Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-27-2020

Journal

Education, Society and Human Studies

Volume Number

1

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

55-83

ISSN

2690-3687

ANZSRC / FoR Code

150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified| 139999 Education not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items

C1

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Abstract

Accounting academics are subject to external influences such as preparing graduates for future workplaces, bridging the gap between industry and academia and development of pathways to becoming professional accountants. Add to this the internal influences of delivery methods for student engagement, work integrated learning and casualisation of the workforce, the accounting academic is at capacity in terms of how these influences impact on workload. Using the “lived experience”, this research delves into the academic themselves to find that they categorize their workload into four themes of Teaching, Research, Accounting academic workload and development of Curricula, deemed the TRAC Framework for this study. Using this workload TRAC framework, accounting academics identified five factors they believe will influence their future roles. These include growth in international students that student success will be a shared responsibility that student engagement will be critical, that curricula design will involve stakeholder input and that expectations around research will change. These additional impact factors when added to the already at capacity workload model for accounting academics, will create a type of workload creep. This workload creep can be described as an increase in academic wear and tear, almost like depreciation on capital assets.

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