Introductory Financial Accounting at UAB
Resources

Over the last decade, we have made significant changes in our approach to teaching introductory financial accounting with the goal of improving student performance, retention, and overall student satisfaction. Our approach has evolved through three phases:

 

  • 2011 - 2013: Traditional Approach

  • 2014 - 2017: Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts (FFAC) 9e

  • 2018: Introductory Financial Accounting for Business (IFAB) 1e

 

As indicated in the graph below performance and retention increased during each phase.

Grade Distributions in Introductory Financial Accounting
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IFAB - Working papers, Soctrative, etc. 

From the students:

"So far in my academic career, I have obtained more useful knowledge from this course than any other course I have taken. The lecture videos were very thorough, and I feel I have a good grasp of the topics covered."

 

“This has been a great class, especially for teaching the basics of accounting. Nothing has moved too quickly to understand and when I’ve had questions, I’ve been able to watch the videos to understand the topics clearly. Thanks!”

 

"Dr. Edmonds is a fantastic teacher and his teaching style, through different and more direct face-to-face contact, is wonderful and has really aided in the lessons sticking rather than just memorized for the test."

 

“I love the flip classroom idea and it was very effective. I recommend flip classroom style teaching for any material that involves math of some sort that may be tough to understand. I have a complete grasp on everything taught by Dr. Edmonds course."

 

"Dr. Edmonds is a wonderful teacher, and he explains material in a way that I understand it. ... I am so glad that he taught this course"