The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes and disseminates successful teaching practices in the first sequence of accounting. Recipients are selected from the pool of accepted submissions to the AAA's Effective Learning Strategies Forum. Selected recipients present their work at the following year's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).
Lesson plans include learning objectives, detailed case/activity description, and addressed AICPA Core Competencies.
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.
Other Educator Awards
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2012 Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award Winners
“A FASB Accounting Standards Codification Project for Introductory Accounting”
Kay Poston and John Waters — University of Indianapolis
“Words and Numbers: Introducing Freshmen Students in the Accounting/Finance Course to the Library”
Candy A. Bianco, Elizabeth Galoozis, Elliott Levy, Mary Marcel, and Karen K. Osterheld — Bentley University
“Digital Storytelling for Engaged Student Learning”
Themin Suwardy, Gary Pan, Seow Poh-Sun — Singapore Management University
2011 Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award Winners
“$Chocolate$: Accounting as a First Year Seminar”
Priscilla Wightman — Hartwick College
“Teaching Internal Control through Active Learning”
Tammy Duxbury and MaryElla Gainor — Bryant University
“The Farming Game® and the Introductory Financial Accounting Course: An Accounting Simulation”
Nate L. Staheli — University of Hawaii - Manoa
2010 Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award Winners
“Who Moved my Classroom?: A Framework for Community-Linked Learning and Assessment in Accounting”
Christopher D. Brandon — Indiana University Purdue University Columbus; Marsha Huber — Youngstown State University; Larita J. Killian — Indiana University Purdue University Columbus
“A Better Way to Teach Effective Interest Method Related Problems in Accounting”
Avinash Arya — William Paterson University
"Mini-responsibility centers:” A strategy for learning by leading”
Sandria S. Stephenson — Texas State University