Publications & Presentations


Using Internal Audit Service Projects for Experiential Learning

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Spring 2018


Students are very familiar with their own universities and also are interested in improving their alma maters. The purpose of this research is to share insights about a project that can be used for both traditional Auditing courses and the Internal Auditing course. The project requires that students "audit" certain elements of the universities' non-confidential finances as well as perform operational and compliance techniques. The project creates synergy for experiential learning and improvement of university operations. Examples of educational issues that were improved with the operational audits are 1) better information posted for office hours and class times, 2) better scripting for professors' and staff s voicemail messages, and 3) campus safety improvements. The students also seemed more enthusiastic about Auditing and happy to contribute to the excellence of their university.