And the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditing Educator of the Year

8 Jun

sheltonQuite a mouthful, we know, but Demon Tracks would like to give accountancy professor Sandra Shelton a well-deserved round of applause. She scored the Educator of the Year award by creating a class solely to teach students here at DePaul about internal auditing.

The class gives students a look into how staff members of a company can analyze business procedures to make sure it is operating at its best. “I developed the course to teach students the basics and challenges of this profession, which are becoming increasingly important in this global economy,” Shelton said.

The internal auditing class at DePaul debuted last year with 23 students. This year it has reached its capacity of 43 students. “More students wanted to join but the class couldn’t accommodate to them,” Shelton said. “They realized internal auditing is a viable profession, it was just a matter of fitting it into their schedule.”

With a big thanks to Shelton, students who enrolled in this class now have relationships with corporate auditing executives all over Chicago whom they meet with for at least two to three hours during the quarter. These execs have recruited DePaul students for internships and permanent positions, and continue to create lasting relationships with the University.

Kevin Stevens, DePaul director of the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems said, “the partnership that Professor Shelton created with our colleagues in the IIA puts the school at the forefront of accounting programs in the Midwest, providing the industry with well-trained and much-in-demand internal auditors.”

Congrats, Sandra! We think you should ask for a raise. That is — if you think it would promote operational effectiveness and all.

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