Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2310) Course Redesign at the University of Central Arkansas
Stephanie Watson, Laura J. Young
University of Central Arkansas
Prompted by Gateways to Completion, and in response to a 42.2% DFWI rate, the accounting faculty at the University of Central Arkansas along with faculty from the College of Education and the Department of Finance, redesigned the Principles of Accounting I course. There were 13 redesign elements in the following three categories: messaging to students, helping students succeed, and faculty coordination. Without reducing rigor, the DFWI rate was reduced to 32.3%. This case study outlines the redesign and outcomes.