initiatives. © 2010 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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