S. Paul Garner THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (EMERITUS)
SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
(Based on the meeting of the Committee in Atlanta, Georgia on August 21, 1976)
The Committee, appointed by President Roberts, had its first meeting in Atlanta for 2½ hours on Saturday morning, August 21. The following members were present: Richard Homburger, Konrad Kubin, Murray Wells, Gary John Previts, Hanns-Martin Schoenfeld, Robert Raymond, Williard Stone, Charles Lamden and Hugh Hughes.
Several other members of the Committee sent their regrets in not being able to attend the meeting and stated that they would be happy to respond to inquiries and challenges.
A lengthy discussion was held on the following agenda topics, which topics had been circulated to the members of the Committee a short time before the meeting in Atlanta. Other topics will un-doubtedly be submitted to the Committee by members of the Acad-emy in the months ahead.
(1) The Committee discussed at length an appraisal of the activi-ties and accomplishments in the past three years of the Academy. The editor of the newsletter was commended most generously for his enormous effort and dedication to the task of bringing out the quar-terly newsletter in the past. There was high expression of praise for the quality and size of the newsletter. It was suggested that when the journal of the Academy is available for distribution, per-haps every six months, that the newsletter be issued in alternate quarters, so that the membership would receive at least one item regularly every three months. The newsletter is all too valuable an item to drop from the activities of the Academy. Expression of much praise was also made regarding the working paper series. These have already attained international reputation and there are many calls by scholars and students of accounting history for the valuable resource background available in the working papers. It was urged that the working paper series be continued. One sug-