Awards

    George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior-Level Teaching Award  

    The intent of this award is to both recognize and disseminate successful innovative practices in the teaching of junior- and senior-level accounting courses (e.g., undergraduate intermediate and advance financial, cost/managerial, auditing, systems, tax, fraud/forensics, etc.) that continue to enhance accounting majors’ interest in accounting and pursuing the CPA profession as a career. Preference will be given to changes in a content segment or a subset of skills rather than a programmatic or curricular change.  The winner may be an individual or group of individuals.  Faculty member(s) may self-nominate.

    Recipients are selected from the pool of accepted submissions to the AAA's Effective Learning Strategies Forum. The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2015.

    Lesson plans include learning objectives, detailed case/activity description, and addressed AICPA Core Competencies.

    Winning lessons/materials for all AICPA educator awards for this and previous years are available for download to AICPA members through the
    Accounting Educators' Curriculum Resource.

    Award Criteria

    The Selection Committee will use the following as their primary criteria to judge submissions:

    • Used in junior- and senior-level accounting courses.
    • Transferable to other institutions in terms of resources and instructor skills/connections.
    • Enhances learning of traditionally difficult topics.
    • Effectively filters students who should enter the CPA profession.

    The teaching practice may not be a commercial product for which the faculty member has a financial interest.

    The finalist(s) for this award will be asked to present their work at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), receive a plaque and an AICPA funded award totaling $2,500. Past Award Winners and Honorable Mentions are listed below.

    Apply first for the ELS Poster Session and when confirmation is received, you may apply for the ELS Educator Awards program.

    Other Educator Awards

    For more information, contact the AICPA Academics Team at academics@aicpa.org.
     


    2014 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners

    Recipient
    “The College to Professional Experience”
    Ashley Stark and Scott Hanson, Dickinson State University

    Honorable Mention
    “Regression Analysis—Instructional Resource for Cost/Managerial Accounting”
    David Stout, Youngstown State University

     


    2013 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners

    Recipient
    “Bellweather Garden Supply: Revising Purchase and Disbursement Processes and Controls in the Implementation of a New Accounting Application”
    Marion E. McHugh — Furman University
    Paul Polinski University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Honorable Mentions
    “A "Sweet Way" to Teach Managerial Accounting: The Cookie Project”
    Kelly Richmond Pope — DePaul University 

    "Understand FX Risk by Playing Monopoly"
    Rita Grant — Grand Valley State University

    “Engaging Students in Accounting and Auditing Aspects Related to the Dixon Illinois 53 Million Dollar Fraud”
    Carol M. Jessup — University of Illinois-Springfield


    2012 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners

    Recipient
    “Out of the Box Learning for Tax Class: Students Create Models, Pamphlets, and a Shoebox Case”
    Marsha Huber — Youngtown State University

    Honorable Mentions
    “Audit Service Proposal: Jurassic Accounting and Stellar Steel”
    Meghann Cefarattil and Tim West — Northern Illinois University, David Heinke — Grant Thornton, LLP

    “Using SEC Resources to incorporate IFRS content in Intermediate Accounting”
    Linda Matuszewski — Northern Illinois University



    2011 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners

    Recipient
    “From Pacioli to Picasso: Using Art to Enhance Critical Thinking in Accounting Capstone Course”
    Karen Tabak — Maryville University

    Honorable Mentions
    “IFRS Projects Using Dual Reporting of IFRS and U. S. GAAP”
    Angela L. J. Hwang — Eastern Michigan University

    “Student Engagement in Auditing Class – Audit Skits and Humor”
    Gail Kaciuba — St. Mary’s University


    2010 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners

    Recipient
    "Use Technology to Enhance Auditing Classes”
    Mary Jepperson — College of St. Benedict

    Honorable Mentions
    "Detecting Fraud in Financial Statements” 
    Natalie T. Churyk, B. Douglas Clinton, Chih-Chen Lee — Northern Illinois University

    "Northwind Project—Query and Manipulate Data for Financial” 
    R.K. Hurtt — Baylor University, Ann O’Brien — University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior-Level Teaching Award

    Article The George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior Level Teaching Award recognizes the successful innovative practices in the teaching of junior- and senior-level accounting courses.
    Published on April 29, 2015

    Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award

    Article The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes and disseminates successful teaching practices in the first sequence of accounting. Award recipients present at the annual AAA Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).
    Published on April 29, 2015

    AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

    Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award is presented annually at the AICPA Spring Council Meeting to a college-level accounting educator.  This annual award recognizes outstanding college accounting educators.
    Published on April 30, 2015

    Kenneth Merchant honored with AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

    Article The AICPA recognizes Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D. as the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient for demonstrated excellence in accounting education as a full-time college accounting professor.
    Published on April 20, 2015

    Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards

    Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards recognizes full-time college accounting professors who excel as educators and who have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession.
    Published on April 20, 2015

    Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award

    Article The Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award is designed to recognize accounting faculty for their exceptional graduate accounting course practices.
    Published on April 20, 2015

    2015 Distinguished Achievement Application

    Article This application is for the Distinguished Achievement Award for 2015.
    Published on January 22, 2015

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