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A Humane Reckoning - From Accounting to Accountability at Macquarie University

The full-year subject 05110 Accounting 1, … had asco-requisites Introductory Statistics, Introduction to Computing andMathematics of Finance … Whatever else it was that Macquarie accountinggraduates would be able to do, they would be able to count.

Another symbol of the changes under way was the physical move the Department made from its position near Law and the Humanities in W3A and C3A. … the architecture [ofC5C] created both a greater sense of "school" and more interpersonal connectivity across departmental boundaries.

The swing towards the practical in many degrees had effectively transform edaccounting … into elements of the "new humanities". In the new economy, "you can have many lives" notes CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley, "but you have got to have a core skill. I truly believe that accounting is that core skill".

The appointment of Mark Gabbott asExecutive Dean in 2008 … would incentivise research performance and teaching quality, reform the workload model (counter to the Department's traditional teaching-centred values) in order to "provide relief for research active staff members".