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Prof Kim Watty

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Emeritus Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2005

Contact

kim.watty@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17704

Biography

Kim Watty is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Accounting, in the Faculty of Business and Law. In her 10 years at Deakin Kim held senior leadership roles includng; Deputy Dean, A/Dean T&L, A/Dean Quality, Standards and Accreditation and Deputy Head, Accounting Economics and Finance. Kim has published widely in her area of specialisation, accounting education, both nationally and internationally and has been successful in securing in excess of $1 million in competitive research funding over the past decade. Kim was the academic lead in the Deakin Business School for initial AACSB (2016) and EQUIS (2019) accreditation.

Kim has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. During her tenure at Deakin, Kim chaired two key national accounting education committees in Australia: The Learning and Teaching Network for the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) and the Program Quality and Assurance Committee for CPA Australia. She was a Senior Editor of Accounting Education, for over a decade.

She is currenlty the CPA Australia represeantative on the IPAE (International Panel of Accountancy Education) which is part of the IFAC Committee Structure.

KIm is an AACSB mentor and PRT member and EPAS PRT member. 

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Research interests

  • Accounting Education – pedagogy
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Quality and standards
  • Professionalization

Affiliations

  • Member and Fellow, CPA Australia.
  • Member CA ANZ

Teaching interests

  • Management accounting
  • First year accounting

Professional activities

Publications

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2020

The impact of learner engagement on performance outcomes: a longitudinal study in accounting education

Vincent Bicudo De Castro, Bhavani Sridharan, Kim Watty, M Safari

(2020), pp. 1-26, Accounting & Finance, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Teaching auditing using cases in an online learning environment: the role of ePortfolio assessment

D Mihret, N Abayadeera, K Watty, J McKay

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 335-357, Accounting education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Does calibration reduce variability in the assessment of accounting learning outcomes?

B O Connell, P De Lange, M Freeman, P Hancock, A Abraham, B Howieson, K Watty

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 331-349, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Pedagogy and ePortfolios: purpose aligned to design (or the why and how)

K Watty, J McKay

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 194-207, International journal of pedagogies and learning, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Generic skills in accounting education in a developing country: Exploratory evidence from Sri Lanka

N Abayadeera, K Watty

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 149-170, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Innovators or inhibitors? Accounting faculty resistance to new educational technologies in higher education

K Watty, J McKay, L Ngo

(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 1-15, Journal of Accounting Education, C1

journal article

Global convergence of accounting education: an exploratory study of the perceptions of accounting academics in Australia and Japan

S Sugahara, K Watty

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 254-273, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Academic leaders' perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education

D Holt, N McGuigan, M Kavanagh, S Leitch, L Ngo, S Salzman, K Watty, J McKay

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 1-18, Australasian journal of educational technology, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article

ePortfolios in business education: a national study of ePortfolio implementation 2013 to 2015

K Watty, J McKay, L Ngo, D Holt, N McGuigan, S Leitch, M Kavanagh

(2016), Sydney, N.S.W., A6

research report/technical paper

Realising the potential: assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education

K Watty, M Kavanagh, N McGuigan, S Leitch, D Holt, L Ngo, J McKay

(2016), Sydney, N.S.W., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Evidencing learning outcomes: a multi-level, multi-dimensional course alignment model

B Sridharan, S Leitch, K Watty

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 171-188, Quality in higher education, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Social moderation, assessment and assuring standards for accounting graduates

K Watty, M Freeman, B Howieson, P Hancock, B O'Connell, P De Lange, A Abraham

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 461-478, Assessment & evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

The expectation-performance gap in generic skills in accounting graduates: Evidence from Sri Lanka

N Abayadeera, K Watty

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 56-72, Asian Review of Accounting, C1

journal article

Towards a global model of accounting education

K Watty, S Sugahara, N Abayadeera, L Perera, J McKay

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 286-300, Accounting research journal, Bingley, U. K., C1

journal article

Formative feedback through summative tutorial-based assessments: the relationship to student performance

L Perera, H Nguyen, K Watty

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 424-442, Accounting education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Drivers of teaching effectiveness: Views from accounting educator exemplars in Australia

D Wygal, K Watty, D Stout

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 322-342, Accounting education : an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2013

Finding common ground: enhancing interaction between domestic and international students in higher education

S Arkoudis, K Watty, C Baik, X Yu, H Borland, S Chang, I Lang, J Lang, A Pearce

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 222-235, Teaching in higher education, London, England, C1

journal article

Developing a global model of accounting education and examining IES compliance in Australia, Japan, and Sri Lanka

K Watty, S Sugahara, N Abayadeera, L Perera

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 502-506, Accounting education: an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Accounting students' feedback on feedback in Australian universities: they're are less than impressed

K Watty, P De Lange, R Carr, B O'Connell, B Howieson, B Jacobsen

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 467-488, Accounting education: an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2012

Perceptions of quality in higher education : a comparative study of Turkish and Australian business academics

N Kalayci, K Watty, F Hayirsever

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 149-167, Quality in higher education, London, England, C1

journal article

Using technology to improve peer review and collaborative conversations to benchmark academic standards

M Freeman, K Willey, P Hancock, B Howieson, K Watty, A Abraham, B O'Connell, P De Lange

(2012), pp. 1-6, FIE 2012 : Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education : Proceedings of the 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, E1-1

conference
2011

Accounting education at a crossroad in 2010 and challenges facing accounting education in Australia

P de Lange, K Watty

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 625-630, Accounting education : an international journal, Oxon, England, C1

journal article
2010

Vignette 6: Pluridisciplinary learning and assessment: Reflections on practice

S Jones, K Watty

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 195-207, International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, B1-1

book chapter

Students' Approaches to assessment in accounting education: The unique student perspective

K Watty, M Jackson, X Yu

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 219-234, Accounting Education, C1-1

journal article

The accounting professional of the future: never mind the quality check the look!

Beverley Jackling, Kim Watty

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 170-170, International Journal of Critical Accounting, C1-1

journal article

Finding common ground : enhancing interaction between domestic and international students : final report 2010

S Arkoudis, X Yu, C Baik, S Chang, I Lang, K Watty, H Borland, A Pearce, J Lang

(2010), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Finding common ground : enhancing interaction between domestic and international students - guide for academics

S Arkoudis, X Yu, C Baik, S Chang, I Lang, K Watty, H Borland, A Pearce, J Lang

(2010), [Strawberry Hills, N. S. W.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2009

Accountancy and academic/professional inter-dependency (or mutual exclusivity?)

R Wilson, A Pierce, M Allison, M Hoogendoorn, B Kral, K Watty

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 149-156, Accounting in Europe, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Developing capstone experiences

A Holdsworth, K Watty, M Davies

(2009), Melboune, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2008

Changes in higher education and valuing the job : the views of accounting academics in Australia

K Watty, S Bellamy, C Morley

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 139-151, Journal of higher education policy and management, Cammeray, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

How do academics conceive quality in higher education? A comparative study between Australia and Turkey

N Kalayci, K Watty, F Havirsever

(2008), pp. 277-286, Proceedings of the 2008 Further Education in the Balkan Countries symposium, Konya, Turkey, E1-1

conference

Academics perceptions and expectations on attaining the purposes of higher education cases in Turkey and Australia

N Kalayci, K Watty, F Havirsever

(2008), pp. 205-216, Proceedings of the 2008 Further Education in the Balkan Countries symposium, Konya, turkey, E1-1

conference
2007

Quality in accounting education and low english standards among overseas students: Is there a link?

K Watty

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 22-29, People and Place, C1-1

journal article
2006

Developing a scholarly approach to the evaluation of assessment practices

S Magdziarz, K Watty, K Hilliar, S Ji, M Simpson

(2006), Vol. 14, pp. 24-36, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, England, C1-1

journal article

Want to know about quality in higher education? Ask an academic

K Watty

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 291-301, Quality in Higher Education, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Addressing the basics: Academics' view of the purpose of higher education

K Watty

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 23-39, Australian Educational Researcher, C1-1

journal article

Reflections on the mentoring process with academics entering a 'new' educational experience

K Watty, K Hilliar, S Ji, S Magdziarz, M Simpson

(2006), Vol. 14, pp. 37-48, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, England, C1-1

journal article
2005

Quality in accounting education: What say the academics?

K Watty

(2005), Vol. 13, pp. 120-131, Quality Assurance in Education, C1-1

journal article
2003

Why business academics remain in Australian universities despite deteriorating working conditions and reduced job satisfaction : an intellectual puzzle

S Bellamy, C Morley, K Watty

(2003), Vol. 25, pp. 13-28, Journal of higher education policy and management, Cammeray, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

When will academics learn about quality?

K Watty

(2003), Vol. 9, pp. 213-221, Quality in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Realising the potential: Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education

Prof Kim Watty, Dr Dale Holt, Prof Marie Kavanagh, A/Prof Shona Leitch, Mr Nicholas McGuigan, Dr Leanne Ngo

OLT Seed Projects - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $2,000
  • 2015: $51,500
  • 2013: $154,500

Other Public Sector Funding

Achievement Matters: External peer review of learning and teaching academic standards for accounting

Prof Phil Hancock, A/Prof Mark Freeman, Prof Kim Watty

  • 2012: $12,727

Industry and Other Funding

Exploring Models of Accounting Education and IESs Adoption by Professional Bodies and Tertiary Institutions in Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka

Prof Kim Watty, Prof Satoshi Sugahara, A/Prof Luckmika Perera

  • 2012: $16,624
  • 2011: $7,346

Innovative teaching, learning and assessment in Accounting Education: Engaging with digital technologies that enhance student learning.

Prof Kim Watty

  • 2014: $5,770
  • 2013: $18,956

Research grant - ePortfolios in Business Education monograph

Prof Kim Watty, Dr Jade Mckay, Dr Leanne Ngo, Dr Dale Holt, Mr Nicholas McGuigan, A/Prof Shona Leitch, Prof Marie Kavanagh

  • 2016: $4,500

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Felicity Jill Fallon

Thesis entitled: An Inside Story of Intra-Professional Conflict in the Australian Accounting Profession

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting