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.
Submissions for 2013 should be entered here. The deadline is April 1.
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.
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.
Other Educator Awards
For more information, contact the AICPA Academic & Career Awareness Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award Winners
“Out of the Box Learning for Tax Class: Students Create Models, Pamphlets, and a Shoebox Case”
Marsha Huber — Youngtown State University
“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
“From Pacioli to Picasso: Using Art to Enhance Critical Thinking in Accounting Capstone Course”
Karen Tabak — Maryville University
“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
"Use Technology to Enhance Auditing Classes”
Mary Jepperson — College of St. Benedict
"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